PHWFF NW Region’s Virtual Tying Hits The Road!

Steve Balogh

The NW Region has been broadcasting virtual fly tying night since mid-March, and we’re now featuring guest tiers and on the road to bring new and interesting people & places.


Every Tuesday night, the NW’s Regional Coordinator, Alan Fitzpatrick, goes LIVE on  Facebook at 7p PST. This coming week, June 23rd, he will pack up his gear and travel to West Linn, Oregon, and the Royal Treatment Fly Shop, on the banks of the Willamette River. They are long time supporters of the Portland and Vancouver Program.

Nick Wheeler, from the shop will host us for a night of discussion and tying flies for euro-nymphing. This style of fly fishing requires some specialized gear, but is an extremely effective way that allows you to fish every inch of a run. The flies are specialized too, but not complicated. They’re designed to sink quick and get down to where the fish hold.

Besides discussing this style of fishing, gear, and techniques, they’ll tie some euro-nymph flies that will allow you an easy way to dive into the basics of euro-style flies. They are:

  • Sexy Walt – A caddis pupa imitation, great this time of the year for any of our western rivers.
  • Peacock Perdigon – A perdigon nymph is the backbone fly to any euro-nympher and should always be in every fly box. (Link Coming Soon)
  • Drag Queen – A new age spin on the Pheasant Tail patten with multiple hot spot and a big bright pink bead. 

Make sure you stop by and check this one out and keep on an eye on the NW Blog and our Facebook page for upcoming guest tiers and other places we’re visiting. A big thank you to Joel & his staff at the fly shop for hosting us and their continued support of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. Make sure you check out their web page and Facebook.

 

 

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