This season we will be meeting on scheduled Tuesday evenings from September through May. One Tuesday each month will be a social tie we call the "Tie One On", which is held at a different local establishment each month. Please see schedule below. Tuesday nights are the opportunity to learn something new! Typically, one of our members will teach us how to tie a new fly pattern...or demonstrate a new technique. Several times a year, "celebrity" fly tyers and other fly fishing experts join us to share their knowledge and expertise. Past guests have included prominent tyers such as A.K. Best, Bob Clouser, Oliver Edwards, April Volkey, Pat Cohen, Gunnar Brammer, and Kelly Galloup.. We also welcome speakers of local interest; in fact, you just might learn how to find Muskies on the Fox River (yes, our Fox River)! If you are interested in joining us, please fill out an application and return to: DRiFT P.O. Box 5028 Wheaton, IL 60189.
Steve takes it up a notch with this Mouse Fly pattern as tied by guide Griffin Brandt from Pere Marquette River Lodge.
As Steve tells it "Night fishing on the PM is an incredible and sensory depriving experience and not to be missed. Griffin uses a fluorescent line that helps track where you should "hear" and "feel " the strike. It also acts as a strike indicator. The terminal 8 feet of fly line is wrapped around the hand and a flashlight activates the line on the palm and the back of the hand, which ends up in a striped pattern of light.
The fly is cast close to shore with long and steady strips, and give it a twitch if you like while letting the fly skim downstream. I prefer the trailer hook mounted hook point up for a better hook set. Every Brown Trout we caught was around 20" and hooked with the trailer hook in the upper lip. The fly is a bit of a craft project, but easily tied! The shank is used to allow for better tail freedom. Add this mouse pattern to your fly box for next summer!"
Thread UTC 140-Black
Hook: Gamakatsu B10S #2
Trailer hook: Daiichi Intruder Trailer Hook 2557 #2
Articulated Shank: 20mm
Senyo Intruder Wire- Black
Rabbit Strips- Tan
Crazy Legs- Fl Orange
2mm Foam- Black
Heat Shrink tube -3/32"
Also: Super Glue, lighter, long straight scissors
This is a variation on the Madonna streamer. This streamer works great for bass and steelhead, and is designed to imitate the bait fish in Great Lakes rivers.
Hook - streamer hook size - #6 to #2/0
Thread - 6/0
Weight - lead wraps, tungsten cone
Tail - none
Body - UV chenille over lead wraps
Underbody - white or yellow buck tail or similar stiff hair.
Wing - yellow or chartreuse rabbit strips
Head - spun deer hair clipped to shape, leaving a collar.
College of Dupage (TEC-1038)
Join us as Jim talks and ties eggs!
Egg patterns have been around forever. Eggs (roe) have different sizes, colors depending what species they are. So, depending what you are targeting and the eggs that are present, the discussion tonight may help improve your success rate.
We will tie a couple variations that we talk about.
College of Dupage (TEC-1038)
Bubble House Brewery
2121 Ogden Ave Unit A
Lisle, IL 60532
7 pm to 9 pm
Join us for a festive evening of tying, eating pizza, exchanging flies and possibly winning prizes!
This is a new location for us to tie at and we'd love to see you all there!