The turn out was good for this round of flies over at http://FlyFishCalgary.com. It’s now on you to vote for your favorites. Vote for one, two or all of them if you want to. It’s not an easy decision, but it is festive. Just a week until Christmas now, don’t be a scrooge, and vote today.
Here is a sweet pattern posted over at FlyFishCalgary.com by one of their UK members. The fly pattern is called a Silk Cut Shrimp and is a variation on Andy Wren’s original version.
Hook: Partridge Salar Double #7
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Purple Bucktail + a few strands of pearly Chrystal Hair.
Body: Flat Pearl
Wing: Purple Golden Pheasant Tippet
Hackle: Red Rooster Hackle (Purple on the original)
Head over to the FlyFishCalgary forum to brush up on your tying skills with a bit of friendly fly tying competition. Dr. Bull Trout is hosting these weekly events with a new contest every week through the winter. It’s all for honor and well, it’ll help you get through the shack nasties and might fill a couple spaces in your box.
http://flyfishcalgary.com/board/index.php?showtopic=2501 The current contest is for wet flies. Dec 9 is the deadline to post your entry and the flies will be posted to the forum to be judged by the members of the forum. Last year the contest was held under the moniker of KOTV, King of the Vise, but I’m not sure if the contest was actually named this year. Go ahead and get involved.