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Central Illinois Fly Tying Event (Our 10th year)

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For the 10th year running, come January, we will be holding our award winning central Illinois fly tying events.  I know it's a little early but I wanted to get this out there so you can plan your "month of Sundays" with this in mind.

Central Illinois Fly Tying Gathering to be held:

January 28th Sunday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bloomington, IL at the firehouse  

1911 Hamilton Rd. 61704. 

There is no cost to attend this event.

The event runs from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM but afterwards the group will likely adjourn to the nearby Famous Dave's for a little BBQ and beverage.  All are welcome, both ISA and Non ISA members alike, as well as beginning fly tiers.  More information will be forthcoming in the near future, so stay tuned.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me here at the ISA forums.  Rob G 

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Please note the time change.  Because of the new Fire station policy, the meeting will run from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

Again, open to all and more info to come later.

Rob

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Colin, looking forward to seeing you again and hearing all about your fishing adventures this past season.  Hopefully you've got a fly or two up your sleeve that you would like to demo for us.

Rob

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One of the flies we will be working on tomorrow will be a Stealth Bomber.  I will be bringing various colors of flat foam and some tailing materials but feel free to google the images of that fly and get an idea of what other materials you would like to use.    

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congratts on your 10th year.     that stealth bomber has a solid following down south. first heard of it years ago when mike g tied one .   rich

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We had an excellent time at today's gathering, had about a dozen show up.  Below is a couple of the many Stealth Bomber flies that we tied.  We know these are going to be "killer" flies as evidenced by the last photo :  )  Mark your calendars and try and join us for our next gathering on February 18th. 1:30 PM Bloomington Fire station on Hamilton Drive.

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It is good to see the great work that was done on this classic and versatile pattern. I can't wait to see Zoo Master Rob's Stealth Cougar.

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2 hours ago, Mike G said:

It is good to see the great work that was done on this classic and versatile pattern. I can't wait to see Zoo Master Rob's Stealth Cougar.

Definitely needs some tweaking and I must say, it feels so dirty to be mixing mallard with foam but we'll have to see what happens when you "just add water"

 

 

 

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Excellent! You have successfully completed the first challenge. Next Challenge: where do you get those larger Mallard feathers for these flies?

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You won't find many if any superior mallard feathers when you buy the stuff in the typical bag.  You need to buy flank mallard feathers in this collected fashion.  I found a fellow who was selling large flank sets on ebay for a great price a few years ago.

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http://www.jsflyfishing.com/hareline-bronze-mallard-flank

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A few more Stealth Bombers from JimZ, our fly tying instructor extraordinaire.  He's considering adapting them for stripers as well.

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