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4th Monday Fly Tying

Ken S
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This event began 06/26/2006 and repeats every month until 07/03/2006

The BassBuggers (Fly Fishing Segment) of the ISA have a monthly fly

tying session which meets on the 4th Monday of every month. We

started meeting in July of 2004. There is a group of regular attendees,

but we have seen our numbers grow and had visitors on several

occasions. Anyone is welcome to come out and observe. But I will

warn you that we seem to be quite good at talking those observers into

sitting down at a vise and giving it a try.


We meet at Aldersgate United Methodist church in Wheaton. The address

is 1753 South Blanchard. This is just north of the Wheaton Park

District Rice Lake facility. The following link is the address via

Google Maps:



Our format is to arrive between 6:00-6:30pm to get a seat and set up

our fly tying vises and tools. We normally begin tying our first fly

pattern at 6:30pm. One of our group will demonstrate a pattern while

others tie the pattern along with the leader. We often tie a second

one of this first pattern to be sure everyone understands the steps.

We normally have time to do a second pattern as well. The second fly

may be demonstrated by the same leader, or it may be another member

who leads this next pattern. We start to clean up around 8:30pm. Our

commitment is to be out the door by 9:00pm. We can always use help

setting up and taking down the tying table. Lots of hands make the

work go more quickly.


Those coming to tie are asked to bring their own vise, tools and

threads. We do have a limited amount of these that we can make

available to a newcommer. Please let us know in advance if you will

need to borrow vise/tools so we can make every effort to have these

available. We normally provide the materials for the flies we tie

together. This was simpler when we tied at a fly shop who had

materials available on site. In our new location, we need to plan

ahead a bit more in order to have the needed materials available each



If you have a fly pattern that you would like to demonstrate to our

group, please contact Ken Schumacher or Rich McElligott. If you have

a pattern that you would like someone else to show you how to tie, it

may be best to post a message on the Bassbugger forum. Maybe someone

will step up and then offer to demo the pattern at a 4th Monday


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