Tuesday, April 26, 2011

An Old (Fish)Dog Learns Some New Tricks

British Columbia, Canada, fly gal, April Vokey, made a stop in town on her way back from a Belize trip and held a fly tying class at Chagrin River Outfitters. April showed a variety of materials and techniques used to construct the BC-style Intruder patterns that she fishes on her waters. Of particular interest was the use of Arctic fox and rhea feathers. The idea of this pattern, originated by Ed Ward, is a fly that presents a large, visible profile with lots of movement, but is still easy to cast. Here is JD's interpretation of the BC Intruder. At nearly six inches in length, maybe it should be called a Super Intruder.

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