High Park Fire

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Night out at the Senior Center

Rick Takahashi tying one of his many midge patterns.

Spent the night at the Fort Collins Senior Center watching the local talent teach the rest of us how they tie their incredible patterns.  All money raised went to http://www.rockymtnflycasters.org/. Notable tiers included Rick Takahashi, Al Ritt, and Mark Tracy and many others from around northern Colorado.

Creating Wollybuggers.

Learning to fly tie for beginners. This booth was so popular with the kids. I really enjoyed watching how this gentlemen spent so much time with each individual person. He made sure each newbie was able to make a complete fly before the end of the night.

Thadd Strom

Marty Staab of Elk Horn Rod and Reel in Loveland Colorado

Mark McMillan, Independent Tier.
He made some incredible streamers and had great fishing stories as well.

Some nice caddis by Marty Staab.

Marty Staab tying up his Mysis shrimp.  

Rick doing more talking that tying.   His corner of the room was the most packed of the night.

Mark Tracy tying up some patterns.  Mark did the pictures for Rick Takahashi's book "Modern Midges".


  1. Thats Terry Gibson at the vice on the bottom of the page.

  2. Some really great shots from the Fly Tying Expo. Thanks to you Lonny, for taking the time to shoot and share.

  3. You welcome Bucky, I hope you were able to get to the event and see some great people tying up some wonderful flies.
    Thank you for viewing.


  4. Hey Lonny I'm heading out this morning to do some carping and I'm armed with your backstabber from the swap. Great looking pattern!

  5. n.taylor, I can't wait to hear how your day was. I just love the Backstabber fly, it just slays them here in Colorado. If you have a pic please share. I can post an email address if you want. Great to hear from you.