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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Can I get a few flies to go with that steelhead?

This past weekend I was invited to give a fly tying class at Colton Bay Outfitters in Ann Arbor Michigan.( First off I would like to thank each and everyone of you who attended my class, and I had a great time talking and tying with everyone involved. It was a fun day and I can't thank the CBO staff enough for inviting me to their shop...

The fly tying class was focused on tying custom streamers, sculpins, and tube fly designs for Lake Erie Steelhead, Trout, and Small Mouth Bass. We had to throw in a stone fly and egg pattern to round out the day, and I believe everyone left with a dozen or more patterns... We will be tying and giving presentations at several more events this year, and all information can be found on the side bar of this blog if you are interesting in attending or just stopping by to say hello.

We are very sorry we can not attend all of the great functions, shows, and events going on this year, but we do appreciate all of the phone calls, invitations, and good conversation from everyone. This year has seen our staff busier than ever and our businesses in Fly Bum Media, Jag Fly Company, and SAO are steadily growing larger and busier each year. This has put alot of us on the move across the Mid West and North East constantly for 12 months of the year! Fly fishing is our passion and we are doing everything possible to share that professional enthusiasm and love of this sport with all of you each season...

A full class on tying tube flies, streamers, and sculpins at CBO.

All tyer's involved in the class put together some beautiful fly patterns using Eumer tube fly vises and materials!

Putting on the finishing touches an a Senyo's GL Spey Minnow.

Patterns tied included everything from the Sick Puppy streamer, Senyo's Ice Man Minnows, Salmon Parr, articulated minnows and sculpins, Egg Sucking leech and goby tube flies, Senyo's Wiggle Stones, GL Spey's, and Egg patterns.
Well you can't tie flies and not have a few fish pictures!! Here are a few pics from SAO Guide Mike Schultz and CBO Guide Eirik Vitso. The guys spent the day on Lake Erie's most western tributary the Huron River with stellar results.
If this warmer weather trend holds true for awhile we will hope to have a few more January Steelhead to calm that cabin fever!!!

Float trip for Huron River steel...

Eirik with a nice winter Huron River Buck!

Schultzy with a nice Huron river hen...

Until Next Time!!!
Greg Senyo
Steelhead Alley Outfitters

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