This past weekend I had the great fortune of being invited to the Tri-Lakes Fly Fishing Expo in Brighton, Missouri. There were roughly 30 fly-tyers representing 7 different states. It was a great event. They had raffles, seminars, fly casting, and fly tying instructional workshops that were given. Most of the fly-tyers made it a point to donate flies to Reel Recovery and other cancer fly fishing groups. Both of these organizations do fly fishing re-treats for individuals recovering from cancer. They rely on flies, guide time, and other donations from generous hearted fly fishing folks.
Another thing I really enjoyed was getting the opportunity to fly fish with some of my Missouri fly friends at a private farm. This pond holds huge bluegill and bass. I tied up a few flies with dumbbell eyes and lots of rubber legs for the occasion. We have a great selection here at Bass Pro Shops. Bass Pro sells a similar fly to the Carp Tease fly that they were using. I caught several large bluegills and a dozen largemouth bass. When you think about fly tying flies for spring warm water fishing, make sure to think about fishing the entire water column and think RUBBER LEGS!!
We have The White River Fly Shops Barred Sili Legs in stock here at Bass Pro! They are printed, black “barred” pattern which helps mimic the mottled coloration of terrestrials, crustaceans and other types of game fish forage patterns. The ''nymph'' size Barred Sili Legs are a smaller diameter than the ''barre'' size legs. They are available in several different colors & range in price from $3.49-$4.49.
Remember: If you are interested in learning how to tie flys, make sure you call (901-213-5800) our Fly Shop for event times & dates! We host a FREE fly typing workshop once a month for beginners. It is a great opportunity to meet new people that love & enjoy to fly fish. Learn the tricks of the trade! See you there!
*Pictured below are a few flies used during the event & our selection of rubber legs located here at Bass Pro Shops.