Monday, January 20, 2014

Chi-Tie -- January

FINALLY, I was able to make it downtown Chicago to Galaway Bay (A dive bar), to tie flies, and share a beer or two with some fellow Chicago area fly fishermen at a monthly event deemed CHI-TIE.

On this Monday night of Chi-Tie, Tim of Critical Angling, was demonstrating how to tie a "Scooby Snack" with Orvis Chicago provided us with materials needed to tie this pattern. Tim, was extremely helpful, and provided excellent step-by-step instruction of this pattern. I look forward to fishing this pattern for bass, and possibly carp when winter leaves.

Material list...(If I can remember correctly. I know I am forgetting something....)
1. Hook (I forgot...haha)
2. Dumbbell Eyes
3. Crystal Flash
4. Zonker Strip
5. Barred Marabou
6. Rubber Legs
7. Elk Hair

Fur, feathers, hooks, and beer!
Finished product. Everyone trimmed their Elk Hair differently. This was mine.

Here's a fly I tied after the demonstration for, Dave at Urban Assault Fly Fishing.

A very dapper bass killer.

It was a fun night full of laughs and great conversation. Looking forward to the next one!


  1. Justin
    The Snack is one awesome looking fly with fish attracting abilities. I am thinking big browns and spots. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks, Bill! I think both will be big producers this year.

  2. Justin, I am thinking both of the flies you have shared here would be great to throw at Bass and big Trout. I am sure there are other fish that would jump at the chance to eat one of these guys also. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I've got my fingers crossed for more than big bass an trout. Maybe a pike :)

      Thanks for reading, Mel!