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PostPosted: January 10th, 2017, 1:00 pm 
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The Kennebec Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is starting a fly tying program in the Augusta area to run for the remainder of the winter. We'll be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at the Buker Community Center in Augusta from 6 to 9 PM. The format will be similar to the Gray Ghosts with a featured tyer leading an hour long session (1 to 2 flies) from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, followed by an hour of open tying (tie and lie format). KVCTU will provide materials for the group for the flies led by the instructor. The group will meet in Room 9 (unless conflicted out- in which case we'll be down the hall in Room 12). $5 donation at the door to cover room fees, materials, etc.... Kennebec Valley Fly Tyers will be open to anyone wanting to tie flies (beginner to expert).

Lane Soltesz will be leading off the first session with marabou and featherwing black ghosts. KVCTU looks forward to seeing people there.

Buker Community Center
22 Armory Street
Augusta, ME 04330

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2017, 5:28 pm 
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Nice work! Really exciting to see a centrally located tying group start up.


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PostPosted: January 12th, 2017, 8:23 am 
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PostPosted: January 12th, 2017, 8:30 pm 
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Yup, this should be fun. I love the Gray Ghosts, but that ride is tough even when I can usually get Greg Ponte to drive.


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PostPosted: January 15th, 2017, 8:39 pm 
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A few of us tested the camera and projector setup after the tie and lie set up by Mike Holt today. All looks to be a go for Thursday night.

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PostPosted: January 20th, 2017, 6:05 pm 
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Greg Ponte will be leading the next Kennebec Valley Fly Tyers session on February 2. Patterns will include the always useful elk hair caddis and an old time favorite, the Henryville Special.

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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2017, 10:29 am 
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:D Buker had a very good turn out for the first session. Lane is a pro at instruction. The camera was placed perfectly for all to see & the lighting was perfect. Material sharing needs to be a bit quicker, maybe a second helper? Also, be observant when the air venting circulates, especially with marabou. :lol:

Question about beginners: will vises and tools be provided?


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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2017, 12:21 pm 
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ChubClub wrote:
Question about beginners: will vises and tools be provided?


KVCTU has vises and tools available (enough for 6 tyers). These were available at the last session and will be again on the 2nd.

Oh- and welcome to the FFIM forum!

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PostPosted: January 23rd, 2017, 12:38 pm 
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On Feb 2nd 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Thursday) at the Buker Community Center 22 Armory Drive Augusta

The Elk Hair Caddis will be tied similar to the originator's style (Al Troth) who created the fly during 1957 in PA. for Loyalsock Creek.

The Henryville Special was created by Hiram Brobst during the 1920's for the Brodhead Creek, PA. and tied originally with a red body.
We will tie the more common version of an olive body.

Depending on the tiers who attend we will have a Tie and Lie after the instruction session until 8:30 or if the tiers prefer no Tie and Lie and then I will tie a Hemingway Caddis.

Materials provided and a fee of $5 to cover the room rental and materials.

If you have questions just ask.


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PostPosted: February 1st, 2017, 7:14 pm 
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Just a reminder for tomorrow night folks.


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PostPosted: February 10th, 2017, 11:22 am 
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Carl Cote will be the next featured tyer on 2/16 (weather dependent- check back here for more information as the weather report firms up). He'll be leading the crowd with the Montreal Whore streamer and Sparkle Dun emerger- two patterns that I've found very useful on local waters seasonally. Tying starts at 6:30 PM.

I'm excited to finally be able to make one of these tying sessions (albeit- only if the weather cooperates).

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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2017, 11:51 am 
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March 2nd, Thursday the Kennebec Valley Fly Tyers at the Buker Community Center, Augusta will be tying the Goddard Caddis and West Branch Caddis.

Willie Grenier will be our guest tyer.

The tying session will start at 6:30 pm.


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March 16th, Thursday the Kennebec Valley Fly Tyers at the Buker Community Center, Augusta will be tying the RS2 emerger and claret spinner.

I will be our guest tyer. All are welcome, even Roundaboutcaddis.

The tying session will start at 6:30 pm.

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PostPosted: March 7th, 2017, 9:07 pm 
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Hunter wrote:
I will be our guest tyer. All are welcome, even Roundaboutcaddis.


I'll pass on this session and wait for a good tyer.


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PostPosted: March 7th, 2017, 10:35 pm 
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RoundaboutCaddis wrote:
Hunter wrote:
I will be our guest tyer. All are welcome, even Roundaboutcaddis.


I'll pass on this session and wait for a good tyer.


I don't blame you. These flies don't work anyway.

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