2024 FLY OF THE MONTH
AFF's Fly of the Month is a long tradition of a fun competition where members can show off their tying skills and creativity. Don’t be put off if you think you are not advanced enough. These patterns are selected not only because they are great patterns for fish catching but they will also help tyers hone their skills.
If you participate, you will be a better tier. Guaranteed.
If you are new to a pattern…or even fly tying…you will find that while the competition is on, there is a lot of camaraderie and our members have a willingness to share skills and experience. A great place to meet many of these great tyers is at AFF’s Sipping & Tying the first Monday of the Month .
The rules are pretty simple. The pictures below are just to give you an idea of the fly….each tyer should have their own interpretation and variances, but the tyer must use the appropriate hook size designated. Flies are judged by club members and guests during AFF’s monthly meeting & each individual can vote for one fly. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd are awarded based on the points received during that month’s challenge. 1st gets 3 points, 2nd gets 2 points, and 3rd gets one point. The tyer with the most points at the end of the year wins.
January: Manhattan Midge
February: Copper John
March: March Brown Soft Hackle
April: Bluegill Month – Any panfish fly
May: Dave Hughs’ Grizzly and Gray Flymph
June: Material Tie – Ice Dub
July: Barr’s Emerger
August: Pheasant Tail & Partridge Soft Hackle
October: Fat Albert
November: Material Tie – Zonker Strips
December: Rusty Spinner