If you need any more information or registration details on any of the events below, please contact Don via donbastianwetflies.com
Thursday March 12th – Grand River Outfitting and Fly Shop – 6 – 9 pm.
It was 20 years ago that Don helped put the Grand River tailwater on the
map with his article in Fly Fisherman Magazine, September of 1995,
“Ontario’s Grand River” and we thought what better way to celebrate than
to have him demonstrate some of his tried and true caddis patterns that
have performed for him over the years.
Bring your vise and tie along with Don or just sit back and take notes as
this is guaranteed to be an informative tutorial that will greatly improve
your success on the Grand River.
This event is limited to 10 students and is available at a rate of $70.00
/ person + Hst.
The class will feature all of Don’s original caddis patterns: The Hatching
Caddis Adult, Hatching Caddis Pupa, Floating Caddis / Mayfly Emerger,
Floating Caddis Pupa, plus two more proven and deadly caddis larva
patterns. These flies, if you have them in your box, will certify your
readiness for most any caddis hatch / situation you encounter. Just have a
range of sizes and colors.
Visit ontarioflyfishing.ca for more information and to register.
Friday March 13 – First Cast Fly Shop – Guelph – 6 -9:30 pm.
“Caddis and Mayfly Patterns”
Primarily Don’s original patterns.
Goose Quill Nymph and Hare E. Rooster.
The Hare E. Rooster is an excellent steelhead fly.
Both are generic mayfly nymph patterns.
Mayfly duns and spinners using a synthetic material for the abdomen.
We will make a Sulfur spinner and a Hendrickson spinner, both Male and
Female Hendrickson duns.
Split Micro-Fibetts Tails in ten seconds.
An extended-body Mayfly dun / spinner in less than 4 minutes.
My Original Caddis Patterns:
Floating Caddis / Mayfly Emerger
Hatching Caddis Pupa
Floating Caddis Pupa
Hatching Caddis Adult
Beyond this, there will be time for questions, requests, and any impromptu
Saturday March 14 – Fly Tying demo for Niagara Region Flytyers – 11 AM to 4 pm.
St. Catherine’s, some tickets are available from the club at $20.00 each.