The Thanksgiving holiday is over, time to go back to work.
We will be hitting the road for Chicago!

Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and making new friends; weather is supposed to be great.

If you’re in the area, and would like to join us, check out the Drift Fly Tyers website and contact them for more information.

Keep a hook in the vise,

TBird and Davy


Tue Dec 01, 2015 – 07:00 PM – Health Science Center (HSC), Room 1234
Guest Speaker Davy Wotton


Davy Wotton at the vise with a bit of company from his little Jack Russell he calls, Siana.

My first introduction to the art of fly tying was in the 1960s. At that time l was given the materials and tying tools that belonged to one of my school masters. Thus began my passion for fly tying and its relationship to fishing and catching fish. In the 1960s l began to tie flies commercially, at that time very much the old school of thought still existed so far as fly patterns were concerned. This factor alone allowed me to gain a great deal of knowledge and skill to reproduce the traditional flies.

New ways of thinking and the introduction of synthetic materials leaned me into the new era of developing new fly tying techniques and innovate new fly patterns. Many of my fly patterns are commercially produced by the world’s major producers of fishing flies. Since the early 1970s l have contributed and had published a good 100 articles and features for both fly fishing magazines and books all over the world, related to fly tying techniques and the introduction of new fly patterns. So too l have been featured on many TV shows, produced fly tying videos, and travel country at the request of fly fishing organizations to demonstrate my tying skills.

Free for DRiFT Members…Non-members $5.00 admission.