Episode 1 begins with high hopes… The show would begin with a light show, smoke filled room and a crazy dance party! And, well it definitely did, but was unfortunately just missing one important ingredient, the sound. After a few minutes dancing like fools, and talking with viewers, the eventually realized that 101 comments and 19 missed calls were people trying to let them know, they were on mute. Truly, what a magical way to start a new season of fly tying!
As the sound came back on, Dana mentioned he did it on purpose, and the reason was, he didn’t want that to overshadow their special guest singer for the night, Daryl Anderson with Darryl Anderson Music. Darryl graciously came on the show and sang a few songs for the audience, starting with a Chris Stapelton Cover, and then sang an original “ shots at the bar “. He finished with a Luke Combs cover “ when it rains it pours”( all can be heard on the replay)
The baking cam made an early appearance, showing only ingredients, and Dana mentioned, with all things TNL, the ingredients are supplied, and hopefully when they go together, they will make something everyone wants to eat.
To start the fly tying portion of the show, Tim announced the two flies for the evening. This time it's a sulphur nymph with a Silent Bob Streamer:
Bead Head SBR Sulfur Nymph
Hook: 2X-long nymph hook (here a Dai-Riki #730), sizes 14
BEAD: Gold Cyclops Bead, 7/64″
WEIGHT: Lead-free round wire, 020
THREAD: Wood duck, brown, black, or yellow 8/0 or 70 denier
TAILS: Wood duck flank-feather fibers
BODY/WINGCASE: Golden yellow pheasant-tail fibers
THORAX: Golden stone Australian possum dubbing
LEGS: Wood duck flank-feather fibers
ADHESIVE: UV-cure resin
TOOLS: Plunger-style hackle pliers, bodkin
Hook: Fulling Mill 36040 Streamer Stripper - 1
Thread: Veevus GSP - White - 150 Denier
Wire: Senyo Intruder Trailer Hook Wire - Black - Regular
Belly: Ice Dub - UV Pearl
Beads: Plummeting Tungsten Beads - Gold - 3/16" (4.6mm)
Tail: Brown Barred Magnum Rabbit Strips - Olive
Gill Pack: Ice Dub - Red
Gill Pack: Senyo's Barred Predator Wrap - Barred UV
Head: Wapsi Premo Deer Hair Strips - Olive
Eyes: Fluorescent Fly Eyes - Fl. Orange - 1/4" (6.3mm)
Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Flow
Resin: Loon UV Clear Fly Finish - Thick (1/2 oz)
Before the Half time show, the baking cam was presented complete, with Sex in a Pan, and that proved to make some mouths water!
During the half time show , a game of Water Master Raft Flyingo was played, and the prize was donated from Rocky Mountain Fly Shop / Shor Fishing / Fly Fishing Bow River Outfitters:
1- Thursday night live photobook containing all the flies with all the 40 recipes ($45)
2- Flathead Sling waterproof by Fishpond($200)
3-Shor fly tying material kit ($100)
There is a tie this week in Flyingo, which brought us to the dreaded tie breaker, and letting the automated computer do it’s thing, The winner came to Scott Hook!
A bonus giveaway was also given away this week, in lieu of the upcoming Christmas party held at Tracks Pub in Olds, Alberta for Episode 2.
The winner had to answer the question:
Which two species of fish are in the commercials this week?
The answer was Rainbow Trout ( rocky mountain fly shop commercial) and brook trout ( Water master rafts commercial)
The winner was Chas Waitt!
Eventually towards the closing of the show Tim and Dana shared information regarding their flying kits and tools.
They further added that the kits are on sale and whoever likes it can purchase them.
At last the best part of the episode had come along.
WHAT IS YOUR WIN?
A good bunch of people shared their pleasing alluring awe inspiring incidents that they experienced throughout the week. Some people shared their hard and difficult times and how they managed to overcome those hurdles
. To conclude Dana and Tim narrated that no WIN is too big or too small , they all matter!
The next episode goes on air on Thursday Dec 16th, which is episode 2, and the Christmas party held at tracks pub in Olds, Alberta. It is Pizza night there, and the show will be shown on the monster big screen, with the sound on played throughout the whole pub! Rocky Mountain Fly Shop
Season 4 Episode Zero “ The Dress Rehearsal”
The show started with Dana wearing a wig ( like the beard isn’t enough) and pretending Tim didn't exist then eventually Tim made his presence seen, so it was more than just a terrorizing thought in Dana’s head. Eventually things settled down , and they described their fly tying kits that are available for purchase. These kits are available for purchase on their website at https://bit.ly/3cIcB6M .The kit contains as a bonus this year. a 4x6 card with pictures of all 40 patterns ,six rolls of thread , 20% discount to Rocky Mountain Fly Shop, a $100 voucher to FFBR for a guided day on the water. The kit also has all 20 episodes ( each episodes includes each pattern fully tied, and the material to tie each pattern up to two more times).
Staying true to giveaways, They were giving away three prizes on this episode.
1.First giveaway was a Season 4 kit - question for this giveaway was “ What was the name of the couple who won the 80’s theme night last season” - the answer which no one got was, Morgan and Jade.
2. a box containing over 120 different dry flies ( valued over $700) - The question for this giveaway draw was “ what is the name of the pub where the christmas party will take place” - the answer was “Tracks Pub” which was won by Keith Branter.
3. A life size poster of all the 40 patterns ( same as the 4x6 in the box but 3’x4’) - The question for this giveaway was “ what is the name of the new sponsor, which is also the name of the new flyingo “ - The answer was “ Water Master Rafts” , and this was won by Shawn Allison
Tim went over some of the gear you'll need to get started tying flies, First of which is a bobbin. He then explained how to thread a bobbin. by simply inserting a clean, straight, and unfrayed thread tag into the bobbin holder tube's bottom and work it through carefully and gently in small increments. If you’re using a bobbin thread, Simply insert the wire from the top to the thread spool via the bobbin barrel, extending the loop near the spool. Then, thread the threader through the wire loop and pull it out of the bobbin's barrel's tip end, bringing the thread with it. To have a better experience with tying you'll need a decent vise, as well as a variety of scissors (Tim prefers at least three at a time to cut any type of hair, thread, or wires). You can also keep a pair of large scissors on hand to cut larger items like bucktails or clumps of hair in one go. Aside from that, when working with threads, a Norvis auto bobbin system comes in handy. With this system, you can reel the thread on the norvise bobbin and pull it to the stopper that acts as a cradle (hence the name bobbin cradle) and play around , putting on material, then bring the bobbin back from the cradle.
Tim later explained a few quick ways to making tying knots, finishing up your Some of you may have difficulty tying knots; however, the half hitch makes it much easier. Simply wrap the thread twice around any half hitch tool, place the small hole at the end on the hook, and pull off the thread sliding on to the hook and pull it tight. Now, if you’re trying to tackle the Whip finish tool, play close attention, Pull the thread out a bit and the first point of contact is the little poker at the end, stab it in and wrap it on the other bend on the end of the tool, and now the natural progression if pulling the thread hand is just going to flip over, let it flip and the thread will look like a four now where the running line crosses the main thread, lay that right on the hook shank, Wrap the thread around the hook as many times as you desire, then reverse the process to get the thread off the hook.
By the end of the show Tim and Dana had shared lots of advice on getting tying flies, and some essential tools that are needed to get going! If you’d like to get the kits, they are for sale, if you’d like to just keep watching, that is more than welcome too! . Alast, the best part of the night had arrived, WHAT IS YOUR WIN? Lots of people shared some pretty awesome things that happened throughout their week! Some people got some much needed time on the water with friends, some people cleared some big hurdles in their life, but the message that was resounding, was that everyone seemed to be super excited to be back together on Thursdays, and hanging out with the TNL FAM again! Heres to 20 more episodes, love , laughter, and some valiant efforts into tying some flies! The next episode airs December 9th, where Tim and Dana will tie The Silent Bob Streamer, as well as the SBR Sulfur Nymph. If you need the material lists, head over to www.flyfishingbowriver.com/tnls4
This season is setting up to be one to remember, Until til next time..