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