On November 9th, at 6 PM, we’re continuing our monthly Fly Tying nights with special guest, guide, and Umpqua Signature Fly Tyer, Todd Boyer!
Todd Boyer is one of the most respected fly-fishermen and fly tiers residing in East Tennessee. At just 17 years old, Todd picked up the art of fly fishing and officially entered the professional industry just five years later. Throughout his 25+ year career, he has guided and taught hundreds of individuals while drifting down the Watauga and South Holston rivers. He’s also taught fly casting lessons at East Tennessee State University, held fly tying workshops within the community, managed fly fishing shops and departments, and he has developed, tied and sold his own flies. Boyer is a comprehensive guide who excels at teaching the first-time fly fisher and helping the seasoned anglers reel in a big catch.
As a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants, Todd is the creator of Todd’s Wiggle Minnow, an innovative fly that was named by Field and Stream as one of “The 15 Coolest Fly Patterns Made by Umpqua Feather.” When Todd is not casting a line into the river, he gives back by participating in community waterway cleanups.
Todd will be offering a demonstration on how to tie and fish his patterns like Todd’s Wiggle Minnow and more. If you love to fish streamers for Bass, Trout, Striped Bass, and beyond, this will not be one to miss! We will also have beer courtesy of Sweetwater Brewing Company! While this will not be a led tying class, you are welcome to bring your own vise and materials and follow along! We will have all materials needed to tie the Wiggle Minnow available in the shop.