Chris Skillen returned as a Guest Speaker following on from his previous presentation in November 2017.
The theme for the evening was fly tying techniques and their demonstration on specific fly patterns – particularly detached body daddy, crippled midge (loop hackle and parachute) and deer hair sedge.
Chris showed a range of deer hair skins to illustrate the variety of deer hair that exists and some of the particular fly tying properties associated with them. He then demonstrated a technique for tying the detached body for the daddy using deer hair to create a neat, thin body followed by a complete daddy. This was followed by tying a sedge pattern to demonstrate the tying of deer hair as a wing.
Chris illustrated two versions of the crippled midge – one with a loop hackle and the other with a parachute.