Our speaker this month was Mark Turner. Mark started the evening by tying a basic nymph fly and and then showing how, by the addition of a slightly different material into the dressing, you can change the appearance of the fly and the way that it will catch fish. He followed this by tying an “Irish” Mayfly which is much more heavily dressed than those that we would tie here. After tea and coffee Mark showed us how to tie on a wing and stressed the importance of matching the two sides for greater effect. He also showed us some of his dubbing mixes and explained how by the mixing of the different colours they can be used to good effect in tying variations of the same fly and the use of different colours in different waters. Mark thoroughly enjoyed his evening with us and has offered to return and lead a workshop.