Last week, Tom Rosenbauer put out an email to everyone in the building offering a cool workplace benefit:
On Monday, December 8 at noon in the Upland Birds room on the third floor, master fly tier Pete Kutzer will be tying the amazing Intruder fly, perhaps the most popular steelhead fly used today. (It’s also a very elegant-looking pattern.) Bring your lunch, bring your fly tying vise if you are a fly tier, or just drop in to see what fly-tying is all about. If you’re an intermediate fly tier, stop by to learn a new fly.
Beginners: This isn’t the fly for you. However, this is a good time to see what it takes and you can join us for the upcoming beginner classes.
Materials will be provided.
Only a couple brave souls showed up with their vises, but there were plenty of onlookers who wandered in and out during the session. Pete demonstrated the pattern on an articulated shank, while Tom tied one on a tube. Social Media Manager Tucker Kimball shot the Instagram video above. Cool stuff. Scroll to the bottom to see Pete’s and Tom’s finished flies.