If you missed Matt last year, well then make sure you mark your calendars! Matt Bennett (aka @flygeekmatt on Instagram) will be presenting us with another incredible fly tying demo full of useful tips and tricks to speed up your tying and help you create some incredible streamers, dries, and nymphs. Matt is a full-time commercial fly tier and the owner of Fly Geek Custom Flies as well as the originator the shop favorite: Lunch Money streamer. Come watch him tie some of his favorite patterns at the shop and bring your questions!
WHEN: Tuesday, May 28th. 6:00pm
WHERE: Duranglers Fly Shop, 923 Main Ave. Durango, CO
COST: Nothing! Just get here to learn and bring a friend.
Matt Bennett is a full-time commercial fly tier and the owner of Fly Geek Custom Flies. While having a varied interest in many different types of fly fishing, Matt most enjoys both tying flies and fishing for the native bass species of the Texas Hill Country, and most of his flies were created to fool this specific quarry. However, most of Matt’s patterns have a broad universal appeal to fish species all over, and he very much enjoys sharing his tying and fishing knowledge with others. Matt has fished the waters of southwestern Colorado since he was a teenager and especially enjoys chasing native Cutthroat trout in creeks throughout the San Juans. Matt is a member of the Umpqua Feather Merchants Signature Fly Designer program, and his initial pattern, Bennett’s Lunch $, is available in fly shops all over the country. Matt currently serves as the Conservation Chair of the Austin Fly Fishers, the Vice President of the Texas Council FFI and was awarded the 2015 Charles E. Brooks Memorial Award by the International Federation of Fly Fishers. Matt resides in Austin, TX with his wife, Amanda, and Welsh Corgi, Winston. You can view more of his work at his website, flygeek.net or on Instagram @flygeekmatt.