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Upcoming Event at Charlie's FlyBox
Event : Jake Ruthven Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
  Jake is coming down from laramie this week to kick off our tying demos for the year! He'll be twisting up some of his favorite front range and high country patterns from 11 until 1 and as usual, the demos are free! Be here for the start !
Event : Thad Strom Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
  Thad will join us this week to tie up his favorite streamer patterns! Thad has a way with the big stuff so this is a demo you won't want to miss. 11 until 1 here at the shop and yep...still FREE!
Event : Two Dollar DeGala Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
  Herman, "Two Dollar" DeGala will be here this week to tie up his wonderfully creative patterns and spin some yarns...(old guys love yarns) 11 until 1
Event : CFB 11th Anniversary Party
Event Date: Saturday, December 05, 2015
  CFB GOES ALL THE WAY TO 11!! We made it another year! We turn 11 years old this year and we'd love to have you join us to help celebrate! We'll have a tying demo with the illustrious Frank Smethurst, food and drinks and maybe even a few giveaways. With any luck, copies of my brand new book, Tying Nymphs might be availabel for early purchase as well...11 until 1 or so...come see us and THANK YOU FOR ELEVEN GREAT YEARS!
Event : Tom Zielger Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
  Tom is back to twist up his favorite stuff, heavy on the creative warm water spectrum. Be here from 11 until 1 for the show!
Event : Tony Spano Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
  Our favorite big galoot, Tony Spano is back in the saddle again and tying up a storm! Come witness his fumbles and flaws while he sips a fluffy Starbucks mocha choca chica and swears like a sailor. 11 until 1, just in tme to make it to church early.
Event : Steve Johnson Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, December 26, 2015
  It's the day after Christmas, you're fat and happy and have some new socks and maybe a gift certificate to CFB...what are ya gonna do, sit at home with everyone for another day or get out of the house and head on down to see the impeccable Steve Johnson spin up some of his favorite patterns? 11 until 1 and we won't tell anyone where you went!
Event : Eric Pettine Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, January 02, 2016
  Eric is always a blast to be around and he'll be here this week telling stories and tying his favorite patterns. Be here from 11 until 1 for the show...and bring something to write with, there may be a test!
Event : Denver Fly Fishing Show
Event Date: Saturday, January 09, 2016
  Come see Charlie tie at the show, but no demo here at CFB this week!
Event : Beginning Fly Tying Class
Event Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  Beginning Fly Tying Class starts Tuesday, January 12th and runs every Tuesday evening through February 16th! At CFB, we offer the best fly tying classes in Colorado, taught by Charlie Craven. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned tyer, we guarantee you’ll learn the tricks of the trade in our classes. Our classes feature our 50 inch display screen to show every detail of every step as well as the option of my new book, Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying to help with your homework! Ask around, there is not a better class to be found than here at Charlie’s Fly Box! Our beginning classes run one night per week for six consecutive weeks and cover everything from starting the thread and whip finishing to tying local favorites like the RS-II and Royal Wulff. This class is very comprehensive and is our recommendation for the majority of tyers. Even if you’ve taken a class somewhere else, we promise that this class will teach you the finer points and lead you into a great tying career. Classes run from 6:30 ‘til 9 pm, and the cost is $250. Students receive a 10% discount on tools and materials as well. We supply all the materials used in class but you will need your own set of tools (don’t forget the discount!) Call us at 303.403.8880 to sign up today. Class size is limited to six tyers per session, and they do fill quickly so go get the phone!
Event : ISE Show
Event Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
  No demo this week
Event : Tony Sartoris Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
  Tony Sartoris fancies himself as a fly desginer these days and we only encourage that sort of nonsense when we need him to come do a tying demo. This week he'll undoubtedly be tying Craven-esque knock-offs where he changes the tail material on a Jujubaetis and calls it Tony's Sartoribaetis...it's sad, but it's fun to watch. Be here from 11 til 1.
Event : Brian Kuchynka Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
  Brian is still one of our favorite people, favorite tyers and one hell of a photographer. He'll be here tying his favorite stuff that he and his lovely angling goddess wife, Mary, use on their extensive fishing trips throughout the mountain west. Don't miss this one!
Event : Rick Takahashi Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, February 06, 2016
  Tak will be here tying up his awesomely creative patterns from 11 until 1 this week! Rick always has something special up his sleeve, always travels with a mostly Asian entourage and has the undoubtedly largest travel fly tying kit i have ever seen. It's like he packed the whole house and it's a spectacle to see, so don't miss it!
Event : Saltwater Fly Tying Class
Event Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
  As more and more anglers head for saltwater, the demand for truly effective patterns increases. The following flies will be taught by Steve Johnson: a. Puglisi Peanut Butter b. Gartside Gurgler c. Seaducer d. EP spawning shrimp e. Cooney gotcha 5 student limit. Three three-hour sessions. Skill level intermediate to advanced, with at least two years of active tying. Must have basic fly tying tools. A materials list will be available. Unusual materials and tools will be shared. Cost for this class is $225 and it meets on February 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30-9:30pm here at the shop. Call us at 303-403-8880 to sign up!
Event : West Denver Tying Clinic
Event Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
  West Denver Trout Unlimited Annual Fly Tying Clinic! Come see us out at the Jeffco Fairgrounds!
Event : Kerry Carragher Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
  Kerry is one of the coolest guys around and has more knowledge of fishing along the front range and close to home than anyone else out there. Come see Kerry tie up his favorite stuff and reveal a few secrets from 11 until 1 today.
Event : Beginning Fly Tying Class #2
Event Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2016
  Beginning Fly Tying Class starts Tuesday. March 1 and Runs every Tuesday evening for six weeks through April 5 At CFB, we offer the best fly tying classes in Colorado, taught by Charlie Craven. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned tyer, we guarantee you’ll learn the tricks of the trade in our classes. Our classes feature our 50 inch display screen to show every detail of every step as well as the option of my new book, Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying to help with your homework! Ask around, there is not a better class to be found than here at Charlie’s Fly Box! Our beginning classes run one night per week for six consecutive weeks and cover everything from starting the thread and whip finishing to tying local favorites like the RS-II and Royal Wulff. This class is very comprehensive and is our recommendation for the majority of tyers. Even if you’ve taken a class somewhere else, we promise that this class will teach you the finer points and lead you into a great tying career. Classes run from 6:30 ‘til 9 pm, and the cost is $250. Students receive a 10% discount on tools and materials as well. We supply all the materials used in class but you will need your own set of tools (don’t forget the discount!) Call us at 303.403.8880 to sign up today. Class size is limited to six tyers per session, and they do fill quickly so go get the phone!
Event : Phil Iwane Tying Demo
Event Date: Saturday, March 05, 2016
  Phil is making his CFB debut behind the tying bench this week from 11 until 1. He'll be tying his super secret patterns that he guarantees will catch all the biggest, most selective fish you've ever encountered AND sharing the GPS coordinates of all his favorite spots. Don't miss this one!
Event : European Dry Fly Class
Event Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
  European dry flies Class with Steve Johnson The folks across the water have been tying flies for a long time and they have come up with some great patterns that are rarely used in the U.S. The following flies will be demonstrated: a. Klinkhamer b. CDC & Elk c. Elastic fly d. Deer hair emerger 5 student limit. Two two-hour sessions. Skill level intermediate. Must have basic fly tying tools. A materials list will be available. Unusual materials and tools will be shared. Steve's Euro Dry class will meet on March 10 and 17 from 6:30-8:30, and the cost is $100. Call us at 303-403-8880 to sign up!
Event : Pat Dorsey Signing and Tying
Event Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
  Pat will be here tying his famous bugs and signing copies of his latest book, Guide Flies. Pat is a plethora of information on fishing techniques, tying and locations so don't sleep in for this one! 11 until 1
Event : Emerger Fly Tying Class
Event Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
  The most ignored phase of insect activity, emergers are not nearly as mysterious as we are lead to believe! Steve Johnson will shed some light on the tying and fishing of some of his favorite flies in this class. The following flies will be demonstrated: a. Soft hackles; Partridge & orange, Iron blue dun, Starlight creek emerger. b. RS2 c. Mini Klink d. Harrop Transitional Dun e. Quigley cripple f. Juju Emerger. 5 student maximum. Three two-hour sessions. Skill level intermediate. Must have basic fly tying tools. A materials list will be available. This class will meet on March 31, April 7 and April 14 from 6:30-8:30 here at the shop. Cost is $150. Call us at 303-403-8880 to sign up!