Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Purple Spackle

 


Purple Spackle

Category - Steelhead

Hook – Up eye salmon style 

Thread - Black

Tail - Pearl Krystal Flash

Body - Purple chenille

Rib - Embossed gold tinsel

Wing - Pearl Krystal Flash

Collar – Purple hackle


Monday, September 14, 2020

Killer


Killer

Category - Dry Fly

Hook - Mustad R50-94840, size 8-14

Thread - Black

Body - Peacock herl

Wing - Woodchuck, tied trude style

Hackle - Brown

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Squirrel and Teal


Squirrel and Teal

Category - Steelhead

Hook - Up eye salmon style

Thread - Black

Tag - Oval gold tinsel

Tail - Golden pheasant crest

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body - Gray dubbing

Hackle - Blue dun

Wing - Gray squirrel tail and teal feather fibers, mixed

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Noseworthy Special



Noseworthy Special

Category - Salmon

Hook – Up eye salmon style
Thread – Black
Tip – Flat silver tinsel
Tag – Chinese red uni stretch
Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel
Body – Black uni stretch
Throat – Black guinea hen fibers
Wing – White calf tail

Friday, September 4, 2020

Silver Moose


Silver Moose

Category - Salmon

Hook – Up eye salmon style
Thread – Black
Tail – Yellow over orange hackle fibers
Body – Embossed silver tinsel
Throat – Blue over yellow hackle fibers
Wind – Moose body hair

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fiery Brown


Fiery Brown

Category - Salmon

Hook – Up eye salmon style
Thread – Black
Tip – Oval gold tinsel
Tag – Orange uni stretch
Ribbing – Oval gold tinsel
Body – Brown uni stretch
Throat – Brown hackle fibers
Wing – Red fox squirrel tail

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Copper Tip


Copper Tip

Category - Salmon

Hook - Up eye salmon fly
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval or flat copper tinsel
Body - Black uni stretch
Throat - Black hackle fibers
Wing - Moose body hair

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Anne Greenway


Anne Greenway

Category - Salmon

Hook – Up eye salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip – Oval silver tinsel
Body - Rear 1/2 fluorescent green floss; front 1/2 black floss
Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel
Wing – White calf tail
Hackle - Brown hackle

White River of Ponds Special



White River of Ponds Special

Category – Salmon

Hook – Up eye salmon style
Thread – Black
Tip – Oval silver tinsel
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – Fluorescent green uni stretch
Wing – White bucktail

Monday, August 31, 2020

Undertaker's Wife


Undertaker's Wife

Category - Salmon

Hook - Up eye salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tag - Fluorescent green and chineses red (or fluorescent fire orange) uni stretch
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Green highlander uni yarn
Throat - Yellow hen hackle
Wing - Gray squirrel tail (or gray fox) over gold or copper krystal flash

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Tom Jones (Beadhead Variation)



Tom Jones (Beadhead Variation)

Hook - Mustad R73-9671, size 8
Bead - Gold
Thread - Black
Tag - Red uni stretch
Tail - Black squirrel tail
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Olive chenille 
Wings - Olive marabou

When viewed from a fishy perspective it seems to imitate scuds (freshwater shrimp), damsels, stick caddis etc.

The Tom Jones must be a Welsh fly – right?  Wrong! It is as Aussie as Fosters and it has a very long history in its native Australia.  It was developed in 1971/1972 by a English ex-pat called John Lanchester who was a member of the Southern Fly Fishers

Woodstock




Woodstock

Hook – Scud style, size 14-20
Bead – Black nickel
Thread – Olive
Tail – Lemon wood duck
Ribbing – Copper wire
Body – Tying thread
Thorax – Synthetic peacock dubbing

Mayhem Midge


Mayhem Midge

Hook – Mustad R30-94833 (or equivalent), size 10-18
Thread – Olive
Tail – Brown antron yarn
Ribbing – Olive wire
Body - Tying thread
Wing case – Tan foam
Legs – Brown antron yarn (extension of the tail and pulled back for legs)
Thorax - Brown synthetic dubbing

Thursday, August 27, 2020

American River Special


American River Special

Category - Steelhead

Hook - Mustad R74-9672, size 4 - 12
Weight - Lead/non lead wire
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Stripped peacock herl and counterwrap with fine gold wire
Body - Green chenille or yarn
Hackle - Black dry fly quality
Head - Fine black chenille

Reference - Fly Tyer Pattern Bible (Volume 6 - Issue 4)