Friday, May 26, 2017

Bean Special


Bean Special

Hook: Mustad S70-3399 #6 Front; Mustad S70-3399 #8 Front
Thread: Red
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: Pair of white saddle hackles

Reference: Tandem Streamers by Donald A Wilson

Super Pupa




Super Pupa
Simple Version

Thread: Black 
Hook: Dry fly size 12 
Hackel: Golden Badger 
Abdomen: Golden yellow dubbing
Thorax: Brown dubbing


The original pattern is as follows : 

Thread: Black 
Hook: Dry fly size 12 
Hackel: Dark brown rooster 
Abdomen Fly-Rite # 9 Golden Yellow 
Thorax: 60% Fly-Rite No. 2 Black and 40% No 26 Adams Gray mixed.


Variants 

Dark Olive Pupa

Hook: Dry fly size 12 
Thread: Black 
Hackel: Dark brown rooster 
Abdomen Fly-Rite No. 3 Dark Olive
Thorax: 60% Fly-Rite No. 2 Black and 40% No 26 Adams Gray mixed.


Dark gray Pupa

Hook: Dry fly size 18 
Thread: Black 
Hackel: Dark brown rooster 
Abdomen: 60% Fly-Rite No. 2 Black and 40% No 26 Adams Gray mixed
Thorax: 60% Fly-Rite No. 2 Black and 40% No 26 Adams Gray mixed.


Brownish-orange Pupa

Hook: Dry fly size 14 
Thread: Light brown 
Hackel: Maroon 
Abdomen: 50% Fly-Rite No. 18 Rusty Orange and 50% No. 20 Dark Tan mixed. 
Thorax: Fly-Rite No 32 Rusty Olive


Light Olive Pupa

Hook: Dry fly size 10 
Thread: Maroon 
Hackel: Maroon 
Abdomen Fly-Rite No. 15 Light Olive
Thorax: Fly-Rite No 5 Rust


Cream Pupa

Hook: Dry fly size 8 
Thread: Light brown 
Hackel: Dark brown 
Abdomen Fly-Rite No. 25 Cream Variant
Thorax: 30% Fly-Rite No. 2 Black and 70% No. 6 Chocolate Brow nmixed.

Balloon Caddis



Balloon Caddis

Hook: Dry fly
Thread: Tan
Body: Your choice of dubbing
Wing: Deer or elk hair
Thorax Cover: Yellow Close Cell Foam
Thorax: Your choice of dubbing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Theo's Danger Baby



Theo’s  Danger Baby


Hook: Straight or curved nymph/wet
Thread: Black
Head: Goldbead of appropriate size
Butt: Chartreuse flexie body or floss
Body: Peacock herl
Wing : Antron, tan, green, red, or brown


                

Monday, May 22, 2017

Silly Creek Savior



Silly Creek Savior
Hook: Tiemco 2302 or Tiemco 700 #8-#2 (Steelhead) Weighted 
Thread: Black
Tail: Black Goose or Turkey biots
Rib: Fine Copper Wire 
Body: Black Seal’s Fur
Wingcase: Pink Pearl Krystal Flash
Thorax: Peacock Herl 
Hackle: Black Saddle Hackle 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Black Ghost


Black Ghost Marabou Wing
Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Rib: Silver mylar tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White marabou

Black Ghost Bucktail Wing

Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Rib: Silver mylar tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White bucktail


Black Ghost Hackle Wing
Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Rib: Silver mylar tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White hackle
Cheeks: Jungle cock

Black Ghost Hackle Wing Tandem
Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Rib: Silver mylar tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White hackle
Cheeks: Jungle cock

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Seed Bead Size Table


There are times when you want to know a size of glass/seed beads for tying flies. Here is a useful chart.

14/0 - 1.6mm - 0.063 inch 
13/0 - 1.7mm - 0.067 inch 
12/0 - 1.9mm - 0.075 inch 
11/0 - 2.1mm - 0.083 inch 
10/0 - 2.3mm - 0.090 inch 
9/0 - 2.6mm - 0.102 inch 
8/0 - 3.0mm - 0.118 inch 
7/0 - 3.4mm - 0.134 inch 
6/0 - 3.7mm - 0.146 inch 
5/0 - 4.5mm - 0.177 inch 
4/0 - 5.0mm - 0.197 inch 
3/0 - 5.5mm - 0.216 inch 
2/0 - 6.0mm - 0.236 inch

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Apprentice (Variation)



The Apprentice 

Variation


Variation recipe

Hook: Streamer, #4
Thread: Black
Tail: Soft white hackle fibers
Body: fluorescent chartruese/yellow thread
Rib 1: Peacock Herl
Rib 2: Oval Silver (counter wound)
Wing: White hackle
Throat: Red poly yarn
Over Wing: Omitted 


Original recipe


Hook: Rangeley Streamer, #4
Thread: Black
Tail: Soft white hackle fibers
Body: Glow-Brite Floss, #11
Rib 1: Peacock Herl
Rib 2: Oval Silver (counter wound)
Wing: White hackle
Throat: Glo-Brite Floss
Over Wing: Glo-Brite Floss, #11