Saturday, November 21, 2015

Alpine Emerger

Reference: Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson

Monday, November 9, 2015

Body Glass Caddis

Body Glass Caddis

Hook: straight or curved
Thread: black
Ribbing: copper wire
Back: pearl tinsel
Body: olive body glass or equivalent
Thorax: peacock herl
Legs: optional

Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Careless Coachman

Careless Coachman

Thread: Fluorescent Red
 Golden Pheasant Tippet
 Few Turns of Peacock Herl
 Fluorescent Red Floss
 Silver tinsel, wound closer than usual
 Brown Calf tail

How to adjust your bobbin holder

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stump Lake Damsel

Stump Lake Damsel

Hook: your favorite
Thread: olive
Eyes: see below
Tail: marabou
Body: swannundaze or d-rib etc
Wing case: olive magic foil, scud back etc
Thorax: SLF damsel olive dubbing

 Thread 2 fringe beads onto a short length of wire and twist until tight. I added a drop uv resin to help spread them apart. Tie them onto the hook and make some figure eight wraps between the beads.

Example of fringe beads. Note the offset hole.

If you're lazy and don't want to twist up any eyes just use peanut beads.

Thanks for looking & happy tying.