Monday, June 1, 2020

Sparkle Quill Caddis Pupa


Sparkle Quill Caddis Pupa


Hook - Curved caddis style
Thread - Tan
Veiling/wing - Z-lon, silvery grey
Abdomen, over - Goose biot, dyed olive
Abdomen, under - Olive hare's ear dubbing
Legs - Brown partridge barbs
Antennae - Woodduck fibers
Thorax/head - Hare's ear

St Vrain Caddis (Olive)



St Vrain Caddis

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Olive
Body - Olive dubbing
Wing - Natural elk hair
Hackle - Brown

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Deer Fly




Deer Fly

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Black
Body - Peacock herl reinforced with tying thread and wrapped onto a superglue coated hook shank
Wings - Grizzly hen hackle tips
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Orange Blossom


Orange Blossom


Hook - Mustad L87-3665A
Tag - Oval silve tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Body - Rear 1/2 embossed silver tinsel, front 1/2 yellow seal fur or substitute
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Wing - Light brown bucktail
Hackle - Orange, tied as collar

Friday, May 29, 2020

Miss Pinky


Miss Pinky

Hook - Curved style
Body*- Pink floss with clear vinyl “D” rib over the top. Palmered with white ostrich herl. To add durability to the fly, use a dubbing loop on the ostrich.
Hackle - Hungarian partridge
Head - Peacock herl

* I used clear flat tinsel in lieu of "D" rib and applied a stripe of uv resin on top of the body to secure the ostrich herl

Green Weenie/Inchworm


Purcell's Fancy



Purcell's Fancy


Hook - 2xl - 3xl nymph style
Weight - Gold bead with lead wire wraps
Thread - Orange
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Gold wire
Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers
Wing case - Turkey tail fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl
Legs - Hungarian partridge
Head - Orange ice dub

Hopper Buck


Hopper Buck

Hook - Curved style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Brown hen hackle
Body - Cream or yellow dubbing
Ribbing - Gold wire
Wing - Mallard flank
Hackle - Brown hen

It is believed this fly is most likely taken as a hex nymph. Tie them in both weighted and unweighted versions. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Cinberg



The Cinberg

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Brown spade hackle fibers
Body - Tan/cream dubbing
Hackle - Brown or dark ginger fronted with wood duck. The WD is not wound like the hackle, it is tyed on first with the tips pointing forward, the rest of the fly is tied, tail, body and hackle, then after tying off the hackle the wood duck is pulled back, the thread wound through to the eye, and the wood duck gets worked back with a thread dam in front of it, forcing it back towards the hackle.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rio Grande King Trude


Rio Grande King Trude

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Body - Black chenille
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown

Monday, May 25, 2020

Giant Stonefly





Giant Stonefly

Hook - Salmon or nymph style
Weight - Multi-layers of flat lead strips to create a tapered underbody
Thread - Black and orange
Tail - Black goose biots
Body - Black larva lace, v-rib etc
Wing cases - Black 2mm foam (1mm would be better)
Thorax - Black dubbing
Legs - Black/white centipede rubber legs

Reference - Youtube video

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Peastone/Peacock Stone Nymph


Peastone/Peacock Stone Nymph - Ted Niemeyer



Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Natural Brown
Ribbing - Black wire or thread
Body covering - Clear flat tinsel
Body - Tan tapered body done with thread or floss
Thorax - Peacock herl
Wing - Peacock sword
Throat - Brown hackle fibers

Reference - Youtube video

Lunn's Particular




Lunn's Particular

Hook, o (size 15).
Tying silk, Pearsall’s gossamer, shade 13 – crimson.
Wings, two medium blue cock hackle-points put on flat.
Tail, four fibres of Rhode Island from large hackle.
Body, undyed hackle-stalk of Rhode Island cock hackle.
Hackle, medium Rhode Island cock hackle.


Updated Recipe

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Red/crimson
Wings - Two medium blue cock hackle-points put on flat
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Body - Stripped brown saddle hackle stem
Hackle - Brown hackle

Rhode Island Red Hackle = Brown Hackle


Friday, May 22, 2020

Conover


Conover

Hook - Mustad R50X-94845
Thread - Tan
Tail - Cream hackle fibers
Body - Muskrat and red wool blended to heathery claret gray
Hackle - Golden badger

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Quill Gordon






Quill Gordon

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan/gray
Wing - Wood duck flank, divided
Tail - Dun hackle fibers
Body - Stripped peacock eye quill
Hackle - Dun