Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mint Brook Special



Mint Brook Special

Hook - Up eye salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip - Flat gold tinsel
Tag - Orange uni stretch or floss
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Butt - Black ostrich herl or black peacock herl
Rib - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Orange uni stretch or floss
Throat - Yellow hackle
Wing - White bucktail

Friday, August 7, 2020

Verdict



Verdict

Hook - Any up eye salmon style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel and rose colored yarn
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Black uni stretch
Wing - Black squirrel tail
Hackle - Orange

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mesmerizer




Mesmerizer

Category - Salmon

Hook - Long shank nymph/streamer style
Thread - Black 
Tail - Pearl krystal flash (or substitute flash material)
Shellback - Pearl krystal flash (or substitute flash material)
Hackle - Black, palmered up length of body
Body - Fluorescent green uni stretch
Legs - Pearl krystal flash (or substitute flash material), shellback doubled back and evenly distributed on both sides of the hook shank 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

CBC(Come By Chance) Green Machine



CBC(Come By Chance) Green Machine

Category - Salmon

Hook - Mustad R74-9672
Thread - Green
Tag - Flat gold tinsel and green uni stretch
Body - Green uni yarn
Hackle - Brown (tied on behing the eye and wrapped to the bend and secured with tying thread)

The CBC (Come By Chance) Green Machine is a version of the original green machine but instead of using spun and trimmed deer hair for the body this one is tied with green yarn. This is an excellent Atlantic Salmon fly and tied in smaller sizes is also very effective for sea trout.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Polar White



Polar White

Category - Salmon

Hook- Salmon style
Thread – White underbody, black head
Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel
Body – White floss or uni stretch
Wing – *Polar bear
Hackle – White

*If polar bear is not available, substitute with any white hair you have on hand

Coachman



Coachman

Category - Salmon, steelhead, sea trout etc

Hook - Salmon fly style
Thread - Black
Tip - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Peacock herl reinforced around a tag end of tying thread
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown hen

Monday, August 3, 2020

Blue Butt - Silver Rib



Blue Butt - Silver Rib

Category - Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Flat silver tinsel
Butt - Blue chenille
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Black uni stretch
Throat - Black hen hackle
Wing - Black squirrel tail

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dovey Black and Orange


Dovey Black and Orange

Category - Sea Trout

Hook - Single or double salmon style (Gamakatsu T10-6H)
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Body - Black uni stretch
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Throat - Orange hackle fibers or orange hackle wound as a collar
Wing - Black squirrel tail
Cheeks - Jungle cock

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sinking Ant


Sinking Ant

Hook - Dry or nymph style
Thread - Black
Body - Black, copper and gold wire
Hackle - Black

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Yong's Special


Yong's Special

Hook - Straight or curved style
Thread - Black
Abdomen - Coats and Clark sewing thread or uni stretch (depicted)
Twist to create a segmented effect
Thorax - Tying thread

Tying Note

Tie this fly in different colors to imitate the midge larvea in your area

Whiz Kid



Whiz Kid

Hook - Nymph or dry-fly hook 
Thread - Color to match or contrast
Trailing Shuck - 3 Peacock herls extending approximately the length of the hook shank
Body - Deer hair
Butt - To form the butt, simply cut the butt ends off the deer hair so that it is a little rough
Wing - Tip ends of the deer hair body, bullet style

Tying Notes

The Whiz Kid can be tied in any color imaginable. It can also tied some with rubber legs. The standard imitation fished dry certainly looks like a caddis, but it can be taken for an emerging mayfly, even a terrestrial. A small piece of bright poly-yarn can be tied in for an indicator, if desired. Add a split shot or two to your tippet and fish the Whiz Kid wet; it has a beautiful pulsating "I'm alive, come eat me" movement that triggers fish to feed. The sky is the limit on this one, so experiment and have fun.

Reference

The Whiz Kid was the brainchild of  Mark Bauman of Whitefish, Montana. 


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tom's Comprehensive


Tom's Comprehensive

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Color to approximately match the body
Ribbing - Wire
Body - Dubbing
Legs - Partridge feather fibers
Underwing - Tan antron fibers
Overwing - Partridge feather fibers

Tying Note

This is an excellent caddis emerger and can be tied in green for early summer, 
tan for late summer, orange for fall and black for winter. 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Tellico Nymph


Tellico Nymph

Category - Nymph/Wet Fly

Hook - Wet/nymph style
Weight - Lead/non lead wire
Thread - White under floss body, finish with black
Tail - Guinea hen fibers
Shellback - Mottled turkey wing fibers, peacock tail fibers etc
Ribbing* - Peacock herl twisted with fine copper wire
Abdomen - Yellow floss or uni stretch
Hackle - Brown hen neck

*Tying Note 

A rib of fine wire or monofilament may be wrapped over the entire fly for added durability

Friday, July 24, 2020

AP Green Drake Nymph



AP Green Drake Nymph

Hook – Standard 3XL nymph style                
Thread - Olive
Tail - Mallard flank dyed woodduck gold
Rib - Light olive uni-stretch
Body - Olive dubbing
Wing Case - Moose body hair
Thorax – Olive dubbing
Legs - Moose body hair pulled back after wing case is tied down