Tuesday, May 10, 2016

White Ghost



Black Ghost Marabou Wing
Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White marabou

Barbara Cotton (Variant)


Barbara Cotton

Hook: 6xl - 8xl streamer
Thread: black
Tail: Hot pink rabbit fur
Tag: Red thread
Underbody: Pearl braid, wrapped
Body: Small silver mylar piping
Throat: Golden pheasant crest
Topping: 6 strands of peacock herl
Cheek: Large jungle cock eyes

Notes: Originated by Kenneth Welch of Concord, New Hampshire. This fly was named for Mrs Barbara Cotton of Laconia who, with her husband Mert, has operated the Opechee Trading Post for 50 years. The fly was the first place entry in a fly tying competition sponsored by the New Hampshire Flyfishers' Association in 1995.

Variation: Not having every recipe item on hand, I used pink calf tail, silver holographic piping and yellow hackle for the original recipe items.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Royal Coachman


Royal Coachman Marabou Wing

Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Aft body: Peacock herl
Mid body: Red twisted wire
Fore body: Peacock herl
Throat: Brown hackle fibers
Wing: White Marabou

Montreal Whore


Montreal Whore

Hook: 4xl - 6xl streamer
Thread: Black
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Fluorescent orange yarn
Underwing: Red & blue bucktail, mixed
Wing: White marabou

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Black Ghost Marabou Wing



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

Roach River Robber


Roach River Robber
Originated by Dan Legere

HOOK: 6xl streamer
THREAD: Black
BODY: Red Uni-stretch, yarn, floss etc
THROAT: Natural brown deer back hairs (sparse)
WING: Gray Squirrel tail hair

Variant = 3 Strands of twisted red ultra wire for the body