Saturday, May 18, 2019

Silver Smelt


Silver Smelt

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Four light grey saddle hackles
Throat: Red hackle fibers tied in beard style
Head: Painted silver with black eye with white pupil with red center

Reference - Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon - Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman


Wormfly Tandem


Wormfly Tandem

Aft fly
Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red antron yarn
Body - Peacock herl rope
Hackle - Brown hen

Connector - 20 lb Maxima monofilament

Front fly
Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red antron yarn
Body - Peacock herl rope
Hackle - Brown hen

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Red Sky


Red Sky

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tag - Gulff Red Alert uv resin
Ribbing - Gold wire
Body - Red wire
Throat - Dyed red hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed red squirrel tail

Sundowner


Sundowner

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Orange/hot orange
Tip - Copper oval tinsel
Tag - Orange uni-stretch or floss
Body - 1 strand each of copper and copper brown ultra wire twisted into a rope
Throat - Dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed orange squirrel tail

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Roadside Diner


Roadside Diner

Hook - Mustad 3995A, #6-8
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Brown floss
Wing - American oppossum or bucktail
Topping - Small clump of black skunk or bucktail

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Arnold



Arnold

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Inner Wing - Red and white bucktail, mixed
Outer Wing - Grizzly saddle, one on each side of bucktail wing

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey

American Coachman



American Coachman

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black or yellow
Tail - Red calf or red bucktail
Body - Yellow floss or wool yarn
Wing - White bucktail or white calf tail
Hackle - Brown, tied in front of wing

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey

Barber Pole



Barber Pole

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black or green
Body - Green floss 
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Hackle - Grizzly

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Marabou Centennial Smelt


Marabou Centennial Smelt

Hook - Mustad 94720, size 6-8
Thread - Black
Body - Copper Mylar Braid, wrapped around hook shank (I used oval copper tinsel)
Throat - White Marabou, to bend of hook.
Wing - 3 strands each of pearl, blue, and pink Crystal Flash, over which is a medium gray marabou plume. (I used rainbow crystal flash)
Topping - 4 or 5 peacock herls as long as wing.
Eyes - Painted white with black pupils

Monday, April 15, 2019

Galloup's BWO Nymph



Galloup's BWO Nymph

Hook - Nymph Style
Thread - Wine
Tail - Hungarian Partridge
Body - Blue Wing Olive Turkey Biot Quill - See below
Wing Case - Pheasant Tail
Gills/Flash - UV Pearl Ice Dub
Thorax - Peacock herl



Use the quill side of the feather for tying this fly