Sunday, November 19, 2017

(Ghost) Stonefly


(Ghost) Stonefly

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Wing post: Seamstress ball point pin
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Floss, uni-stretch etc
Wing: Black squirrel tail, black bear etc
Hackle: Grizzly, badger etc

Parachute Wing Post



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Black Bear (Series)


Black Bear

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers


Black Bear Green Butt

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Butt: Green uni-stretch
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers


Black Bear Orange Butt

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Butt: Orange uni-stretch
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers


Black Bear Red Butt

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Butt: Red uni-stretch
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers

Hairy Mary


Hairy Mary

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Red fox squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers


Tying Note

There are other recipe versions from different books on tying atlantic salmon flies. See below.

Hairy Mary

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black wool
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: Red phase squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers

Reference

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Fulsher & Krom

Hairy Mary (Low Water)

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: Siberian squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers

Reference

Tying & Fishing Bucktails & Other Hair Wings - Mike Valla

Hairy Mary

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: Grey squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers

Reference

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

I used this recipe for the fly above


Friday, November 10, 2017

Patate/Potato


Patate/Potato

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Aqua blue uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: White calf tail
Hackle: Yellow

Reference

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Gather your Hackles

I tie a lot of streamer style fly patterns that require hackle feather fibers for tails and throats and may or may not use up the entire feather in 1 tying session.

When not using the feathers I simply gather them and use an electrical test clip to hold them together.


Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bonbon (Series)


Bonbon/Orange

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Dark orange swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of black krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Lime

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Dark chartreuce swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of lime krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Lemon

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Yellow swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of lime krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Chocolate

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Brown swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of black krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Cherry

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Red swannundaze over flat silver tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of lime krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Blueberry

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat peacock tinsel
Body: Chartreuce swannundaze over flat peacock tinsel
Throat: Silver doctor blue hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of green krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute

Acceptable Substitutions

Black squirrel for Black bear
V-Rib for Swannundaze
Blue Kingfisher hackle fibers for Blue Kingfisher

Reference

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Glitter Bear


Glitter Bear

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel
Butt: Fluorescent green floss/uni-stretch
Ribbing: Fine oval silver tinsel
Body: Peacock herl
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Wing: Black bear/squirrel over a few strands of krystal flash

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wouf Wouf


Wouf Wouf

Hook: Salmon Style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Body: Black floss/uni-stretch
Wing: Strands of bright green flasabou/krystal flash, ubder black bear/squirrel
Collar hackle: Bright green