Monday, October 4, 2010

Fore and Aft Style Flies

The Fore and Aft fly is a fly with two sections of hackle, one at the shoulder and one at the tip of the body. It is also a high riding fly, but has a tendency to roll around on the surface, placing the hook in various positions.




Here are a few patterns that fit that style of fly and catch fish


Hook: Your Favorite Brand & Size
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Rear Hackle: Grizzly over Silver Tinsel
Body: Peacock Herl
Front Hackle: Brown over Gold Tinsel

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Hook: Your Favorite Brand & Size
TIP: Silver Tinsel
Tail: Grizzly Hackle Fibers
Rear Hackle: Grizzly
Body: Peacock Herl
Front Hackle: Grizzly

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Hook: Your Favorite Brand & Size
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippets
Rear Hackle: Grizzly
Body: Fluorescent Orange Thread/Floss
Front Hackle: Grizzly

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Hook: Your Favorite Brand & Size
Rear Hackle: Badger
Body: Peacock Herl
Front Hackle: Badger

This is a spectacularly useful fishing fly which imitates nothing in particular but imitates much. It is used mainly on rivers but has its uses on still waters also. It is particularly good where hatches of Chironimid.


Hook: Your Favorite Brand & Size
Tip: Gold Tinsel
Rear Hackle: Brown
Body: Peacock Herl
Front Hackle: White or Cream

When it comes to the Renegade, I am not even going to try and dissect the origin of this fly. Take a look at the link provided below and it should give you some good information on its origin and some of the variation.

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2 comments:

troutrageous1 said...

Shoreman sent me over to your blog. Good stuff...I got some catching up to do. BTW, that Renegade needs to get in my fly box asap.

The Average Joe Fisherman said...

I like the double bagger. Cool looking bug. I followed a link from Shoreman's site. I'm gonna hit the follow button right now. =)

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