Saturday, March 27, 2010


Diamond Chironomid

Hook: Your favorite curved hook
Bead: Black
Thread: Black
Breathers: White Zlon or equivalent
Rib: Black spanflex
Body: Silver tinsel
Thorax: Peacock herl


Hook: Your favorite curved hook
Bead: Black
Thread: Black
Body: Black tubing
Thorax: Peacock herl


Hook: Your favorite curved hook
Bead: Black
Thread: Black
Body: Red tubing
Thorax: Peacock herl

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Making a Fly Box

I saw a post on the south east fly fishing forum about making a C&F style fly fox (the poster was tired of paying $$$ for them and made one for himself). So I refined his method of making his.

The items needed to make one

1/4 inch white closed cell foam (big box craft shop .99 cents)
12 inch combination square (for making nice straight cuts)
xacto/utility knife
crazy glue (your favorite brand)
pencil (for marking the foam)
box (altiod tin or plastic equivalent. i used a gift card tin box from cabelas $1.99)
pinking shears. yes pinking shears!

Measure and layout how many strips of foam will go in your fly box. This is where you use the pinking shears to cut the foam on one side and the utility knife on the other side

After all of the strips have been cut to the length and width required to fit inside the box, use the utility knife to cut the slits in the foam to hold the fly.

After all of the slitting is done, all thats left to do is to glue in each strip to the inside of the box. Space the strips accordingly inside the box.

Once the glue has set, add the flies to your newly made C&F style fly box. Repeat this entire process if you want  on the inside of the cover.

I hope you like! :D


Here is another box

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Stretch Magic Caddis Larva

Stretch Magic Caddis Larva

Hook: your favorite
Thread: 6/0 white for the under body, 8/0 black for the head area
Marker: chart pack willow green (use your favorite color and brand)
Over body: .5mm clear stretch magic (could also use the "pearl" color)
Thorax: black dubbing brush (i think this came from jan siman in the czech republic)

Tan under body

Gray under body

Sunday, March 7, 2010

An Adams as i see it....

... in the pamphlet below

hook: dry fly

thread: black

tail: golden pheasant tippets

body: gray wool yarn

wing: grizzly hackle tips

hackle: 1 brown and 1 grizzly

thanks for looking