Monday, June 20, 2011

The RS2

I was tying a bunch of these for an upcoming fishing trip and decided to photograph a few for the blog. I dont tie them with traditional materials but I like to substitute the microfibett tails with moose body hairs and the fluffy wing with zlon. So here's the few that I tied up.




Olive Bi-color




Tan Bi-color


I like fishing these flies just under the surface using a 9 ft 6X leader and some tiny split shot 15-18 inches above the fly.

Using your imagination, there's more colors and color combinations that can be tied. Try using different materials such as pheasant and turkey tails.

Follow the following link for some history, colors and a tying step by step

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

V-Rib Caddis Pupa

Hook: your favorite sizes to match the natural
Thread: color to match the natural
Underbody: thread, color to match the natural
Overbody: medium V-Rib
Rib: peacock herl slotted between turns of V-Rib
Thorax: brown natural or synthetic fur
Wing Case: cock-pheasant tail fibres
Antennae: 2 strands of cock-pheasant swept backwards
Legs: brown partridge or brahma hen

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Storage Ideas

Beads, hooks and a things small need some type of storage other than the zip lock bag they originally come in. Here is some ideas for storage.

I use the box above for storing small hooks. Each round container has a screw on lid to eliminate spilage of hooks going all over the place.

Storage tubes

The above box has 24 tic tac style boxes for storage

These boxes above can be found a Michaels craft stores. They make great fly boxes for small flies.

Another idea for these boxes/containers is to drill a hole in each one and fill them with your favorite dubbing.

Thanks for looking.