Sunday, August 21, 2011

Big Hole Demon


Big Hole Demon (Light)

Hook: Streamer or nymph
Thread: Black
Tail: Grizzly or badger hackle tips (2, divided)
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel 
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Thorax: Black chenille or peacock herl
Hackle: Grizzly or badger hackle palmered over thorax



Big Hole Demon (Dark)

Hook: Streamer or nymph
Thread: Brown
Tail: Furnace or dark brown hackle tips (2, divided)
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel 
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Thorax: Brown chenille 
Hackle: Furnace or dark brown hackle palmered over thorax



Reference

Montana Trout Flies by George F Grant

Monday, August 15, 2011

Steaming Feathers


Have you ever gotten feathers that look like the one above and was considering throwing it out? Then click on the link below for a simple and easy method of restoring it back to a useful condition.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Crazy Glue" Leader to Fly Line Connection

Here is one of many ways to connect your leader to your fly line.



"Crazy Glue" Connection




1.       Take a small needle and insert the sharp end into a pin vise.
2.       Insert the needle eye into the end of the fly line and bring out through the line.
3.       Thread the tippet end of the leader into the needles eye.
4.       Pull on the tippet end, pulling the entire leader through the fly line.
5.       Leave about an inch or so of leader butt section sticking out of the fly line.
6.       With some sandpaper, rough up the leader in front of the fly line.
7.       Apply a drop of "crazy glue" on the roughed up leader.
8.  Pull on the leader butt where it exits the fly line until the roughed up section of the leader  butt is inside the fly line. The leader is now glued in place. DO NOT TUG on the leader at this point to check on the connection.
9.    Trim the excess leader butt as close as possible to where it exits the fly line. 
10. Now you can GENTLY tug on the leader & fly line. The end of the leader butt will disappear into the fly line for a perfectly smooth connection.

Whats Under Your Floss

Here is an article that examines the difference in color change when a different color thread or tinsel is used for the under body when  used with floss.

Click here: http://theriverscourse.blogspot.com/2011/06/whats-under-your-floss.html