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.


Grey


Black


Olive


Olive Bi-color


Baetis


Cream


Tan



Tan Bi-color


Brown

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!

Friday, June 17, 2011

First came Thingamabobber...

...then Unibobber and now comes Thingamabody!


Interesting idea! Not new, but interesting!

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RF Hair Wing Caddis


Check out the really neat hackling process on this fly.

Sorry but the the video is in German, but the visual stands on its own.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flymage Magazine


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


Pill boxes make great storage. Stick a label on each compartment for easy identification of the contents inside.


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.