Saturday, April 28, 2012

A.P. Nymph

The "A. P." in this fly's name could stand for either "All Purpose" or the inventor, André Puyans. A generic nymph, it looks like a lot of things that live underwater and get eaten by trout. You can weight the fly with lead under the body or with a beadhead.

The following step-by-step tying process will assist you in tying the A.P. series nymphs.
The unique manner in which they are tied can be incorporated into many other patterns.


A.P. Nymph




Additional Recipes

A.P. Beaver Nymph
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Black
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Dark Moose Hair
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed Beaver Fur
Head: Dubbed Beaver Fur

A.P. Black Beaver Nymph
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Black
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Dark Moose Hair
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed Black Beaver Fur
Head: Dubbed Black Beaver Fur

A.P. Claret & Beaver Nymph
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Black
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Dark Moose Hair
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed blend of 40% medium color beaver, 
20% claret synthetic for, 20% seal brown synthetic fur & 20% hares ear
Head: Dubbed with body blend

A.P. Hendrickson Nymph
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Brown
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Bronze mallard
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed dyed reddish brown beaver or synthetic fur
Head: Dubbed with body blend

A.P. Muskrat #1
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Gray
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Blue Dun Hackle Fibers
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed dark muskrat fur taken from the back of the muskrat
Head: Dubbed with body blend

A.P. Muskrat #2
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Gray
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Moose Body Hair
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed dark muskrat fur taken from the back of the muskrat
Head: Dubbed with body blend

A.P. Olive Nymph
Hook: Mustad 3906B or equivalent
Thread: Brown
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Dyed olive barred mallard
Ribbing: Gold Wire (copper can also be used)
Body & Thorax: Dubbed dyed olive beaver or synthetic fur
Head: Dubbed with body blend

A.P. Peacock & Pheasant Nymph
Hook: Mustad 9671 or equivalent
Thread: Black
Tail , Wingcase & Legs: Ringneck Pheasant center tail fibers. Select so that dark center portion covers wingcase area.
Ribbing: Copper Wire
Body & Thorax: Peacock herl
Head: Black tying thread


Tying Notes/Suggestions

Add a bead to make it a beadhead style fly

Add flash to make it a flashback style nymph

Try different colors & sizes to match the hatch

Try natural as well as synthetic dubbing

Tie the wing case similar to the Copper John

Use tinsel only as the wing case

Use your favorite hook

Try tying this pattern on a curved hook

Tie a light colored abdomen/dark colored thorax

Tie it with an all wire abdomen

Tie it weighted or unweighted

Use your favorite weighting material (lead or non lead)

You can weight the entire shank or just the thorax area

Dubbing the tiny heads on these patterns is optional

Length of tails should equal 1 to 1 1/2 times the hook gap


Tying techniques associated with this pattern

Wrapping thread on hook

Wrapping lead wire on hook

Tailing

Ribbing

Dubbing on thread and wrapping dubbed body, thorax & head areas

Wingcases

Creating legs

Disclaimer

The fly and recipes on this page is simply a demonstrated method of tying a fly. 
Every fly tyer has his or her very own tying style which allows them the freedom to tie how and what they want and not stick to predetermined rules but to be creative..

Monday, April 23, 2012

UV Resin Dispensing Needle Replacements

This is just an FYI so do with it as you please.

If you are looking for replacement dispensing tips like those shown below for your favorite uv setting acrylic resin bottles, there are numerous online sources for you to choose from.


Plastic Tapered Needles


Blunt Dispensing Needles


Angled Dispensing Needles



Syringe Tip Caps (These will cap off the bottles cover)

These needles and cap tips have a LUER thread on the end. 
These parts are generally used in the dental and electronics industries.


Here is a source where i bought replacements from

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rio Grande King Trude


Rio Grande King Trude

Hook: Mustad 7957B, sizes 6-14 (or equivalent)
Thread: Black
Tip: Gold Tinsl
Tail Golden Pheasant tippet fibers
Body: Fine black chenille
Wing: White calf body or tail tied over the body & extending to about the end of the tail
Hackle: Brown

Reference

Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson

Friday, April 6, 2012

Betty McNall

Originated by Betty McNall of Colorado. A variation of the Royal Coachman trude which is desirable when a little more red wanted.



HOOK: 7957B size 8-14
THREAD: Brown
TAILS: Red hackle fibers
BODY: Red floss with peacock herl tied in at the butt
WING: White calf tail tied over the body and extending to length of body and tail
HACKLE: Brown 
HEAD: peacock herl


Reference: Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson

Royal Cubbage

The Royal Cubbage is named after Tom Cubbage of Texas, who found the Colorado King dressing out floated the Royal Wulff but the Browns liked the coloration of the Royal Wulff..hence the pattern



HOOK: Dry fly style 6-12
THREAD: Black
TAILS: 2 peccary fibers or moose body hair tied in long a widespread at each side
BODY: Royal Coachman style but with a twist. The rear peacock herl is tied in at the 
      rear BEFORE the tails. Then the tails are tied in on each side. Red floss is then
      tied in and wrapped to the wing position
HACKLE: Brown tied palmer over the red floss only. There should br 6-7 turns of hackle 
        to give the fly good floating qualities
WING: White calf tail tied over the body and extending to about the middle of the tail
HEAD: peacock herl

Reference: Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nyerges Shrimp

With today's magic foil and scud back materials providing the exoskeleton of insects and crustaceans, the Nyerges Shrimp imitation shows that none of today's materials are even required to make a good pattern.



Nyerges Shrimp

Hook:: Mustad 9672 size 8-12 (or equivalent)
Thread: olive
Body: Olive Chenille
Legs: Brown hackle 

The hackle is wrapped over the body & then clipped off on the top & sides to suggest shrimp legs.

This fly was developed by Gil Nyerges. A very simple fly to tie and very good anywhere shrimp are present.


Reference

Popular Fly Patterns by Terry Hellekson