Thursday, November 23, 2017

Skunk



Skunk

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Wing: White calf tail

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Atherton Squirrel Tail



Atherton Squirrel Tail

Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Black
Tag - Silver oval tinsel
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Ribbing - Silver oval tinsel
Body - Black wool or seals fur
Throat - Brown hackle fibers
Wing - Red or fox squirrel tail

Monday, November 20, 2017

Shufelt Special


Shufelt Special

Hook: Streamer style
Thread: Black
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Under wing: Mixed red & yellow bucktail
Over wing: White marabou

Sunday, November 19, 2017

(Ghost) Stonefly


(Ghost) Stonefly

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Wing post: Seamstress ball point pin
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Floss, uni-stretch etc
Wing: Black squirrel tail, black bear etc
Hackle: Grizzly, badger etc

Parachute Wing Post



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Black Bear (Series)


Black Bear

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers


Black Bear Green Butt

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Butt: Green uni-stretch
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers


Black Bear Orange Butt

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Butt: Orange uni-stretch
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers


Black Bear Red Butt

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Butt: Red uni-stretch
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black bear or substitute
Throat: Black hackle fibers

Hairy Mary


Hairy Mary

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Red fox squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers


Tying Note

There are other recipe versions from different books on tying atlantic salmon flies. See below.

Hairy Mary

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black wool
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: Red phase squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers

Reference

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Fulsher & Krom

Hairy Mary (Low Water)

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: Siberian squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers

Reference

Tying & Fishing Bucktails & Other Hair Wings - Mike Valla

Hairy Mary

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Body: Black uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Wing: Grey squirrel tail
Throat: Blue hackle fibers

Reference

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

I used this recipe for the fly above


Friday, November 10, 2017

Patate/Potato


Patate/Potato

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Aqua blue uni-stretch
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: White calf tail
Hackle: Yellow

Reference

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Gather your Hackles

I tie a lot of streamer style fly patterns that require hackle feather fibers for tails and throats and may or may not use up the entire feather in 1 tying session.

When not using the feathers I simply gather them and use an electrical test clip to hold them together.


Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bonbon (Series)


Bonbon/Orange

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Dark orange swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of black krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Lime

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Dark chartreuce swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of lime krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Lemon

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Yellow swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of lime krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Chocolate

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Body: Brown swannundaze over flat gold tinsel
Throat: Black hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of black krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Cherry

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Red swannundaze over flat silver tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of lime krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute



Bonbon/Blueberry

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat peacock tinsel
Body: Chartreuce swannundaze over flat peacock tinsel
Throat: Silver doctor blue hackle
Wing: Black bear hair, over a few strands of green krystal flash
Cheeks Blue kingfisher or substitute

Acceptable Substitutions

Black squirrel for Black bear
V-Rib for Swannundaze
Blue Kingfisher hackle fibers for Blue Kingfisher

Reference

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Glitter Bear


Glitter Bear

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel
Butt: Fluorescent green floss/uni-stretch
Ribbing: Fine oval silver tinsel
Body: Peacock herl
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Wing: Black bear/squirrel over a few strands of krystal flash

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wouf Wouf


Wouf Wouf

Hook: Salmon Style
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Body: Black floss/uni-stretch
Wing: Strands of bright green flasabou/krystal flash, ubder black bear/squirrel
Collar hackle: Bright green

Godbout de Crystal


Godbout de Crystal

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Chartreuse uni-stretch, covered with head cement
Body: Peacock herl
Wing: Pearl krystal flash

Molasses Hill


Molasses Hill

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tail and back: Purple krystal flash
Body hackle: Black
Body: Black chenille

Friday, October 20, 2017

Orange Puppy


Orange Puppy

Hook: Nymph/streamer
Thread: Black
Tag: Embossed silver tinsel
Tail: Orange hackle fibers
Body: Black chennile
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: Gray squirrel
Head: Orange ice dub & black thread

Friday, October 6, 2017

Copper Killer


Copper Killer

Hook: Salmon type
Thread: Red
Tag: Copper oval tinsel
Tip: Yellow floss/uni-stretch
Tail: Red squirrel tail
Butt: Fluorescent red floss/uni-stretch
Ribbing: Copper oval tinsel
Body: Copper flat tinsel
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: Red squirrel tail

Picture Province


Picture Province

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Butt: Fluorescent green tinsel/uni-floss ets
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Gold oval tinsel
Body: Deep red or claret floss
Throat: Yellow hackle
Wing: Black bear/squirrel hair

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pot Scrubber


Pot Scrubber

Hook: Salmon tyoe
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat copper tinsel
Throat hackle: Brown
Wing: Grey squirrel tail

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Black Bear Red Butt SBS


Tie in thread and silver oval tinsel behind the hook return.


Wrap back to the barb of the hook.


Wrap the tinsel forward. About 4-6 turns is enough.


Tie in the tag material.


Wrap tag material forward.


Tie in black hackle fibers for the tail and wrap all materials back to the hook return to make a smooth underbody.


Tie in the ribbing tinsel and the body material.


Wrap boody material forwrd followed by the tinsel ribbing. Tie in black hackle fibers for the throat.


Tie on the wing material and wrap a neat head.


Finished fly with tail.


Finished fly without tail.


Black Bear Red Butt

Hook: Salmon type
Thread: Black
Tip: Silver oval tinsel
Tag: Red floss/uni-stretch/yarn etc
Tail: Black hackle fibers
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Black floss/uni-stretch/yarn etc
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Wing: Black bear or squirrel

Numerous websites/books have this fly tied with/without a tail so I tied both

Changing the tag color will give you a black bear green butt, black bear orange butt etc

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Priest


Priest

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: White then black for the head
Tag: Silver oval tinsel
Tail: White hackle fibers
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Body: White/cream wool yarn
Throat: White hackle fibers
Wing: Blue krystal flash over white bucktail

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Fulkro


Fulkro

Hook: Mustad 36890 Salmon Hook 
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver oval tinsel/orange floss
Tail: Red calf tail
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Thorax: Three peacock herls
Wing: Red squirrel tail
Beard: Brown hackle fibers

Originated by: Keith Fulsher/Charles Krom

Undertaker



The Undertaker 

Hook: Mustad 36890 Salmon Hook 
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver round tinsel
Butt: Green/ Red floss
Thorax: Three peacock herls
Wing: Black bucktail
Beard: Black hackle fibers

Saturday, September 16, 2017

October Copper


October Copper

Hook: Mustad 36890
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Butt: Black wool/dubbing
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat copper tinsel
Throat: Orange guinea hen
Wing: Red fox squirrel

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Buckskin Nymph




Buckskin Nymph

Hook: Nymph/wet/dry style
Thread: Black or your favorite color
Body: Natural buckskin or synthetic equivalent

Tying Ideas

Add a tail
Add throat hackle
Add a wire rib
Add a tinsel flahback
Add a peacock herl/dubbing thorax
Tie it as a soft hackle
Tie it as a beadhead
Volor the buckskin with permanent markers

Be creative. Experiment.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Brown's Crayfish



Brown's Crayfish

Hook: Mustad 9671 or 9672, # 4 to 8
Weighting (optional): Lead Wire
Thread: Black
Claws: a V-shaped bunch of Squirrel tail
Body: Dubbing or wool (brown, orange, olive or black)
Hackle: Rooster saddle, palmered

Shell: Turkey tail or wing, epoxied

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Orange Asher


Orange Asher

Hook: Your Favorite
Thread: Orange or black
Hackle: Grizzly
Body: Orange thread, floss, antron yarn, dubbing, uni-stretch, z-lon etc

After learning thread control in the beginner fly tying classes I took many years ago, it was time to tie some new flies with 2 materials. The instructor chose the Orange Asher as a place to begin.

This was followed by a change in the body floss from orange to red to give you the "Bloody Asher". Thats the name I was told by the instructor but I have also heard it called "Bloody Butcher".

Other variations would simply be tied using different colors of floss, tying it with peacock herl is the "Griffiths Gnat". I have purchased flies with a cream colored dubbed body and had tremendous success with it on the Green River in Utah. Another variation use grizzly hackle fibers for a tail and also has a gold tinsel rib. Try tying it with different body materials and different colors of hackle. The options are all up to you.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Handi-Grip

I have a herniated disc in my back that is extremely painful when I have to bend down. 

I keep the Handi-Grip near my fly tying to pick up materials that I occasionaly drop on the floor.




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Magalloway




Magalloway

Hook: Wet style
Thread: Black
Tag: Gold tinsel
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Butt: Back chenille - 1 turn
 Body: Brown wool
Throat: Brown hackle fibers
Wing: Peacock swords
Head: UV resin