Saturday, September 16, 2017

October Copper


October Copper

Hook: Mustad 36890
Thread: Red
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

Ready for the swap.


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

Friday, August 25, 2017

McGinty (Wet)


McGinty (Wet) (Don Martinez)

Hook: Wet/nymph style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Body: Ywllow and black chenille
Throat: Brown hackle fibers
Wing: Gray squirrel tail

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Silver Nymph



Silver Nymph

Hook: Nymph/wet style
Thread: Black
Belly & Back: Turkey tail feather fibers pulled forward after wrapping body
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Legs: Brown hackle trimmed top & bottom

Tying note: Try different colors of tinsels for the body to achieve different effects. Add ribbing for added durability. Apply a swipe of your favorite adhesive to the top and bottom of the tinsel body and then pull the turkey fibers forward glueing them to the body.

Bird's Caddis




Bird's Caddis

Hook: Nymph/wet style
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Floss, uni-stretch etc in your choice of colors
Thorax: Peacock herl

Bird's Nest Muddler



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Black Midge Pupa


Black Midge Pupa

Dry/wet style hook
Black thread
Black peacock herl or ostrich herl
Black thread body or floss, antron yarn, z-lon, uni-stretch etc
Black hackle fiber feelers

Monday, August 21, 2017

Shufelt Special


Shufelt Special

Streamer, size 4-10
Black thread
Golden pheasant fibers
Flat silver tinsel
Oval silver tinsel

White marabou over red and yellow mixed buck tail

13th Lake Bucktail


13th Lake Bucktail

Mustad 3665 #10
Black thread
Golden pheasant crest tips tail
Orange floss body
Gold tinsel rib
Orange bucktail under wing
2 Strands of root beer crystal flash

Black bucktail upper wing

Friday, August 18, 2017

Black Maria Variant


Black Maria Variant

Hook: Nymph style
Thread: black
Ribbing: Black thread or wire
Back strap: Flat pearl tinsel
Abdomen: Black floss
Collar: Black hackle
Thorax: Black floss

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bitch Creek Nymph


Bitch Creek Nymph (Non-woven version)

Hook: Nymph style
Thread: Black
Weight: Lead wire
Tail/Antenna: White rubber legs
Body: Black chenille with yellow chenille pulled forward
Legs: Black/brown hackle
Thorax: Black chenille

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Professor


Professor

Hook: Streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Red duck/goose quill fibers or hackle fibers
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Yellow floss, z-lon, antron yarn etc
Throat: Brown hackle fibers
Wing: Gray squirrel tail

Willy's Pip


Willy's Pip

Hook: Curved
Thread: Black or your choice of color
Tail: Black, white, grey, tan, red or green floss, antron yarn, z-lon etc
Collar: Peacock herl.


Tying note: Try different tail and peacock herl colors. Add different color beads in glass, brass or tungsten.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Whisky Fly



Whisky Fly

Hook: Long shank 6-10.
Thread: Red.
Body: Flat silver tinsel, gold can be used as an alternative.
Rib: Red tying silk.
Wing: Red or hot orange dyed calf's tail.
Throat: Red or hot orange cock.
Head: Build up of red tying silk.


Creator of this trout fly: Albert Willock

Country of origin for this trout fly: England

This trout fly is designed to be fished on Dams & Reservoirs, Still Water fish

Tying Bench

Out with the old.....Oasis Compact Tying Bench


In with the new.....Greenback Tying Bench from Finest Fly Tying Benches of Colorado



I had another company (Hartman Woodworking) attempt to build one for me. I sent them a complete set of drawing to my specifications and they could not even follow my directions. After all, I'm was paying for the damn thing and wanted it built my way. They resisted my requirements and built certain parts their way and kept telling about heirloom quality that would last for generations. After a comment I made to them about their unwanted changes they decided not to ship me the finished product. Oh well, buyer beware!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WD-40 & WD-50


WD-40 Emerger

Hook: Standard emerger hook 
Thread: Your choice of colors
Tail and wing case: Woodduck
Thorax: Gray dubbing


WD-50 Emerger

Hook: Standard emerger hook 
Thread: Your choice of colors
Tail and wing case: Woodduck (pulled back over thorax and trimmed as shown)
Thorax: Gray dubbing


WD-50 Emerger

Hook: Standard emerger hook 
Thread: Your choice of colors
Tail: Woodduck fibers
Wing buds: Butt ends of woodduck tail fibers
Wingcase: Pearl tinsel
Thorax: Gray dubbing

The above flies are tied using tan colored thread. These flies can be tied in whatever color you choose.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Silver Satan


Silver Satan
(Salmon Fly Conversion)


Hook: Streamer
Thread: Red
Tail: A small bunch of orange hackle fibers, over which is an
equal amount of yellow hackle fibers.
Body: Flat Silver Tinsel
Rib: Oval Silver Tinsel
Wing: Red Squirrel, over which is grey squirrel, in equal amounts.
Throat: A small bunch of black hackle, under which is an equal
amount of grizzle hackle
Cheek: Jungle Cock
Head: Red

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Warden's Worry


Warden's Worry

Hook: Streamer, 3X to 6X long, size 4 to 12
Thread: Black
Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Tail: A narrow section of a red duck or goose wing feather or hackle fibers
Body: Orange-yellow spun fur or wool
Ribbing: Flat gold tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle, wound as a collar or a throat of yellow hackle
Wing: Light brown bucktail

Maple Syrup


Maple Syrup 


Hook: TMC 300 #10 6XL
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow calf tail, sparse
Body: Beige chenille wrapped in 2 layers; front to back then back to front

Big Trout Only

Hook: TMC 300 #6 6XL
Thread: Black
Body: Peacock colored chenille wrapped in 2 layers; front to back then back to front

Variations



ORIGINAL MAPLE SYRUP
BEAD HEAD MAPLE SYRUP....gold bead head
BEST MAPLE SYRUP (golden tippet tail)
BLACK BEAD HEAD MAPLE SYRUP Black bead head
RED BEAD HEAD MAPLE SYRUP (red tail)
RED TAILED MAPLE SYRUP
TROLLING MAPLE SYRUP

NEW SYRUP SERIES: All red tail

BLACK SYRUP  shortest of the syrups, imitating caddis larvae (weighted)
COPPER SYRUP maple syrup with copper flash mixed in
GOLD SYRUP maple syrup with gold flash mixed
PEARL SYRUP maple syrup with pearl flash mixed in (weighted)

RED SYRUP maple syrup with red flash mixed in (weighted)
SILVER SYRUP maple syrup with silver flash mixed in (weighted)
NESOWADNEHUNK SPECIAL is an orange body with a white wing
NESOWADNEHUNK TROUT DEVIL is a red body with a white wing
OLIVE CHENILLE NYMPH (our next best colored chenille nymph for trout ) 

Tying Notes

Tying these flies is simple, but there are some rules. First, you can change the suggested sizes and colors if you want, but the recipes above seem to be the best producers. Second, you may be tempted to use only one wrap of chenille. Resist that temptation – both flies call for two wraps of chenille. Tie in at the eye, wind back and then wind forward over your first wrap. That’s two layers and anything less just doesn’t work as well. Third, the tail on the Maple Syrup should be sparse. Using too much material is the most common mistake fly tiers make. And lastly, the chenille on the Big Trout Only is wrapped back into the bend of the hook and then wrapped forward to the eye. If you only wrap it back to the point of the hook shank where the bend starts, some trout will spit it out. If you wrap the body a bit down into the bend of the hook, you’ll get better hookups.

For imitating dragon fly, stone fly, hellgrammite, hexagenia, and worm. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bullhead


Bullhead

Hook: Long nymph/streamer style
Thread: Black
Tail: Hen hackle tips or partridge hackle tips
Ribbing: Black uni-stretch
Body: Hares ear dubbing
Wing: Gray squirrel tail
Pectoral fins: Hen hackle tips or partridge hackle tips
Head: Hares ear dubbing

Peacock Caddis


Peacock Caddis

Hook: Dry fly 
Thread: Black
Body: Peacock herl (Reinforced as you see fit)
Wing: Deer, elk, caribou hair etc 
Hackle: Grizzly

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Matt Green


Matt Green

Hook:  Nymph style
Weight: Lead wire
Thread: Olive green
Tail: CDL or grizzly hackle fibers
Ribbing: Green copper wire
Abdomen: Olive green dubbing
Wing case: Gray goose segment
Thorax: Hares ear dubbing



Saturday, July 29, 2017

Brown Gacka



Brown Gacka

Hook: Long nymph/wet style
Thread: Black
Weight: Lead wire
Ribbing: Small copper wire
BODY: Brown dubbing
Shellback: Red pheasant chest feather or red hackle

Throat: Red pheasant chest feather or red hackle

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Undertaker


Undertaker

Hook: Nymph style
Thread: Black
Weight: Lead wire
Tail: Black wool yarn or antron yarn
Backstrap: Black wool yarn or antron yarn
Ribbing: Flat silver tinsel
Body: Black wool yarn or antron yarn