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.