Sunday, December 30, 2018

Tangi


Tangi

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tag - Embossed gold tinset
Tail - Several peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Embossed gold tinset
Body - Fluorescent red floss slightly built up and lacquered
Wing - Orange dyed grey squirrel tail
Throat hackle - Grizzly, collar style
UV Resin

Reference - Hair-wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Teddy Baseball (Var)



Teddy Baseball (Var)

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Butt - Yellow floss
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Black wool
Throat hackle - Black
Wing - Greyish mottled monkey hair over 2 strands each of red and yellow floss 
Shoulder - Jungle cock

Variation - Grey squirrel tail is the closest I have to greyish mottled monkey hair

Reference - Hair-wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Almvig


Almvig

Hook - Salmon/steelhead
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Flat embossed silver tinsel
Body - Hot orange yarn
Wing - Orange calftail over polar bear
UV Resin

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing & Flies - Trey Combs

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Pat's Invincible



Pat's Invincible

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Grey squirrel tail
Body - Oval silver tinsel
Wing - Grey squirrel tail
Throat - Brown hackle fibers
UV Resin

Tying note: The oval silver tinsel is used for the body, is wound on the straight part of the hook shank and the tail is inserted 1/4 of the way up

Reference - Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Lady Ellen



Lady Ellen

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Red tying thread used to tie down the body material
Body - Silver mylar piping, slim
Wing - Black squirrel tail
Throat - Blue hackle fibers
UV Resin

Reference - Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Arndilly Fancy



Arndilly Fancy

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Yellow floss
Throat - Light blue hackle fibers
Wing - Black squirrel tail
Shoulder - Jungle cock (small)
Head color - 2 turns of red ostrich herl or a band of red lacquer around the base of the head, 
                    with the remainder black (i used fluorescent red thread)

Reference - Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Saturday, December 22, 2018

GT Triple Double


GT Triple Double

Hook - Dry fly
Thread - Black
Hackle - Grizzly - Brown - Grizzly
Body - Dubbing

Friday, December 21, 2018

Montreal #1 & #2 (Steelhead)


Montreal #1

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Claret hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Claret wool (Dubbing)
Throat - Claret hackle fibers
Wing - Gray squirrel tail

Montreal #2

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Red wool yarn
Throat - Red hackle fibers
Wing - Brown bucktail

Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

Monday, December 17, 2018

New Vise


HMH TRV (True Rotary Vise)

Fit and finish. Ill give it a grade A. All components are precision machined.

Jaw components have a smooth finish for being a cast component (supposedly).

Smooth rotation using the knurled knob.

Setup directions are pretty simple and to the point. Hook placement in the jaws a fully explained and if incorrectly done may void the warranty.

Convenient neoprene storage pouch included.

3 different sizes of Allen wrenches are provided. One too many in my opinion.

2-way adjustment. 1 from the stem and 1 from the main shaft.

Adjusting the rotary tension is quite easy.

Jaw has 3 grooves for positioning different sizes of hooks. No groove for tiny hooks. Fitting hooks in the groove can be tricky.

Silver vein finished base is non-glaring and heavy enough for my tying style

Jaws hold the hook securely with enough tightening of the four spoked knob.

The four spoked knob could use more rounded corners. The knob may prove to be a little difficult for arthritic hands

For the $495 price tag, it would have been nice to have a bobbin rest and material clip included. 

Jaw angle adjustment screw is on the far side. Why not on the same side as the four spoke knob. (just nit picking)

Back to the price. The TRV vise is based on the Standard/Spartan chassis. The only things that are different is the rotation knob, main axle and jaws.

I have only tied a couple of flies on the TRV vise so these comments may be different after a couple of months tying with it.

Harry Kari Bucktail (Variation)



Harry Kari Bucktail 
(Variation)

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black 
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Narrow black chenille
Body - Yellow chenille
Hackle - Pheasant shoulder
Wing - Black squirrel tail
UV Resin

Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

I tied a variation. Recipe indicated a tag of oval gold tinsel but the photo of the fly had it omitted.
I also substituted guinea fowl for pheasant shoulder

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Yokanga Gold



Yokanga Gold

Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - Oval Gold tinsel
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Throat - Orange hackle
Wing - Black squirrel tail over 6 strands of gold krystal flash
UV Resin

Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

Cullman's Choice




Cullman's Choice


Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tag - Silver oval tinsel
Ribbing - Silver oval tinsel
Body - Apple green floss
Throat - White hackle as beard
Wing - Black bear with golden pheasant crest topping
UV Resin



Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Renegade Rat


Renegade Rat

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Tag hackle - Brown
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Hackle - White, tied as a collar
UV Resin

Reference - Federation of Fly Fishers Fly Pattern Encyclopedia

Get'r Done



Get'r Done

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Charteuse
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Chartreuse floss or uni-stretch
Throat - Black hackle fibers
Underwing - Pearl krystal flash
Overwing - Black squirrel tail
Head - Chartreuse micro chenille
UV Resin

Reference - Internet Photograph (Gaspe Fly Shop)

DIY Fly Tying Tools




Friday, December 7, 2018

Eurasian Jay Flies




Jay Silver
(Left)

Tag: None
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (if desired) 
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Ginger
Wing: European blue jay

Jay Yellow
(Top)

Tag: None
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing: None
Body: Yellow floss
Hackle: Yellow
Wing; European blue jay

Jay Blue
(Bottom)

Tag: None
Tail: Light blue hackle fibers
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Light blue floss
Hackle: Light blue
Wing: European blue jay

Blue Jay
(Right)

Tip: Gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Hackle: Orange
Wing: European blue jay

Reference - Trout - Ray Bergman

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Mighty Atom


Mighty Atom


(Mike Martinek)(Art of Angling Journal)

Hook - Wet, nymph or casting streamer
Tail - Red floss or antron yarn, cut short
Body - Twisted copper wire
Wing - Orange and brown bucktail, sparse
Hackle - Orange, folded and pulled back as a collar
Head - Red thread with painted white eye and black pupil

Note: A "casting streamer" hook refers to a hook that is 3xl or 4xl long and in sizes #2-10 where a "streamer" or "trolling streamer" hook is 6xl, 8xl or longer, and usually in sizes #1-2

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Moose Bogan


Moose Bogan

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat copper tinsel
Wing - Green squirrel tail
Collar - Fluorescent green chenille
Head - Red UV resin

Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

Mustang Pupa




Mustang Pupa

Legs - Pheasant tail fibers, chenille and a black glass/plastic bead
Body - Peacock herl reinforced with tying thread or fine gold wire
Head - Pheasant tail fibers


Reference - FFF Fly Pattern Encyclopedia

Friday, November 23, 2018

Calcasieu Pig Boat



Calcasieu Pig Boat

Hook - Bass style
Thread - Black
Hackle - Your favorite color
Body - Chenille in your favorite color
Legs - 56 strands of rubber legs (original recipe?)
Head - Built up thread
UV Resin

 I have never tied this fly before so I decided to giv it a try

Reference

http://www.warmwaterflyfisher.com/fl...FOTM052002.htm

http://www.warmwaterflytyer.com/corner.asp?page=2

Monday, November 19, 2018

Melted Cased Caddis




Melted Cased Caddis

Hook - Nymph style

Thread - Chartreuse

Case - Root beer pearl chenille or crystal chenille
Legs - Black hackle fibers
Head - Charteuse thread
UV Resin


Tying note - The chenille is tied on at the hook bend, 
wrapped forward and tied off. Cut off thread.

The chenille is then melted using a lighter to create the case.

Reattach tying thread and finish the fly

Method found on a youtube video.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Night Hawk



Night Hawk

Hook - Mustad 3665A
Thread - Red
Tag - Fine oval silver tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss or uni-stretch
Tail - Golden pheasant crest with a few short blue hackle fibers over
Butt - Fluorescent red floss or uni-stretch
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Rib - Fine oval silver tinsel
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail or black bear
Throat - Black hackle fibers
UV Resin

Monday, November 5, 2018

Rutledge



Rutledge

Hook - Mustad 3665A
Thread - Black
Tail - Fluorescent green floss
Body - Rear 2/3rd fluorescent green floss;remainder peacock herl
Ribbing - Fine oval silver tinsel
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail
Throat - Peacock sword

Reference - World Wide Web

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Brenda's Delight



Brenda's Delight

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Sparse Black calf tail
Hackle - Red tied on as a collar
UV Resin

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two 0 Terry Hellekson

Bair's Black


Bair's Black

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tip - Red floss or uni-stretch
Body - Black chenille
Wing - White calf tail tied over the body with an overwing of (clear) miclon or z-lon
Topping - Single strand of red floss
UV Resin

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Faulk



Faulk

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Bbody - Orange dubbing
Throat - Red hackle fibers
Wing - White bucktail

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

Patty Green


Patty Green

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel wrapped closely
body - Chartreuse yarn
Throat - Brown hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail tied low over the body
UV Eesin

Eeference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Orleans Barber



Orleans Barber

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Wood duck flank; black, white, black tip
Body - Red chenille
Hackle - Grizzly

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing & Flies - Trey Combs

Black Spook


Black Spook

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Red yarn
Hackle - Black
Wing - White bucktail
UV Resin

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing & Flies - Trey Cambs