Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Protein Buck


Protein Buck

Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Red
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Body - Orange chenille
Wing - Black squirrel tail


Brindle Bug


Brindle Bug

Hook - Nymph/Streamer
Thread - Black
Tail - Brown hackle fibers (or red)
Body - Black/yellow variegated chenille
Hackle - Brown

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Evening Coachman


Evening Coachman

Hook - Salmon style
Tip - Flat silver tinsel
Tag - Fluorescent orange floss or uni-stretch
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Body - Peacock herl, divided at midpoint by a band of Fluorescent red floss or uni-stretch
Hackle - Grizzly

Friday, May 4, 2018

Same Thing Murray


Same Thing Murray

Hook - Salmon fly style
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Orange hackle fibers
Body #1 - Fl green uni-stretch (1/3)
Body #2 - Peacock herl (2/3)
Underwing - Peacock green krystal flash
Wing - Moose body hair
Hackle - Black hen neck
Head Band - Chinese red uni-stretch
Head - Black ostrich herl

Monday, April 30, 2018

Emerger



Emerger

Hook - Curved style
Thread - Tan or Yellow
Body - Biots, condor substitute, stripped peacock herl etc
Hackle - Ginger, badger, brown etc
Thorax - Hares ear, squirrel etc
Wing - Deer, elk hair etc

Friday, April 27, 2018

River Creature


River Creature

Hook - Bass fly style
Thread - Color your choice
Tail - Rubber legs
Body  - Estaz chenille
Head - Fish skullz

Tying note - Tie in colors of your choice

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Dickie


Dickie

Hook - Nymph style
Thread - Black
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Gold oval tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Hackle - Grizzly hen

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Weight of Round Lead Fly Tying Wire


Sunken Stone


Sunken Stone

Hook - Nymph/streamer style
Thread - Hot orange
Tail - Black poly yarn
Body -  rusty orange/brown dubbing
Wings - Deer hair high-tie style

Scorpio


Scorpio

Hook - Nymph/streamer style
Thread - Color to match color of fly
Eyes - Painted dumbbell eyes 
Tail - Marabou
Body - Tying thread under v-rib, larva lace etc
Thorax - Estaz 
Throat - Rubber legs (optional)

Additional Colors


Monday, April 16, 2018

Gartside Gurgler


Gartside Gurgler

Hook: Fresh or saltwater hook
Thread: White 3/0 or Monocord
Tail: Very sparse bucktail or marabou plumes overlaid with five or six strands of pearl Glimmer or Krystal Flash
Body: White closed-cell foam, with five evenly-spaced segments. Foam should be 1/2"-5/8" wide for most flies. Use foam at least 1/8" thick.
Rib: White or Grizzly saddle hackle palmered between segments
Carapace or Shell: Closed-cell foam pulled over body and secured just behind eye. Trim foam leaving an excess of about 1/2" protruding beyond eye.

                                  Reference: Jack Gartside Gurgler

Friday, April 13, 2018

Early Emerger Nymph


Early Emerger Nymph

Hook - Dry fly
Thread - Tan
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Tan thread
Posts - White poly yarn
Thorax - Dark hares ear

Reference - Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine (UK)

Monday, April 9, 2018

ASB Chironomid


ASB Chironomid
(Anti Static Bag)

Hook - Curved
Bead - White
Thread - Chartreuse
Ribbing - Red wire
Body - Gray translucent anti static bag cut into strip
Thorax - Peacock herl

Raccoon


Raccoon

Hook - Dry fly
Thread - Black
Shuck - Grizzly hackle tip
Butt - White ostrich herl
Shellback - Elk or deer hair
Body - Black superfine dubbing

Phil's Black & Red


Phil's Black & Red

Hook - Curved shank
Bead - White brass/tungsten
Ribbing - Red wire
Body - Black thread or uni-stretch

Friday, April 6, 2018

Ausable Bomber


Ausable Bomber

Hook: #10 Standard Dry
Thread: Black
Tail: Woodchuck Guard Hairs
Wing: Calf Tail
Body:  Sunrise Orange (Hairline Dubbing Blend)
Hackle: Brown/Grizzly

William's Hackle Technique


Monday, April 2, 2018

Quill Gordon Winged Wet Fly


Quill Gordon Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Wet fly style
Thread - Olive
Tail - Wood duck fibers
Body - Stripped peacock herl
Hackle - Blue dun hen
Wing - Wood duck fibers

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Dark Hendrickson Winged Wet Fly



Dark Hendrickson Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Wet fly style
Thread - Gray
Tail - Blue dun hackle fibers
Body - Gray dubbing
Hackle - Blue dun hen
Wing - Wood duck fibers

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Crappie Darter


Spring Crappie Darter

Hook - Curved style
Thread - Black
Tail - White calf tail
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Black yarn, chenille etc
Wing - Yellow calf tail

Green Caddis


Green Caddis

Hook - Curved
Bead - Gold
Thread - Black
Body - Caddis Green Nymph Stretch Skin
Thorax - Fiery Black Sybai Fine Spectra Flash Dubbing


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Simple Pheasant Tails




Simple Pheasant Tail

Hook: Nymph Style
Threas: Assorted Colors
Tail: Pheasant tail (butt ends left long over eye of hook)
Ribbing: Fine wire (gold, silver, copper etc)
Body: Pheasant tail (butt ends left long over eye of hook after wrapping body)
Thorax: Thread
Wing case: Butt ends of the pheasant tail pulled back over the thorax and secured with tying thread

Tying Notes

Pheasant tail: Use different colors and different fibers from different birds
Thorax: I used thread but the torax can be tied using tinsel, spanflex, uni-stretch, dubbing etc

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cate's Turkey



Cate's Turkey

Hook: Nymph style
Thread: Black
Rib: Wire, gold fine
Tail: Lemon woodduck barbs
Abdomen: Mottled turkey barbs
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Lemon woodduck barbs

Grbica




Grbica

Hook: Nymph style
Thread: Tan
Rib: Thread tag end
Tail: Hackle fibers
Abdomen: Light hares ear dubbing (or color of your choosing)
Shellback: Duck, goose or turkey biot
Wingbuds: Duck, goose or turkey biot
Thorax: Dark hares ear dubbing (or color of your choosing)

Reference


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8og4sKqKz4

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Trigger Baetis


Trigger Baetis

Hook: Nymph style
Thread: 6/0 Brown & orange
Tail: 2 pheasant tail fibers split
Ribbing: Gold wire
Body: Brown thread
Thorax: Green & brown superfine dubbing
Wing buds: Dun CDC

Monday, February 26, 2018

Red Eagle


Red Eagle

Hook: Streamer style
Thread: White under the body; black head
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Ribbing: Gold oval tinsel
Body: Red floss, uni-stretch etc
Wing: Yellow bucktail or calf tail

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Trout Crack




Trout Crack

Hook: Curved
Weight: Lead or non lead wire (optional)
Thread: Match the dubbing color 
Body: Dubbing
Shell back: Liquid/larva lace, d-rib, v-rib etc

Tying Notes

This fly can be tied weighted or un-weighted, in different colors, insert different color wire into liquid lace tubing for a different effect, ude different colors of liquid/larva lace, v-rib, d-rib etc.

Reference

John Wilson (a legendary guide on the White River) developed this pattern.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Garry


Garry (Yellow Dog or Minister's Dog)

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver oval tinsel, yellow floss/uni-stretch
Tail: Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Black yarn
Wing: Mixed yellow and red calf tail
Hackle: Blue

History

https://bxttlines.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/the-tale-of-garry-the-dog/

Garry Dog

What I used as a recipe





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Almost


Almost

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tail: Brown hackle fibers
Body:Black uni-stretch
Wing: Black squirrel tail

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

James Woods Bucktail (Converted to a Jig Style)

After my fiasco with spilled powder paint (see previous post) I decided to just use some blue finger nail polish for coating the jig head.

These flies are for a crappie jig fly swap on a fly tying forum. I decided to take a bucktail panfish fly and convert it into a jig style fly. I choose the James Woods Bucktail.

Original  


The conversion


1/32 Ounce jig heads painted blue


Jig heads with painted eyes


Yellow chenille body


Finished Crappie Jigs

Hook: Your favorite size jig head
Thread: Your favorite color
Body: Chenille
Wing/throat: Bucktail

Tying note: Use whatever materials you have on hand to tie these jigs.

Be creative. Experiment.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Son of a b.....

You know that word



I was getting set-up to do some power painted jigs and went to lift the jar but the cover wasnt exactly screwed on and you know the rest of the story.