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)

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Magic Midge


Magic Midge

Hook - Curves style
Thread - Black
Body - Black thread
Legs - Black z-lon, crystal flash etc
Thorax - Dubbing
Wing - White biot


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sicilian Gold



Sicilian Gold

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Orange thread
Tip - Embossed tinsel
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Embossed tinsel
Body - Yellow floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Orange under white bucktail 
Head - Orange thread 
UV Resin

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies - Trey Combs & Trout Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

Tying note - The Trey Combs book has the tip/tail in reverse order while the Terry Hellekson book omits the white bucktail in the wing, I tied the above fly usin the Trey Combs recipe and I reversed the tip/tail.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Silly Stilly


Silly Stilly

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Orange hackle fibers
Butt - 3 turns orange chenille
Body - Orange yarn
Wing - Orange over white bucktail

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies - Trey Combs

Pacific King


Pacific King

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Black hackle fibers
Body - Insect green floss with a strip of brown floss laid over the
top and secured with 4 turns of black tying thread ribbing
Throat - Black hackle fibers
Wing - Black squirrel tail
UV Resin

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies - Trey Combs

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Mike Tucker Stonefly - Pteronarcys Californica


Recipe
Pteronarcys Californica

Hook - Mustad 9672; Size 4 (or the size of stone flies in your area)
Thread - White flat waxed nylon for building the body: 
8/0, 10/0 or 12/0 tan thread for tying the rest of the fly
Tails, antenna and legs - 12 or 20 pound fly line backing colored with a brown marker
Under body - Thread and seamstress or map pins to help build a flat taper to the under body
Over body - Clear liquid lace, larva lace, v-rib, body glass etc
Wingpad - 1/4 inch wide tyvek paper colored with a brown marker
Thorax - Orange dubbing
Marker - Brown and orange for this fly but other colors can be used to suit 
the stone flies in your area. A salmon colored marker can be used for the underside.
Markers can be whatever brand you like to use.



Cut 2 pieces from the fly line backing for the tails. Leave these uncolored for now. 
They will be colored with a brown marker in a later tying step.


Cut 6 pieces from the fly line backing for the legs and color with brown marker.


Take a 1/4 wide piece of tyvek paper and fold it in half lengthwise. 
Trim the end in an approximate 45 degree angle to form a vee notch as shown. 
Prepare 2 strips of tyvek paper for the wing pads and 1 strip for the pronotum as shown above.


The lighter and bodkin will be used later to bend the legs.

Tying Procedure


Tie on thread and wrap to the bend. Wrap a bump of thread to help separate the tails.


Tie in the tails and the v-rib and begin to build a tapered body. I'm using v-rib for this fly but if you choose a liquid or larva lace, you may fill the tubing with oil, water etc.


Attach a dressmakers or map pin to the side of the body to determine its length. 
The point of the pin should be at the forward end of the thread bump.


The pin should be cut to length from the forward end of the thread bump to the forward end of the tapered body.


Cut both pins to the same length and tie on to the body. Ensure the pins are tied on parallel to the hook shank. The purpose of the pins is to create a horizontal taper to the under body.


Wrap the tying thread to fully cover the pins.


Color the underside of the body with the lighter marker (for this fly - orange)


Color the top side og the under body, thread bump and tails with the darker marker 
(for this fly - brown)


Wrap the v-rib forward to create the over body shell. 
Trim off excess material and the flat waxed nylon thread.


Tie on 8/0, 10/0 or 12/0 tan thread for tying the rest of the fly.
Tie on one of the previously prepared tyvek hind wing pad and fly line backing legs. 
Trim off all excess materials.


Dub the back end of the thorax with a dubbing of your choice. (for this fly - orange)


Tie on the second set of legs. Trim off excess materials.


Tie on the other previously prepared tyvek hind wing pad. Trim off all excess material.


Tie on a 1/4 inch wide strip of tyvek paper over the body of the fly. 
Dub the front end of the thorax with a dubbing of your choice. (for this fly - orange) 
Tie on the third set of legs. Trim all excess materials.


Tie on the fly line backing antenna and then pull the strip of tyvek paper forward to create the pronotum. Trim off all excess materials and build a neat tapered head.


The following steps require caution.

Using the lighter, heat up the bodkin (not to cherry red) and while hot, gently press the bodkin against one of the legs to bend the leg approximately 90 degrees. This will melt the fly line fibers in contact with the heated bodkin just enough to keep it bent. Repeat on the other side.
CAUTION: A too hot bodkin will cut right through the fly line leg like butter!


Repeat the process with the remaining legs.
CAUTION: A too hot bodkin will cut right through the fly line leg like butter!


After all of the legs have been bent to shape, trim the ends as shown above.
Trim the tails and antenna.
This is the top side of the fly.


This is the bottom side of the fly.


Other Colors







Other Hooks

Daiichi 1730


Partridge Draper Flat Bodied Nymph (H5ST) 


This hook can also be used. 

These hooks are no longer made but are still available in limited quantities.



Tying note: This is the way I learned to tie this fly while attending a tying class with Mike Tucker way back in the 1980's.


Obviously there may be easier ways of tying this fly with other materials. Thats up to each individual tyer.