Saturday, August 18, 2018

First Degree



First Degree

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Throat - White hackle fibers
Wing - White under brown bucktail
Head - Peacock herl

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Milk Weed Fly





Milk Weed Fly


Hook- streamer/nymph style
Thread - black
Tail - wood duck
Ribbing - flat silver tinsel
Body - orange floss or uni-stretch
Throat - black and white barred wood duck
Wing - white milk weed fibers

Tying note - I have no idea where to find milk weed bushes in my local area, so I used the next closest thing - white marabou

Minno-Fly




Minno-Fly

Hook- Streamer style
Thread – Black, white and tan
Body – Built up tapered white thread, pearl tinsel and covered with clear cellophane
Back – 4-6 strands of peacock herl
Throat – Red calf tail

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Milk Weed Fly



Milk Weed Fly

hook- streamer/nymph style
thread - black
tail - wood duck
ribbing - flat silver tinsel
body - orange floss or uni-stretch
throat - black and white barred wood duck
wing - white milk weed fibers

tying note - i have no idea where to find milk weed bushes in my local area, so i used the next closest thing - white marabou

Saturday, August 4, 2018

New Trier




New Trier (Original recipe)

Hook – streamer style
Thread – black
Tag – fine copper wire & yellow floss
Tail – golden pheasant crest
Butt – peacock herl
Body – first half silver coated copper wire; butted with peacock herl.
Second half copper wire.
Throat – dun hackle fibers
Wing – mottled gray brown turkey

New Trier (Variation recipe)

Hook – streamer style
Thread – black
Tag – fine copper wire & yellow floss
Tail – golden pheasant crest
Butt – peacock herl
Body – first half silver oval tinsel; butted with peacock herl.
Second half copper oval tinsel.
Throat – dun hackle fibers
Wing – mottled brown turkey

Tying note: I tied this fly per the photo in the book “Forgotten Flies”. Not all photos in the book match the tying recipe.

Red Bodied Sleeker



Red Bodied Sleeker

hook - wet/nymph style
thread - black
tail - 4-5 golden pheasant tippets
ribbing - white thread
body - red wool, floss or uni-stretch
throat - ginger hackle fibers
wing - mallard flank or woodduck

Charles DeFeo

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Brown Buck



Brown Buck

hook - wet/nymph style
thread - black
tag - embossed silver tinsel
ribbing - peacock herl and counter-ribbed with fine oval gold tinsel
body - brown floss or uni-stretch
wing - black squirrel tail

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jay Blue



Jay Blue

Hook - Wet fly style

Thread - White under floss; black head
Tail - Blue hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Blue floss or uni-stretch
Throat - Blue hackle fibers
Wing - Eurasian jay

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fosnot



Fosnot

hook - wet fly style
body - yellow chenille
throat - blue hackle fibers
wing - slate goose/duck quill

Friday, July 20, 2018

Cinnamon and Gold



Cinnamon and Gold

Hook - Wet/nymph style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Body – Gold embossed tinsel
Throat – Ginger hen hackle fibers
Wing - Cinnamon goose/duck wing feather

ABU Optic Streamers


Pinup (Red)


Playboy (Black version)


Playboy (Red version)


Playboy (Silver version)

Reference


Herb Johnson Special



Herb Johnson Special

Hook: Mustad 9575, #2
Thread: Grey
Tag: Silver Embossed Tinsel
Rib: Silver Embossed Tinsel
Body: Black yarn
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Yellow bucktail topped with sparse purple bucktail
Sides: Magenta and light blue floss, as long as wing, with one strand of peacock herl
Head: Painted silver with yellow eye and black pupil

Thursday, July 19, 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

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gapen's Flick Fly Sreamer


Gapen's Flick Fly Streamer

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Weight - Optional
Tail assembly - #12 barrel swivel, .23 inch diameter split ring and size 00 colorado spinner blade
Tail assembly connection to hook shank - .015 diameter beadalon 7 strand wire
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Chenille in your choice of color 
Wing - 2 or 4 hackle tips - white, grizzly, brown, badger, red, yellow, orange etc
Collar - White, grizzly, brown, badger, red, yellow, orange etc