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