Friday, August 31, 2018

McMurray Ant



Eskimo Nell



Eskimo Nell

Hook - Streamer/nymph/wet style 
Thread - Black 
Tail - Golden pheasant tippet 
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel or wire
Body - Blue tinsel 
Throat - Guinea hen feather fiber 
Wing - Gray squirrel tail 

Reference - Collins Illustrated Dictionary of Trout Flies - John Roberts

Scaled Shiner Streamer



Scaled Shiner Streamer

Hook – Streamer style
Thread – Black
Tail – Black hackle fibers topped with white hackle fibers
Body – Olive green silk or uni-stretch
Ribbing – Heavy black thread; two pieces tied in at the tail and
crisscrossed to provide a scale effect
Throat – Red hackle fibers
Wing – 4 black hackles
Cheeks – Jungle cock

Reference

Forgotten Flies - Schmookler & Sils
Streamer Tying and Fishing – J. Bates
Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon – D. Stewart & B. Leeman

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Trueblood's Caddis Variation




Trueblood's Caddis Variation

hook : nymph style in your favorite sizes
thread : black
tail : green uni-stretch
shellback : pheasant tail
ribbing : silver wire
body : green uni-stretch
legs : mallard fibers


Original Recipe (Popular Fly Patterns Terry Hellekson)

Hook: Mustad 7957BX, size 8-12
Thread: Black
Tail: Green floss
Shellback: Peacock herl
Ribbing: Fine oval silver tinsel
Body: Green floss tied fat or slim
Legs: Mallard fibers

Hogan's Red Headed Step Child


Hogan’s Red Headed Step Child


Hook: Nymph style
Bead: Small Red Glass Bead
Thread: Brown 
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Rib: Small Red Wire
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Case: Medium Pearlescent Tinsel
Legs: Red Krystal Flash

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Phil's Wizard




Phil's Wizard

Hook : Streamer style
Thread : Black
Tail : Red hackle fibers
Ribbing : Flat silver tinsel
Body : Black chenille
Throat : Red hackle fibers
Wing : White bucktail
Cheeks : Natural jungle cock eyes

Reference : Forgotten Flies & With Fly, Plug and Bait (R. Bergman)

Brown Trout Fry




Brown Trout Fry

Hook - 4xl size 6-8
Thread - Tan for the head and tying down the tail area; white flat waxed nylon to build underbody 
Overbody shell - Clear zip lock bag. add a few orange and black dots
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Back - Brownish pheasant tail
Painted eyes - Black over yellow
UV Resin - Use as desired on the body prior to tying in the back fibers and head area

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Polystickle


Polystickle

Hook -  4xl size 6-8
Thread - Black for the head and tying down the tail area;
white flat waxed nylon to build underbody & colored with a red marker in the gill area
Overbody shell - Clear zip lock bag strip
Back - Swiss straw in your favorite color
Throat - Orange hackle fibers
Painted eyes - Optional; black over white


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Water Cricket



Water Cricket

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - black
Tail - Peacock herl
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Throat - Guinea fowl, sparse
Wing - Two long black saddle hackles

Reference - Forgotten Flies & Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Walleye Bucktail



Walleye Bucktail (White, Red, Green)

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail - Hackle fibers
Body - Chenille
Throat - Hackle fibers
Wing - Bucktail
Eyes - White/black

Reference - Forgotten Flies

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Rusty Rat


Rusty Rat

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Brown floss or chenille
Wing - Brown bucktail
Eyes - White & Black


reference - perrault's standard dictionary of fishing flies (page 419)

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

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