Friday, September 28, 2018

Matt's Midge


Matt's Midge

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Body - Black thread
Wing - White z-lon
Hackle - Grizzly

Tie this pattern in different colors

Matt’s Midge is named for its originator, Matt Miles of Colorado.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Catnip



Catnip

Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Orange dubbing
Hackle - Orange
Wing - Yellow calf tail

Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ingall's Butterfly



Ingall's Butterfly

Hook: Bronze down-eyed wet fly hook, eg Mustad 3399A, size 2-12 
Thread: Black 
Tail: Stiff red saddle fibers 
Body: Rusty peacock herl 
Wing: White goat hair, sparse, slightly longer than the body, divided, set slightly above the body and slanted at an angle of 45 degrees 
Hackle: Brown hackle wound on as a collar, two turns, one behind and one in front of the wing 

Reference: Ingall's Butterfly and W. W. Doak


Monday, September 17, 2018

Admiral


Admiral


Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Gold oval tinsel
Body - Red yarn
Collar - Red hackle
Wing - White calf tail

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Green and Red Ants


Green Ant

Hook: Salmon/steelhead style
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver tinsel (optional)
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet in strands
Butt: Peacock herl
Rib: Silver tinsel (optional)
Body: Fluorescent green floss
Collar: Black hackle
Wing: Gray squirrel tail




Red Ant

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black

Tag - Silver flat tinsel

Tail - golden pheasant tippets
Butt - Peacock herl
Body - Red floss
Collar - Brown hackle
Wing - Brown bucktail

Monday, September 10, 2018

Black Beauty




Black Beauty

Hook - Streamer
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle tips
Body - Green oval tinsel
Throat - Red hackle tips
Wing - 4 black hackles
Cheek - Jungle cock
Topping - 2 peacock herls

Reference - Forgotten Flies

Tying note - I used medium size veevus oval tinsel colored with a green marker and coated with uv resin

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Rusty Rat



Rusty Rat


Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: A few peacock sword herl
Body: Rear half, Orange-Yellow Floss (UNI-Floss rust orange), veiled above by one strand of same floss (You can either tie this part in before the herl or after, as I have done) extending to the middle of the tail, Front half, Peacock herl
Rib: Oval gold tinsel.
Wing: Grey Fox guard hairs
Collar: Soft grizzly hackle
Cheeks: Jungle Cock (optional)
Head: Red/orange