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