Friday, December 7, 2018

Eurasian Jay Flies

Jay Silver

Tag: None
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (if desired) 
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Ginger
Wing: European blue jay

Jay Yellow

Tag: None
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing: None
Body: Yellow floss
Hackle: Yellow
Wing; European blue jay

Jay Blue

Tag: None
Tail: Light blue hackle fibers
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Light blue floss
Hackle: Light blue
Wing: European blue jay

Blue Jay

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