Thursday, September 19, 2019

Cosseboom(s)


Cosseboom

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Olive green floss
Ribbing - Embossed silver tinsel
Body - Olive green floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed yellow hen hackle




Black Cosseboom

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Black floss
Ribbing - Embossed silver tinsel
Body - Black floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed black hen hackle


Gold Cosseboom

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed yellow hen hackle

Will Taylor Special


Will Taylor Special

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat copper tinsel
Tip - Green followed by red floss or uni-stretch
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Wing - Gray squirrel followed by a half dozen moose body hairs
Hackle - Dyed yellow

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

October Copper


October Copper

Hook: Gamakatsu T10-H6
Thread: Black
Tag: Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Butt: Black wool/dubbing
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat copper tinsel
Throat: Orange guinea hen
Wing: Red fox squirrel

Friday, September 13, 2019

Rat - Series


Rat 

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly


Rat - Black

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Seal's fur or equivalent
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly


Rat - Blue

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Rear half is blue floss; front half is peacock herl
Veiling - A loose strand of blue floss fron the center of the body
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly



Rat - Copper

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval copper tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval copper tinsel
Body - Flat copper tinsel
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly


Rat - Gray

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Gray wool
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly



Rat - Green

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Rear half is green floss; front half is peacock herl
Veiling - A loose strand of green floss from the center of the body
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly


Rat - Purple

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Rear half is purple floss; front half is peacock herl
Veiling - A loose strand of purple floss from the center of the body
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly


Rat - Rusty

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Rear half is rusty orange floss; front half is peacock herl
Veiling - A loose strand of rusty orange floss from the center of the body
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly


Rat - Silver

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Gray fox guard hairs or gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly

Acknowledgement - Roy Angus Thompson

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Beady Eyed Minnow


Catskill Cannonball




Catskill Cannonball

Hook – Nymph style
Weight – 1/8 inch brass or tungsten bead & .015 lead/lead free wire
Thread - Red
Tail – Hungarian partridge
Ribbing – Red thread
Body - Hares ear
Wing case - Golden pheasant center tail
Thorax – Hares ear
UV Resin over wing case

Sunday, September 8, 2019

East River Special


East River Special

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Black floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed orange hen hackle

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Nimbus



Nimbus

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-H6
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval gold tinsel
Tag - Fluorescent green floss or uni-stretch
Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Purple antron yarn or uni-stretch
Throat - Dyed blue over dyed orange guinea hen
Wing - White calf tail

Reference - Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

Black Moisie


Black Moisie

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-H6
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Black floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Black bear

Flame


Flame

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-H6
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Orange yarn
Throat - Dyed light green & blue hackle fibers
Wing - Moose body hair

Rose of New England


Rose of New England

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tip - Embossed silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Butt - Red yarn
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Embossed silver tinsel
Throat - Red antron yarn, short
Wing - Brown over red over yellow bucktail
Cheek - Jungle cock

Friday, August 30, 2019

Unknown Salmon/Steelhead Flies

I was in the process of doing an inventory of flies I tied but had not bagged and tagged them yet when I came across these flies. I tied these flies sometime between late 2019 and the present. 
I honestly don't remember which of the many books I have on salmon & steelhead flies they came from or if I found them on a website on the world wide web.
It must have been a senior moment or CRS (can't remember shit) syndrome.


Unknown #1

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Orange
Tail - Dyed yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Hackle - Brown



Unknown #2

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Black floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Red fox squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly



Unknown #3

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Wing - Gold crystal flash under dyed black squirrel tail



Unknown #4

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Black floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Red fox squirrel tail
Topping - Peacock sword fibers


Unknown #5

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Butt - Fluorescent green yarn
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel tinsel
Body - Black Yarn
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail
Throat - Dyed yellow hackle fibers


Unknown #6

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Body - Oval silver tinsel
Wing - Dyed orange squirrel tail
Throat - Dyed green hackle fibers

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Poodle Dog


Poodle Dog

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Body - Black chenille divided by flst silver tinsel
Hackle - White
Wing - White bucktail

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies - Trey Combs

Tarnished Silver


Tarnished Silver

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat copper and silver tinsel, half and half
Wing - Red fox squirrel tail
Throat - Dyed black Hackle Fibers

Earl's Fly


Earl's fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Chartreuse antron
Tail - Chartreuse antron
Body - Peacock oval tinsel
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed black wound as a collar


Scarlet Ibis (Bucktail)


Scarlet Ibis [Bucktail]

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Red floss
Hackle - Red
Wing - Red bucktail

Reference - Steelhead Fly Fishing & Flies - Trey Combs

Spring Favorite


Spring Favorite

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - White
Tail - Red calf tail
Butt - Green wool
Body - Red chenille
Hackle - Red
Wing - Orange calf tail over strands of orange crystal flash
Head - Red (color white thread with red marker)
UV Resin

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Red Squirrel Hairwing


Red Squirrel Hairwing

Hook - Mustad 9672
Thread - Black
Body - Oval gold tinsel
Throat - Dyed red hackle fibers
Wing - Red fox squirrel tail
Eyes - Painted yellow/black
UV Resin

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tiger Bug



Tiger Bug

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Grizzly hackle tips
Ribbing - Gold Wire
Body - Gray dubbing or yarn
Hackle - Hungarian Partridge

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey

Steelhead Coachman



Steelhead Coachman

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Orange
Tail - Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat oval gold tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Hackle - Brown
Wing - White calf tail
UV Resin

Red Wing Blackbird



Publicover


Publicover

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Silver wire
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – Red seals fur or substitute dubbing
Wing – Fox squirrel tail
Hackle – White tied on as a collar and tied back

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Publicover


Whalen Galen


Whalen Galen

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Yellow
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Red dyed hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body - Light gray rabbit fur or equivalent
Wing: Gray squirrel
Hackle - Light blue collar style

Reference - Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Tobique


Tobique

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Butt - Fluorescent green wool 1/3 hook shank
Body - Black wool yarn
Throat: Dyed yellow hackle fibers
Wing: Red fox squirrel

Reference - Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom

Boxcar


Boxcar

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag: Flat silver tinsel
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Body - Peacock herl
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown

Monday, August 26, 2019

Sunny Day


Sunny Day

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Throat/Hackle: Dyed yellow hackle fibers
Wing: Grey squirrel

                   Reference - Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher & Charles Krom