Sunday, April 21, 2019

Marabou Centennial Smelt


Marabou Centennial Smelt

Hook - Mustad 94720, size 6-8
Thread - Black
Body - Copper Mylar Braid, wrapped around hook shank (I used oval copper tinsel)
Throat - White Marabou, to bend of hook.
Wing - 3 strands each of pearl, blue, and pink Crystal Flash, over which is a medium gray marabou plume. (I used rainbow crystal flash)
Topping - 4 or 5 peacock herls as long as wing.
Eyes - Painted white with black pupils

Monday, April 15, 2019

Galloup's BWO Nymph



Galloup's BWO Nymph

Hook - Nymph Style
Thread - Wine
Tail - Hungarian Partridge
Body - Blue Wing Olive Turkey Biot Quill - See below
Wing Case - Pheasant Tail
Gills/Flash - UV Pearl Ice Dub
Thorax - Peacock herl



Use the quill side of the feather for tying this fly

Friday, April 5, 2019

Traditional Wet Flies





Dark Hendrickson

Hook - Wet fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Wood duck flank
Body - Muskrat
Hackle - Dun hen
Wing - Wood duck flank



Dark Cahill

Hook - Wet fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Dark ginger or brown hackle fibers
Body - Muskrat
Hackle - Dark ginger or brown hackle
Wing - Wood duck flank



Light Cahill

Hook - Wet fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Light ginger or brown hackle fibers
Body - Natural buff red fox fur
Hackle - Light ginger or brown
Wing - Wood duck flank



Quill Gordon

Hook - Wet fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Natural dun hen hackle fibers
Body - Stripped peacock eye quill
Hackle - Natural dun hen
Wing - Wood duck flank


Reference - The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla