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

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

Redeemer


Redeemer

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tip: Yellow floss
Tail: Dyed yellow hackle fibers
Butt: Fluorescent blue floss
Body: Embossed gold tinsel
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Throat/Hackle: Guinea hen
Wing: Grey squirrel

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

Nepisiguit Grey



Nepisiguit Grey

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tip: Yellow floss
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet over crest
Butt: Peacock herl
Body: Gray muskrat underbody fur
Ribbing: Oval gold tinsel
Throat/Hackle: Grizzly hackle 
Wing: Black bear

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



John Olin



John Olin

Hook - Gamakatsu
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Wing - Black bear gair
Throat - Dyed black hackle fibers

Hairy Mary


Hairy Mary

Hook - Gamakatsu
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Wing - Pine or fox squirrel tail (red phase squirrel tail)
Throat - Dyed blue hackle fibers

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

Green Charm


Green Charm


Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Green floss
Wing - Dyed green greyish monkey hair or dyed green squirrel tail

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

Gorgeous George


Gorgeous George

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style

Thread - Black
Tag - Silver wire
Ribbing - Silver wire
Body - Black floss
Wing - Grey squirrel tail
Throat hackle - Orange, collar style


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

Charbell



Charbell

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black
Body - Black dubbing, flat silver tinsel and black dubbing
Wing - Moose body hair


Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Roach River Robber



Roach River Robber

HOOK: 6xl streamer
THREAD: Black
BODY: Red Uni-stretch, yarn, floss etc
THROAT: Natural brown deer back hairs (sparse)
WING: Gray Squirrel tail hair

Variant = 3 Strands of twisted red ultra wire for the body

Reference: found this one on the internet

Originated by Dan Legere

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Hoot Smith Special


Hoot Smith Special

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black 
Ribbing - Medium oval silver tinsel
Body - Fluorescent pink, Danville depth ray wool
Ribbing: Medium oval silver tinsel
Wing - Black Russian squirrel, dark fitch tail, or dyed black squirrel

Nymbeet



Nymbeet 
(Stuart Napier)

Hook - Mustad 3906/3906B
Thread - Black.
Tail - Small bunch of black cock hackle equaling the hook length.
Back - A strip of black crow wing or substitute, doubled over lengthways and reaching almost halfway down the sides of the fly, tied in by the tip end.
Body - The original dressing has an underbody of black marabou silk, wrapped with a strip of clear plastic from a particular washing up pot cleaner. Clear Vinyl Rib or Nymph Rib can be substituted. They are three times thicker, so the underbody can be eliminated.
Hackle - Two turns of black cock, the fibers the same length as shank (leave full, not gathered underneath into a throat style).

Reference - Fly Anglers Online (FAOL) Archive

Friday, August 23, 2019

Llama



Llama

Hook - Mustad 3665A
Thread - Black
Tail - Grizzly hackle fibers
Body - Red floss
Ribbing - Medium gold tinsel
Wing - Wwoodchuck guard hairs

Collar - Grizzlyy

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Woodchuck Special




Woodchuck Special

Hook - Mustad 9671 or 9672 
Thread - Yellow
Tail - Orange hen hackle fibers 
Body - Silver tinsel
Rib - Copper wire
Wing - Woodchuck fur (use both guard hair and under fur)
Collar - Orange hen hackle


For a weighted streamer, wrap .015 lead wire over the front half of the shank, leaving about two hook-eye widths for the head.  

Other variations: Orange is a great attractor color, but red or yellow are also good choices for tail and collar color. Further variations can be made with dyed woodchuck fur, such as red, yellow or olive, or by using colored wire for the rib.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dambuster



Dambuster

Hook - Nymph style
Thread - Black
Tail - Fluorescent wool, z-lon, antron yarn etc
Body - Peacock herl.
Hackle - Brown cock.
Thorax - Peacock herl.
Shoulder Hackle - Brown cock.