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.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Willow


Willow (Variant)

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread -Black
Tail - Amherst pheasant tippet
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – White wool yarn
Throat – Grizzly hen hackle fibers (original = badger hackle)
Wing – Gray squirrel tail

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Schweitzer's Wateck



Schweitzer's Wateck

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Fluorescent green
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – Olive hares ear
Throat – Brown hen hackle fibers
Wing – Dyed yellow squirrel tail

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Monday, August 19, 2019

Forrester



Forrester

Hook- Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Orange
Tail – Orange calf tail
Body – 2/3 orange chenille, 1/3 black chenille
Wing – Orange calf tail
Hackle – Orange calf tail

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Green & Gray Drakes



Green Drake

Hook- Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Black
Tail – Barred teal fibers
Ribbing – Black uni-stretch
Body – Olive dubbing
Wing – Dyed black squirrel tail
Hackle – Grizzly tied on as a collar and tied back



Gray Drake

Hook- Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Black
Tail – Barred mallard fibers
Ribbing – Black uni-stretch
Body – White dubbing
Wing – Gray squirrel tail
Hackle – Grizzly tied on as a collar and tied back

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Royal Squirrel


Royal Squirrel

Hook - Mustad 9671, size 8 (or your favorite streamer style hook)
Thread - Black
Tail - Peacock herl
Body – Red uni-stretch
Wing – Gray squirrel tail

Reference – Fly Anglers On Line (FAOL) Archive


Chaveney



Chaveney

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - black
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Muskrat dubbing
Hackle - Grizzly tied on as a collar and tied back and down
Wing - Brown bucktail

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Helleckson

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Squirrel Tail Streamers





Squirrel Tail Streamer - Copper



Squirrel Tail Streamer - Gold




Squirrel Tail Streamer - Silver


Hook - Mustad 9671, #8
Thread - Black or orange
Tail - Small tuft of red marabou
Body - Flat silver, gold or copper tinsel
Ribbing - Oval silver, gold or copper tinsel
Wing: White calf tail under gray squirrel tail, orange calf tail under orange 
dyed squirrel tail or brown calf tail under fox squirrel tail
UV Resin

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Walloon Springer



Walloon Springer

Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Body - Fat silver tinsel
Wing - Lemon woodduck fibers
Hackle - Soft barred ginger hen

Reference - Minnows of North America and Their Streamer Imitations (Wet Fly Patterns Section) - George L Herter

Monday, August 12, 2019

Antigo Caddis



Antigo Caddis

Hook- Nymph/wet style
Thread – Black
Tail – Red marabou
Body – Apple green floss
Wing – Fox squirrel tail hairs
Hackle – Soft grizzly hen

Reference - Minnows of North America and Their Streamer Imitations (Wet Fly Patterns Section) - George L Herter

Friday, August 9, 2019

Herter Brothers



Herter Brothers

Hook - Straight eye streamer hook
Thread - Black
Body segments - Oval or flat silver tinsel
Wings - Brown, red and grizzly (chinchilla) marabou

Reference - Minnows of North America and Their Streamer Imitations - George L Herter

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Oriole



The Oriole

Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Red hackle barbs
Body - Black floss or wool
Rib - Oval gold tinsel
Throat - Brown hackle fibers
Wing - Yellow dyed squirrel tail

Blue Charm



Blue Charm

Hook – Salmon style
Thread – Black
Tip – Oval silver tinsel
Tag – Yellow floss
Tail – Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel
Body – Black floss
Throat – Silver doctor blue hackle fibers
Wing – Gray squirrel tail

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

FA (Floating & Ascending) Nymph




Light Olive

Hook – Dry fly style
Thread – To match insect color
Tail – Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing – Copper wire
Wing case – Black foam strip
Thorax – Dubbing to match insect color

PMD Brown

Hook – Dry fly style
Thread – To match insect color
Tail – Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing – Copper wire
Wing case – Black foam strip
Thorax – Dubbing to match insect color

BWO (Baetis) Olive

Hook – Dry fly style
Thread – To match insect color
Tail – Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing – Copper wire
Wing case – Black foam strip
Thorax – Dubbing to match insect color

Sulphur

Hook – Dry fly style
Thread – To match insect color
Tail – Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing – Copper wire
Wing case – Black foam strip
Thorax – Dubbing to match insect color


Reference - Satoshi Yamamoto

https://leftytyer.blogspot.com/search?q=fa+nymphSatoshi Yamamoto







Renous Special


Renous Special

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Red floss
Tail - Green over yellow hackle fibers
Body - Medium green yarn
Rib - Oval silver tinsel
Throat - Yellow hackle
Wing - Yellow bucktail over lime green bucktail
Cheeks - Jungle cock
UV Resin

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Kennebago Bucktail


Kennebago Bucktail

Hook: Partridge CS15 #4 (I substituted)
Thread: White
Tail: Orange hackle fibers
Butt: Peacock herl, light blue silk, peacock herl (rear 1/3 of hook)
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel (over body only)
Throat: Orange hackle fibers
Wing: Tan under black under tan bucktail
Eyes: Jungle cock nail
Head: Black

Reference: Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing by Joseph D. Bates, Jr, – Pg 293-294