Monday, February 24, 2020

J's Kicker Frog



J's Kicker Frog

Hook - Mustad CK52S
Popper - Blockhead foam popper
Thread - Yellow
Kicker Legs - Hollow foam lure making floats and yellow rubber legs
Miscellaneous acrylic paint, adhesive and uv resin

From a photo on the internet

I used a different popper head than the original so i guess that makes it a variant

okay stop laughing :)

Caddis Emerger


Caddis Emerger

Body - Dyed green 12 pound fly line backing
Legs - Hackle fibers
Wing - CDC Feathers
Head - Dubbing

Caddis Larvae



Caddis Larvae

Body - Dyed green 12 pound fly line backing
Legs - Hackle fibers
Head – Dubbing

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Black O’Lindsay



Black O’Lindsay

Tail - Dyed brown & blue hackle hibers
Body - Yellow uni yarn
Rib - Oval gold tinsel
Throat - Dyed brown & blue hackle hibers
Underwing - Peacock sword
Wing - Mallard flank

Wintel's Western Special



Wintel's Western Special

Category - Steelhead

Tail - Deer hair
Body - Black chenille
Collar - Grizzly hackle

Friday, February 21, 2020

Pheasant Tail Style Nymphs


Pheasant Tail Style Nymphs

Red

Tail - Dyed red pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Copper wire
Abdomen - Dyed red pheasant tail fibers
Wing case - Dyed red pheasant tail fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl

Turkey

Tail - Turkey tail fibers
Ribbing - Copper wire
Abdomen - Turkey tail fibers
Wing case - Turkey tail fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl

Condor 

Tail - Gray condor feather fibers
Ribbing - Copper wire
Abdomen - Gray condor feather fibers
Wing case - Gray condor feather fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl

Mallard 

Tail - Mallard flank feather fibers
Ribbing - Copper wire
Abdomen - Mallard flank feather fibers
Wing case - Mallard flank feather fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl

Tan Pheasant Tail


Tan Pheasant Tail

Tail - Dyed tan pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Copper wire
Abdomen - Dyed tan pheasant tail fibers
Wing case - Dyed tan pheasant tail fibers
Thorax - Uni stretch

Uni stretch colors top to bottom

Chinese Red
Yellow 
Orange

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Black Pheasant Tail



Black Pheasant Tail

Tail - Dyed black pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Copper wire
Abdomen - Dyed black pheasant tail fibers
Wing case - Dyed black pheasant tail fibers
Thorax - Bleached and dyed peacock herl

Bleached and dyed peacock herl colors top to bottom

Blue Wing Olive
Muskrat Gray
Caddis Green
Purple
Dark Tan
Ginger

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Black Gordon


Black Gordon

Steelhead Fly

Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - 5 turns of oval gold tinsel
Body - Rear 1/3 - red floss, front 2/3 - black floss
Hackle - Dyed black
Wing - Dyed black bucktail

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

Monday, February 17, 2020

Royal Coachman Bucktail


Royal Coachman Bucktail

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Ribbing - Gold wire (optional)
Royal body segments - Peacock herl, Red uni stretch, Peacock herl
Throat - Dyed brown hackle
Wing - White bucktail

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Green and Red Ass Bastards


Green Ass Bastard

Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Tail - Dyed black hackle fibers
Butt - Fluorescent green uni yarn
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Black uni yarn
Throat - Dyed black hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail


Red Ass Bastard

Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Tail - Dyed brown hackle fibers
Butt - Red uni yarn
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Brown uni yarn
Throat - Dyed brown hackle fibers
Wing - Fox squirrel tail

Friday, February 14, 2020

The Tang




The Tang

Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Collar - Grizzly hen hackle

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Stop


Stop

Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tail - Dyed red golden pheasant tippets
Body - Red holographic tinsel overwrapped with red v-rib
Throat - Dyed brown hackle fibers
Wing - Bronze mallard or dyed brown mallard flank (pictured)
Head - Peacock herl

Originator - Frank Guimond

Orvert


Orvert

Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tail - Dyed black hackle fibers and a short tuff of chartreuse floss
Body - Flat green tinsel overwrapped with yellow v-rib
Throat and wing - Multiple strand of chartreuse floss about half body long
Head - Peacock herl or synthetic peacock color dubbing

Originator - Frank Guimond

Max Canyon


Max Canyon

Tail - Small mixture of orange and white calftail

Body - Rear 1/3 orange, front 2/3 black wool
Rib - Gold or silver oval tinsel 
Hackle - Black saddle
Wing - 2/3 white and 1/3 orange calftail


Reference

Monday, February 10, 2020

Gorilla


Gorilla

Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tail - Dyed black hackle fibers
Body - Black uni stretch
Ribbing - Closely wound flat or oval silver tinsel
Throat - Dyed black hackle fibers
Wing - Woodchuck

Green Widow



Green Widow

Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Ribbing - 5 turns of oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed green hen tied collar style

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Bill's Badger


Bill's Badger

Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly


Ribbing - 5 turns of flat silver tinsel
Body - Black uni stretch
Throat - Dyed blue hackle fibers
Wing - Black and white tipped badger hairs

Friday, February 7, 2020

Liggett Special


Liggett Special

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Yellow over red over white bucktail or calf tail (pictured)
Eyes - White with black pupil

Black Drake Nymph


Black Drake Nymph

Weight - Lead or non-lead wire
Tail - Guinea hen hackle fibers
Body - Dark gray dubbing, wool, yarn, uni-yarn
Legs - Guinea hen hackle fibers
Wing - Black Marabou

Reference

Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs - E H "Polly" Rosborough

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Garcia's Mothers Day Caddis


Garcia's Mothers Day Caddis

Bead - Green Glass Seed Bead
Abdomen - Black dubbing
Under wing - Pearl Krystal Flash, Red Krystal Flash and Pearl Mirage Strands
Ove rwing - Bleached elk hair
Hackle - Brown hackle

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Johnnie Come Lately



Johnnie Come Lately 
(Cream Caddis Larva)

Hook - Mustad 3906 - 3906B
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Gold wire
Body - Cream wool or dyed beaver dubbing
Thorax - Gray beaver dubbing

An old Colorado fly pattern

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Renegade Fox


Renegade Fox

Steelhead Fly

Tip - Oval gold tinsel
Rear hackle - Brown
Body - Peacock herl reinforced with tying thread
Wing - Fox squirrel tail
Front hackle - Substantial white hackle tied as a collar in the traditional steelhead fly style

Dead Chicken


Dead Chicken

Steelhead Fly

Tail - Dyed red golden pheasant tippets
Ribbing - 5 turns of oval gold tinsel
Body - Yellow floss/uni-stretch
Collar - Grizzly hackle

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Grey Catt



Grey Catt
Variation*

Steelhead Fly

Tag - Flat gold Tinsel
Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers*
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Uni yarn tan*
Hackle - Mottled hen hackle
Wing - Gray squirrel tail

Original Recipe


Friday, January 31, 2020

Chipper Lodge



Chipper Lodge

Tag: Flat gold tinsel
Butt: Fluorescent orange floss
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippets, tied in at the second black bar
Rib: 5 wraps of oval gold tinsel
Body: Black wool
Throat: Purple hackle
Wing: Woodchuck guard hairs, topped with soft orange hackle fibers 1/3 of wing length
Cheeks: Jungle cock (optional)

Michael Angelo



Michael Angelo

Hair Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tag – Oval silver tinsel
Tip – Yellow floss/uni-stretch
Tail – Slip of dyed red swan or goose
Ribbing – 5 wraps of oval silver tinsel
Body – Black floss/uni-stretch
Throat – Dyed blue guinea hackle
Wing – Dyed red bucktail over dyed yellow bucktail

Thursday, January 30, 2020

White Thunder



White Thunder

Hair Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip – Flat gold tinsel
Tag - Green uni-stretch
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Rib - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Black floss/uni-stretch
Throat – Dyed orange Hackle fibers
Wing - White calf body hair /calf tail

Reference




Yellow Fever


Yellow Fever

Steelhead/Sea Run Cutthroat

Tail - Dyed black hackle fibers
Butt - Black chenille
Belly - Yellow chenille
Body - Black chenille
Collar - Dyed black hackle
Wing - Dyed yellow calf tail

Reference

The Bulletin- March 6, 2008

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Warden Watcher


Warden Watcher

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss/uni-stretch
But - Peacock herl
Ribbing - Black floss/uni-stretch
Body - Yellow floss/uni-stretch
Throat - Dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing - Black bear hair
Cheeks - Jungle cock (optional)

Roger's Fancy


Roger's Fancy

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Yellow or fluorescent green floss or uni-stretch
Tail - Peacock sword fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Green Highlander floss
Throat - Dyed green over dyed yellow hackle fibers
Wing - Badger guard hairs or gray fox

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calf Killer


Calf Killer


Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Red floss or uni-stretch
Tail - Dyed red pheasant tippets
Butt Dyed black ostrich herl
Ribbing - 5 turns of oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Throat - Dyed red hen hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail hairs

Shad Dart


Shad Dart

Tail - Marabou
Ribbing - Flat tinsel
Body - Floss, uni-stretch etc
Head - Chenille

Tie these in whatever colors to suit you

Reference - Orvis Fly Pattern Index - John R Harder

Jerrams Fancy


Jerrams Fancy

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Single or double salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Blue floss
Ribbing - 5 turns oval silver tinsel
Body - Rear 1/2 Red floss; front 1/2 black floss
Throat/Hackle - Medium blue hackle
Wing - Black squirrel

Monday, January 27, 2020

Big Three


Big Three

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel (traditional 5 turns)
Body - Orange floss or uni-stretch
Throat - Deep fluorescent blue hackle fibers
Wing - Black bear hair
Head - Black or red

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

Abbey


Abbey

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel (traditional 5 turns)
Body - Red floss or uni-stretch
Throat - Dyed brown hackle fibers
Wing - Gray squirrel tail

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

Randy Candy



Randy Candy

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Tag – Oval silver tinsel
Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel
Body – Rear half black floss; front half blue holographic tinsel
Throat – Dyed blue hackle fibers
Wing – Dyed black calf tail

Reference - Internet photograph

May be tied on a double salmon hook

Friday, January 24, 2020

Hogg


(The Incredible) Silver Minnow #2


Caddis Nymph


Caddis Nymph

Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - UTC Woodduck
Body and Thorax - Light brown floss body; dark brown floss thorax
Legs - Guinea hen fibers
Antennae - Very fine peacock herl sword fibers

Substitute tying thread tapered to shape; thorax colored with brown marker

Substitute a stronger more durable material for the antennae

Reference

The American Fly Fisher Magazine - Summer 2013 Volume 39 Number 3
Fly-Fishing: Some New Arts and Mysteries - J C Mottram

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Katoodle Bug


Katoodle Bug

Hook – Standard wet fly, size 6-10
Thread – White and black
Tail – Grey mallard flank
Body – Blue floss or Uni-Stretch rear half, yellow wool front half, small band of orange
Hackle – Brown hackle- beard style
Wing – Mottled turkey

Levoy


Levoy

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers
Body - Green chenille
Wing - Fox squirrel Tail
Hackle - Dyed orange hen

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Micmac Moose


Micmac Moose

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black or brown
Tail - Red wool cut flat
Body - Light orange floss or uni stretch
Wing - Black skunk tail or dyed black squirrel tail

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


Onset



Onset

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss or uni stretch
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel over entire body
Body - Rear third yellow floss or uni stretch; front two thirds orange floss or uin stretch
Throat - Medium dyed blu dun
Wing - Gray squirrel

Reference - Hair-wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher and Charles Krom

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tom's Favorite (Variation)


Tom's Favorite
(Variation)

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden Pheasant tippets
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Brown wool
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail
Variation - Dyed blue hackle fibers for a throat added

Reference - Hair-wing Atlantic Salmon Flies - Keith Fulsher and Charles Krom

Moose and Squirrel


Moose and Squirrel

Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Body - Moose mane
Hackle - Squirrel guard hairs in a dubbing loop

Apply a swipe of crazy glue to the thread wraps before wapping the moose mane or overcoat the body with uv resin

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Moose & Grizzly


Moose & Grizzly

Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Body - Moose mane
Thorax - Black beaver dubbing
Hackle - Grizzly hen

Apply a swipe of crazy glue to the thread wraps before wapping the moose mane or overcoat the body with uv resin

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Copper Bug

Copper Bug

Original recipe (wrong sequence in my opinion)

Hook:  Mustad #38941 or #9672, size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16.
Thread:  Brown monocord or brown pre-waxed nylon.
Tail:  Cock pheasant barbules.
Body:  Wrap abdomen with one layer of #30 copper wire (the type used for rewiring electrical motors), wrap thorax with two layers of same. Then wrap thorax with orange floss or silk, shape to basic nymph shape to size of hook. 
Wrap abdomen with single wrapping of copper wire.
Ribbing:  Peacock herl with fine overlay of fine gold oval tinsel. 
This will give added strength to the peacock herl.
Legs:  Brown hackle, trimmed top and bottom.
Covert:  Cock pheasant [wing case].
Thorax:  Peacock herl, tied full.

Recipe should read as follows (correct sequence in my opinion)

Hook:  Mustad #38941 or #9672, size 4-6-8-10-12-14-16.
Thread:  Brown monocord or brown pre-waxed nylon.
Tail:  Cock pheasant barbules.
Ribbing:  Peacock herl with fine overlay of fine gold oval tinsel. 
This will give added strength to the peacock herl.
Body:  Wrap the entire hook shank beginning at the bend to the eye with one layer of #30 copper wire then wrap the wire back toward the bend over the existing wire to form the thorax and wrap back toward the eye and tie off and trim the wire. the thorax area should have 3 layers if wire. 
See the wire body photo below 
Covert:  Cock pheasant [wing case].
Legs:  Brown hackle, trimmed top and bottom.
Thorax:  Peacock herl, tied full.



You have to tie on the tail, peacock herl and fine gold wire BEFORE tying the copper wire for the body and thorax. Then the wincase should be tied on before the hackle and peacock herl thorax.

I omitted the floss or silk covering the thorax area. 
Its not needed as it will be covered by the peacock herl.

Finished fly


Tying note: I think the hackle should be palmered over the entire peacock herl thorax for a better representation of a stonefly


Copper Bug Variation


Reference - Dick Surette's Trout and Salmon Fly Index