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

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Molten Core



Molten Core

Hook - Any curved style
Thread - Hot orange
Ribbing - Copper wire dubbed with ice dubbing wrapped in slightly open spirals to allow the thread body to show through
Body - Wrapped tying thread built to a taper
Hackle - Dyed black hen

Friday, January 10, 2020

Girdle Bug



Girdle Bug

Hook - 3xl-4xl nymph style
Thread - Black
Weight - Non lead wire
Tail, legs and antenna - Rubber legs
Body - Black chenille - experiment with other colors

The first rubber leg stone fly nymphs in this genre were tied with the rubber from a women’s’ girdle hence the name.

And before you say its a "Pats Rubber Leg"

Notes: Pat's Rubberlegs is also known as Jimmy Legs, Knotty Girls, Restless Stone, The Turd, and The Pickle. "Pat" has been suggested to be a guide, Pat Bennett, that works out of the Hyde shop in Island Park, Idaho but this may be a ruse. Jimmy Legs is a variation from Idylwild Flies in which the legs are pre-knotted and tied on a bent hook, such as a Daiichi 1730. Knotty Girls also have knotted legs but they are usually round rubber material. Restless Stone is another name as marketed by Umpqua. Whatever the name, the pattern works quite well and has become a favorite among guides. The pattern is a variation off an older pattern known as the Girdle Bug. This pattern was developed in the 1930's by Frank McGinnis of Anaconda, MT. He developed this pattern while fishing the Big Hole River. Originally, round rubberlegs was used but a spandex rubber material such as Super Floss, Flex Floss, Life Flex, and Spanflex has become preferred over round rubberlegs. It is much more durable and transparent than rubberleg material and very supple with lifelike movement in the water. Mickey Wooton, a guide out of West Yellowstone, came up with a nice variation of trimming the chenille at the abdomen for a flattened taper and replaced the antennae and tails with Krystalflash and Goose Biots, respectively. Fish Pat's Rubberlegs in the riffles and runs of fast moving water. It also makes a great pattern for short line nymphing. The weight of the pattern allows it to quickly sink into deeps slots and pools. Great with a Beadhead dropper such as a Prince Nymph or Hare's Ear.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Jason Spratley



Jason Spratley


Hook - Mustad 9672 #8
Tail - Guinea hen
Thread - Black
Rib - Small copper wire 
Body - Flat copper tinsel
Throat - Gray squirrel Tail
Wing - Pheasant rump dyed brown
Head - Peacock herl



A flashy variation of a vintage stillwater pattern; supposedly a killer in the Kamloops.

Shushan Postmaster


Shushan Postmaster

Hook - Long shank streamer hook
Thread - Black
Tail - Strip of mottled turkey tied on like a wet fly wing
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Yellow floss or uni stretch
Throat - Dyed red hackle fibers
Wing - Fox squirrel tail
Cheek - Jungle cock

Insult


Insult

Hook - Swimming nymph style
Thread - Black
Tail - Brown hackle fibers and peacock herl
Body - Peacock herl twisted around tying thread for reinforcement

Tying note: Fine wire may be used as ribbing if desired

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Jelly Bean Scud


Jelly Bean Scud

Hook - Curved scud style
Thread - Gray
Ribbing - Thread, wire etc
Body/Legs - Ostrich herl
Back - Layers of uv resin

Interceptor


Interceptor

Hair-Wing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat silver tinsel
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Black wool or uni yarn
Wing - Pine squirrel tail
Hackle - Dyed black hen

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Eighty - Eight



Eighty - Eight

Hook - 3xl or 4xl nymph style,  #6-12
Thread - Brown
Body - Rear two-thirds fine red wire; front one third fine green wire
(or substitute floss)
Wing - Wood duck flank
Collar - Grizzly hen hackle

Hare and Copper


Hare and Copper

Hook - Nymph style
Bead - Copper brass or tungsten
Thread - Tan
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Oval copper tinsel
Body/thorax - Hares ear dubbing

DC Serendipity



DC Serendipity 
(Dennis Collier)

Hook - Mustad C49S
Weight - Black Tungsten bead
Thread - Brown
Body - Brown thread
Rib - Copper wire
Wing Buds - Deer or elk hair
Collar: Brown dubbing with a lot of spike, picked out

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Frank Sawyers Killer Bug


Frank Sawyers Killer Bug

Hook - Nymph style
Thread - Copper wire
Body - Chadwicks 477 yarn or rough equivalent

The above fly is tied with actual Chadwicks 477 yarn

Brooks' Stonefly


Brooks’ Stonefly

Hook - 3xl or 4xl nymph style size 6-10
Thread - Black
Weight - Lead free wire
Tail - Brown biots
Ribbing - Copper or gold wire
Abdomen - Brown uni yarn
Hackle - Grizzly and brown (or cree)
Gills - White ostrich herl
Thorax - Brown uni yarn

Charlie Brooks stonefly is one of those patterns that is tied "in the round" style.
No matter how the fly drifts, it looks the same.





Rainbow


Rainbow

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - White for the underbody, then black for the head
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Guinea hen hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - 4 equal segments - back to front - fluorescent green, red, blue & orange floss or uni stretch
Throat - Guinea hen hackle fibers
Wing - Gray squirrel tail

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