Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Heckham Green




Heckham Green

Hook - Nymph/wet fly style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Olive uni stretch
Wing - Barred teal

Hackle - Brown hen

Reference - Forgotten Flies - Schmookler & Sils

Monday, March 30, 2020

Riley


Riley

Hook - Nymph/wet fly style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel and black uni stretch
Body - White uni yarn
Throat - Dyed brown hackle fibers
Wing - Barred teal

Yellow Bucktail Hairwing



Yellow Bucktail Hairwing

Hook – Streamer style
Thread - Yellow
Body – Flat gold tinsel
Ribbing - Silver wire
Throat - Yellow marabou
Wing - Yellow bucktail over yellow marabou
Head - Yellow and black thread

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Connecticut River Dick



Connecticut River Dick

Hook - 6X long streamer hook
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant tippet
Body - Peacock herl wound into a rope to make a full/heavy looking body
Wing - Yellow bucktail, short enough so that it will not catch under the hook
Topping - A very small clump of lemon wood duck flank, nearly as long as the bucktail
Shoulder - Strip of red goose cheek, slim and nearly as long as the wing. The original called for turkey feather
Cheek - Jungle cock


Originator also used red and yellow heads

Luzerne


Luzerne

Hook - Wet/Nymph style
Thread - Black
Body - Claret/Wine floss or uni-stretch
Wing - Mallard flank
Hackle - Dyed black hen

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Norm Wood Special


Norm Wood Special

Hook – Curved style
Thread - Orange
Rib - Fine gold wire
Body – Dubbing; Golden Stone
Hackle - Brown hackle
Wing - Calf tail – tan, root beer (depicted above), or “Norm Wood” color
Hackle - Brown hackle
Thorax - Same as body

Legs - Brown round rubber (optional)

You may use undersized hackle or trim the hackle to ensure it floats flat on the water. The calf tail hold the fly in the film, allowing the body to float flush or slightly sunken below the water surface

Emerger


Emerger

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - White, tan, yellow etc
Body - Dubbing - yellow, olive, tan etc
Wing - Sandwich of cdc-z-lon-cdc

Friday, March 27, 2020

Goddard Caddis


Goddard Caddis

Hook – Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Body - Deer hair, spun, flared and trimmed
Antennae - Brown hackle quill or monofilament (pictured)
Hackle - Brown 

Elk Hair Caddis



Elk Hair Caddis

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Ribbing - Gold wire
Body - Dubbing
Hackle - Brown
Wing - Elk Hair

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wright's Royal


Wright's Royal 
Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Body: Peacock herl and red floss
Wing - Deer or elk hair
Thorax - Peacock herl
Hackle - Coachman brown

X-Caddis


X-Caddis

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Shuck - Zelon 
Body - Dubbing 
Wing - Deer hair

Puterbaugh Caddis (Variation)


Puterbaugh Caddis (Variation)

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Body - 2mm foam strip
Under body - Dubbing
Wing - Elk hair, cow or yearling
Hackle - Grizzly

Opal Caddis


Opal Caddis

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Tail/shuck - Z-lon 
Body - Flat pearl tinsel
Wing - Deer or elk hair

Iris Caddis


Iris Caddis

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Shuck - Zelon
Abdomen - Dubbing, natural or dyed
Wing - Amber, white or dun Zelon
Thorax - Dubbing, natural or dyed

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Northern Girl



Northern Girl

Hook - Curved
Thread - Wine
Rib - Copper wire
Body - Hares Ear
Back/Tail - Section of pink yarn, tied in ahead of the body, then pulled back & held in place over the top of the hook shank while the rib is wound forward over it – trim to a short ‘tail’
Hackle - Furnace hen

Monday, March 23, 2020

Foam Ant


Foam Ant

Hook - Dry fly
Thread - Black
Body - Black fettucinne foam strip - Blane Chocklett
Legs - Dyed black hackle

CBC Midge


CBC Midge

Hook - Straight, curved or jig style
Bead - Brass or tungsten
Thread - Black
Butt - Copper tinsel
Body - Thread

Rainbow Warrior


Rainbow Warrior


Hook – Curved style
Bead - Silver Tungsten, sized to hook
Thread - Red
Tail - Pheasant Tail Fibers
Abdomen – Medium pearl tinsel
Wing case - Stub end of pearl tinsel from abdomen
Thorax - Wapsi Sow Scud Dubbing, Rainbow

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Brass Hat


Brass Hat

Category - Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tail - Dyed yellow calf tail
Body - Brass colored wire*
Mid wing - White bucktail**
Front Wing - Dyed black over dyed yellow bucktail**

* Copper wire is an acceptable substitute for brass wire. I used Hot Yellow ultra wire above

** Wings should be cocked upward at approximately 40 - 50 degrees

Originated by Peter J Schwab between the mid 1920's and the mid 1940's

Friday, March 20, 2020

Orange Steelheader


Orange Steelheader

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail and wings - Dyed orange bucktail
Body - Gold bill's body braid

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thvera Blue



Thvera Blue

Category – Atlantic Salmon

Hook – Single or double salmon style
Thread – White under body; black head
Tip – Oval silver tinsel
Tag – Yellow uni-stretch
Tail – Dyed yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel
Body – Blue uni-stretch
Throat – Dyed blue hackle fibers
Wing – Dyed blue squirrel tail

Skunk


Skunk

Hook: Salmon style
Thread: Black
Tail: Red hackle fibers
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Black floss
Throat: Black hackle fibers
Wing: White calf tail

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux

Monday, March 16, 2020

Lightning Bug


Lightning Bug

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Red antron yarn
Tag - Fluorescent green uni stretch
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Peacock herl
Throat - Dyed black hen fibers
Wing - Dyed black calf tail

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Red Moose


Red Moose

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Chartreuse
Tip - Flat silver tinsel
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel; rear body only
Body - Peacock herl and red uni yarn
Wing - Moose body hair

Cow Dung


Cow Dung

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - 50% olive floss; 50% beige floss
Throat - Dyed brown hen hackle
Wing - Fox squirrel tail

Daddy's Girl


Daddy's Girl

Category - Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Green uni floss
Throat - Dyed blue hen hackle
Wing - Dyed black calf tail

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Pink Lady


Pink Lady

Category - Atlantic Salmon 

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - White underbody; black head
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Hot pink uni stretch
Throat - Brown hackle fibers
Wing - White calf tail

Friday, March 13, 2020

Gray Marlow


Gray Marlow

Hook - Wet/nymph style
Thread - Black
Tip - Flat gold tinsel
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Red floss
Hackle - Grizzly hen

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Bourrach


Bourrach

Category - Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead

Hook - Single/double salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Dyed blue hackle tip tied flat
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Throat - Dyed blue hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed yellow bucktail


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Purple McBain



Purple McBain

Category – Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead/Trout/Sea Trout

Hook - Single/double salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip - Gold wire
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Purple uni stretch
Throat - Dyed purple hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed black over dyed yellow squirrel tail

Black Brahan


Black Brahan

Category - Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead

Hook - Single/Double salmon style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Dyed yellow squirrel tail
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Red krystal flash
Throat - Dyed black hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fast Eddie


Fast Eddie

Category - Atlantic Salmon/Steelhead
Hook - Single or double salmon style
Thread - Red
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Throat - Dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed green over dyed yellow squirrel tail

Monday, March 9, 2020

Autumn Twilight



Autumn Twilight

Category - Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Black
Tip – Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing – Oval Gold tinsel
Body – 50% purple uni stretch, 50% black uni stretch
Wing – Dyed black squirrel tail
Hackle – Kingfisher blue

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Butcher


Butcher

Hook - Wet/nymph style
Thread - White under the body, black head

Tail - Scarlet quill sections
Ribbing - Yellow floss
Body - Scarlet floss
Hackle - Badger

Not to be confused with the English "Butcher" fly pattern

Thursday, March 5, 2020

InVader


InVader

Category - Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Silver wire
Body - Black holographic tinsel
Throat - Dyed red bucktail
Wing - Dyed black calftail

Yellowbeard


Yellowbeard

Category - Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Black holographic tinsel
Body - Oval gold tinsel
Beard/throat - Dyed yellow calf tail
Wing - Dyed black calf tail

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Oddball



Oddball

Category - Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval gold tinsel
Tag - Orange uni stretch
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Black/camel uni yarn
Throat - Peacock sword fibers
Wing - Fox squirrel tail

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Player


Player

Category - Hairwing Atlantic Salmon Fly

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Orange
Tip - Oval copper tinsel
Tail - Dyed orange hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval copper tinsel
Body - Salmon color uni yarn
Throat - Dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed orange squirrel tail