Sunday, May 31, 2020

Deer Fly




Deer Fly

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Black
Body - Peacock herl reinforced with tying thread and wrapped onto a superglue coated hook shank
Wings - Grizzly hen hackle tips
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Orange Blossom


Orange Blossom


Hook - Mustad L87-3665A
Tag - Oval silve tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Body - Rear 1/2 embossed silver tinsel, front 1/2 yellow seal fur or substitute
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Wing - Light brown bucktail
Hackle - Orange, tied as collar

Friday, May 29, 2020

Miss Pinky


Miss Pinky

Hook - Curved style
Body*- Pink floss with clear vinyl “D” rib over the top. Palmered with white ostrich herl. To add durability to the fly, use a dubbing loop on the ostrich.
Hackle - Hungarian partridge
Head - Peacock herl

* I used clear flat tinsel in lieu of "D" rib and applied a stripe of uv resin on top of the body to secure the ostrich herl

Green Weenie/Inchworm


Purcell's Fancy



Purcell's Fancy


Hook - 2xl - 3xl nymph style
Weight - Gold bead with lead wire wraps
Thread - Orange
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Gold wire
Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers
Wing case - Turkey tail fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl
Legs - Hungarian partridge
Head - Orange ice dub

Hopper Buck


Hopper Buck

Hook - Curved style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Brown hen hackle
Body - Cream or yellow dubbing
Ribbing - Gold wire
Wing - Mallard flank
Hackle - Brown hen

It is believed this fly is most likely taken as a hex nymph. Tie them in both weighted and unweighted versions. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Cinberg



The Cinberg

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Brown spade hackle fibers
Body - Tan/cream dubbing
Hackle - Brown or dark ginger fronted with wood duck. The WD is not wound like the hackle, it is tyed on first with the tips pointing forward, the rest of the fly is tied, tail, body and hackle, then after tying off the hackle the wood duck is pulled back, the thread wound through to the eye, and the wood duck gets worked back with a thread dam in front of it, forcing it back towards the hackle.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rio Grande King Trude


Rio Grande King Trude

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Body - Black chenille
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown

Monday, May 25, 2020

Giant Stonefly





Giant Stonefly

Hook - Salmon or nymph style
Weight - Multi-layers of flat lead strips to create a tapered underbody
Thread - Black and orange
Tail - Black goose biots
Body - Black larva lace, v-rib etc
Wing cases - Black 2mm foam (1mm would be better)
Thorax - Black dubbing
Legs - Black/white centipede rubber legs

Reference - Youtube video

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Peastone/Peacock Stone Nymph


Peastone/Peacock Stone Nymph - Ted Niemeyer



Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Natural Brown
Ribbing - Black wire or thread
Body covering - Clear flat tinsel
Body - Tan tapered body done with thread or floss
Thorax - Peacock herl
Wing - Peacock sword
Throat - Brown hackle fibers

Reference - Youtube video

Lunn's Particular




Lunn's Particular

Hook, o (size 15).
Tying silk, Pearsall’s gossamer, shade 13 – crimson.
Wings, two medium blue cock hackle-points put on flat.
Tail, four fibres of Rhode Island from large hackle.
Body, undyed hackle-stalk of Rhode Island cock hackle.
Hackle, medium Rhode Island cock hackle.


Updated Recipe

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Red/crimson
Wings - Two medium blue cock hackle-points put on flat
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Body - Stripped brown saddle hackle stem
Hackle - Brown hackle

Rhode Island Red Hackle = Brown Hackle


Friday, May 22, 2020

Conover


Conover

Hook - Mustad R50X-94845
Thread - Tan
Tail - Cream hackle fibers
Body - Muskrat and red wool blended to heathery claret gray
Hackle - Golden badger

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Quill Gordon






Quill Gordon

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan/gray
Wing - Wood duck flank, divided
Tail - Dun hackle fibers
Body - Stripped peacock eye quill
Hackle - Dun

The Thief


The Thief
Hook - 4xl streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail - 2 sections of red duck or goose as long as hook gap or red hackle fibers (depicted)
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Small bunch of grey squirrel tail hairs reaching to end of tail. 
Over this fairly wide sections of oak mottled turkey wing just as long
Head - Several turns of black wool, slightly built up*

*Original called for black chenille head.
Notes: Bates describes this pattern as a darker version of a muddler minnow that was originated by Dan Gapen of the Gapen Fly Company located in Anoka, Minnesota. the pattern was designed as a minnow imitation with the intention of fooling crappies into biting. The fly proved to be a winner when it came to large black crappies and success followed on several other species including rainbow trout.
Originated by: Dan Gapen
Source: Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (Joseph D. Bates, Jr., 1966) Pg. 347

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pistol Pete



Pistol Pete
Hook - Nymph/streamer style
Beads - Metal/plastic/glass in your favorite colors
Propellor - Silver or gold
Tail - Red or your favorite color hackle/marabou
Hackle - Grizzly/black/brown or your favorite color
Body - Black chenille/dubbing/yarn etc in your favorite colors



Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mosaic Buzzer Midge Pupa


Mosaic Buzzer Midge Pupa

Hook - Wet or dry fly style
Thread - Black
Breathers - White uni stretch
Tail - Black hen hackle
Ribbing - Black spanflex or uni stretch (depicted)
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing buds - Hot orange neon uni floss
Thorax - Black mosaic dubbing

A Davie Mcphail pattern

Monday, May 18, 2020

Brown Trout - Thunder Creek Streamer


Brown Trout - Thunder Creek Streamer

Hook - Gaelic Supreme Keith Fulsher or straight eye equivalent
Thread - White
Flanks - Root beer krystal flash under mixed black and red bucktail
Back - Natural brown bucktail
Belly - Mixed yellow and white bucktail
Gills - Red paint
Eyes - Painted black over white
Head - Epoxy or uv resin over the bucktail

Spottail Shiner - Thunder Creek Streamer


Spottail Shiner - Thunder Creek Streamer

Hook - Gaelic Supreme Keith Fulsher or straight eye equivalent
Thread - White
Caudal spot - Black floss
Flanks - Embossed gold tinsel
Back - Brown part of a bucktail dyed green
Belly - White bucktail
Gills - Red paint
Eyes - Painted black over white
Head - Epoxy or uv resin over the bucktail

Largemouth Bass - Thunder Creek Streamer


Largemouth Bass - Thunder Creek Streamer

Hook - Gaelic Supreme Keith Fulsher or straight eye equivalent
Thread - White
Flanks - Black floss ribbed with flat silver tinsel
Back - Brown bucktail dyed green
Belly - White bucktail
Gills - Red paint
Eyes - Painted black over white
Head - Epoxy or uv resin over the bucktail

Emerald Shiner - Thunder Creek Streamer


Emerald Shiner - Thunder Creek Streamer

Hook - Gaelic Supreme Keith Fulsher or straight eye equivalent
Thread - White
Flanks - Peacock krystal flash
Back - Brown bucktail dyed green
Belly - White bucktail
Gills - Red paint
Eyes - Painted black over white
Head - Epoxy or uv resin over the bucktail

Sunday, May 17, 2020

White Wulff






White Wulff

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - White bucktail
Body - Cream dubbing
Wing - White bucktail
Hackle - Badger

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Royal Coachman Bucktail Tandem



Royal Coachman Bucktail Tandem

Front hook - Nymph/wet size 6
Rear hook - Nymph/wet size 8
Thread - Black
Connector – .018 diameter Beadalon wire and red medium killer caddis beads
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Body – Peacock herl*red beads*peacock herl
Throat - Brown hackle fibers
Wing – White bucktail

Tying note: Orientation of the rear hook may be pointed upward or downward (depicted) if desired

Friday, May 15, 2020

Royal Wulff





Royal Wulff

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black 
Tail - Moose body hair
Body - Peacock herl - red floss - peacock herl
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown 

Were Wulff





Were Wulff

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Deer or moose hair (depicted)
Body - Hare's ear dubbing
Wing - Calf tail
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Grizzly King Wulff






Grizzly King Wulff

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Green yarn
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Hackle - Grizzly

Grizzly Wulff




Grizzly Wulff

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Natural brown bucktail
Body - Yellow floss or uni stretch (depicted)
Wing - Natural brown bucktail
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Black Wulff





Black Wulff

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Moose body hair
Body - Pink floss
Wing - Moose body hair
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ausable Wulff




Ausable Wulff

Hook- Dry fly style
Thread - Hot orange
Tail = Woodchuck guard hairs
Body - Rusty orange dubbing
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown and grizzly