Friday, July 5, 2024

Yellow Belle

Yellow Belle 

Mac Warner

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Red

Rib - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Yellow wool or seal fur dubbing

Throat - Blended yellow and red hackle

Wing - Swan or goose strips, red and yellow

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Sissy

Sissy

Mac Warner

Hook - Mustad 3906B, Size 8

Thread - Black

Tail - Red hackle fibers

Body - Yellow floss, full body

Wing - 1 lemon side or flank feather, tied flat

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

I have an overabundance of teal so that's what I used

Similar to a Professor fly pattern

Kloofzicht Special


Kloofzicht Special

Hook - Streamer style

Thread - Black

Tail - Black marabou

Ribbing - Silver tinsel

Body - Black floss

Throat - Orange marabou tuft

Wing - Squirrel tail

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Ibis and White


Ibis and White

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - White under floss body; Black head

Tip - Gold tinsel

Tail - Red and white - married (duck, goose or swan)

Ribbing - Gold tinsel

Body - Crimson floss

Hackle - Red and white mixed

Wing - Red and white - married (duck, goose or swan)

Trout - Ray Bergman


Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Rube Wood


Rube Wood

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Black

Tip - Scarlet floss

Tail - Teal

Body - White chenille

Hackle - Brown

Wing - Gray mallard

Trout - Ray Bergman

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Red Spinner


Red Spinner

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Black

Tip - Gold tinsel

Tail - Brown

Ribbing - Gold tinsel

Body - Dark claret wool

Hackle - Brown

Wing - Dark gray

Trout - Ray Bergman

Friday, June 28, 2024

Fuego Bucktail

Fuego Bucktail

Hook - Mustad L87AP

Thread - Black

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body - Gold tinsel

Throat - Yellow bucktail

Wing - Brown over orange bucktail

Eyes - Painted black over white

From an Instagram photo

Mono Nymph


Mono Nymph

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Brown/Olive

Tail - Furnace cockerel or substitute

Underbody - 1/3 brown thread; 2/3 green thread

Thorax cover - Hot orange floss

Overbody - Clear mono

Hackle - Black hen

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Awesome Olive


Awesome Olive

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Olive

Tail - Olive cockerel or substitute

Ribbing - Copper wire

Body - BWO fine dubbing

Hackle - Olive hen

Deer Fly


Deer Fly

Hook - Wet Fly

Thread - Black

Body - Blue gray floss

Hackle - Blue gray

Wing - Blue gray

Trout - Ray Bergman

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Green Mantle

Green Mantle

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Black

Tag - Gold tinsel

Tail - Green quill sections

Ribbing - Gold tinsel

Body - Green wool

Hackle - Green

Wing - Gray mallard

Trout - Ray Bergman

Monday, June 24, 2024

Guinea Hen


Guinea Hen

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Black

Tag - Gold tinsel

Tail - Crimson quill sections

Ribbing - Gold tinsel

Body - Crimson fur or wool

Hackle - Light claret

Wing - Guinea Fowl wing quill

Trout - Ray Bergman

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Westman's Delight

Westman's Delight

Hooks - MUSR70, TMC3769, or DIA 1550, sizes 10-14

Thread - Black

Tip - Bright green floss

Tail - Golden pheasant tippet barbs

Body - Dubbed with muskrat fur

Hackle - Black tied palmer-style over the body

Wings - Mottled brown turkey-quill sections tied on edge over the body

Howard Westman of Ann Arbor, Michigan, originated this pattern in 1942.

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Iron Blue Dun

Iron Blue Dun

Hooks - MUSR70, TMC3769, or DIA1550, sizes 10-16

Thread - Black

Tail - Furnace hen hackle barbs

Butt - Red floss

Body - Dubbed with muskrat fur

Hackle - Furnace hen hackle tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wings - Natural gray duck quill sections tied on edge over the body

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

Harvey's Favorite

Harvey's Favorite 

Hooks - MUSR70, TMC3769, or DIA 1550, sizes 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hackle barbs

Body - Dubbed with black muskrat fur

Hackle - Black tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wings - Mottled brown turkey-quill quill sections tied on edge over the body

Professor George Harvey of State College, Pennsylvania, originated this pattern.

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

Friday, June 21, 2024

Chantry


Chantry

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Black

Tip - Gold tinsel

Body - Peacock herl

Hackle - Black

Wing - Dark slate

Trout - Ray Bergman

*Similar to a Leadwing Coachman

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Dugmore Fancy


Dugmore Fancy

Body - Black floss

Ribbing - Silver tinsel

Hackle - Black hen

Wings - Bronze Black duck quill

Trout - Ray Bergman

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Oquassac

Oquassac

Hook - Wet Fly

Thread - Black

Tip - Yellow silk floss

Tail - Pheasant tail

Ribbing - Pink silk

Body - Claret wool

Hackle - Claret - black chenille collar

Wing - Pheasant tail

Trout - Ray Bergman

Tying note

Photo of a Don Bastian tied "Oquassac" from Forgotten Flies



Friday, June 14, 2024

Waters

Waters

(White at Head)

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - Black

Body - Peacock herl

Hackle - Black

Wing - Light gray turkey

Head - White ostrich herl

Trout - Ray Bergman

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Gordon

Gordon

Hook - Wet fly

Thread - White under floss body; Black head

Tip - Gold tinsel

Tail - Brown mallard or mandarin

Ripping - Gold tinsel

Body - Yellow floss

Hackle - Badger

Wing - Brown mallard or mandarin

Trout - Ray Bergman