Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Juno


Juno

Hook - Straight eye bass

Thread - Red

Tag - Flat silver tinsel

Tail - Red over white goose or duck quill fibers

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Pale green chenille

Hackle - Scarlet

Wings - Scarlet and jungle cock

Favorite Flies and Their Histories - Mary Orvis Marbury

Monday, January 30, 2023

Beeman


Beeman

Winged Wet Fly

Body - Light green chenille

Hackle - Brown

Wing - Gray mottled turkey

Trout - Ray Bergman

Dark Flagon



DARK FLAGON


Hook - Mustad Heritage S80AP

Thread - Black

Body - First half brown floss, second half peacock herl

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Hackle - Black

Wing - Brown hen

Light Fox

Light Fox

Hook – Mustad Heritage S80AP

Thread - Black

Tag – Flat gold tinsel

Tail/tag - Yellow wool *

Ribbing – Flat gold tinsel

Body - White wool

Hackle - Yellow

Wing - Slate

* A tail-tag is generally cut off even with the hook bend.

Trout – Ray Bergman

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Light Polka


Light Polka

Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad Heritage S80AP

Thread - Black

Body - White chenille

Throat - White hen hackle

Wing - Guinea fowl

Trout - Ray Bergman

Puffer

 

Puffer

Hook - Straight eye bass

Thread - Black

Tag - Flat gold tinsel.

Tail - Red goose

Ribbing - Light green floss behind oval gold tinsel

Body - Blue mohair

Hackle - Ring-necked pheasant breast or neck feather

Wing - Black rooster or crow

Head - Red wool

Favorite Flies and Their Histories - Mary Orvis Marbury

Owner


Owner

Hook - Straight eye bass

Thread - Black

Tag - Flat silver tinsel

Tail - Red goose

Body - Yellow silk floss

Rib - Yellow silk chenille

Hackle - Orange

Wing - Guinea hen dyed red

Head - Black chenille and black thread

Favorite Flies and Their Histories - Mary Orvis Marbury

Gaudy Wet Flies of the Golden Era | Fly Tyer

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Plymouth Rock


Plymouth Rock

Hook - Straight eye bass

Thread - Red

Tail - Mallard flank

Body - Oval silver tinsel

Hackle and wings - Grizzly

Favorite Flies and Their Histories - Mary Orvis Marbury

Mather



Mather 

Hook - Straight eye bass

Thread - Red

Tag - Oval god tinsel and red floss

Body - Black ostrich herl with a waist of pale green floss

Wing - Brown speckled hen, partridge or pheasant

Hackle - Brown speckled hen, partridge or pheasant

The Mather was created by Charles Orvis and named by his friend and fishing companion, Mr. A. N. Cheney. The fly itself was named after Fred Mather, fishing editor of "The Forest and Stream" magazine.

Favorite Flies and Their Histories - Mary Orvis Marbury

Tribute to MOM | Global FlyFisher

Ondawa

Ondawa

Hook – Straight eye bass

Thread - Red

Tag - Oval gold tinsel

Tail - Black goose

Body - Read 2/3 pale green floss, front 1/3 orange seal

Rib - Oval gold tinsel

Wing - Matched Ringneck Pheasant body feathers

Hackle - Brown hen 

According to Marbury; "The Ondawa is a bass fly, to which has been given an old Indian name belonging to a little river in a valley of the Green Mountains."

Favorite Flies and Their Histories - Mary Orvis Marbury

Tribute to MOM | Global FlyFisher

Friday, January 27, 2023

Heckham Peckham

 

Heckham Peckham 

Winged Wet Fly 

Hook - Mustad S80AP

Thread - Black

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets 

Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel 

Body - Reddish seals fur, SLF or substitute

Hackle - Black hen

Wing - Slips of blue wing feathers from a mallard wing

Davie McPhail video

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Blue Sunoco

 

Blue Sunoco

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Single salmon

Thread - Glo-Brite #14 blue

Tag - Blue wire

Tail - Dyed blue guinea fowl

Ribbing - Blue wire

Body - Tying thread

Wing - Dye blue squirrel tail

Collar - Yellow hen

My grandfather owned a small restaurant in the mill town of Taftville, Connecticut serving the best damn cheeseburgers around. In the basement of his restaurant, he used to make his own liquor/moonshine (1920's 30's) and serve it to his patrons. As my father told me years ago, it got to be known as "Blue Sunoco". Hence the tribute to my grandfather (he passed away long before I was born).

Western Woofta


Western Woofta

Chironomid

Hook - TFS 2305

Bead - Black nickel, brass

Gills - White Uni floss or uni stretch

Thread - Red, black and burnt orange 

Butt - Red thread

Ribbing - X-Small silver wire

Body - Black thread

Thorax - Fuchsia holographic tinsel

Wing Pads - Burnt orange thread

UV Resin

Phil Rowley Video

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Spruce Variant

 

Spruce Variant

Steelhead

Hook – Single Salmon

Thread – Wine/red

Abdomen - Copper tinsel tip & red tinsel

Tailing - Golden pheasant tippet

Thorax - Peacock herl

Wing - Yellow-dyed squirrel tail

Hackle – Brown brahma hen


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

DP-42


DP-42

Hook - Mustad C068

Thread - Gray 

Tail - Coq De Leon

Ribbing - Olive 

Body - Tying thread

Wing bud - CDC 

Thorax - Black