Sunday, August 25, 2019

Roach River Robber



Roach River Robber

HOOK: 6xl streamer
THREAD: Black
BODY: Red Uni-stretch, yarn, floss etc
THROAT: Natural brown deer back hairs (sparse)
WING: Gray Squirrel tail hair

Variant = 3 Strands of twisted red ultra wire for the body

Reference: found this one on the internet

Originated by Dan Legere

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Hoot Smith Special


Hoot Smith Special

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black 
Ribbing - Medium oval silver tinsel
Body - Fluorescent pink, Danville depth ray wool
Ribbing: Medium oval silver tinsel
Wing - Black Russian squirrel, dark fitch tail, or dyed black squirrel

Nymbeet



Nymbeet 
(Stuart Napier)

Hook - Mustad 3906/3906B
Thread - Black.
Tail - Small bunch of black cock hackle equaling the hook length.
Back - A strip of black crow wing or substitute, doubled over lengthways and reaching almost halfway down the sides of the fly, tied in by the tip end.
Body - The original dressing has an underbody of black marabou silk, wrapped with a strip of clear plastic from a particular washing up pot cleaner. Clear Vinyl Rib or Nymph Rib can be substituted. They are three times thicker, so the underbody can be eliminated.
Hackle - Two turns of black cock, the fibers the same length as shank (leave full, not gathered underneath into a throat style).

Reference - Fly Anglers Online (FAOL) Archive

Friday, August 23, 2019

Llama



Llama

Hook - Mustad 3665A
Thread - Black
Tail - Grizzly hackle fibers
Body - Red floss
Ribbing - Medium gold tinsel
Wing - Wwoodchuck guard hairs

Collar - Grizzlyy

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Woodchuck Special




Woodchuck Special

Hook - Mustad 9671 or 9672 
Thread - Yellow
Tail - Orange hen hackle fibers 
Body - Silver tinsel
Rib - Copper wire
Wing - Woodchuck fur (use both guard hair and under fur)
Collar - Orange hen hackle


For a weighted streamer, wrap .015 lead wire over the front half of the shank, leaving about two hook-eye widths for the head.  

Other variations: Orange is a great attractor color, but red or yellow are also good choices for tail and collar color. Further variations can be made with dyed woodchuck fur, such as red, yellow or olive, or by using colored wire for the rib.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dambuster



Dambuster

Hook - Nymph style
Thread - Black
Tail - Fluorescent wool, z-lon, antron yarn etc
Body - Peacock herl.
Hackle - Brown cock.
Thorax - Peacock herl.
Shoulder Hackle - Brown cock.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Willow


Willow (Variant)

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread -Black
Tail - Amherst pheasant tippet
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – White wool yarn
Throat – Grizzly hen hackle fibers (original = badger hackle)
Wing – Gray squirrel tail

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Schweitzer's Wateck



Schweitzer's Wateck

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Fluorescent green
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – Olive hares ear
Throat – Brown hen hackle fibers
Wing – Dyed yellow squirrel tail

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Monday, August 19, 2019

Forrester



Forrester

Hook- Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Orange
Tail – Orange calf tail
Body – 2/3 orange chenille, 1/3 black chenille
Wing – Orange calf tail
Hackle – Orange calf tail

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Green & Gray Drakes



Green Drake

Hook- Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Black
Tail – Barred teal fibers
Ribbing – Black uni-stretch
Body – Olive dubbing
Wing – Dyed black squirrel tail
Hackle – Grizzly tied on as a collar and tied back



Gray Drake

Hook- Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread – Black
Tail – Barred mallard fibers
Ribbing – Black uni-stretch
Body – White dubbing
Wing – Gray squirrel tail
Hackle – Grizzly tied on as a collar and tied back

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson