Sunday, August 7, 2022

Lacy's Caddis



Lacy's Caddis

Hook - TMC 100 or equivalent, size 8-18

Thread - Brown

Body - Light orange floss, rear 2/3 of the hook. Peacock herl, front 1/3 of the hook

Rib - Brown hackle, palmered over the floss

Wing - Elk Hair, tied caddis style

Head - Trimmed deer hair, caddis style

LacysCaddis.pdf - Google Drive

Mer's No Hackle Hex


Mer's No Hackle Hex

Hook - Mustad 94840 or equivalent, size 6

Thread - Tan

Tail - Extensions of the body hair, not flared if possible

Body - Deer or elk body hair, tied parallel to the hook.

Ribbing -Crisscrossed tying thread 4 to 5 turns

Wing - Black Tailed Deer, tied spent and trimmed both sides to bring it to correct proportions

Hackle - None

MersNo-HackleHex.pdf - Google Drive

Woodchuck Skunk



Woodchuck Skunk

Hook - Mustad 9672 or equivalent, size 6

Thread - Black

Tail - Woodchuck guard hairs

Legs - White rubber legs

Body - Yellow chenille (medium)

Wing - Woodchuck guard hairs, tied down over the back, caddis style

Hackle - Brown

WoodchuckSkunk.pdf - Google Drive

Madsen's Skunk



Madsen's Skunk

Hook - Mustad 9671 or equivalent, size 8

Thread - Black

Tail - Gray squirrel tail

Legs - White rubber, approx. 1 1⁄2” long

Body - Black chenille

Wing - Natural or white deer hair

MadsensSkunk.pdf - Google Drive

Yellow Sally



Yellow Sally

Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad 3906 or equivalent

Thread - White under the body; black head

Tag - Gold tinsel

Tail - Yellow duck/goose quill fibers

Ribbing - Gold tinsel

Body - Yellow floss

Hackle - Yellow

Wing - Yellow duck/goose quill fibers

Forgotten Flies - Schmookler & Sils

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Joe Brooks Blonde Fly Patterns

Argentine Blonde

Hook - Saltwater style

Thread - Black

Tail - White bucktail

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - Blue bucktail

Black Blonde

Hook - Saltwater style

Thread - Black

Tail - Black bucktail

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - Black bucktail

Honey Blonde

Hook - Saltwater style

Thread - Black

Tail - Yellow bucktail

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - Yellow bucktail

Pink Blonde

Hook - Saltwater style

Thread - Black

Tail - Pink bucktail

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - Pink bucktail

Platinum Blonde

Hook - Saltwater style

Thread - Black

Tail - White bucktail

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - White bucktail

Strawberry Blonde

Hook - Saltwater style

Thread - Black

Tail - Orange bucktail

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - Red bucktail


Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing - Joseph D Bates Jr



Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Blue Dun Soft Hackle



Blue Dun Soft Hackle

Michael Jensen

Hook – Mustad curved nymph, size 10

Thread - Yellow

Tail - Blue Dun hen hackle fibers

Body – Rear - tying thread, front - gray dubbing

Hackle - Blue Dun hen saddle or neck

Matuka

Matuka

Generic Recipe

Hook – Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent, size 2-12

Weighing (optional) -Lead free wire

Thread - Black

Body - Dubbing or uni yarn

Ribbing – Oval tinsel, silver or gold

Wing - One or two pairs of hen or rooster feathers

Collar - Rooster feather

Monday, August 1, 2022

Silver Fox Soft Hackle




Silver Fox Soft Hackle

Hook - Any brand jig style

Weight - Mini/micro lead dumbbell eyes

Thread - Black

Tail - Partridge hackle fibers

Ribbing - Copper wire

Body - Silver ice dubbing or equivalent

Hackle - Partridge

Thorax - Peacock ice dubbing

Michael T's Percolator


Michael T's Percolator

Michael T Williams Originator

Hook - TFS 2312 or equivalent

Thread - Orange

Tail - Moose body hair

Ribbing - Copper wire

Body - Peacock herl

Rear hackle - Brown

Wing - Moose body hair

Front hackle - Grizzly

Thorax - Tying thread


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Wyatt's Trude

Wyatt’s Trude

Cliff Wyatt Originator

Hooks: TMC5262, DAI 1710 Mustad 3906B or equivalent, sizes 4-8

Thread - Black

Tail - Speckled guinea fowl barbs

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body: Orange chenille

Wing - Fox squirrel tail tied over the body

Hackle - Speckled guinea fowl tied on as a collar and tied back in front of the wing

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

Sally

Sally

Hooks - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent, sizes 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Peacock sword feather barbs

Body - Peacock herl. Reverse wrapped with gold wire or oval gold tinsel 

Hackle - Brown hen hackle fibers

Wings - Barred teal fibers

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

Frank's Fly

 

Frank's Fly

Steelhead

Frank Moore Originator

Hooks - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent

Thread - Fluorescent orange

Body - Fluorescent orange chenille

Hackle - Fluorescent orange tied palmer-style over the body

Wing - White calf tail tied over the body

Topping - Pearl krystal flash

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

Þingeyingur



Þingeyingur

Hook - Ahrex NS118 or equivalent, size 8

Thread - Black

Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel

Body - Green wool or green aurora yarn

Throat - Black squirrel

Wing - Yellow buck tail

The fly is a great option for both stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both trout and salmon

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Kapok Hopper

Kapok Hopper

Hook - Mustad 94831 or equivalent, size 6-10

Thread - Black

Tail - Red Yarn, cotton or wool, bobbed short

Ribbing - Brown hackle, palmered, trimmed short

Body - Natural kapok dubbing (I used yellow)

Legs - Orvis Natural Pheasant Hopper Legs, trimmed to size (I knotted my own legs)

Wings - Mottled turkey, tied tent style over the body to the bend of the hook

Hackle - Brown, tied heavy, one size larger than the hook

KapokHopper.pdf - Google Drive