Sunday, June 16, 2019

Silver Rider



Silver Rider

Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Black floss, uni-stretch etc
Tail - Black floss
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Throat - Mix of white bucktail & pearl Krystal flash
Wing - Mix of black bucktail & black krystal flash

Reference - Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux



Friday, June 14, 2019

Black Demon



Black Demon

Hook - Mustad 9575
Thread - Black
Body - Embossed Gold Tinsel
Wing - Black Squirrel
Throat - Orange Hackle Fibers


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Glass Bead Buzzer (Chironomid)



Glass Bead Buzzer (Chironomid)

Hook- Curved style
Thread - White
Breathers - White uni-stretch
Body - Beads - Black tungsten, red killer caddis bead, clear silver lined beads 

Reference - Flydresser - Autumn 2005

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Royaled Crystal Gnat


Royaled Crystal Gnat

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Red
Hackle - Grizzly
Body - Peacock micro crystal chenille - Red thread - Peacock micro crystal chenille

A variation of a Griffiths Gnat

Monday, June 10, 2019

Pink Pup



Pink Pup

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel over black front body
Rear Body - Flat silver tinsel
Front Body - Black floss, uni-stretch etc
Wing - Brown bucktail over red bucktail over yellow bucktail

Reference - Tying & Fishing Bucktails - Mike Valla

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Poison



Poison

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Syracuse orange Lion Brand #133 yarn
Wing - Brown bucktail
Cheek - Jungle cock
Painted eyes - Yellow iris, black pupil

Reference - Tying & Fishing Bucktails - Mike Valla

Tying note: I opted to tie the sparsely tied version identified in the book. I used orange antron yarn.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Mop


The Mop

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - White
Body - Silver mylar tubing, tied down at the bend with white thread that then forms the butt
Throat - Yellow nylon fibers and red calf tail
Wing - Peacock herls, tips cut flat
Head - Silver with white eye and red pupil

Reference - Art of Angling Journal - Volume 2 Issue 1 Originator - Ora Smith

Monday, May 27, 2019

Frost's Blue Smelt


Frost's Blue Smelt

Body - Braided silver mylar piping secured at both ends with blue thread
Wing - White bucktail over which are 4 strands of peacock herl over which is 
medium/light blue bucktail
Eyes - White with blach pupil

Tying Notes

I ran out of silver mylar piping and substituted pearl mylar piping
I used Mustad 3399 #6 hooks & .024 diameter Beadalon connector wire

Reference - Tandem Streamers - Donald A Wilson


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bucktail Shad



Bucktail Shad

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black 
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Gray chenille
Wing - Black over white bucktail
Throat - Yellow marabou

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Silver Smelt


Silver Smelt

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Four light grey saddle hackles
Throat: Red hackle fibers tied in beard style
Head: Painted silver with black eye with white pupil with red center

Reference - Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon - Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman