Monday, January 24, 2022

Kispiox Special



Kispiox Special

Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tag - Oval silver tinsel (Optional)

Tail - Red polar bear*

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Hot orange chenille

Hackle - Red

Wing - White bucktail

Classic Steelhead Flies - John Shewey

* I used red bucktail



Sunday, January 23, 2022

Kispoix Dark


Kispiox Dark

Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tag - Oval gold tinsel

Tail - Black bucktail

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body - Green floss

Throat - Grizzly hackle fibers

Wing - Black bucktail over black krystal flash

The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies - Chris Mann

Dark Caddis

 

Dark Caddis

Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body - Orange wool

Throat - Coch-y-Bondhu or brown hackle fibers

Wing - Red fox squirrel tail

The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies - Chris Mann

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Half & Half

 


Half & Half

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tag - Black chenille

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Rear half: flat silver tinsel, Front half: black wool yarn

Wing - Fox squirrel tail

Collar - Orange hen

Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies - Paul C Marriner

Friday, January 21, 2022

Crystal Wooly Buggers


Purple


Peacock


Orange

Hook - Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent
Thread - Black
Weight - Lead/lead free wire
Tail - Marabou and krystal flash (optional)
Ribbing - Gold wire
Hackle - Black, brown, grizzly etc
Body - Crystal chenille (your favorite color)

Hackle may be tied in by the tip at the hook bend and wrapped forward or by the butt at the hook eye and wrapped rearward and tied down by the wire ribbing

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Mr Natural

Mr Natural

Variation

Hook - Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent

Thread - Black or brown

Tail - Pheasant tail fibers

Rib - Oval gold tinsel

Body – Raccoon (I used dark hare’s ear plus dubbing)

Wing - Tan, brown and yellow bucktail, topped with black bear

Throat - Wood duck flank (or imitation wood duck)

Eyes - Jungle cock or painted (black over yellow)

 

Slight variation of a Mike Martinek, Jr. Original


Mr Bill



Mr Bill

Originated by William Messner

Hook - Mustad 9672 or equivalent          

Thread – Red under body, black head

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body:  Red floss

Throat - Small bunch of pheasant tail fibers

Wing - Grey squirrel tail (original) or Black squirrel tail (Mr. Bill Black)

Eyes - Painted black over white



River Philip Copper

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River Philip Copper

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Body - Copper braid*

Throat - Red calftail, sparse

Wing - Orange calftail, sparse

* I didnt have copper braid. I substituted with copper holographic tinsel. Embossed copper tinsel could also have been used.

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

Silver Dart

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Silver Dart

Atlantic Salmon

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent

Thread - Red

Tag - Fine oval silver tinsel

Tail - Yellow hackle tip

Butt - Red wool yarn

Rib - Oval silver tinsel

Body – Flat silver tinsel

Wing - Black bear or squirrel

Throat - Blue hen hackle fibers

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

Rockin' Ray


Rockin' Ray

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Mustad 3906, 3399 or equivalent
Thread - Wine
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Green body braid
Throat - Yellow hackle fibers
Wing - Moose body hairs

Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies - Paul C Marriner

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Rowe

 


Rowe 


Atlantic Salmon


Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black or orange

*Body - Flat silver tinsel under a strip of Scintilla spinner wing material wrapped from front to back and then to front again

Wing - Gray squirrel dyed orange

Collar hackle - Orange hen


Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies - Paul C Marriner


* I used pearl tinsel in lieu of scintilla spinner wing material

Marie-Eve


Marie-Eve

Claude Bousquet Pattern

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent

Thread - Purple

Tag - Chartreuse antron

Tail - Chartreuse antron

Ribbing - Silver wire (or oval tinsel) over peacock herl only

Body - Rear 2/3 - Purple body braid, Front 1/3 - Peacock herl

Wing - Purple goat hair, or marabou, or gray squirrel dyed purple

Hackle - Purple hen

Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies - Paul C Marriner

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Smurf


Smurf 

Atlantic Salmon

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tag – Oval silver tinsel
Body - Rear 1/3 - fluorescent green floss
Rib: Oval silver tinsel over front body
Body – Front 2/3 - black wool
Throat - Yellow hackle fibers
Wing - Gray squirrel tail
Collar - Chartreuse chenille

Fly Patterns of Canada – Paul C Marriner



Smurf 

Atlantic Salmon

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tag – Oval silver tinsel and fluorescent orange floss
*Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Butt - Black ostrich herl
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body – Purple floss
Underwing - Blue krystal flash
Wing - Dyed blue squirrel tail
Cheeks - Jungle cock
Collar - Purple hen hackle

Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies - Paul C Marriner

*In the book mentioned above, the recipe calls for Golden pheasant crest while the photo depicts golden pheasant tippets.

Also mentioned in the above book is a "Smurf Bug" with a red fluorescent tag, dyed blue body (deer hair) and blue or brown hackle, similar to the photo below




Saturday, January 15, 2022

Dusty #1



Dusty #1

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent

Thread - Black

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Throat - Red hackle fibers

Wing - Grizzly

Flies - J Edson Leonard

Ambrose Bucktail

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Ambrose Bucktail

Originated by Thomas Ambrose

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tail - Red and white bucktail
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Yellow chenille
Throat - Black over red hackle fibers
Wing - Brown over white bucktail

Forgotten Flies - Schmookler and Sils