Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gibby's Myakka Minnow



Gibby's Myakka Minnow

(Steve Gibson)

Hook - Mustad S82-3906B (or equivalent), size 8

Thread - Fine mono or white

Tail - Clipped marabou

Weight - 6-8 turns of .020 lead/non lead wire

Body - Bodi-Braid

Eyes - Stick-On

Coating - UV Resin or Devcon 2-Ton Epoxy. Overcoat with clear nail polish if desired

Note - Color options are up to the individual tyer.

Chiropractor

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Chiropractor


Category - Atlantic Salmon


Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Red

Tag - Oval silver tinsel

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Orange dubbing or uni yarn

Wing - Black bear hair

Hackle - Coq de Leon


Monday, April 12, 2021

Anderson's Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey – October Caddis

Hook – Mustad C49S - #8-16

Weight - Gold Bead

Thread - Black

Tail – Hungarian partridge

Ribbing - Pearl Flashabou

Body – Orange/Burnt Orange dubbing

Hackle – Hungarian partridge

Head - Peacock Herl


Bird of Prey - Tan

Hook – Mustad C49S - #8-16

Weight - Gold Bead

Thread - Black

Tail – Hungarian partridge

Ribbing - Pearl Flashabou

Body – Tan/Light Cahill dubbing

Hackle – Hungarian partridge

Head - Peacock Herl


Bird of Prey – Brown

Hook – Mustad C49S - #8-16

Weight - Gold Bead

Thread – Black

Tail – Hungarian partridge

Ribbing - Pearl Flashabou

Body – Brown dubbing

Hackle – Hungarian partridge

Head - Peacock Herl

 

Bird of Prey – Olive

Hook – Mustad C49S - #8-16

Weight - Gold Bead

Thread - Black

Tail – Hungarian partridge

Ribbing - Pearl Flashabou

Body – Olive dubbing

Hackle – Hungarian partridge

Head - Peacock Herl

 

Bird of Prey – Black

Hook – Mustad C49S - #8-16

Weight - Gold Bead

Thread - Black

Tail – Hungarian partridge

Ribbing - Pearl Flashabou

Body – Black dubbing

Hackle – Hungarian partridge

Head - Peacock Herl


Designed by Rick Anderson.

This fly has become a popular caddis pupa/emerger pattern.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Artillery

 


Artillery

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval or flat silver tinsel
Butt - Red floss
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Throat - Natural guinea hen fibers
Wing - White calf tail
Head - UV Resin

Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Belle Avant Le Jour


Belle Avant Le Jour

(Google translation - Beautiful Before Dawn)

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - White

Tag - Oval silver tinsel

Tail - Yellow hackle fibers

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel over front body

Body - *Rear 1/2 black & White ghost braid. Front 1/2 black chenille

Throat - Yellow hackle fibers

Wing - Black bucktail over Chartreuse krystal flash

Cheeks - Jungle cock

Head - *Green

Tying Note

*Black & White ghost braid = Gudebrod Black & White Butt Wind


*Green head is white thread colored with a green marker



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Afternoon Delight

 


Afternoon Delight

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tag - Flat silver tinsel

Tail – Golden pheasant crest

Body - Rear 1/2 flat silver tinsel, front 1/2 peacock herl

Rib - Oval silver tinsel

Wing - Yellow dyed grey squirrel tail

Collar Hackle - Yellow hen

 


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Recompentz

 


Recompentz


Category - Atlantic Salmon


Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tail - Yellow hackle fibers

Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel

Body - Black uni stretch

Throat - Yellow hackle fibers

Wing - Black squirrel tail over black krystal flash

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sackville River Special

 


Sackville River Special


Category - Atlantic Salmon


Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tip - Oval silver tinsel

Tag - Fluorescent green and red uni stretch

Body - Green bill's body braid

Throat - Yellow hackle over pearl krystal flash

Wing - Moose body hairs

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Robin




Robin

Hook - Daiich 2370 or equivalent
Thread - Red
Body - Red floss
Rib - Embossed silver tinsel
Wing - Very sparse: White bucktail over which orange bucktail over which light green bucktail over which bright blue bucktail or mix bucktail
Topping - Peacock herl

Goldenhead

 


Goldenhead

Hook – Mustad L87-3665A, size 8 or equivalent

Thread – Black

Tag – Oval gold tinsel

Body - Black floss

Rib - Oval gold tinsel

Wing - Sparse white bucktail over which 2 brown neck hackles tied flat on top

Shoulder - Golden pheasant tippet tied flat on top

Eyes - Painted black over white

Friday, March 26, 2021

Rivergod Emerger


Rivergod Emerger

Hook -  Mustad R50-94840, size 12-20

Thread - Color too match the natural insect 

Tail - Wood duck flank fibers

Shuck - Hi-Viz Wing Material, 2/3 length of the tail 

Body - Natural or synthetic dubbing, uni stretch, floss, color to match the natural insect

Thorax - Natural or synthetic dubbing to match color of the insect

Wing - Dun Z-Lon 

This pattern was created by Dennis Potter, of Grand Rapids, Michigan around 1985 

The above photograph is of a Sulphur, Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

Seth Green


Seth Green

Hook - Mustad R50-94840, Size 12 

Thread - Black

Tail - Woodchuck 

Wing - Grizzly, tied spent 

Rib - Yellow uni stretch 

Body - Dark olive floss or uni stretch 

Hackle - Brown

Created by Clarence Roberts of Michigan back in the 1950s

Jim's Smelt



Jim's Smelt


Hook - Mustad R79-94720 9XL Streamer Hook

Thread - White and Black

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Gills - White thread colored with a red marker

Wing - Peacock herl over 5 strands each of mixed red, white, blue, yellow, lavender and purple bucktail,  and pearl krystal flash

Head - Black thread with yellow and black painted eyes


Original tying method required individual layers of bucktail colors but they would only mix together when wet. Individual layers will no longer be distinguishable.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Polar Commander - Orange

 


Polar Commander - Orange

Hook - Mustad R72-9672, size 2-10

Thread - Orange

Tail – Ginger or light brown goose/turkey biots

Body – Orange, yellow, olive, gray etc. deer hair using crisscrossed windings of thread

Wing - Polar bear hair or substitute

Hackle – Cree or brown & grizzly mixed

 


American Pie

 


American Pie

Hook - Mustad R79-94720 9XL Streamer hook

Thread - White

Tag - Oval silver tinsel

Body - White floss or uni stretch

Rib - Oval silver tinsel on either side of red floss or uni stretch

Throat - Red over blue hackle fibers over white bucktail

Wing - Red over blue over white bucktail