Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Black Velvet Midge


Black Velvet Midge

Hook - Mustad C086

Baead - Silver brass, tungsten or clear silver lined seed bead 

Thread - Black

Body - Black krystal flash

Wing - Black krystal flash

Palomino Midge


Palomino Midge

Hook - Tiemco 2457, 2487 or equivalent, size 16-20

Thread - Black, olive, brown etc

Shuck - Ultra chenille, micro chenille, new dub etc

Wing case - Foam, antron yarn etc

Thorax - Dubbing, peacock herl, ostrich herl etc

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Iron Fraudator


Iron Fraudator

Mayfly Nymph

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H, size 6 or 8 
Thread - Black

Tail and throat -  Blue dun cock hackle fibers

Body - Three strands moose mane, two dark brown and one natural light, 
body should be over coated with a thin coat of Sallys Hard as Nails polish or UV resin

Wing - Lemon wood duck feather fibers

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Rosborough Dark Stone


Rosborough Dark Stone

Hook – Mustad 9671 or equivalent, size 2-6

Weight (Optional) – Lead/lead free wire

Thread - Tan

Tail - Pheasant tail fibers

Ribbing – Gold wire

Body - Dubbed cream fur, uni yarn etc. Paint the back of body with a dark brown enamel or marker

Legs – Dark pheasant tail fibers

Wing case - Pheasant church window feather or equivalent

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Clouser Swimming Nymph


Clouser Swimming Nymph

Hook - Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent

Bead - Brass or tungsten

Weight - Lead/lead free wire

Thread - Fire orange

Tail - Dark brown marabou and bronze flash

Body - Rusty colored dubbing

Wing case - Peacock herl

Hackle - Speckled brown hen

Thorax - Rusty colored dubbing

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Royal Renegade


Royal Renegade

Hook - Mustad 94840 or equivalent

Thread - Red, brown or black

Tag - Flat gold tinsel

Rear hackle - Brown

Body - Peacock herl, red floss or tying thread, peacock herl

Front hackle - White/cream

The Royal Renegade can be fished either as a wet fly or dry fly. As a dry fly, the Royal Renegade can be cast upstream towards feeding trout. The double hackles provide excellent floatation and visibility. 
Another method is to cast across and slightly upstream, letting the fly float downstream. 
Once the fly is below you, pull it upstream as a wet pattern.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Whitlock Matuka Sculpin

Whitlock Matuka Sculpin 
(Olive Color Scheme) 

Hook- TMC9395 or equivalent
Thread- Tan
Body-Pale yellow/tan dubbing
Matuka wing - Dyed olive grizzly hackles
Ribbing - Oval Tinsel
Side Fins - Green pheasant body feathers
Collar and Head - Dyed brown and tan spun deer hair trimmed to head shape
Eyes - Black over white doll eyes

Mylar Minnow


Mylar Minnow

Hook - Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent

Weight (optional) - Lead/lead free wire

Thread - White or clear sewing thread

Tail - Marabou

Under body - Floss, yarn etc. tapered to shape. Color the back with a marker

Over body - Pearl mylar piping

Eyes - Painted black over yellow

Gills - red marker

Overcoat the entire body with epoxy or UV resin if desired

Monday, September 13, 2021

Muddler Minnow


Muddler Minnow

Dan Gapen Pattern

Hook - Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent, siz4 4-10

Weight (Optional) - Lead/lead free wire

Thread - Tan

Tail - Mottled turkey

Body – Gold braid

Underwing - Squirrel tail

Wing - Mottled turkey

Collar/Head - Spun and clipped natural deer hair

Double Bunny


Double Bunny

Scott Sanchez Pattern

Hook - Streamer style, size 2

Thread - Black

Weight - .035 lead/non lead wire on the front half of the hook shank

Body - White magnum rabbit strip for the belly; Olive magnum rabbit strip for the back

Sides - Silver holographic flashabou

Eyes - Dumbbell or stick on eyes

Adhesive - Tear Mender

Zoo Cougar

Zoo Cougar

Kelly Galloup Pattern

Hook - TMC 300 or equivalent, size 2 -8

Thread - Tan 

Tail - Yellow Marabou

Body - Pearl Sparkle Braid

Underwing - Calf Tail

Overwing - 2 Matched Mallard Flank Feathers Dyed Wood Duck Gold

Head - Dyed Yellow or Light Olive Deer Hair

Of the 2 flies I tied of this pattern, this one won best of show

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Anne's Stickfly

Anne's Stickfly

Hook - Mustad 94840, Size10-12 

Thread - Black

Underbody - Yellow dubbing, natural or synthetic

Overbody - Pale deer hair, which also forms the tail and the head 

Ribbing - Crisscrossed thread

Historical Note: This original pattern is a creation of Ann Schweigert who opened her first fly shop in Luzerne, Michigan along with her husband Jack. Ann & Jack remained in business until Jack’s death in 1985. This pattern was developed in the late 1930’s. This effective pattern is so simple it’s almost primitive. 

Tied in the style of a Cooper Bug, Devil Bug, Tom Thumb etc

Grey Goose Buzzer

Grey Goose Buzzer

Buzzer = Another name for chironomid/midge

Hook - Mustad C068

Breathers - White uni stretch

Thread - Black

Ribbing - Copper wire

Body - Grey goose feather fibers

Thorax - Peacock herl

Reference - Internet photo

Copper Swan

Copper Swan

Hook - Mustad C068

Bead - Gold brass or tungsten

Thread - Black, red, orange etc

Body - Copper wire

Thorax - Peacock herl

Legs - CDC fibers

Wing/Horns - White biot

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Eighty Eight (88)


Eighty Eight (88)

Hook - Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent, size 8

Thread - Black

Body - Red wire

Thorax - Green floss

Wing - Wood duck

Hackle - Grizzly

Tying note - Body and thorax can both be tied with wire, floss, tinsel etc

Wing can also be tied flat over the body and thorax