Friday, December 7, 2018

Eurasian Jay Flies




Jay Silver
(Left)

Tag: None
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (if desired) 
Body: Silver tinsel
Hackle: Ginger
Wing: European blue jay

Jay Yellow
(Top)

Tag: None
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Ribbing: None
Body: Yellow floss
Hackle: Yellow
Wing; European blue jay

Jay Blue
(Bottom)

Tag: None
Tail: Light blue hackle fibers
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Light blue floss
Hackle: Light blue
Wing: European blue jay

Blue Jay
(Right)

Tip: Gold tinsel
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Orange floss
Hackle: Orange
Wing: European blue jay

Reference - Trout - Ray Bergman

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Mighty Atom


Mighty Atom


(Mike Martinek)(Art of Angling Journal)

Hook - Wet, nymph or casting streamer
Tail - Red floss or antron yarn, cut short
Body - Twisted copper wire
Wing - Orange and brown bucktail, sparse
Hackle - Orange, folded and pulled back as a collar
Head - Red thread with painted white eye and black pupil

Note: A "casting streamer" hook refers to a hook that is 3xl or 4xl long and in sizes #2-10 where a "streamer" or "trolling streamer" hook is 6xl, 8xl or longer, and usually in sizes #1-2

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Moose Bogan


Moose Bogan

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Flat copper tinsel
Wing - Green squirrel tail
Collar - Fluorescent green chenille
Head - Red UV resin

Reference - Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead - Chris Mann

Mustang Pupa




Mustang Pupa

Legs - Pheasant tail fibers, chenille and a black glass/plastic bead
Body - Peacock herl reinforced with tying thread or fine gold wire
Head - Pheasant tail fibers


Reference - FFF Fly Pattern Encyclopedia

Friday, November 23, 2018

Calcasieu Pig Boat



Calcasieu Pig Boat

Hook - Bass style
Thread - Black
Hackle - Your favorite color
Body - Chenille in your favorite color
Legs - 56 strands of rubber legs (original recipe?)
Head - Built up thread
UV Resin

 I have never tied this fly before so I decided to giv it a try

Reference

http://www.warmwaterflyfisher.com/fl...FOTM052002.htm

http://www.warmwaterflytyer.com/corner.asp?page=2

Monday, November 19, 2018

Melted Cased Caddis




Melted Cased Caddis

Hook - Nymph style

Thread - Chartreuse

Case - Root beer pearl chenille or crystal chenille
Legs - Black hackle fibers
Head - Charteuse thread
UV Resin


Tying note - The chenille is tied on at the hook bend, 
wrapped forward and tied off. Cut off thread.

The chenille is then melted using a lighter to create the case.

Reattach tying thread and finish the fly

Method found on a youtube video.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Night Hawk



Night Hawk

Hook - Mustad 3665A
Thread - Red
Tag - Fine oval silver tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss or uni-stretch
Tail - Golden pheasant crest with a few short blue hackle fibers over
Butt - Fluorescent red floss or uni-stretch
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Rib - Fine oval silver tinsel
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail or black bear
Throat - Black hackle fibers
UV Resin

Monday, November 5, 2018

Rutledge



Rutledge

Hook - Mustad 3665A
Thread - Black
Tail - Fluorescent green floss
Body - Rear 2/3rd fluorescent green floss;remainder peacock herl
Ribbing - Fine oval silver tinsel
Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail
Throat - Peacock sword

Reference - World Wide Web

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Brenda's Delight



Brenda's Delight

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tip - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Sparse Black calf tail
Hackle - Red tied on as a collar
UV Resin

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two 0 Terry Hellekson

Bair's Black


Bair's Black

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tip - Red floss or uni-stretch
Body - Black chenille
Wing - White calf tail tied over the body with an overwing of (clear) miclon or z-lon
Topping - Single strand of red floss
UV Resin

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson