Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ingall's Butterfly



Ingall's Butterfly

Hook: Bronze down-eyed wet fly hook, eg Mustad 3399A, size 2-12 
Thread: Black 
Tail: Stiff red saddle fibers 
Body: Rusty peacock herl 
Wing: White goat hair, sparse, slightly longer than the body, divided, set slightly above the body and slanted at an angle of 45 degrees 
Hackle: Brown hackle wound on as a collar, two turns, one behind and one in front of the wing 


Reference: Ingall's Butterfly and W. W. Doak

Monday, September 17, 2018

Admiral


Admiral


Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Gold oval tinsel
Body - Red yarn
Collar - Red hackle
Wing - White calf tail

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Green and Red Ants


Green Ant

Hook: Salmon/steelhead style
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver tinsel (optional)
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet in strands
Butt: Peacock herl
Rib: Silver tinsel (optional)
Body: Fluorescent green floss
Collar: Black hackle
Wing: Gray squirrel tail




Red Ant

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black

Tag - Silver flat tinsel

Tail - golden pheasant tippets
Butt - Peacock herl
Body - Red floss
Collar - Brown hackle
Wing - Brown bucktail

Monday, September 10, 2018

Black Beauty




Black Beauty

Hook - Streamer
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle tips
Body - Green oval tinsel
Throat - Red hackle tips
Wing - 4 black hackles
Cheek - Jungle cock
Topping - 2 peacock herls

Reference - Forgotten Flies

Tying note - I used medium size veevus oval tinsel colored with a green marker and coated with uv resin

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Green Ant



Green Ant


Hook: Up eye salmon hook
Thread: Black
Tag: Silver tinsel (optional)
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet in strands
Butt: Peacock herl
Rib: Silver tinsel (optional)
Body: Fluorescent green floss
Collar: Black hackle
Wing: Gray squirrel tail




Thursday, September 6, 2018

Rusty Rat



Rusty Rat


Tag: Oval gold tinsel
Tail: A few peacock sword herl
Body: Rear half, Orange-Yellow Floss (UNI-Floss rust orange), veiled above by one strand of same floss (You can either tie this part in before the herl or after, as I have done) extending to the middle of the tail, Front half, Peacock herl
Rib: Oval gold tinsel.
Wing: Grey Fox guard hairs
Collar: Soft grizzly hackle
Cheeks: Jungle Cock (optional)
Head: Red/orange

Friday, August 31, 2018

McMurray Ant



Eskimo Nell



Eskimo Nell

Hook - Streamer/nymph/wet style 
Thread - Black 
Tail - Golden pheasant tippet 
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel or wire
Body - Blue tinsel 
Throat - Guinea hen feather fiber 
Wing - Gray squirrel tail 

Reference - Collins Illustrated Dictionary of Trout Flies - John Roberts

Scaled Shiner Streamer



Scaled Shiner Streamer

Hook – Streamer style
Thread – Black
Tail – Black hackle fibers topped with white hackle fibers
Body – Olive green silk or uni-stretch
Ribbing – Heavy black thread; two pieces tied in at the tail and
crisscrossed to provide a scale effect
Throat – Red hackle fibers
Wing – 4 black hackles
Cheeks – Jungle cock

Reference

Forgotten Flies - Schmookler & Sils
Streamer Tying and Fishing – J. Bates
Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon – D. Stewart & B. Leeman

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Trueblood's Caddis Variation




Trueblood's Caddis Variation

hook : nymph style in your favorite sizes
thread : black
tail : green uni-stretch
shellback : pheasant tail
ribbing : silver wire
body : green uni-stretch
legs : mallard fibers


Original Recipe (Popular Fly Patterns Terry Hellekson)

Hook: Mustad 7957BX, size 8-12
Thread: Black
Tail: Green floss
Shellback: Peacock herl
Ribbing: Fine oval silver tinsel
Body: Green floss tied fat or slim
Legs: Mallard fibers