Tuesday, May 10, 2016

White Ghost

White Ghost Marabou Wing
Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Rib: Oval silver tinsel
Body: Flat silver tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Wing: White marabou

Barbara Cotton (Variant)

Barbara Cotton

Hook: 6xl - 8xl streamer
Thread: black
Tail: Hot pink rabbit fur
Tag: Red thread
Underbody: Pearl braid, wrapped
Body: Small silver mylar piping
Throat: Golden pheasant crest
Topping: 6 strands of peacock herl
Cheek: Large jungle cock eyes

Notes: Originated by Kenneth Welch of Concord, New Hampshire. This fly was named for Mrs Barbara Cotton of Laconia who, with her husband Mert, has operated the Opechee Trading Post for 50 years. The fly was the first place entry in a fly tying competition sponsored by the New Hampshire Flyfishers' Association in 1995.

Variation: Not having every recipe item on hand, I used pink calf tail, silver holographic piping and yellow hackle for the original recipe items.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Royal Coachman

Royal Coachman Marabou Wing


Hook: 6xl – 8xl streamer
Thread: Black
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Aft body: Peacock herl
Mid body: Red twisted wire
Fore body: Peacock herl
Throat: Brown hackle fibers
Wing: White Marabou

Montreal Whore

Montreal Whore

Hook - 4xl - 6xl streamer
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Flat/embossed silver tinsel
Body - Fluorescent orange yarn
Underwing - Red and blue bucktail, separate or mixed (depicted)
Wing: White marabou
Painted eyes (optional) - Black over white

Reference - Forgotten Flies - Schmookler and Sils

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Roach River Robber

Roach River Robber
Originated by Dan Legere

HOOK: 6xl streamer
BODY: Red Uni-stretch, yarn, floss etc
THROAT: Natural brown deer back hairs (sparse)
WING: Gray Squirrel tail hair

Variant = 3 Strands of twisted red ultra wire for the body

Moosehead Belle

Moosehead Belle

Hook: 6xl - 8xl streamer
Thread: 6/0 red
Tail: Yellow hackle fibers
Body: Red Floss
Rib: Medium flat silver tinsel
Throat: Yellow hackle fibers
Under wing: Mallard dyed Ginger
Wing:White marabou