Sunday, August 6, 2017

Maple Syrup


Maple Syrup 


Hook: TMC 300 #10 6XL
Thread: Black
Tail: Yellow calf tail, sparse
Body: Beige chenille wrapped in 2 layers; front to back then back to front

Big Trout Only

Hook: TMC 300 #6 6XL
Thread: Black
Body: Peacock colored chenille wrapped in 2 layers; front to back then back to front

Variations



ORIGINAL MAPLE SYRUP
BEAD HEAD MAPLE SYRUP....gold bead head
BEST MAPLE SYRUP (golden tippet tail)
BLACK BEAD HEAD MAPLE SYRUP Black bead head
RED BEAD HEAD MAPLE SYRUP (red tail)
RED TAILED MAPLE SYRUP
TROLLING MAPLE SYRUP

NEW SYRUP SERIES: All red tail

BLACK SYRUP  shortest of the syrups, imitating caddis larvae (weighted)
COPPER SYRUP maple syrup with copper flash mixed in
GOLD SYRUP maple syrup with gold flash mixed
PEARL SYRUP maple syrup with pearl flash mixed in (weighted)

RED SYRUP maple syrup with red flash mixed in (weighted)
SILVER SYRUP maple syrup with silver flash mixed in (weighted)
NESOWADNEHUNK SPECIAL is an orange body with a white wing
NESOWADNEHUNK TROUT DEVIL is a red body with a white wing
OLIVE CHENILLE NYMPH (our next best colored chenille nymph for trout ) 

Tying Notes

Tying these flies is simple, but there are some rules. First, you can change the suggested sizes and colors if you want, but the recipes above seem to be the best producers. Second, you may be tempted to use only one wrap of chenille. Resist that temptation – both flies call for two wraps of chenille. Tie in at the eye, wind back and then wind forward over your first wrap. That’s two layers and anything less just doesn’t work as well. Third, the tail on the Maple Syrup should be sparse. Using too much material is the most common mistake fly tiers make. And lastly, the chenille on the Big Trout Only is wrapped back into the bend of the hook and then wrapped forward to the eye. If you only wrap it back to the point of the hook shank where the bend starts, some trout will spit it out. If you wrap the body a bit down into the bend of the hook, you’ll get better hookups.

For imitating dragon fly, stone fly, hellgrammite, hexagenia, and worm. 

2 comments:

Ken Thomas said...

#1 fly in Maine, It made my day seeing it.

Ken Thomas said...

#1 fly in Maine. Made my day seeing it.