Monday, May 27, 2019

Frost's Blue Smelt


Frost's Blue Smelt

Body - Braided silver mylar piping secured at both ends with blue thread
Wing - White bucktail over which are 4 strands of peacock herl over which is 
medium/light blue bucktail
Eyes - White with blach pupil

Tying Notes

I ran out of silver mylar piping and substituted pearl mylar piping
I used Mustad 3399 #6 hooks & .024 diameter Beadalon connector wire

Reference - Tandem Streamers - Donald A Wilson


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Bucktail Shad



Bucktail Shad

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black 
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Gray chenille
Wing - Black over white bucktail
Throat - Yellow marabou

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Silver Smelt


Silver Smelt

Hook: Mustad 3665A
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Oval silver tinsel
Wing: Four light grey saddle hackles
Throat: Red hackle fibers tied in beard style
Head: Painted silver with black eye with white pupil with red center

Reference - Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon - Dick Stewart & Bob Leeman


Wormfly Tandem


Wormfly Tandem

Aft fly
Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red antron yarn
Body - Peacock herl rope
Hackle - Brown hen

Connector - 20 lb Maxima monofilament

Front fly
Hook - Nymph/wet style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red antron yarn
Body - Peacock herl rope
Hackle - Brown hen

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Red Sky


Red Sky

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Red
Tag - Gulff Red Alert uv resin
Ribbing - Gold wire
Body - Red wire
Throat - Dyed red hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed red squirrel tail

Sundowner


Sundowner

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Orange/hot orange
Tip - Copper oval tinsel
Tag - Orange uni-stretch or floss
Body - 1 strand each of copper and copper brown ultra wire twisted into a rope
Throat - Dyed orange hackle fibers
Wing - Dyed orange squirrel tail

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Roadside Diner


Roadside Diner

Hook - Mustad 3995A, #6-8
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Brown floss
Wing - American oppossum or bucktail
Topping - Small clump of black skunk or bucktail

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Arnold



Arnold

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Inner Wing - Red and white bucktail, mixed
Outer Wing - Grizzly saddle, one on each side of bucktail wing

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey

American Coachman



American Coachman

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black or yellow
Tail - Red calf or red bucktail
Body - Yellow floss or wool yarn
Wing - White bucktail or white calf tail
Hackle - Brown, tied in front of wing

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey

Barber Pole



Barber Pole

Hook - Salmon/steelhead style
Thread - Black or green
Body - Green floss 
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Hackle - Grizzly

Reference - Steelhead Fly Tying Manual - Tom Light & Neal Humphrey