Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Josh's Reaper Midge



Josh's Reaper Midge

Hook - Wide Gap Hook or dry-fly hook, sizes 16-22
Thread - Black
Abdomen - Veevus Iris Thread in color of choice
Wing - Pearl Krystal Flash
Hackle - Grizzly
Thorax - UV Ice Dub in pink, purple, orange etc

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Mercury Brassie


Mercury Brassie

Hook - Nymph/wet style
Bead - Silver lined glass bead
Thread - Gray
Body - Copper wire
Thorax - Gray beaver/muskrat dubbing

Black Mirage Zebra Midge


Black Mirage Zebra Midge
  
Hook - Curved style
Bead - Black nickel/Silver tungsten/brass
Ribbing - Red wire
Flash - Medium opal mirage tinsel


Reference



Sunday, June 16, 2019

Silver Rider



Silver Rider

Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Black floss, uni-stretch etc
Tail - Black floss
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Throat - Mix of white bucktail & pearl Krystal flash
Wing - Mix of black bucktail & black krystal flash

Reference - Atlantic Salmon Flies - Jacques Heroux



Friday, June 14, 2019

Black Demon



Black Demon

Hook - Mustad 9575
Thread - Black
Body - Embossed Gold Tinsel
Wing - Black Squirrel
Throat - Orange Hackle Fibers


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Glass Bead Buzzer (Chironomid)



Glass Bead Buzzer (Chironomid)

Hook- Curved style
Thread - White
Breathers - White uni-stretch
Body - Beads - Black tungsten, red killer caddis bead, clear silver lined beads 

Reference - Flydresser - Autumn 2005

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Royaled Crystal Gnat


Royaled Crystal Gnat

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Red
Hackle - Grizzly
Body - Peacock micro crystal chenille - Red thread - Peacock micro crystal chenille

A variation of a Griffiths Gnat

Monday, June 10, 2019

Pink Pup



Pink Pup

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel over black front body
Rear Body - Flat silver tinsel
Front Body - Black floss, uni-stretch etc
Wing - Brown bucktail over red bucktail over yellow bucktail

Reference - Tying & Fishing Bucktails - Mike Valla

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Poison



Poison

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Syracuse orange Lion Brand #133 yarn
Wing - Brown bucktail
Cheek - Jungle cock
Painted eyes - Yellow iris, black pupil

Reference - Tying & Fishing Bucktails - Mike Valla

Tying note: I opted to tie the sparsely tied version identified in the book. I used orange antron yarn.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Mop


The Mop

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - White
Body - Silver mylar tubing, tied down at the bend with white thread that then forms the butt
Throat - Yellow nylon fibers and red calf tail
Wing - Peacock herls, tips cut flat
Head - Silver with white eye and red pupil

Reference - Art of Angling Journal - Volume 2 Issue 1 Originator - Ora Smith