Friday, July 10, 2020

Blue Finn



Blue Finn


Category - Salmon



Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tip - Pink uni stretch or floss
Body - Embossed silver tinsel
Wing - Yellow bucktail over red krystal flash over yellow bucktail
Hackle - Blue hen

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Moose Wing Paddy Francis




Moose Wing Paddy Francis

Category - Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Deer hair trimmed short cigar shaped
Wing - Moose body hair

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Ambrose Bucktail


Ambrose Bucktail

Category - Bass

Hook - Mustad 3366 or equivalent (jstockard j2 607 bass hook depicted here)
Thread - Red 
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Red bucktail over white bucktail 
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Yellow chenille
Collar - Black hackle over red hackle 
Wing - Light brown bucktail over white bucktail

Monday, July 6, 2020

Brown Bug Orange Butt


Brown Bug Orange Butt

Hook - Long nymph/streamer style
Thread - Black
Butt - Orange uni stretch
Body - Deer hair
Hackle - Brown

Saturday, June 27, 2020

WAEF Caddis Larvae


WAEF Caddis Larvae
When All Else Fails

Hook - Curver or straight style
Weight - Lead/non lead wire
Body - Insect green and black paint


WAEF Caddis Larvae
When All Else Fails

Hook - Curver or straight style
Weight - Lead/non lead wire
Thread - Black
Body - Insect green paunt and black dubbing

Friday, June 26, 2020

Holy Grail Caddis




Holy Grail Caddis

Hook - Curved style
Bead - Gold brass or tungsten
Thread - Red
Rib - Flat pearl tinsel
Body - Hares ear dubbing
Wing case - Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax - Hares ear dubbing
Collar - Hungarian partridge

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Rat Faced McDougal




Rat Faced McDougal

Hook - Standard dry fly style
Thread - Tan or black
Tail - Ginger hackle
Body - Spun tan/grey deer hair
Wing - Grizzly hen hackle tips (there is also a version with a wing of white calf tail)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Adams Irresistible


Adams Irresistible

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tail - Moose body hair
Body - Deer hair, trimmed
Wings - Grizzly hen hackle tips
Hackle - Brown and grizzly, mixed

Monday, June 22, 2020

Allie's Shrimp


Allie's Shrimp

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - Small bunch of hot orange bucktail, long
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Rear half red uni stretch, Front half black uni stretch
Beard/throat - Gray squirrel
Underwing - Gray squirrel
Overwing - Golden pheasant tippets
Hackle - Hot orange

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Patriot


Patriot

Category - Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Yellow uni stretch
Hackle - Blue
Wing - White calf tail

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Bette Jane



Bette Jane

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval gold tinsel and fluorescent green wool
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Body - Rear half green floss, front half peacock herl
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Throat - Light green then yellow hackle fibers
Wing - Badger hair

Friday, June 19, 2020

Teal and Red


Teal and Red

Hook- Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Body - Red uni yarn
Throat - Black hackle fibers
Wing - Teal

PVC Nymph


PVC Nymph

Hook – Standard nymph/wet
Thread – Olive
Weight – Lead/non lead or copper wire at thorax
Tail – Dyed olive pheasant tail fibers
Body – Tying thread
Over body – Clear tinsel
Wing Case - Dyed olive pheasant tail fibers
Thorax – Olive dubbing

Originated by John Goddard

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Overtaker


Overtaker

Hook- Single or double salmon style (Gamakatsu T10-6H depicted)
Thread- Fire orange
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Butt- Chinese red and hot green and uni stretch
Tail- Golden pheasant crest
Body - Green highlander dubbing or yarn
Wing- Black squirrel tail
Hackle - Black hen

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Black Boudreaux



Black Boudreaux

Hook - Curved style
Thread - Black
Eyes - Small black bead chain
Tail - Black hackle fibers.
Hackle - Black dry fly saddle hackle trimmed to about 1/8 inch
Body - Flat tinsel in your choice of color

Tie in whatever colors you desire. Panfish won't even care

Created by Ray Boudreaux (Acadiana Fly Rodders)

Davy's Juicer Fly


Davy's Juicer Fly
(Davy Wotton)

Hook - Curved style (Knapek G depicted)
Thread - Red
Bead - Optional, size 2mm color of choice
Tail - 2 or 3 strands of peacock sword tail fibers
Body - Your choice of flat silver, gold or pearl tinsel (pearl depicted)
Rib - Red wire
Thorax - SLF Prism number 22 Hares ear // or number 21 peacock (I used sybai spectra flash peacock)
Hackle - Any variegated hen in brown tones or hen pheasant neck or brown partridge

Tup's Indispensable


Tup's Indispensable

Hook - Standard dry fly 

Thread -Yellow.
Tails - Blue dun, Honey Dun, Brassy Dun, Ginger (depicted)
Tip – Yellow thread
* Body - A dubbing mixture with a very faint light red color consisting of wool from the scrotum of a ram, crème-colored unborn seal’s fur and the same dyed red as well as yellow and a little wool from a lemon-colored Cocker Spaniel
Hackle - Blue dun, Honey Dun, Brassy Dun, Ginger (depicted)

* Obviously, the body dubbing mentioned above wasn’t used to tie this fly. I merely hand mixed red, cream, burnt orange wool with a little yellow rabbit fur to achieve the pinkish colored dubbing.

The urine stained wool from the scrotum of a ram was definitely not used. What in the hell was the originator thinking when he blended those materials?




Friday, June 12, 2020

Miss Sharon


Miss Sharon

Hook - Wet fly style, #8 rear, #6 front
Thread - Red
Connector - .018 or .024 diameter beadalon wire or 30# monofilament
Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel
Body - Red floss or uni stretch
Wing - Black over orange over white over red bucktail tied extremely sparse

Tying note: Orientation of the rear hook may be pointed upward or downward if desired

Reference - Tandem Streamers - Donald A Wilson

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Adams Comparadun




Adams Comparadun

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Black
Tail - Brown and grizzly
Body - Gray dubbing
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Comparadun technique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FchhK9QRfo

Monday, June 8, 2020

Christian Special


Christian Special

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Tail - Red bucktail
Body - White chenille ribbed with red chenille
Throat - White bucktail
Wing - Grizzly hackles

Invented by H B Christian of Neversink, New York in 1897

Reference - Professional Fly Tying, Spinning and Tackle Making - George L Herter

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Lafontaine Halo Mayfly Emerger


Lafontaine Halo Mayfly Emerger

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Color to match dubbing
Tag - Clear antron
Tail - Marabou fibers
Abdomen - Your favorite dubbing mix
Halo - Clear closed cell foam (common packing foam)
Thorax - Your favorite dubbing mix (dubbed thicker than abdomen)
Spike - Orange deer hair (extending out over the eye of the hook)
Tied in olive, brown, cream or other collors to match hatches

Originator - Gary Lafontaine

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Championship Caddis


Championship Caddis

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Any color
Tail - Red antron yarn furled - I opted not to furl
Body - Dubbing in caddis colors
Under wing - Dun color CDC
Over wing - Natural elk

Reference - Internet photo

Viking Queen


Viking Queen

Hook - Standard streamer style
Thread - Black
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Throat - White marabou
Wing - Yellow bucktail over blue bucktail
Shoulder - Jungle cock

Reference - Professional Fly Tying, Spinning and Tackle Making - George L Herter

Friday, June 5, 2020

Mustard Optic Bucktail



Mustard Optic Bucktail

Hook – Mustad R75-79580
Thread – Black
Tail – Peacock herl
Ribbing – Gold or silver oval tinsel (gold used here)
Body – Flat silver tinsel
Throat – Peacock sword herls
Wing – Brown bucktail over yellow bucktail with peacock herl sides
Cheeks – Jungle cock
Eyes – Painted black over yellow
UV Resin

Reference – Tying and Fishing Bucktails – Mike Valla

Adams Parachute


Adams Parachute

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Black
Wing post - White hi-viz
Tail - Brown and grizzly hackle fibers, mixed
Body - Gray dubbing
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Tying note: I used hi-viz fibers for the wing post but use your favorite material to tie your fly.

The Dragon


The Dragon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Ribbing #1 - Black ostritch herl
Ribbing #2 - Oval silver tinsel, reversed wrapped
Body - Fluorescent green floss or uni stretch
Hackle - Black hen

To preserve the fluorescent green body color, wrap the hook shank with white thread or silver tinsel.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Medicine


Medicine

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Red
Body – Flat silver tinsel
Throat - Blue hackle fibers
Wing - Bronze mallard or mallard dyed brown (depicted)

Bell Special


Bell Special

Hook - Streamer style
Thread - Black
Body - Flat silver tinsel
Wing - Bunch of white ostrich herl over which is smaller bunch of brown 
ostrich herl over which is a smaller bunch of peacock herl
Throat - Red hackle fibers
Cheek - Jungle cock

Monday, June 1, 2020

Abe Munn Killer


Abe Munn Killer

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval gold tinsel
Tail - Mottled turkey
Body: Yellow floss
Rib - Oval silver tinsel
Throat - A sparse bunch of mottled turkey and brown hackle 
Wing - Mottled turkey 

Sparkle Quill Caddis Pupa


Sparkle Quill Caddis Pupa


Hook - Curved caddis style
Thread - Tan
Veiling/wing - Z-lon, silvery grey
Abdomen, over - Goose biot, dyed olive
Abdomen, under - Olive hare's ear dubbing
Legs - Brown partridge barbs
Antennae - Woodduck fibers
Thorax/head - Hare's ear

St Vrain Caddis (Olive)



St Vrain Caddis

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Olive
Body - Olive dubbing
Wing - Natural elk hair
Hackle - Brown

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Deer Fly




Deer Fly

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Black
Body - Peacock herl reinforced with tying thread and wrapped onto a superglue coated hook shank
Wings - Grizzly hen hackle tips
Hackle - Brown and grizzly

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Orange Blossom


Orange Blossom


Hook - Mustad L87-3665A
Tag - Oval silve tinsel
Tip - Yellow floss
Tail - Golden pheasant crest
Body - Rear 1/2 embossed silver tinsel, front 1/2 yellow seal fur or substitute
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Wing - Light brown bucktail
Hackle - Orange, tied as collar

Friday, May 29, 2020

Miss Pinky


Miss Pinky

Hook - Curved style
Body*- Pink floss with clear vinyl “D” rib over the top. Palmered with white ostrich herl. To add durability to the fly, use a dubbing loop on the ostrich.
Hackle - Hungarian partridge
Head - Peacock herl

* I used clear flat tinsel in lieu of "D" rib and applied a stripe of uv resin on top of the body to secure the ostrich herl

Green Weenie/Inchworm


Purcell's Fancy



Purcell's Fancy


Hook - 2xl - 3xl nymph style
Weight - Gold bead with lead wire wraps
Thread - Orange
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Gold wire
Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers
Wing case - Turkey tail fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl
Legs - Hungarian partridge
Head - Orange ice dub

Hopper Buck


Hopper Buck

Hook - Curved style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Brown hen hackle
Body - Cream or yellow dubbing
Ribbing - Gold wire
Wing - Mallard flank
Hackle - Brown hen

It is believed this fly is most likely taken as a hex nymph. Tie them in both weighted and unweighted versions. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Cinberg



The Cinberg

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Brown spade hackle fibers
Body - Tan/cream dubbing
Hackle - Brown or dark ginger fronted with wood duck. The WD is not wound like the hackle, it is tyed on first with the tips pointing forward, the rest of the fly is tied, tail, body and hackle, then after tying off the hackle the wood duck is pulled back, the thread wound through to the eye, and the wood duck gets worked back with a thread dam in front of it, forcing it back towards the hackle.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Rio Grande King Trude


Rio Grande King Trude

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Golden pheasant tippets
Body - Black chenille
Wing - White calf tail
Hackle - Brown

Monday, May 25, 2020

Giant Stonefly





Giant Stonefly

Hook - Salmon or nymph style
Weight - Multi-layers of flat lead strips to create a tapered underbody
Thread - Black and orange
Tail - Black goose biots
Body - Black larva lace, v-rib etc
Wing cases - Black 2mm foam (1mm would be better)
Thorax - Black dubbing
Legs - Black/white centipede rubber legs

Reference - Youtube video

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Peastone/Peacock Stone Nymph


Peastone/Peacock Stone Nymph - Ted Niemeyer



Hook - Salmon style
Thread - Tan
Tail - Natural Brown
Ribbing - Black wire or thread
Body covering - Clear flat tinsel
Body - Tan tapered body done with thread or floss
Thorax - Peacock herl
Wing - Peacock sword
Throat - Brown hackle fibers

Reference - Youtube video

Lunn's Particular




Lunn's Particular

Hook, o (size 15).
Tying silk, Pearsall’s gossamer, shade 13 – crimson.
Wings, two medium blue cock hackle-points put on flat.
Tail, four fibres of Rhode Island from large hackle.
Body, undyed hackle-stalk of Rhode Island cock hackle.
Hackle, medium Rhode Island cock hackle.


Updated Recipe

Hook - Dry fly style
Thread - Red/crimson
Wings - Two medium blue cock hackle-points put on flat
Tail - Brown hackle fibers
Body - Stripped brown saddle hackle stem
Hackle - Brown hackle

Rhode Island Red Hackle = Brown Hackle