Posts Tagged ‘Baitfish’

Fleye Foil Fox Candy- by Holger Lachmann

Fleye Foil Fox Candy- by Holger Lachmann

Here’s a Surf Candy style pattern tied with the Fleye Foils by Bob Popovics. The tail made out of arctic fox wiggles nice in the water. Much better than most synthetics.

Nail Head Candy- by Dronlee

Nail Head Candy- by Dronlee

Dronlee shows his great take on a Surf candy fly, by using stick on fingernails for the head.

Sili Shad- by Fred Hannie

Sili Shad- by Fred Hannie

This shad pattern is very effective when fishing bodies of water that are inhabited by any species of shad, peanut bunkers , menhaden or poggy. The fly combines the flash, shape and even texture of the prey species.

High-Tie Shad Minnow- by Curtis Fry

High-Tie Shad Minnow- by Curtis Fry

Curtis Fry shows a great method to tie a shad or other baitfish using a variation of the traditional “high-tie” method. Colors and sizes can be adapted to meet species and location.

Hy Tye Anchovy- Rise Form Studios & John Kavanaugh

Hy Tye Anchovy- Rise Form Studios & John Kavanaugh

John Kavanaugh ties his Saltwater Fly Pattern the H.T.A. or Hy Tye Anchovy. This is a FANTASTIC fly pattern that was developed to imitate an Anchovy. This is a huge forage off the North East and Mid Atlantic coasts for the False Albacore. John really nailed this one. It is cheap, easy, indestructible, and a […]

Bomber Baby Fish- by Lucian Vasies

Bomber Baby Fish- by Lucian Vasies

Lucian Vasies shows his Bomber Baby Fish. A fly built with spun loops of deer hair, it is a great alternative to stacking and spinning hair. Lucian makes use of a Xpert Vosseler Tool to hold the materials straight and even in the loops. Hooks: Daiichi D2220#8 Tying Thread: UniThread 6/0 red Tail: Marabou Body: […]

Steve Silverio ties the Wing

Steve Silverio ties the Wing

Steve Silverio shows a great method for creating a large profile with minimum materials. This fly shows some similarity to a Clouser minnow pattern, but with a much larger profile. Steve can be reached at- steve@silverfishflies.com

Glass Eyed Shad- by Thomas Harvey

Glass Eyed Shad- by Thomas Harvey

Thomas Harvey ties his simple and effective shad pattern.

Step-by-Step: The Forage Fly

Step-by-Step: The Forage Fly

Mike Smith’s Forage Fly™ combines the unique features of the Fish-Skull™ head with natural body materials and a “frantic tail” to create an incredibly authentic baitfish imitation that is as versatile as it is realistic.

It only uses 5 different materials and once mastered is quick and easy to tie. Particular attention should be paid to the dimensions of the fly and amount of materials used, but we hope the very detailed instructions below will provide everything you need.

Hatches 2010: In Pursuit of Perfection by Capt. John Meskauskas

Hatches 2010: In Pursuit of Perfection by Capt. John Meskauskas

As fly fishermen we are always in search of perfection — the perfect drift, the perfect presentation or the perfect fly. That search for something better helped inspire my new pattern. When most of us picture a tarpon fly, we imagine Stu Apte-style or Keys-style patterns. But here Florida’s east coast, our migrating tarpon feed […]

Video: CCG Polar Minnow

Video: CCG Polar Minnow

Brian Carson of Clear Cure Goo demonstrates how to tie a Polar Minnow using Clear Cure Goo to build the head.

The Slumpbuster by John Barr

The Slumpbuster by John Barr

The following is an excerpt from Barr Flies written by John Barr, fly tying photos by Charlie Craven (Stackpole Books, August 2007, 184 pages, 570 color photos, 22 illustrations) which is available at Fly Shops and booksellers everywhere.

Mickey Finn

Mickey Finn

From what t I have read this traditional streamer was named after the infamous drugged drink (“Mickey Finn” is a drink that is meant to render its drinker unconscious). Having stood the test of time this streamer, like most, is designed to imitate a baitfish, and once the beginner learns to tie this pattern they […]

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