Posts Tagged ‘Black’

McMurray Ant- by Charlie Dickson

McMurray Ant- by Charlie Dickson

Charlie Dickson brings back the McMurray Ant, a great terrestrial pattern that most people don’t tie… but should!

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell give his detailed tutorial on the Canadian Black Dose (reduced). What appears to be an advanced tie, is broken into easy to follow steps.

ARF Devil’s Doorman by Al Ritt

ARF Devil’s Doorman by Al Ritt

This new fly pattern from Al Ritt should work well for everything from trout to panfish.

Chain Gang Stonefly Nymph by Dean Myers

Chain Gang Stonefly Nymph by Dean Myers

A while back we came across a fly pattern created by Dean Myers, a commercial fly tier from southeastern Pennsylvania, called the Chain Gang Stone. As you can see, Dean has taken an innovative approach to creating

Tying the Wingless Bee by Carl E. Sanders

Tying the Wingless Bee by Carl E. Sanders

Hook: Wet Thread: black Hackle: brown hen saddle Tag: fine gold braid Body: black and yellow mohair yarn Prepare the feather, so that when looking at the convex side, you have stripped a couple more fibers from the right side than the left. Tie in the hackle concave side up and over the hook eye. […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 27) Black Gnat Silver

The Ray Bergman Collection – 27) Black Gnat Silver

Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Silver tinsel Hackle: Black Wing: Dark slate

The Ray Bergman Collection – 18) Beauty

The Ray Bergman Collection – 18) Beauty

Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: Guinea fowl wing quill sections Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Dark gray floss Hackle: Black Wing: Guinea fowl wing quill sections

The Ray Bergman Collection – 7) Alexandra

The Ray Bergman Collection – 7) Alexandra

Tip: Dark red floss (optional) Tail: Peacock sword and/or scarlet Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (optional) Body: Silver tinsel Hackle: Deep wine, dark claret, or black Wing: Peacock sword – may have dash of scarlet on each side The Alexandra exists in numerous variations. It is a fly of English origin that was supposedly banned in […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 6) Alder

The Ray Bergman Collection – 6) Alder

Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Black or brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey

The Ray Bergman Collection – 4) Adirondack

The Ray Bergman Collection – 4) Adirondack

Tip: Yellow floss * Tail: Black hackle tips ** Ribbing: None Body: Gray fur Hackle: Orange Wing: White * The Adirondack is the second of many flies on the Bergman / Burke color plates that presents differing information between the painting and recipe listing regarding the terms tip, tag, and butt. The Adirondack painting on […]

The Ray Bergman Collection by Don Bastian

Classic Wet Flies Patterns from Ray Bergman’s Books: Trout, Just Fishing, and With Fly, Plug, and Bait Photos, flies, text, and updated recipes by Don Bastian This photographic collection of traditional wet fly patterns, recipes, and notes, when completed, will contain four-hundred eighty-three flies selected from Ray Bergman’s books. This number was determined by including […]

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

“Talking turkey” is an old idiom referring to a candid discussion. In present use the phrase denotes a matter of business, a factual and straightforward approach to problem solving. This contemporary definition works just fine, unless you are a fly fisherman.

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.

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the […]

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