Posts Tagged ‘Brown’

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!

The Ray Bergman Collection – 48) Bright Fox

The Ray Bergman Collection – 48)	Bright Fox

Tip: None Tail: Brown hackle fibers Ribbing: None Body: Yellow floss Hackle: Brown Wing: White

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 – 11) Arthur Hoyt

The Ray Bergman Collection – 11)	Arthur Hoyt

Tip: Yellow floss Tail: Dark brown hackle fibers Ribbing: Yellow floss Body: Bright green floss Hackle: Dark brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey

The Ray Bergman Collection – 10) Artful Dodger

The Ray Bergman Collection – 10) Artful Dodger

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Dark claret floss Hackle: Light claret Wing: Pheasant (or dark brown turkey) * * The recipe listing for the Artful Dodger calls for a pheasant wing. Dark brown turkey was substituted on this fly and others calling for a pheasant wing because turkey is more readily […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 9) Apple Green

The Ray Bergman Collection – 9) Apple Green

Tip: None Tail: Brown hackle fibers Ribbing: Yellow floss Body: Highlander green floss Hackle: Brown Wing: Slate

The Ray Bergman Collection – 8) Allerton

The Ray Bergman Collection – 8) Allerton

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Teal or barred wood duck * Hackle: Dark blue tied palmer ** Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Yellow floss Wing: Scarlet * Wood duck, not Mandarin, is actually listed for this pattern and some others despite the protected status of wood ducks at the time Trout was written (See introduction). The plate […]

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 – 3) Adder

The Ray Bergman Collection – 3) Adder

Tip: Orange floss Tail: None Ribbing: Orange floss Body: Brown floss Hackle: Brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey * * Many wet flies in Bergman’s books call for a wing of brown turkey. Some recipes merely list ‘brown,’ while others call for ‘light brown’ or ‘dark brown’ turkey. All these shades are usually mottled. The original […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

Tip: Red floss * Tail: Crimson hackle fibers Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Brown Wing: Claret Tips, Tags, and Butts * The red floss ‘tip’ on the Academy is actually positioned as a ‘butt’ in front of, and at the base of the tail in Dr. Burke’s painting. The Academy is the first of […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 1) Abbey

The Ray Bergman Collection – 1) Abbey

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Golden pheasant tippet Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Dark red floss Hackle: Red (light brown) Wing: Gray mallard The Abbey is identical to the Kingfisher except for the dark red floss body called for on the Abbey compared to a crimson floss body on the Kingfisher.

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.

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

The following is an excerpt from the book, Opening Days, by Richard Chiaponne. It is from the chapter titled, “Perfect: A Fly Tier’s Beginnings.”

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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