Posts Tagged ‘Dry Fly’
I came up with Parafoam style dries a few years ago when I was playing around with paraloop style hackle. I didn’t have the right size mono I needed and dug through my tying material bins for a substitute. “Foam!” This style of dry floats forever while riding nice and low in the film. I’ve [...]
Hans Weilenmann shows how to tie a spent caddis. Notice the trimming on the hackle to allow the fly to sit lower in the film.
A great mayfly imitation, that can have the colors adjusted to match local hatches. The extended body is created with a single wood duck flank feather.
The Peacock Caddis is a simple version of the standard Elk Hair Caddis. The Peacock Caddis uses dark colored peacock herl for the body, instead of dubbing and hackle. The Peacock Caddis is very effective when the hatching caddis are dark in color. The Peacock Caddis also sits flush to the water. This is due to the absence of hackle fibers on the body. This make the Peacock Caddis very effective in slick water and on picky fish.
My personal pattern to imitate the winter caddis that we get on our home river of the Farmington. The fly is intended to be skated, but can also be fished dead drift. The fly can be altered to imitate any pupa that is meant to be skated on the surface. Hook: TMC 2499 Size: 18 [...]
Shot on the Missouri River near Craig, Montana, “Sipping Dry” attempts to articulate the true essence of dry fly fishing in a setting many consider to be one of the dry fly capitals of the world. The full-length version will be featured in the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour (thef3t.com).
There are many different versions of the Stimulator, in both a range of color and sizes. While designed as a stonefly imitation, many anglers fish it as a searching pattern or when caddis are present. Davie McPhail’s instructions and insight are valuable to both the beginner and experienced tier of this pattern.
The dry fly has been evolving for more than 100 years. It started in England, crossed the Atlantic, and then took the world by storm in the Catskills. Despite the fact that the Catskill-style dry flies are still widely used today, Catskill patterns are plagued by issues that fly tiers have been trying to overcome [...]
Davie Mcphail gives a great tutorial on tying a Parachute Black Ant
Lucian Vasies offers a unique winging method with CDC for a mayfly dun. A clean pattern with easy to follow steps that can be adapted through color or size to meet your local hatch.
The pattern described is my take on some of the more appealing cicada patterns I have seen and used. As typical, I try to make my patterns as simple as possible and still do the job. With cicadas, there are a number of triggers I feel one should try to mimic. First is the obvious [...]
The Quill Gordon is perhaps one of the most well know dry flies ever tied and fished. Thanks to Theodore Gordon whom brought this fly to light in the late 19th early 20th century. You can tye this fly on any standard dry fly hook in sizes 12 down to 18.
Dave Wiltshire offers some great information on duns. Not only how to tie them, but also why they are tied a certain way and when to fish them. Dave shows “the blue-print for any fully emerged up-wing: change the colour and size to suit the natural.”
Tom Herr shows a unique way to create a durable and effective Caddis wing using Pheasant and paper from a teabag.
Charlie Dickson brings back the McMurray Ant, a great terrestrial pattern that most people don’t tie… but should!