Posts Tagged ‘Dubbing’
This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.
While this style of fly may appear intimidating, it is an easy tie when the proper steps are followed. Here is Roy’s slideshow of this revolutionary technique.
Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Cinnamon dubbing Hackle: Guinea fowl Wing: Scarlet with jungle cock eye
This new fly pattern from Al Ritt should work well for everything from trout to panfish.
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
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 […]
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” 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.
Called the “bobbin of bobbins,” Marc Petitjean’s “Thread Through Bobbin,” aims to solve a few classic design limitations of standard bobbins.
It can be coarse or fine. It may sparkle or move fetchingly and resist saliva, head cement, finger pressure and harsh language. It’s brightly colored and drab. It’s cheap and plentiful. You have far too much already and I’m going to make you want more. “It,” of course, is dubbing. Dubbing might be the most […]
Modern fly tiers love to employ the “latest and greatest” materials and techniques in their patterns. If a material orbits Earth in the Space Shuttle, chances are it becomes fodder for the tier’s bench. If some famous angler starts hackling dry flies with pig bristles, chances are the local fly shop will soon sponsor a […]
Materials You Will Need Hook: #8 gammarus hook (Skalka G series in my case) Thread: 6/0 UNI thread color Tan Weight: medium size flat lead (round wire works just as fine but flat is easier to work with) Back: 4mm back cover, color Honey Ribbing: .16mm mono Body: Hare dubbing dyed light Olive. Seal dubbing […]
I’ve always been a fan of the spey flies tied by the late Syd Glasso. Glasso is considered by many to be the father of the steelhead spey fly. He was probably the first person to design a spey style fly specifically for steelhead, and in doing so, he started a trend that continues to […]
A quick and easy tie, the Animal will find a permanent home in your fly boxes.
A step-by-step photo sequence showing how to tie one of the simplest, yet most effective, fly patterns out there.