Posts Tagged ‘Mustad’

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.

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Ibis & White by John McCoy

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 […]

Widow Angel Variant by John Driscoll

Widow Angel Variant by John Driscoll

This fly is a variation of a pike fly pattern tied by Simon Graham called a Widow Angel.  As you will see, the body of the fly is created by using a split-string dubbing technique.  It is for this reason that I like to go with Danville’s 210 denier Flat Waxed Nylon thread when tying […]

A Fishable Realistic Foam Ant by Sergei Utkin

A Fishable Realistic Foam Ant by Sergei Utkin

[Editor’s Note:  The following is a step-by-step tutorial on how to tie a fishable realistic foam ant by Sergei Utkin, translated to English from Russian by Hatches Staff.  On some steps, a word or two was lost in translation, so we had to use our own judgment to fill in the gaps.] Hook: Mustad C49S […]

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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