Posts Tagged ‘Nick Pionessa’

Cheesy Poof carp fly- by Nick Pionessa

Cheesy Poof carp fly- by Nick Pionessa

This fly is about as simple as you can find but dog damn does it work. so easy there is just no reason not to have some in the capr box. the short stout hooks stick well and won’t straighten even on carpzilla with 12lb tippet. mighty important feature for GL monster carp Hook- Daiichi […]

Hybrid Sculpin- by Nick Pionessa

Hybrid Sculpin- by Nick Pionessa

The fly is designed to create the wide, almost triangular, shape of a sculpin but avoid the usual deer hair or wool headed designs. The marabou wrapped over the zonker strip also helps to bulk up the body, especially in the front and then have a nice taper going right down to the zonker strip with the tip of that extending just beyond the marabou tips to represent their slim tail end.

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.

Hatches 2010: Covering the Hendrickson Hatch by Nick Pionessa

Hatches 2010: Covering the Hendrickson Hatch by Nick Pionessa

My mind leafed through the pages of a crumbling paperback to drawings made by a master with whom I was barely familiar. “This must be a Quill Gordon,” I said. “No, I think it’s a Hendrickson.” I remember the day as if it were yesterday because it was my birthday and that Hendrickson was one […]

Tying the Temple Kitty by Nick Pionessa

Tying the Temple Kitty by Nick Pionessa

This is a scaled down version of the European type of tube flies originally called Temple Dogs.  Since I’m not too down with the whole dog hair thing, and we all know a fine stream with a feline’ian nick name, so there you have it. Any color combo is possible. I have had good luck […]

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