Posts Tagged ‘Patterns’
The Blue Winged Olive or BWO is one of the most important insects to the angler. CaddisFlyShop demonstrates how to tie a relatively simple nymph imitation of the Blue Winged Olive using UV Ice Dub in light olive color. Using UV Ice Dub on some patterns can make a nymph show and perform better than […]
In this book, Charlie Craven takes a no BS approach in introducing the reader to the art of fly tying. Like many fly tiers, I am mostly self-taught. I like to think I’ve done pretty well for myself. I certainly can’t take all of the credit for the techniques I’ve figured out at the vise, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Here at Hatches, we’re always on the lookout for interesting fly patterns. Probably the single greatest resource we have at our disposal for finding them is the Fly Pattern Database (which has grown to over 10,000 fly patterns!). No where else on the web can one find a greater archive of fly patterns, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it. To express our great appreciation, and to make sure “older” patterns aren’t forgotten, we have decided to highlight three fly patterns from the database each week. We’ll share the best of the best, from the past to the present.
GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), November 1997 Binding Type: Hardcover Retail Price: $16.95 at the Hatches Store ISBN: 1-55821-067-9 “The trout’s biggest advantage is selectivity, and we can counteract it only by knowing the insects that make up his diet. This is the reason for the study of stream entomology by the angler, […]
With rubber legs showing up in more and more fly patterns, one common problem fly tier’s are facing is that they get in the way when tying a whip finish knot. In this week’s Tying Tips, Hatches Magazine staff member Alex Cerveniak shares three quick and easy ways to keep those rubber legs out of the way.
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 […]
A step-by-step photo sequence showing how to tie one of the simplest, yet most effective, fly patterns out there.
X-Caddis Material List Hook: Gamakatsu R10 #14 Thread: Griffith’s 14/0 dark brown Shuck: Z-lon dun and amber mix Rib: x-fine gold braid Body: antron mix Wing: Coastal deer hair Tying Instructions This is an easy caddis. Use colors to match your caddis flies. Tie in the shuck about as long as the hook shank. Tie […]
The story of the Adams begins just 12 miles south of Traverse City, Michigan, off County Road 611 in the small township of Mayfield. It was here, in 1922, at the Mayfield Pond where Leonard Halladay created the famous Adams fly.
Flymen Fishing Company today announced the launch of the Fish-Skull™ range of weighted heads for streamer flies. Quick-and-simple to tie, this latest innovation in fly tying offers fly fishermen an exciting alternative to using old-style dumbbells or cones to weight their flies. The Fish-Skull’s unique design features, sizes and colors make it a very versatile […]