Posts Tagged ‘Peacock’
This is a pattern from Claude H. Bernard who guides on the Bonaventure river in Québec for atlantic salmon. Originally tied for walleye and then adapted for atlantic salmon. The Grenade was the winner in the hairwing creation category in the 1986 fly tying championship of the FQSA. HOOK: Daiichi Alec Jackson THREAD: Uni-Thread yellow [...]
Shawn Mitchell give his detailed tutorial on the Canadian Black Dose (reduced). What appears to be an advanced tie, is broken into easy to follow steps.
Tip: Dark red floss (optional) Tail: Peacock sword and/or scarlet Ribbing: Oval silver tinsel (optional) Body: Silver tinsel Hackle: Deep wine, dark claret, or black Wing: Peacock sword – may have dash of scarlet on each side The Alexandra exists in numerous variations. It is a fly of English origin that was supposedly banned in [...]
Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Peacock herl Hackle: Black or brown Wing: Brown mottled turkey
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.
Sand Creek is a pretty little piece of trout water that harbors some very fussy fish. Clear water in a small creek demands a quiet approach; casting from the bank is a good strategy when fishing small flies to springtime trout. Photo by Russ Forney Springtime in Wyoming can be pretty elusive. Just when the [...]
Horse hair is one of Wyoming’s most abundant natural resources. Coal, oil, and natural gas are the media darlings, but horse hair is everywhere in the Cowboy State. To a fly tier, it would be a shame to waste all that beautiful long hair when it looks so good wrapped around a fly hook. It [...]
What’s the saying? Necessity is the mother of invention? This little bug fits in there somewhere. I had been searching my creative place for a very simple to tie, light colored nymph that offered just a bit of that “ooohhhh yyyeah!” look when wet. The typical light colored dubbings, quills, biots, and threads just weren’t doing what I had in my mind. I wanted sexy, not cute.
Pressured fish see lots of cute!
Love it or hate it, the inevitable need to go deeper and find the fish, is married with the arrival of colder (and often wetter) weather. Whilst it may not be the dry-fly fishers’ idea of fun, big and heavy, lead-packed nymphs are often the answer. Fished in a variety of styles, they can be [...]