Posts Tagged ‘Pheasant’

The Ray Bergman Collection – 99) Elliot

The Ray Bergman Collection – 99) Elliot

Tip: None Tail: Pheasant (or turkey) and scarlet married Ribbing: None Body: White chenille Hackle: Green Wing: Gray mallard with scarlet stripes

Polish Pheasant Tail Nymph with Davie McPhail

Polish Pheasant Tail Nymph with Davie McPhail

Davie shows a great style of nymph popular in Poland. While the body is the same as a typical Pheasant Tail nymph, there is a unique thorax and head. Make sure to watch to see Davie’s pink dropper he fishes with this fly.

ProTube nymph- by Chris Warren

ProTube nymph- by Chris Warren

Chris Warren ties a a clean nymph on a pro-tube. While trout nymphs are not typical ties on tubes, Chis shows a great way to maximize this style of fly.

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

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.

ARF Devil’s Doorman by Al Ritt

ARF Devil’s Doorman by Al Ritt

This new fly pattern from Al Ritt should work well for everything from trout to panfish.

The Ray Bergman Collection – 10) Artful Dodger

The Ray Bergman Collection – 10) Artful Dodger

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: None Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Dark claret floss Hackle: Light claret Wing: Pheasant (or dark brown turkey) * * The recipe listing for the Artful Dodger calls for a pheasant wing. Dark brown turkey was substituted on this fly and others calling for a pheasant wing because turkey is more readily […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 1) Abbey

The Ray Bergman Collection – 1) Abbey

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Golden pheasant tippet Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Dark red floss Hackle: Red (light brown) Wing: Gray mallard The Abbey is identical to the Kingfisher except for the dark red floss body called for on the Abbey compared to a crimson floss body on the Kingfisher.

The Ray Bergman Collection by Don Bastian

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 to a Trout by Russ Forney

Talking Turkey to a Trout by Russ Forney

“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.

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

Opening Days by Richard Chiappone

The following is an excerpt from the book, Opening Days, by Richard Chiaponne. It is from the chapter titled, “Perfect: A Fly Tier’s Beginnings.”

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

Spring Olives by Russ Forney

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 […]

The Purple Heron by Charlie Dickson

The Purple Heron by Charlie Dickson

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 […]

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

The Adams: History Revisited by Tom Deschaine

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.

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

Profile: Realistic Fly Tying Pioneer, Bob Mead by Alex Cerveniak

The first time I talked with Bob Mead was sometime during the Spring of 2006, while I still lived in northern Michigan. It was basically a short series of emails from a young tier trying to pick the brain of a veteran.  Coincidentally a few months later, I wound up living 15 minutes from him, […]

The Jointed Hex by Matt Erny

The Jointed Hex by Matt Erny

Step 1: Tie 3/0 thread to #10 long bend nymph hook. Step 2: Tie on a Pheasant rump feather or a pheasant marabou feather, leaving it long enough to overhang the hook bend by half the length of the hook. Step 3: Tie on a Pheasant under-fluff feather (See Hex gill pic.) Step 4: Add […]

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