Posts Tagged ‘Silver Tinsel’

The Ray Bergman Collection – 26) Black Gnat

The Ray Bergman Collection – 26) Black Gnat

Tip: Silver tinsel (optional) ** Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Black chenille Hackle: Black Wing: Dark slate ** Bergman’s recipe does not list silver tinsel as an optional tip. The tinsel tip can be found in other dressings; I prefer adding it to the Black Gnat for added attractiveness. * The Black Gnat dry fly […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 25) Black Dose

The Ray Bergman Collection – 25) Black Dose

Tip: Silver tinsel * Tail: Golden pheasant crest Butt: Yellow floss * Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Black floss Hackle: Black Wing: Brown turkey, brown mallard, guinea stripe * The separate tip and butt on this revised Black Dose dressing are both listed under the tip in the Trout written recipe, but the yellow floss is […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 18) Beauty

The Ray Bergman Collection – 18) Beauty

Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: Guinea fowl wing quill sections Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Dark gray floss Hackle: Black Wing: Guinea fowl wing quill sections

The Ray Bergman Collection – 15) Beamer

The Ray Bergman Collection – 15) Beamer

Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: Crimson and dark blue married Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Dark blue dubbing Hackle: Crimson and dark blue mixed Wing: Brown mallard

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 […]

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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