Posts Tagged ‘Tinsel’
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.
Whether you’re on the East Coast, the West Coast or the Gulf Coast, you will find forage fish like the anchovy or smelt– and any number of species that resemble them.
Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Cinnamon dubbing Hackle: Guinea fowl Wing: Scarlet with jungle cock eye
This new fly pattern from Al Ritt should work well for everything from trout to panfish.
Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Silver tinsel Hackle: Black Wing: Dark slate
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: Gold tinsel Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Dark red floss Hackle: Scarlet Wing: White
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 only soft hackle fly that I use during the Yellow Quill hatches on my home river. This fly with the addition of a bead can also be fished as a nymph in the round and deep. Swung through or actively fished through likely fish lies and fast water and this fly produces. Materials You [...]
A step-by-step photo sequence showing how to tie one of the simplest, yet most effective, fly patterns out there.