Posts Tagged ‘Tinsel’

The Grenade- by David Quenneville

The Grenade- by David Quenneville

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 […]

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.

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

Hold the Anchovies by Fred Hannie

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.

The Ray Bergman Collection – 40) Bob Lawrence

The Ray Bergman Collection – 40)	Bob Lawrence

Tip: Silver tinsel Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: Silver tinsel Body: Cinnamon dubbing Hackle: Guinea fowl Wing: Scarlet with jungle cock eye

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 – 27) Black Gnat Silver

The Ray Bergman Collection – 27) Black Gnat Silver

Tip: None Tail: None Ribbing: None Body: Silver tinsel Hackle: Black Wing: Dark slate

The Ray Bergman Collection – 7) Alexandra

The Ray Bergman Collection – 7) Alexandra

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 […]

The Ray Bergman Collection – 5) Admiral

The Ray Bergman Collection – 5) Admiral

Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Scarlet quill sections Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Dark red floss Hackle: Scarlet Wing: White

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

The Ray Bergman Collection – 2) Academy

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 […]

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 […]

Ibis & White by John McCoy

Ibis & White by John McCoy

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 […]

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 […]

Vitreus Soft Hackle by Richard Strolis

Vitreus Soft Hackle by Richard Strolis

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 […]

Flymphs

Flymphs

A step-by-step photo sequence showing how to tie one of the simplest, yet most effective, fly patterns out there.

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