Posts Tagged ‘Wet Fly’
A traditional scotish loch fly, the Sooty Olive can be a great wet fly for trout anywhere in the world.
If you like wet flies like I do, you will of course have read the ‘fly fishing bible’, Ray Berman’s masterpiece, Trout. The book is a timeless classic, drenched in the lore and nostalgia of fly fishing. I’m 34 and tied my first wet fly in 2008. I never saw these things for sale in [...]
Tip: Gold tinsel Tail: Teal or barred wood duck * Hackle: Dark blue tied palmer ** Ribbing: Gold tinsel Body: Yellow floss Wing: Scarlet * Wood duck, not Mandarin, is actually listed for this pattern and some others despite the protected status of wood ducks at the time Trout was written (See introduction). The plate [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
A very easy soft hackle pattern that I like to fish during the Hendrickson hatches both prior to, during and while spinners are falling. This particular fly can be altered in size and color for any mayfly hatch not just the Hendrickson Mayfly, so experiment and find what works for you. Materials You Will Need [...]
Through the years I’ve spent fly fishing and fly tying, I have seen a whole lot of flies. Having an art background I have found that I tend to look at all of them with a critical eye; noting each small hard fought victory at the vise as well as their imperfections. Over time I [...]