Posts Tagged ‘White’

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.

The Ray Bergman Collection – 48) Bright Fox

The Ray Bergman Collection – 48)	Bright Fox

Tip: None Tail: Brown hackle fibers Ribbing: None Body: Yellow floss Hackle: Brown Wing: White

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 – 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 – 4) Adirondack

The Ray Bergman Collection – 4) Adirondack

Tip: Yellow floss * Tail: Black hackle tips ** Ribbing: None Body: Gray fur Hackle: Orange Wing: White * The Adirondack is the second of many flies on the Bergman / Burke color plates that presents differing information between the painting and recipe listing regarding the terms tip, tag, and butt. The Adirondack painting on […]

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.”

Step-by-Step: The Forage Fly

Step-by-Step: The Forage Fly

Mike Smith’s Forage Fly™ combines the unique features of the Fish-Skull™ head with natural body materials and a “frantic tail” to create an incredibly authentic baitfish imitation that is as versatile as it is realistic.

It only uses 5 different materials and once mastered is quick and easy to tie. Particular attention should be paid to the dimensions of the fly and amount of materials used, but we hope the very detailed instructions below will provide everything you need.

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Fly Patterns: A BWO Emerger, a Meaty Streamer, and a Gorgeous Full Dressed Salmon Fly

Here at Hatches, we’re always on the lookout for interesting fly patterns. Probably the single greatest resource we have at our disposal for finding them is the Fly Pattern Database (which has grown to over 10,000 fly patterns!). No where else on the web can one find a greater archive of fly patterns, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to it. To express our great appreciation, and to make sure “older” patterns aren’t forgotten, we have decided to highlight three fly patterns from the database each week. We’ll share the best of the best, from the past to the present.

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 […]

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 […]

Horsing Around by Russ Forney

Horsing Around by Russ Forney

Horse hair is one of Wyoming’s most abundant natural resources. Coal, oil, and natural gas are the media darlings, but horse hair is everywhere in the Cowboy State. To a fly tier, it would be a shame to waste all that beautiful long hair when it looks so good wrapped around a fly hook. It […]

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

Tangled Up in Blue by LeVern “Vern-O” Burm

As a fly tier and a devoted steelheader, I encounter many new trends and “must have” flies. I am not one of those guys who have two different patterns in a couple of colors and sizes in his fly boxes. I have at best, two of each pattern, a multitude of colors, shapes and sizes, […]

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