Sunday, February 22, 2015

Realistic stonefly nymph

This is a one of a kind, realistic stonefly nymph display. The river rocks in this box are hand carved out of foam and painted. It even has realistic water!

Calamus yellow sally

The Calamus Yellow Sally, from the line up of Calamus series of flies, is a deadly pattern during little yellow sally hatches, as well as sulfurs.

Woven extended body pupae

The woven extended body pupae is as effective as it is creative. This fishable realistic pattern sports an extended body wich is achieved by weaving vinyl rib onto a needle, then pulling it off. The result is a  transparent abdomen with an extremely realistic profile. 

Emerald drake

This fly is very effective during the green Drake hatch, and is a lot of fun to tie. The recipe is as follows:

Hook: dai-riki 700 / or mustad 9672 size 6-8
Wings: burnt mallard flank tied fanwing style
Tail: moose body hair
Rib: mono thread
Abdomen: pale yellow superfine, and pheasant tail
Hackle: pale yellow grizzly 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Calamus flying ant

The Calamus flying ant is an especially deadly terrestrial pattern for spring creeks. In the mid to late summer months when various species of bees and wasps rule the skies, this pattern excels on just about any stream. 

Mugsy the nymph

Mugsy, which featured in the fall 2015 issue of Fly Tyer magazine, is a great attractor pattern; It's rubber legs and pulsating gills drive fish nuts.

Crane fly

This fly was inspired by the English Daddy long legs patterns, as well as fishable  realistic tier William Blades. The segmented body was achieved by  wrapping swiss straw flat, front to back, then twisting the material and working back to front.