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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Different Dubbing for Soft Hackle


I am trying a different dubbing for this fly. It is from Orvis and is called "Ice" dubbing. I am not sure if it is still available from them? Someone said they could not find it there. I haven't checked lately. I kind of like it though.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Orvis Ice Dubbing on Sparkle Dun

I haven't had a chance to try fishing this fly which is dressed with a new dubbing from Orivs- Ice Dubbing.

I sure like the sparkle in the dubbing. If you have had fishing experience with this dubbing, please let me know. I plan to fish it this summer.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Photographing Flies is Difficult!

I am trying different cameras, different backgrounds, different lighting, etc. The fly is not a very well tied fly, but, PLEASE let me know which photo looks the best to you. If you can't leave a comment, please email me:

Thank you!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Trying to take a good photo of this fly

I would appreciate your comments as to the quality of this photo. Obviously, the "gold standard" is the photo, very top photo, which was taken by Hans Weilenmann.
Thank you.
You can email me too - or leave a comment here.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Gray Drake Parachute

In the Yellowstone area, there are hatches of Gray Drakes, Green Drakes, and Brown Drakes as well as the Flav (actually a small Western Green Drake).
To make matters more interesting, some of the Green Drakes are a little different color, depending on which watershed you are in. I figure you have to be ready to try all of them.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sparkle Deer Hair Parachute Small Western Green Drake

The Small Western Green Drake

This is a sparkle dun pattern for the Small Western Green Drake (the Flav). I tied it with a post of dyed deer hair and a bright olive dyed grizzly hackle. The fly should float well and, I believe, will be a good imitation for the Flav.

I posted a couple pictures of the same fly.

The version below has a more traditional tail instead of a trailing shuck as in the Sparkle Dun imitation:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

PMD Sparkle Dun and Sparkle Blue-Winged Olive Dun

This is my PMD Sparkle Dun. I really like the new dubbing I am using. And, I really like the new jaws from JVICE.

Below are two views of my Sparkle Blue-Winged Olive. The deer hair is dyed blue. I purchased the deer hair at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone. I think they have the best animal hair I have ever seen. They get their hair locally from hunters as I understand it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Beautiful Damasteel Jaws from JVICE

My new jaws from Jay at JVICE arrived today. They are made of Damasteel stainless steel and are truly beautiful. I hesitate attaching them to my JVICE and tying on them. I will take a better photo after I do attach them. As I understand, he only has 2 sets of such jaws left. His website is JVICE.com.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Soft Hackle with a Bead Head

This is my Soft Hackle that I have been fishing since the early 90's. It has been the most productive fly I have used for all the years since. I usually fish it without a bead head, but sometimes, when the water is fast/deep, the bead head gets it where it needs to be.

This fly is most productive on the wet fly swing. If you see rises, just position yourself and lay your cast so that the upswing occurs near the rise. If using the fly without a bead head, just false cast to dry it off and fish it dry to a rising fish.

Smaller sizes work, but the size 14 has been the most productive size for this fly.

The original non-bead head pattern: