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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scud or Sow Bug


Will be fishing a spring creek next week. Thought I might need a scud or sow bug pattern. This is what I came up with - one in a darker color without a bead head and the other in more traditional color with a bead head. Hope they work!!!

I'm using Orvis' ice dubbing with a gold ribbing and shell back of zip lock bag.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Traditional Blue Wing Olive

Back to basics. Tying a traditional style Blue Wing Olive. Also trying out my new Orvis "Ultimate Dry Fly" hooks. Not quite sure, but they are growing on me.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Multiple Views of Blue Wing Olive Sparkle Dun


This is a size 16 Blue Wing Olive biot bodied sparkle dun. Thought I would show several views of the fly.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blue Wing Olive Funnel Dun


Tied a better version of the deer hair funnel dun fly. This one is a biot bodied Blue Winged Olive. The deer hair is a dyed blue/dun color. After tying this fly, I layed it on a table and the wind blew it all over the table. Wherever it came to rest, it rested, as designed, upside down.

Thanks for looking.


Blue Wing Olive Sparkle Dun


This is a size 14 BWO Sparkle Dun. I took 3 photos to try to give an idea of what the fly looks like from a couple different angles. This fly is an adaptation of Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone of the original Haystack fly.

In this case, I used deer hair dyed blue.

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sparkle Dun - Blue Winged Olive


Preparing for April fishing trip. Tying some dry fly patterns for the Blue Winged Olives.

Also tying some BWO soft hackles. This one is a size 16.

Also a March Brown Soft Hackle:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Red Fox Squirrel Soft Hackle

I was tying some nymphs (which I rarely tie) and decided to fashion a soft hackle as well.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Serendipity Fly

This is my version of a Serendipity. It is tied on a short shank size 20 which is equivalent to a size 22 hook.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Funnel Dun Fly

I have always been intrigued by USD (upside down) fly patterns. It only seems natural to "hide" the hook point as much as possible from the feeding fish.

The Funnel Dun is one pattern of an upside down fly. This one is a Pale Morning Dun.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sipping Midge - Size 20 2X Hook (Equivalent to Size 22)

I have begun tying parachute flies with a different method of tying off the hackle which does not leave a messy head. I always hated the messy head on parachutes tied down in the traditiional method.

This is a size 20 floating midge pattern.

Also tied a size 20 Blue Winged Olive emerger in a paraloop style.

This pattern is the "Bottle Washer" suggested by Jason Borger

These are a couple of patterns I tied up this morning. Am sure someone has tied them before, but I haven't seen them.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Brown Emerger and dry fly


Trying to cover all bases for early April fishing trip. This is a size 16 March Brown Emerger pattern.

Sometimes you have to fish small

These are a few midge patterns I have tied for some April fishing. Occurred to me that we often forget how small the flies we tie/fish are. These are size 20 patterns - not the smallest we fish either.