Jump to content
Fly Tying
SBPatt

April Flies From the Vise

Recommended Posts

5 hours ago, DFoster said:

they were originally #10-#6

Thank you. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Winnipesaukee_Smelt_1080.jpg

Winnipesaukee Smelt

Created in the mid 1900's by Jim Warner

Hook – Mustad 3665A, size 6-10

Body - Silver mylar piping or Bill’s body braid

Thread - Black

Wing – White Marabou over lavender bucktail over peacock herls over sparse white bucktail

Topping - Black Ostrich herl, krystal flash or antron yarn

Winnipesaukee_Smelt_-_Wet_1080.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gate-Crasher-1080.jpg

Gate Crasher

Casting Streamer

Originated by Make Martinek Jr

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent

Thread - Black 6/0

Body - Copper embossed tinsel

Throat - White hackle fibers

Wing - Orange bucktail under red bucktail under purple bucktail

Eye - Painted black over white

UV Resin coated head

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chernobyl Skwala (Ludwig variation)

52004489154_c1bbcde304_c.jpg

52004489089_1834268aac_c.jpg

52004233801_8135dd3ea4_c.jpg

52004233746_e306aa3979_c.jpg

Similar to the Spruce Moth I tied a while back; a bit too much thorax (could have extended the abdomen forward more) and for my eyes I need an indicator but overall it’s okay.

 hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Uni 6/0 camel 
tag - medium tinsel holo black 
abdomen - Ice Dub brown
overbody/head - 1mm foam brown
wing - Congo Hair baitfish grey
legs - pheasant rump dyed brown 
collar/thorax - deer hair dyed brown 

Regards,
Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Indian Streamer - This fly is based on a prehistoric lure used by the Iroquois (and possibly Algonquin) Indians in the Great Lakes area of the country based on a sun-bleached avian bone and gouge/bone hook on a handline.  Check here for the story - "Old Indian Type of Bone Streamer - Fly Angler's OnLine Volumn 7 week 12 (flyanglersonline.com).  The fly is still known as a don't-leave-home-without-it pattern in many fishers fly boxes today.

Original - Some variations to this pattern includes using a black wire spiral, clear plastic or pearl/opal belly strip, and bucktail -either brown, black or brown-dyed green - under the peacock back.

1029669023_IndianStreamerI.thumb.jpg.f3a889586c4b64248b7dd262ef89ffba.jpg

Hook - Mustad 9671 or 9672, 8

Thread - black

Body - white wool yarn

Back - 4-6 peacock herls, tied in at the front, head finished BUT thread NOT cut, then thread spiraled to the back and finished there with the peacock along the top of the fly

MMT Indian Streamer - This is MModern Take on the above pattern and has worked quite nicely here in central New York.  I sometimes use pearl canvas cord wrapped on the shank for the body instead of the metallic cord.

1126237577_IndianStreamerII.thumb.jpg.18ebe84157b18e87a8ce50e36782ee13.jpg

Hook - Mustad 9672 or 9671, 6-10

Thread - mono and black

Body - Darice Bright Jewels Metallic Cord or mylar substitute, tied at back with mono then clear head cement (I used SHHAN) and head tied with black thread

Wing - brown-dyed green, brown-dyed olive. or olive bucktail, sparse under 3-4 strands of peacock Krystal Flash, doubled and tied right on top of bucktail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A75D92A3-4051-459F-826E-DF4600125BF5.jpeg89E06160-2D07-46D1-B00D-CEE9DC4ADE2A.jpegA6EA6A5B-BFC5-4B36-8724-A7CB3E3C402B.jpeg503B83F6-0DCE-4704-AF82-AC20F56E676F.jpeg
 

Some Olive and Chartreuse streamers to go into the trout box! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Half and half

Hook - Size 14 2XL with a slight bend

thread - yellow 70 ultra

Tail - gray UV ice dub with and without wood duck fibers

Body - Pheasant tail fibers/Ginger stripped peacock herl

thorax - Yellow rabbit dubbing

Post - CDC or poly yarn

hackle - Dunn 

DCC07363-9987-4A51-ACAF-9F01D3AF8CA5.jpeg

EBA34EDE-1E46-417B-903C-29D4FEFF2C86.jpeg

99169410-D778-4424-9505-5810713C8F6E.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chernobyl Skwala II (Ludwig variation)

52006314729_2696ef2fd3_c.jpg

52006314584_ed78bf6396_c.jpg

52006314679_74c14a59aa_c.jpg

52006314654_174455f70c_c.jpg

A few tweaks.

 hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Uni 6/0 camel 
tag - medium tinsel holo black 
abdomen - Ice Dub brown
overbody/head - 1mm foam brown
wing - Congo Hair baitfish grey
indicator - Parapost yarn hot orange
legs - medium rubber brown 
collar/thorax - deer hair dyed brown 

Regards,
Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beadhead-Pheasant-Tail-Nymph-1080.jpg

Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph

Hook - Sierra 3769BL or equivalent

Bead - Gold brass or tungsten

Thread - Brown

Tail - Pheasant tail fibers

Ribbing - Copper wire

Body - Pheasant tail fibers

Wing case - Pheasant tail fibers

Thorax - Peacock herl

Legs - Tips of the pheasant tail fiber wing case

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Carrot Nymph - An old northwest USA pattern

1986679583_CarrotNymph.thumb.jpg.636a5bbcd4926ccc7bac38444a9f9e4e.jpg

Hook - Mustad 3906B, 8-14

Thread - orange or black

Tag - fine flat tinsel

Body - orange synthetic dubbing or wool

Hackle - partridge feather

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Muskrat Nymph (P. Rosborough, Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs)

1507740316_9jFinishwithCoatofJetBlack.thumb.jpg.437ac820dc402a92366e01817932aaf6.jpg

Hook: Umpqua U301 #12

Thread: Black Nymo

Body: Felt fur noodle -- 2 parts muskrat belly, 2 parts beaver belly, 1 part soft gray fur from my cat (Rosborough used rabbit back)

Throat: Fine speckled guinea hen

Head: Black ostrich, with thread finish in front using jet black lacquer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, chugbug27 said:

Muskrat Nymph

Nice, one of my faves, along with his Casual Dress.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beadhead-Gold-Ribbed-Hare-s-Ear-Nymph-10

Beadhead Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph

Hook - Sierra 3769BL or equivalent

Bead - Gold brass or tungsten

Weight - Lead/lead free wire (optional)

Thread - Brown

Tail - Hare's mask guard hair

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body - Hare's mask dubbing

Wing case - Gray duck quill

Thorax - Hare's mask dubbing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...