Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Twas the Night Before Christmas ...

Christmas Tree Fly.

Hook - #6 Streamer
Trunk - Marabou (Brown)
Tree - Deer Body Hair (Green)
Ornaments - Silver Tinsel; Pearl Tinsel;
Peacock Tinsel; Bead Chain
Star - Crystal Flash

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Latex Caddis Pupa

Latex Caddis Pupa. My own design.

Hook - Umpqua #12 Scud
Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 (Camel)
Body - Latex (cut in strip and hand colored Brown and Yellow)
Legs - Hungarian Partridge
Thorax - African Goat (Brown)
Shell Back - Latex (hand colored Brown)
Horns - Golden Pheasant Tail
Eyes - Burned monofilament

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hipps Popper

Hipps Popper. I tied this based on the design developed by 
Anthony Hipps. The body of the fly is formed with strips of
basic 2mm closed cell craft foam and is not prefabricated like
many other poppers. Click HERE for a NC Wildlife Magazine
article that provides more detail on how this fly is tied.

The body is hand painted however you want it to be, and 
rubber legs, hackle, and feathers can be chosen to taste.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hi Vis Parachute Adams

Hi Vis Parachute Adams. #14 hook.

Hook - Umpqua #14 Dry
Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 (Camel)
Tail - Grizzly Hackle Fibers
Body - Wapsi Superfine Dry Fly Dubbing (Adams Grey)
Post - Hi Float Vis (Hot Pink)
Hackle - Whiting Dry Fly (Grizzly)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider. #12 hook. 

Hook - Umpqua #12 Scud
Thread - Uni-Thread 6/0 (Black)
Body - Deer hair (Natural) with Clear Cure Goo
Legs - 30 lb and 12 lb mono
All other parts hand colored.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Colorful Brown Trout

This brown trout was not as big as it seems in the photo because 
of the camera angle, but it was still a good size fish. Caught a
couple of months ago on a simple #14 sowbug pattern similar to
the one pictured below (but tied with a more realistic variation).

Monday, December 1, 2014

Free Fly Tying Demonstrations at Little River Outfitters

Thanks to Byron Begley, Daniel Drake, and Dan Munger for inviting me to be a demonstration fly tyer in their fly shop on January 17, 2015. Little River Outfitters offers FREE fly tying demonstrations every Saturday beginning this coming weekend and through the end of February. If you are in the Townsend, TN area on any Saturday this Winter, stop by to visit one of the best fly shops in the U.S. and also take advantage of the free fly tying demonstrations.