Wednesday, February 25, 2015

McPhail Caddis Pupa

McPhail Caddis Pupa. One of my favorite patterns to tie 
and a good fishing pattern. Stocking up for Spring time fishing.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spitting Spider

Spitting Spider. #6 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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Keough Hackles

At the Fly Fishing Show in Winston-Salem, Bill Keough challenged me to 
tie any multi-colored flies that I wanted to with some dyed hen hackle feathers
 that he gave me. The hair wing and spey salmon flies below are what I came up 
with. The hair wings are squirrel on the first one, deer on the second one, and the spey
fly is bronze mallard. Thanks to Keough Hackles for the nice rooster and hen saddles.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hot Hammer

Hot Hammer

Hook - Umpqua #12 Scud
Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 (Fire Orange)
Tail and Antenna - Silly Legs (Fire Tip)
Body - Uni-Yarn (Chartreuse and Chinese Red)
Hackle - Soft Grizzly Hackle (Dyed Yellow)
Legs - Hen Saddle (Dyed Orange)
Thorax - Angora Goat (Orange)
Wing Case - Golden Pheasant Tippet (Dyed Red and Coated with CCG)
Bead - 3mm Brass (Gold)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Winston-Salem Fly Fishing Show

Looking forward to demonstrating at the Winston-Salem
Fly Fishing Show this weekend. Click HERE for more details.
Here are a few pictures from last year's show:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Red Quill Dry Fly

Red Quill Dry Fly

Hook - #16 Dry Fly
Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 (Camel)
Tail - Rooster Hackle (Brown)
Body - Porcupine Quill (Dyed Red) - Clear Cure Goo
Hackle - Dry Fly Hackle (Natural Brown)
Wings - Duck (Dyed White)