I was browsing through Cotinga – Classic Salmon Flies on Facebook and saw this little gem! Beautiful tying by James F. Goggans. What is even better is that Jim used a variety of feathers to marry this wing together. Here is Jim’s explanation.
“My own design. 7/0 reworked Mustad. This is what happens when you start with one plan, then have an ephiphany during the night when you have finished the body. I was planning on putting a lurid wing on this. Then it occurred to me that I had never made a wing from two fibers each of many different feathers. So, I made this wing with fourteen different feather fiber pairs, plus two pairs of Kori. I think I will separate these ideas into different flies.
Let’s see if I recall the feathers in that wing; Kori, of course. Both body feather and tail. Florican. Black Cockatoo. Argus wing. Argus tail. Royal Palm turkey. Red turkey. AmGold tail. Lady Amherst tail. Wild turkey. A couple more different turkey tail feathers. Don’t know the names of them. One is called “pencilled” by fly tiers, but I don’t know the actual name of the turkey. The last one looks like wild turkey, but is much lighter. The under wing is a section of Argus wing. Cheek is a Germains peacock body feather. Tail veiling is two slips of mallard, dyed orange. Throat is a dyed green hackle from the butt of the feather where it is marabou like. And a cobalt vulturine guinea neck feather. Horn is blue/gold macaw. Tip is small gold oval tinsel. Tag is purple silk. Butt is ostrich. Body is green silk. Body tinsel is some Gudebrod woven stuff I purchased recently from a fellow who said he got it when they went out of business. If anyone wants a spool, I can provide it.”
That covers the materials in this great looking fly. That might be the longest list of materials I’ve ever seen on one fly. Great work Jim!
Bob says this about the pattern, “An original musky pattern tied with almost all synthetic materials to avoid waterlogged flies that are even more difficult to cast.”
Mark DeFrank shows us how to tie his Blue Steel Caddis for steelhead. It’s a nice little pattern, check it out!
Hook: Daiichi 1120 sizes 16-8
Thread: Olive Dun 8/0 Uni Thread
Bead: Spirit River Nickle Brite Bead
Ribbing: Sm. Black UTC Ultra Wire
Over-body: Mirage Sheeting
Body: WAPSI Peacock Blue Antron Sparkle Dub
Hackle: Brown Grizzly Hackle or Brown Hackle
Dubbing Collar: Hairline Peacock Ice Dub
The Fall edition of a Tight Loop magazine is out!
The Double A.I. is a swung fly originated by Greg Senyo for Great Lakes Steelhead. The larger brother to the original A.I., the double features a larger profile with the same flashy goodness of the original. Equally at home in the rivers of the PNW, try the double whenever you’re faced with turbid conditions.
We had some fun with this one folks! Thanks to Greg for playing along and props to Ryan for the fly fishing meets Metropolis entertainment. Like it? Drop us a note and let us know! http://www.schultzoutfitters.com/
It seems Brian Wise is on fire this week. Even though I just posted one of his videos, I couldn’t pass up posting his new video that was found in the new issue of Southern Culture on the Fly. This is a Tommy Lynch mouse pattern that has proven itself worthy of catching some big ones.
Also found in this issue of S.C.O.F on page 65 is Dave Hise’s Waxy the Waxworm. A really cool looking worm to try out next time your on the stream. Be sure to check it out!
Go here for the new issue of S.C.O.F.
A new fly tying video from Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks.
Tied by Marcelo Malventano
Tied by Jason Taylor
Tied by Denis Goulding
Tied by Miroslaw Senderski – Lady Benson
Tied by Andreas Andersson
Tied by Dougie Loughridge
Tied by Györfi Zsolt
Tied by Roger Enger Lie – Daniels Coachman
Tied by Paul J. Beel – Supercluster
A nice little fly by North 40 Fly Shop. Previously this fly shop was know as Big R Fly Shop.
Well after my post yesterday, Brian Flechsig of Mad River Outfitters couldn’t be any more on time with this video. Brian shows you how to tie a simple Soft Hackle fly. One of the most successful trout flies of all-time and a must have in your fly box.