Brown Delight – Marcelo Morales

Tying Materials

Hook: #2 to 4.
Threads: 6/0 white. Unicord or Kevlar. Ultra Wire, olive.
Marabou: white, dark pink, red and barred green.
Wing: Peacock.
Head: Deer body hair, white and olive.
Tail: Rabbit strap.
Dubbing: white, ice dubbing.
Eyes: made of bronze.
Enamel: Cianoacrilate.

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Copper Pheasant Tail Jig

Andy Saunders shows how to tie a very simple and effective Copper Pheasant Tail Jig.

Hook- 8-16 jig
Bead – 3.3mm tungsten copper slotted bead
Body/Tail – Cock Pheasant Tail
Rib – Black UTC Wire
Thorax – Copper Tinsel
Thread – 80d Dohiku Black



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FrankenFly t-shirts on sale!

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FrankenFly t-shirts are now on sale for 50% off the regular price! Just in time for Christmas! While supplies last and there are not many left. Go to the FrankenFly Online Fly Shop to get a quality t-shirt with the FrankenFly logo for only $10.00. Click on the drop down box once you click on the product to see the list of sizes available. I really appreciate all of you who visit and read FrankenFly. It has been a great year for the website and I’ve heard a lot of very nice comments from you guys and gals out there. I hope to keep the momentum going into 2015. Thank you all!

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Britton’s Mini “Bug Collar” Intruder

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An Old School Intruder with an New School Twist – Bug Collars !
– by Shawn Britton

When it came to streamers I have always enjoyed fishing with lighter rods and flies. That being said, most of the streamers or intruders I tend to tie usually have a decent enough length and silhouette to get the job done, but I’ll tie the fly as light and cast-able as I can get away with and still have the fly get down.

Lately since I have been carrying the Bug Collars from Bozeman Fly Goods at the tying workshop, I have been adding them to my existing patterns as well as tying my lightweight mini Intruders with the Bug Collars, behind a Tungsten bead for a desired Hot Spot with minimal weight added to the fly. Instead of a waddington shank and a dumbbell on this particular intruder pattern, I’ll use a pre-made straight eye shank or cut my own from long shank straight eye streamer hooks. This enables me to downsize, fit, use the beads and collars leaving room enough to run 20-30 braid through them, the eyelet and back as well.

I have had success with this style of lightweight intruders for steelhead over the years and also trout, bass, etc. in the rivers and lakes. Now there is no doubt the added hotspot is bringing a few extra to the net.

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Here is a simple recipe for my Britton’s Mini “Bug Collar” Intruder

Hook/shank: A quality freshwater straight eye intruder shank or streamer hook of choice…
Bead: Tungsten Black Nickel 5/32…
Bug Collar: 9/64 3.7mm Fluorescent Orange or desired color…
Thread: Black 210 denier or desired color to match patterns…
Trailer Hook Braid: 20-30lb braided line…
Trailer: Daiichi #2557 Intruder hook
Tail: Two to three Plumes of Marabou, topped with sparse pearl flash…
Body: Wrapped Marabou…
Head: Puglisi Andromadous Brush topped with Sparse pearl flash…
Head topping: Schapplen of desired color.
Cement: Loon UV Flow

Note: This is a simple pattern that is usually tied about 3 inches in length. Tied in white, purple, black, etc.. Obviously If I want more length I extend the trailer braid/hook length accordingly, adding a few soft saddle feathers at the tail before I add the marabou.

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Tightlines’
Shawn Britton
Regal Pro Staff

www.fliesbybritton.com

Check out the boys at Bozeman Fly Goods for the vast array and sizes of Bug Collars!

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Tim’s Golden Stone

Jim Misiura shows how to tie this neat pattern called Tim’s Golden Stone.

Materials list:

Hook: 6xl Streamer/Nymph Bead: 3mm Gold
Weight: .020 Lead Wire Thread: Golden Olive
Tail: Marked Gold Rubber Legs
Underbody: Marked Gold Rubber Legs
Overbody: Clear Stretch Magic
Legs: Marked Gold Rubber Legs
Thorax: Gold Hare’s Mask

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Cable Tie Craw

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Flies Around the Net 12-12-14

Wayne Samson - Chris Helm mouse

Wayne Samson – Chris Helm mouse

Garren Wood - Golden Demon Variant

Garren Wood – Golden Demon Variant

Jérome Chicard - Woven Ostrich

Jérome Chicard – Woven Ostrich

Tied by Erik Sorensen

Tied by Erik Sorensen

Tied by Charles Hendron

Tied by Charles Hendron

Tied by Steve Silverio‎

Tied by Steve Silverio‎

Tied by Markus Hoffman

Tied by Markus Hoffman

Ariko Miettinen - Royal Coachman

Ariko Miettinen – Royal Coachman

Gunnar Brammer - Articulated BFF

Gunnar Brammer – Articulated BFF

Mike Schmidt - Strolis Headcase Crayfish

Mike Schmidt – Strolis Headcase Crayfish

Tied by Paul J. Beel

Tied by Paul J. Beel

Tied by Paul J. Beel

Tied by Paul J. Beel

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Rainbow Warrior

The Rainbow Warrior fly pattern is a simple, small and versatile nymph pattern. Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie a quick version of the Rainbow Warrior.

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Fly tying of Markus Hoffman

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I started fly fishing in 2007 and bought my first fly tying vise in 2010! In april 2011 I bought my Tiemco Vise II and thats when the tying started for real.
Right from the start I was intrigued by semi realistic and realistic flies made by tiers like Steve Thornton, Martin Rudin, Barry Ord Clarke and Ulf Hagström.
After more or less good attempts of tying my own flies I got in contact with Martin Rudin through Facebook. He became my mentor and friend. From that day my skills get better every day.
I tie flies in all variations. From nymphs and dry flies to super realistic ones. In early 2012 Swedish fly fishing legend Gunnar Westrin spotted my flies on Facebook and contacted the fly fishing magazine AOF. I was offered a place in their fly tying pages. In late 2012 I quit my job as a building constructor and gave fly tying full focus. In march 2013 I started my own company where I can sell my creations “

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Wood Duck Flymph – Bill Shuck

Wood Duck Flymph

Wood Duck Flymph

So back in May I introduced you to Bill Shuck and since then I have posted many of Bill’s flies here on FrankenFly. While browsing the FlymphForum, which has become a daily occurrence for me, I came across Bill’s latest post and his newest fly fresh off the vise, the Wood Duck Flymph. Bill has mastered the Pete Hidy/James Leisenring style flymph and this is a prime example of that beauty. This fly not only struck me as beautiful, it inspired me to really start concentrating on tying my own flymphs and soft hackles. I know I have said that before, but this one finally pushed me past the starting line!

Have you taken the time lately to think about what fly tyers inspire your fly tying? Take some time and think about that and review some of your favorite tyer’s flies and feel that inspiration! Then fire that vise up!

Below is the materials list for Bill’s Wood Duck Flymph.

Hook: Mustad 94842, Size #12
Thread: Pearsall’s Gossamer 6B, Sherry Spinner
Hackle: Lemon wood duck flank
Tail: Lemon wood duck flank
Body: Blend of fox fur and hare’s cheek spun in 6B silk on a Clark block

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