Popsicle

The Popsicle is a salmon and steelhead fly that is especially popular in the Pacific Northwest. It was developed by George Cook and is one of several flies in his Alaskabou series.

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The Olive Phantom Salmon Fly (Variant)

Davie McPhail shows how to tie a very nice salmon fly pattern.

Plastis Tube 2 inches..
Thread, Olive Uni-8/0
Tag, UTC Opal Mirage Tinsel
Tail, Olive and Chartreuse Polar Bear or Sub
Rib, Oval Gold Tinsel or Wire
Body, Loop Kola Gold Dubbing
Body Hackle, Yellow Cock
Under-Wing, Tanuki dyed Olive, Lim Green Goat and Loop Gaula Green Flash
Wing, Black Goat
Hackle, Olive Cock or Hen
Cheeks, Jungle Cock
Head, Black



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Flies added to FrankenFly Fly Shop

I’ve recently added several flies to the FrankenFly Fly Shop online. They are listed below and of course there will be more coming. If there is something you do not see and you need tied, just ask!

Adams Parachute

Adams Parachute

The Adams Female Parachute tied in Don Lieb style. This is an Adams fly that is more of an attractor pattern. This style is featured in the book, The Founding Flies by Mike Valla.

Awesome

Awesome

The Awesome is mentioned in Josh Greenberg’s book, Rivers of Sand, as one of his favorite dry fly patterns. It’s a good buggy pattern that can be used at any time. This is a great pattern for smaller creeks too.

Cornie's Quill

Cornie’s Quill

This fly was originated by Mr. Cornie Schrems of Grand Rapids, MI. Cornie never tied his own flies but rather had them tied by Art Neumann or Dan Bailey. Art Neumann named this fly. Cornie Schrems was present at the original meeting at George Griffith’s home, where Trout Unlimited was founded. This fly was most likely created in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s.
It is used still today out west as an excellent March Brown pattern. It makes a nice general pattern when you’re not sure what fly to choose.

Eggie Special

Eggie Special

If you haven’t read about the Eggie Special that I posted about fairly recently, then go back and check it out. After I actually spoke to the Bugby’s they introduced me to the materials that actually make the Eggie Special. So I’m now offering it in the FrankenFly Fly Shop.

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Multi feather salmon fly – James F. Goggans‎

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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!

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Harry Palmer Musky Fly – Bob Wade

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.”

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DeFrank’s Blue Steel Caddis

Mark DeFrank shows us how to tie his Blue Steel Caddis for steelhead. It’s a nice little pattern, check it out!
http://www.defranksflies.com

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

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a Tight Loop – Fall 2014 edition

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The Fall edition of a Tight Loop magazine is out!

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Double A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Fly by Greg Senyo

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/

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Tommy Lynch’s White Bellied Mouse

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.
http://www.southerncultureonthefly.com/scof_fall2014.html

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Clark “Cheech” Pierce’s El Sculpito

A new fly tying video from Brian Wise of Fly Fishing the Ozarks.

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