Casters Fly Shop is holding a fun little fly tying contest on Facebook and the entries are required to be Traditional Catskill Dry Flies. There are some beautiful flies being posted, so I thought I would post some of the flies that have been submitted so far. Enjoy!
Monthly Archives: April 2015
Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions shows us how to tie a Wood Duck Scud. This is definitely an interesting pattern.
Brian Wise’s second video in the Andreas Andersson Series…the Aino. Andreas’s technique of stacking light weight materials on the back and front of the hook shank makes for a super light, yet thick profiled fly.
Check out Brian’s website at Fly Fishing the Ozarks.
Rear Hook – #1 B10s
Tail – EP Fibers
Tail 2 – Marabou
Body – Polar Chenille
Mid-Body – Marabou
Hook – 1/0 B10s
Head – Craft Fur
Learn to tie the Parachute Blue Winged Olive, a valuable dry fly for trout streams across the country.
Charlie had this to say today on his Facebook page. “So my Arkansas River streamer plan turned out ok, but the caddis had other ideas…spent all afternoon throwing single Screaming Banshees to rising fish and KILLED it. Twitching, skittering, dead drift, sunk…the Banshee did it all today. What a great fly!
So I thought it would be appropriate to post the video from In The Riffle which shows you how to tie the Screaming Banshee.
Hook: #12 – 18 Tiemco 2487
Thread: Brown, Tan or Rusty Brown UTC 70
Forward Wing: Natural Elk Hair
Body: Pearl Flashabou (Charlie uses Small Opal Mirage Tinsel)
Thorax: Rusty Brown Superfine Dubbing
Over Wing: Natural or Medium Coastal Deer Hair
Check out Charlie’s fly shop website here: www.charliesflyboxinc.com
HOOK: Hayabusa FM Grab Gape #8.
THREAD: Gel Spun 8/0 or similar, red color.
BACK: Foam, 3mm thick.
LEGS: Multifibers, black color, 60 lb.
BODY: Ice Dubbing, orange color.
One of my streamer/fly patterns has been officially accepted to appear in the 2016 Orvis catalog!
Beel’s Bearded Wonder will be available in two sizes from Orvis. (pictured above). The larger is 6 inches in length, while the smaller version comes in at 4.5 inches. With the weight of the dumbell eyes it has a great jigging motion in the water.
This fly was previously known as the Bearded Biscuit, but I have changed the name to Beel’s Bearded Wonder. When using Google to search for the name “Bearded Biscuit”, urban dictionary is one of the top selections and it doesn’t have nice things to say about that name. I did not realize this when I named the fly. The reason for the name was that it was a biscuit for fish and it looks like it has a beard. Simple. However, I’m very happy with the new name, Beel’s Bearded Wonder. I just wanted to explain, so those who are familiar with the name and the fly would understand.
I am thrilled to be welcomed to the Orvis Fly Design team and feel truly honored to have my first fly accepted into the Orvis catalog!
You can find both versions in the FrankenFly Online Fly Shop.
Thanks for reading!
-Paul J. Beel
Hook: #02-10 Tiemco 8089
Thread: Black UTC 140 >> or Kelvar Thread >> or GSP Thread
Body: Natural Deer Hair
Tail: Brown 2MM Thin Foam
Ears: Brown 2MM Thin Foam
Eyes: Large Black Mono Eyes
Whiskers: Moose Body Hair
Glue: Brush On Zap A Gap or Krazy Glue