Monthly Archives: May 2015

Peterson’s Spawning Shrimp – Martyn White

Here’s a great flats fly! One of my favourites for bonefish, but it’ll catch pretty much anything on the flats. Tie them big for permit and trevally or go smaller for bones, and triggerfish.

Materials:
Hook: Gammakatsu S10S-4H
Thread: pink
Weight: brass dumbell
Egg sac: eggyarn
Rostrum: EP fibre
Legs: silli legs
Eyes,: burnt mono dipped in epoxy
Antenae: black/peacock crystal flash
carapace/body: bunches of rabbit fur
Weed guard (optional) : 20lb hard nylon

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Sulphur Usual Variant

Tim Flagler ties up a Sulphur Usual Variant. This is the right time of year to tie these little bad boys!
The Usual was originally created by Fran Betters.

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Mercer’s Missing Link – Tightline Productions

Matt Grobert shows us how to tie Mercer’s Missing Link. Back in 2013 Mike Mercer wrote a terrific post for FrankenFly on his Missing Link. Be sure to read it while you’re at it. Great stuff!

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Flies Around the Net – 5-26-2015

General Hooker - tied by Roy-Tore Gjertsen

General Hooker – tied by Roy-Tore Gjertsen

Articulated rat - tied by Norbert Renaud

Articulated rat – tied by Norbert Renaud

Tied by Petr Kaleta

Tied by Petr Kaleta

Tied by Brian Smolinski

Tied by Brian Smolinski

Atherton 2 - David Stenström

Atherton 2 – tied by David Stenström

Bluegill Hedgehog - tied by Paul J. Beel

Bluegill Hedgehog – tied by Paul J. Beel

tied by Thomas Magnusson

tied by Thomas Magnusson

Fuzzy Emerger - Holger Lachmann

Fuzzy Emerger – Holger Lachmann

Tied by Piotr Chybiło

Tied by Piotr Chybiło

Arctic Char caught on Classic Red Tag - tied by Oskar Hagelin

Arctic Char caught on Classic Red Tag – tied by Oskar Hagelin

Tools made by Frank Thompson

Fly tying tools made by Frank Thompson

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How to Use Rhea When Tying Streamers – April Vokey

This video explains how to use rhea when tying streamers used for a variety of species in either fresh or saltwater.

*Please note – this video is not intended to show how to tie one specific pattern, rather it is to demonstrate several different applications and how/why they’re done.

We recommend using rhea in flies of all sizes, and encourage anglers to use them in patterns that use heron, marabou, faux hair, ostrich, and anything else that is used for length/movement. While rhea is famed for its length, remember that small, short and sparse flies can sometimes be even more appealing to fish, and so we encourage anglers to try using rhea in smaller, more traditional patterns as well.

Our rhea ranges between $8-$9 CDN, and we guarantee our feather quality, length/size, and low prices.

We do all of our dying in-house and specially source our materials direct from farmers in South America where sustainable efforts are practiced. http://www.flygal.ca/shop/rhea-feathers/

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Tungsten Quill Mayfly Nymph – Hans Stephenson

A tungsten weighted quill bodied nymph. The combination of the slender body and tungsten bead sinks the fly quickly. Change the color of the body and size of hook to match the naturals in your stream.

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Carpin Toad

Josh Lively,s Carpin Toad Variation.
www.barbosconmosca.com

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Sonic Boom Fly – Craig Riendeau

This is an SBS of Craig Riendeau’s Sonic Boom Fly by Kendall Osborn.

Got some fishing pals who love rattle flies. Toss up to me. But, the folks at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) have hooked an electrode to the ear nerve of some inshore game fish…and the little rattles some are so fond of got no response. VIMS says the fish cannot hear small rattles. BUT…VIMS says they CAN hear the bigger “clacking” rattles of BB size and larger, such as those found in some plugs.

So, time to toss the little rattles and make a big fish big rattle fly. Perhaps called the sonic boom!

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Compare the rattles…..See the little one normally used?

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Use heat shrink to attach the large rattle to the shank. This is pre-shrink….

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After shrink it looks like this. You can add some glue and finish it better….This rattle will NOT come off!

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Add some feathers….

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Stack bucktail hollow-fleye style and finish it off. You get a big deceiver-style fly that makes a lot of noise. You can hear this fly across the room, even if you are deaf like me. Might be too loud and will scare the fish? This is on a 5/0 Gamma hook.

Yes a lot of work. Not an every day fly. But for a special fish that won’t eat anything else.

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Father and Son – William J. Meyer

This video was made several years ago by William J. Meyer as a tribute to his father, Larry Zander. This is a beautiful video and I’m sure if you have seen it, you can watch it again and if not, you will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Crayfish tube fly – Ruben Martin

I thought this looked like a simple tube fly especially if you are just beginning to tie tubes. See Ruben’s comments below. – Paul

This tube model is really effective in environments populated freshwater crabs , because they usually are a morsel coveted by the big fish of the place. In the Patagonian lakes and major rivers is one of the flies has been shown to be effective with large trout use with fast lines of type RIO DC, outgoing RIO , Teeny deep AirFlo Finder or sinking . In lakes are best shots monofilaments narrows as ” firing line ” because it is essential to have a fast sinking fly
While olive-colored results be more effective , you can tie in other colors depending imitate crab … brown , orange and black are generally those that complement our box.

Thread: UTC 70 or similar.

Tube: ProTube flexitube 40/10 or 40/40

Hook: Partridge Salar or similar

Tail:
olive marabou , pearl polar flash and two tips a slim feathers of genetic rooster saddle cape grizzly olive

Body: olive cross cut rabbit strips.

Collar: a feather of rooster saddle dyed olive, with long and soft fibbers.

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