Category Archives: Dry Fly

CDC Hatchmaster – Davie McPhail

Davie ties a CDC Hatchmaster dry fly.
You might be wondering, if this is the CDC Hatchmaster, how do you tie the original Hatchmaster. Well, I dug way back into Davie’s videos and found the original he tied 6 years ago. That video is below. Pretty cool dry fly.

Davie ties a Hatchmaster dry fly.

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Moose May Fly

Umberto Oreglini ties a beautiful dry fly called the Moose May Fly in this fly tying video. Enjoy!

Materials list:

HOOK: Mustad 9671 #12
TAIL: Peccary
BODY: Two White and One Black Moose Mane Fibers
WING: Calf Tail
HACKLE: Brown and Grizzly mixed

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Detached deer hair body mayfly with Barry Ord Clarke

From Barry:
“This body technique can be used for all types of detached bodies, daddy’s, midges, caddis flies etc. So give it a go and put it to good use.”

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Flies Around the Net – December 2016

Here are the final Flies Around the Net for 2016. It has been a year of good vibes and good times for FrankenFly. I want to thank all of you for coming and visiting the website. I’m glad all of you are finding it interesting enough to come back to the site to get even more into fly fishing! I love this sport and I’m glad all of you do too! Here’s to an even better 2017!

Thank you!


Filed under Carp flies, Catskill, Deer Hair, Dry Fly, Intruders, Muskie, nymphs, Pike, Realistic, Streamers, Trout flies

Turck’s Tarantula – Ruben Martin

From Ruben:
TurckĀ“s Tarantula (Guy Turck) –

Hook: TMC 5263 or similar #4 to 10
Thread: UNI 6/0 , UTC 70, Danville 6/0 and 3/0, 140 for bigger sizes.
Tail: golden pheasant tippet
Body: HareĀ“s Ear dubbing.
Wing: White Calf Tail, pearl Krystal flash and natural deer body hair.
Legs: brown or black rubber legs.
Head, deer body hair, muddler style.

This is a great fly, as effective as the one born in 1990 to fish the waters of the Jackson Hole, the idea was to improve the famous Madame X and really did.
As I recall in those days it was not very common to see large dry fly attractor as it is possible to see them today and I consider that the Turks Tarantula along with other models were paving the way for this great and effective group of dry flies, so common and used nowadays . In addition to great buoyancy and a very good appearance in the water, the TT is a fly very easy to see when we fish in currents of agitated surfaces where it is often almost impossible to clearly distinguish our fly.


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