Category Archives: Dry Fly

Flies Around the Net – October 2017

I haven’t forgotten, here is Flies Around the Net for October! Enjoy the fly eye candy!

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The Fly Tying of Jan Popel

Jan Popel


Hello, I’m Jan, from Germany. It has almost been 3 years since I have been tying my own flies. Over time, a passion has developed. For me it is a kind of meditation which I pursue with a lot of heart.

At this point, I would like to thank a very good friend and excellent fly tier , Paul Slaney, who gave me a lot of tips from his knowledge. I especially love the old school patterns. These patterns contain many of the basics that you can build upon.

I like to work with Calf Hair, Peacock and Deer Hair, because it is natural and can be processed very differently.
For me it is a good feeling when I can inspire other people. Because together everything is better and gives meaning to life.

Thank you Paul for your invitation to be on FrankenFly and I wish a good day to all.

Be sure to follow Jan on Instagram @jan.p72

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Filed under Catskill, Classic, Dry Fly, nymphs, Salmon

Flies Around the Net – September 2017

Yes, I know, I’m running a little late with this. But here it is! Thanks for reading FrankenFly!

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UConn Caddis Emerger – Howard Cole

Howard Cole shows us how to tie his UConn Caddis Emerger. Howard also talks about the pattern in detail, which is interesting and helpful. This fly tying video is brought to you by The Weekly Fly.

Materials list:

Hook: Tiemco 900BL #14-#20
Thorax: Glass Bead 11/0-15/0 Diamond
Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0 Rusty Dun
Tail: Z-lon Amber
Body: Dubbing Dark Olive
Overbody: Z-lon Dark Olive
Wing: Deer Hair

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Flies Around the Net – August 2017

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Filed under Classic, Deer Hair, Dry Fly, Foam, Hoppers, Pike, Saltwater, Streamers, Trout flies

X-Caddis – Charlie Craven

Charlie Craven of Charlie’s Fly Box in Colorado has begun a YouTube channel showing how to tie some of his favorite patterns. Charlie is an excellent fly tier, so these fly tying videos will be good.

From Charlie:
“The X-Caddis comes from Yellowstone fishing guru Craig Matthews. Craig is the guy who brought us the Sparkle Dun and a host of other effective patterns, trademarked by their simplicity. The X-Caddis is no exception, and can be whipped out by the dozens! I like the X-Caddis in smaller sizes, from 18-24, although it certainly holds its own in bigger sizes as well. It imitates a caddis with the shuck still attached, but I think its general profile can match many different insects in various stages of emergence..in other words, it just looks like food! Tie some up and see what you think.”

Materials:
Hook: #14-24 TMC 100 SPBL
Thread: White GSP 50-Denier
Shuck: Ginger or Amber Zelon
Body: Brown or Olive Superfine Dubbing
Wing: Natural Deer Hair

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Egan’s Bionic Ant by Fly Fish Food

From FlyFishFood:
“One of our favorite ant patterns. Great for imitating big timber ants or just use as an attractor pattern.”
Tied by Lance Egan.

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Green Sparkle Stimulator – Son Tao

If you are a regular reader of FrankenFly, you might remember that I highlighted Son and his fly tying in a fairly recent post. If you haven’t read it or looked at some of Son’s flies, you should.
So, just recently, Son started his own YouTube channel, so this fly tying video is Son showing how he ties a Stimulator dry fly. Enjoy!

Materials list:
Tail: moose body hair
Body: Green Uni floss
Rib: small gold UTC wire
Body Hackle: Whiting Farms Ginger
Wing: Deer hair
Underwing: midge crystal flash
Thorax: green superfine
Hackles: Whiting Farms brown and grizzly
Hook: Tiemco 2312

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Flies Around the Net – July 2017

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Filed under Catskill, Deer Hair, Dry Fly, Foam, nymphs, Poppers, Streamers, Trout flies

Skwala Stone Dry Fly – Ben Byng

Ben Byng ties his Skwala Stone Dry fly pattern. This looks like a nice stone pattern and a fun tie. Give it a try!

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