“This is a single hackle flatwing sand eel, that is a killer fly for sea trout here in Scandinavia and striped bass in North America. A real easy pattern to tie when you know how.”
Category Archives: Saltwater
Doug McKnight ties up his ER Crab pattern.
Doug says, “This is great little bonefish fly pattern for the bahamas.”
Nick Davis ties his Legtastic Critter.
Medium cactus chenille
Crustacean eyes (optional)
Arctic fox tail
EP tarantula brush
Bead chain or lead eyes
Loon outdoor UV Thin
Daiichi 2546 size 2
Peter Koga ties his Bonefish Shrimp with Tighline Productions. Tim Flagler gives a brief introduction about Peter in the beginning, which is nice.
Here’s a quick video that shows how to tie Ben Paull’s Composite Shrimp. This is a fun and pretty simple pattern, with the hardest part being the compact composite loop and the mono rib that goes through it. Try it out in multiple color combinations for crayfish, shrimp and crabs.
Hook: size 6 bonefish
Thread: 140 denier veevus
Weight: double pupil lead eyes, X-Small, white
Butt: UV black barred life flex wrap, fl. orange
Eyes: epoxy mono crab eyes, shrimp pink, transparent black pupil
Legs: Chicone’s barred crusher legs, brown/clear
Composite loop: UV tan and UV light gray ice dub, and lady amherst
Rib: 12 pound mono
Shellback: white packing foam
The So Fresh N Flat…and an announcement for Thursday night
Posted by Michael Schmidt on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
If you missed the live Facebook broadcast of Mike Schmidt tying The So Fresh N Flat, here it is!
This Facebook live feature is something new fly tiers are starting to use. I will start posting more of these here on FrankenFly. Enjoy!
This is my my take on Pattegrisen, probably the most popular and famous Danish saltwater fly ever. It was developed by Claus Eriksen back in 2006 – with some inspiration from Morten Oland’s Spey Shrimp. It’s a killer for sea trout. The fly is tied on an Ahrex NS150 hook. Claus was actually part of the team, that designed that hook model.