I’ve added one streamer and three more classic Michigan dry flies to the FrankenFly online store. Each are explained in this post. Order now to make it in time for Christmas! Click here to go to the FrankenFly Online Store.
You might wonder why I call it the Bearded Biscuit. It’s simple. It has a beard and it is a biscuit for fish. A snack, if you will. Anyway, this is an articulated streamer with weighted dumbbell eyes. You can fish it with a jigging type action or strip it in at a normal to fast speed.
This is the parachute version of an extremely popular fly in Michigan called the Borchers Special. A lot of guides use the parachute version as their “go to” fly still today. It is a big producer and could give the Adams a run for its money. No joke!
This pattern was created by Craig Perry back in the early 1980s. Craig is a river guide on the Au Sable River in Grayling, Michigan. This is a generalized stone fly imitation. You can twitch it! It can also be used as an attractor pattern like the popular Stimulator type fly.
Originated by a well known fly tyer in Michigan named Clarence Roberts, the Brown Hackle Drake tied as a size 10 makes a good spinner imitation. The fly was originally designed to be fished as a big night fly. I offer it in a 4, 6, 8, and 10. The extra hackle allows the fly to float well.