Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hackle stacker video

Hook- Daiichi 1180
Thread- uni 8/0 light olive
Tail/shuck- Rusty orangutang ice fur
Body- Adams grey super fine dubbin
Hackle- Brown and grizzly dry fly hackle

Monday, February 25, 2013

The hackle stacker tutorial

 The hackle stacker is great dry fly pattern. It was devised by Bob Quigley. The fly utilizes a paraloop technique by winding the hackle around a post and then pulling them over the top of thorax. The pattern can be a bit of a bitch to tie at first but once you do a couple you will have it down.  You can also utilize a gallows tool for this task but I find it as easy to just use my finders.  So lets tie one up, the tutorial is of an adams, but this pattern can be tied to match any mayflies.

Hook- Daiichi 1180 #10-24
Thread- Grey Uni 8/0
Tail- Mix of brown and grizzly
Abdomen- Adams grey super fine dubbing
Hackle- Brown and grizzly rooster hackle
Loop- Tying thread
Thorax- Adams grey superfine dubbing

Underside or trouts view, Looks tasty to me.  The best part of the this fly is you can stroke the hackle down to each side it makes a great hackle wing spinner! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Flutter stone

Here is my tie for a spent or dying stonefly. You can tie them in a variety of colors to match the stones.  Be sure to set the player to hd. Use the little gear just below the player.   Be sure to do this with all my videos as they are all 1080 hd.

Hook- Daiichi 1180 #16
Thread- Uni 8/0 dark brown
Body- Black foam
Under wing- White/clear z-lon
Wing- White poly yarn
Front- Black superfine dubbin
Hackle- Grizzley rooster hackle

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Royal flymph tying video

Here is my tie of a royal flymph. It works great like all royals do and its durable. Fish the fly like any other flymph or wet fly. Dont forget to fish it right in the film.

Hook- Daiichi 1560 12-18
Thread- Black uni-8/0
Tail- Brown hen neck
Body- Butt- peacock hurl, mid- red antron yan, front- peacock hurl
Rib- X-small red wire
Hackle- 1 white and 1 brown hen neck

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The golden oldie and wild browns

Well got out today in the morning with fredy. We had a section of my favorite Freestone Stream. We both nymphed and the golden oldie was by far the most effective fly of the day.
With time running out and Freddie having to pick up his son we both headed on back and headed on out.

A winter session

Well I got out yesterday for a while despite the dreary weather. The brownies were biting pretty hard to start but then action slow down as the afternoon went on. I seen a couple of little black stones buzzing on top of the water but the fish were only interested in the Golden oldie.
It began raining again so with more than four I Headed on back to my vehicle and headed on home.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tups Indispensable flymph video

 Tups indispensable has a very secretive history behind it. G.E.M. Skues wrote about and many have talked about it.  From what I gathered from reading everything I could find on it was the fly was yellow bodied, and the thorax while wet, was pink.  They also used a honey dun hackle.
  I put this fly together, basing it off what i found out. It's not the true tups by any means but there are similarities, and from my fishing with the T.I.F.(tups indispensable flymph) it just may be as effective.  All I know is the trout certainly approve of it and that is all that matters to me.

Hook- Daiichi alec Jackson north country spider #11
Thread- Pearsall's silk  Primrose
Tail- Honey dun hackle fibers
Abdomen- Tying thread
Thorax- J.U.s tup blend(white and pink rabbit, and hares mask, and U.V. pink ice dub)
Hackle- Honey dun hen neck

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sparkle Midge pupa, tutorial

 This is a very simple yet extremely effective pattern. It is a great fly for midge pupa and the trout agree. I never go to any limestone stream without this pattern in my midge box.  I first heard of this pattern through the writings of Gary Borger quite some time ago. The fly goes hand in hand with the g-gnat. Give me a box with g-gnats and sparkle midge pupas and ill catch trout on any spring creek or tail water. 
  Tie these guys up in small sizes ie 20-26, and use different colored threads for different effects as the body is translucent.  Be sure to tie them in red, yellow, black, olive, and brown.
   Fish them with a greased leader(floatant on the leader) or dry dropper, whenever you see trout making those midge rings, and be sure to be ready, cause you will be surprised sometimes at the size of trout you can catch while midging. 

Hook- Daiichi 1110 20-26
Thread- Black 8/0
Rib- x-small silver wire
Body- Clear(white) or cream antron

Friday, February 1, 2013

Wiggle Nymph video, Hendrickson

Hook- Daiichi 1150 #14
Thread- Uni 8/0 camel brown
Tail- Ostrich herl brown
Abdomen- ostrich herl brown
Thorax- Brown rabbit and antron blend
Wing case- Flat diamond braid, black
Hackle- Dark partridge

You can tie this fly in all sizes and colors. Also tie them with several different colors of strands of herl  for some great  effects.     Fish this fly in slower waters, with a leisenring lift or with an active retrieve.   Key factor is giving the fly action, working the fly so to say.

wiggle nymph (Hendrickson)

Editing the wiggle nymph video. Hope to have it done by the end of the day