Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Two other flies I have use it on so far.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
I am sure there is countless similar patterns out there, but I am calling this one The Amaze. Why? Because it always amazes me how it can get a fish to take it. :-) These are all on a #18 hook.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I have also been busy at the bench and below is some of the standard patterns that needed to fill up some holes in my fly box.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
If you haven't seen Simon's blog before then also check out some of the awesome flies he ties while you are there.
Click on the image to take you to Simon's blog.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Two hours later the sun was shining and it looked like it would be a stunning day. I phoned him to tell him the trip's on and an hour and half later we were busy gearing up.
Right form the first cast I missed a fish and it looked like it was going to be a good day. This particular stream doesn't hold any big fish and is so overgrown that bow and arrow casts is the order of the day. My friend fished his 6"6 2 weight rod and I had my 3 weight rod. We both fished dry flies the whole day and both of us landed a number of fish.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
This is quite an effective little Damsel nymph pattern that is also easy to tie. I also tie this pattern with red eyes.
HOOK: #14 2X long nymph hook
EYES: Mono eyes or glass bead eyes
TAIL AND BODY: Rabbit strip and dubbing
LEGS: Partridge feather
Make yourself some mono eyes or you can do what I did here and melt two glass beads onto some mono to form your eyes. Figure of eight your eyes onto the hook and take your thread all the way to the back.
Tie in the rabbit strip tail at the bend of the hook. I take a normal rabbit strip and split it in half to make it a bit thinner. Cut the hair to just above the skin on the piece to the front of your tie in point.
Spin a thin noodle of dubbing onto your thread and dub the body of the fly to just in front of the eyes.
Prepare a partridge feather and tie it in just behind the eyes. Wrap one turn of the feather around the hook and tie of.
Now take the loose piece of rabbit strip and stretch it over the mono eyes to the eye of the hook and tie it of. Make sure that the partridge feather sits to the side of the body of the fly and points backwards.
View from the top.
Tie off the your thread forming a neat thread head. Cut of the remaining piece of rabbit strip.
View from the top….
….and from the front