Archive for May 16th, 2009

16
May
09

Fly tying by ML Webb

Spinner-Cripple-Microtube-MLWebb

Spinner-Cripple-Microtube-MLWebb

ML WEBB  FLY TYING 

16
May
09

Ribbit (Full of Flies)

Too Many Flies (http://media1.break.com/)
Too Many Flies (http://media1.break.com/)

R….I…B…B…I…T

16
May
09

The Fly’s Brain (Experiments in Imaging to Save Your Life)

Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly Scanned

Drosophila melanogaster (Fruit Fly Scanned)

“Medical Research Council of UK is reporting that an innovative new imaging modality called optical projection tomography (OPT), when applied to Drosophila melanogaster, may reveal mechanisms responsible for a host of human neurodegenerative disorders, from Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s dementia. The dark colour of the fly exoskeleton prevents us from seeing inside it using a standard light microscope. In the past this has meant scientists have had to tease apart fruit fly tissues by hand — a laborious process. Now, we have got over the problem by bleaching the fly exoskeleton. When the fruit fly becomes colourless it is possible to use imaging techniques not only to view its internal organs but to generate 2D and 3D images of the entire fly. ” (Will this be available under socialized medicine?)  
16
May
09

zebra ‘midge’ patterns at roughfisher (phantom like)

Jean Paul Lipton over at Roughfisher fishes for those other fish. And, he ties nice flies that are suitable for the pretty fish. Check out the patterns…nice nymphs.

'Midge Duo'~Jean Paul Lipton (Roughfisher.com)

'Midge Duo'~Jean Paul Lipton (Roughfisher.com)

 

16
May
09

Booby’s Down Deep (Stillwater Pattern)

Whatever..You Just Have to OK?

Whatever..You Just Have to OK?

“The basic method of fishing the Booby is very simple. Use a fast sinking line, I find a shooting head best, no more than 500 cm (24″) of leader to the Booby and cast it out. Give the line plenty of time to sink and pull the fly down to the bottom. Even in only 2 or 3 metres of water this can take 30 seconds or more. If there is any current at all it will take longer. Once the fly has settled retrieve the fly in short, 10 to 20 cm (12″) tugs, pausing between each tug. The pause is important, the fly must be allowed to float back up, because tugging on the line pulls it down.”

Basic Booby Fly

Basic Booby Fly

A basic nymph, a moving tail and the boobs. Several different ways to affix the boobs.  

 A similar technique can be used with the Skip Morris pattern, The Predator. I have used this pattern in B.C. and it works great. Bottom line get fly down to bottom with sinking line, the fly rises and the retrieve begins. I wrote about this because I recently saw Brian Chan produce a Booby Fly from his stillwater box as an option on a B.C. lake. Some how I had only associated Booby’s with Great Britain stillwaters. There was Chan with a Booby Fly…good enough for me.  

16
May
09

Baetis (Small But Prolific)

Green Have~SwittersB

Green Haven~SwittersB

A prolific little fly fishing staple that likes those weedy, riffly runs that are pleasant to fish and behold. The nymphs are generally smaller (from 16 down to those pesky 20’s). Slender swimmers that can get carried into the currents in a late morning drift provide the opportune time to dredge with a nymph set up (whether you like a two nymph combo or a single nymph) work the riffles. 

 

 

Baetidae (Moja Mala Entomološka Zbirka~Sebastian M.)

Baetidae (Moja Mala Entomološka Zbirka~Sebastian H.)

 

 

 

Baetis Nymphs~Thym (Fly Tying Forum)

Baetis Nymphs~Thym (Fly Tying Forum)

Research you local streams for hatch info and local pattern favorites. The above patterns are obviously beautiful to any tyer. Also, a simpler Pheasant Tail Nymph would work. Smaller, slender (swimmer, not chunky) and medium to dark in color.      

Pheasant Tail Nymphs by SwittersB

 Fly Tying Instructions for PTN at Oregon Fly Fishing Blog . Planet Trout made a great suggesting, reminding me of the dark wingcase of the nymph…he uses black Krystal Flash for the wingcase and the legs..(see comments).




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