Archive for November 8th, 2009


Stick Fly (Chironomid Cluster Pattern)

I previously wrote about this pattern (7/15/08) and found reference to it again as a stillwater pattern suggestive of a cluster of midges/chironomids that have hatched or are hatching and clustered together. The Griffith’s Gnat is often suggested as such a pattern and I have caught nice trout with that little morsel. However, I am going to fish this pattern more and suggest you do also this Winter.




IMG_1698SThis is a straight forward pattern….simple enough without adding even more embellishments. In the July 08 post I added an ostrich herl wing on one and I am not sure it is necessary. The dubbing brush bristles with spiky animation and you can see in the brushes a lot of glint.

I start the thread at the eye and wrap back to cover the shank with the thread wraps. At the bend I tie in the brush while allowing a quarter inch or so of the brush to extend toward the rear. Once the brush is secure, I lift the brush upward, then pass the thread underneath and wrap the thread back up to the original tie on point behind the eye. Then I lay the brush down across the top of the shank and apply thread wraps to bind the brush down. I cut the brush leaving an equal extended portion to the front as in the rear. Tie off the thread and done. No ribbing. If the wraps are secure the pattern will not shift on the shank.

This is an in the film pattern that can be twitched a bit during the hatch or in rolling waves. Otherwise, I would not impart too much movement on calmer surfaces. These dubbing brushes are nice for all manner of nymphs and I know some make there own brushes or scoff at the idea of a brush. But, the beauty is the wire core that gives the material strength to extend fore and aft, and remain bristled. Fly Tying Specialties Jan Siman Ltd.


پرواز مقید کردن و پرواز ماهیگیری ایران ( واز ماهیگیری در ایران؟

من بار مشاهده شده است از شمال ایران. آیا هر کسی پرواز ماهیگیری یا پرواز مقید کردن؟ آیا از پیشگامان به

ورزش؟ من به نور بالا توجه شما به ماهیگیری پرواز ، پرواز مقید کردن و عکاسی می خواهم.

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وانت Rød!


Fly Tying With Starling Feathers (When Partridge and Hen Feathers are Too Big)





Tattoo’s To Honor Others….To Honor Your Passions

Tattoo's To Pay Homage to the Departed

A Nice Piece at Drawing Flies 365

Yes, there are many motives to ink, adorn, desecrate, enhance your body. I can only speak for myself and my mix of images, emotions, inclinations. It registers with me to take that huge step toward a tattoo…a visible tattoo. For me it was an in your face display, that flew 100% into the face of all those that knew me…or thought they knew me…to include me.  No regrets. In fact, I am about to leap again into the realm of ink. My ideas are to honor the resources, the quest, the continuum of life and spirit. But, I have noted those that honor the departed via a tattoo. The above tattoo is simple and perfect to honor a loved one. I like it. He’s smiling.


Kokanee Power Oregon’s Mission? (Kill The Big Ones to Preserve the Troll?)

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I was discussing fishing with my bro-in-law last night and he remarked about a fishing derby he had entered this late Summer at Diamond Lake (Oregon). The prize money was sizeable and it was huge success….many fish caught and killed. All this on a lake that was a trophy lake years ago but because of morons introducing baitfish, it has been nuked at least two times to kill off all life and re-stocked in an effort to restore it to a decent fishery…..for ‘put and take…kill the fish derby’s’ apparently.

Kokanee Power Oregon states at their website:

“While bass fishing tournaments have long been a staple on the Oregon angling scene, derbies featuring cold water species like trout and kokanee have been uncommon.

But Kokanee Power is changing that — and providing a boost to fishing in the process.

Launched just 16 months ago, the Medford-based organization has already held six fishing derbies in Oregon. Two more are scheduled this summer — including another kokanee event Aug. 22 at Odell Lake and a trout derby Sept. 26-27 at Diamond Lake.

While its name emphasizes one spe-cies of fish (kokanee are landlocked sockeye saled to be the big-gest trout tournament ever held in Oregon, with a minimum of $5,000 in prize money.”

The expressed mission according to Kokanee Power Oregon:y to boost kokanee, trout and salmon fisheries in inland waters.”


I was sitting there listening to my bro-in-law describe the worthiness of this and said is it any wonder trout fishing in Orgon sucks if this is the means to the end? Even bass tournaments have figured out live wells and C&R for tournaments…but here in Oregon it is still about the meat…The Kokanee is such a plentiful fish in many lakes I guess it does lend itself to a put and take derby mentality. But, Diamond Lake trout…? And, somewhere in this mix of mess is ODFW, the masters of fish management in Oregon…

Perhaps there is an upside to this that I am not aware of beyond KPO donated monies etc. Like what is the real world results in California or Oregon to this good intentioned event?

Perhaps we are to the psychological point of man made impoundments and hatchery fish for stringers and meat…period.The picture is not from a KPO event…no difference in my estimation.


Chironomid Loop Wing Emerger (Simple & Horizontal)

This small (size 18) midge emerger lays flush in the film. It may not lay perfectly horizontal but, it is not tied on the ubiquitous curved pupa hook so popular with all manner of emergers (yes, yes I use it too). A simple Antron or Zelon body overlayed with thread wraps for support and the appearance of segmentation is used. A small dubibng of a thorax is created. The loop wing gives the fly visibility and flotation assistance. The thread was size 14/0 black. Again…very interesting to me is the lens captures all the little glaring oversights….that can’t be seen with my eye or they seem inconsequential (and, I think they are)…fascinating what that lens captures….I hold to those imperfections ‘probably’ only enhancing the suggestiveness of the fly. That’s my theory and I’m sticking too it!



Fly Tying the Pupatator (Bead Head Pupa……Jack Hagan Pattern)

This originally was a larger bead head pattern in the size 10 range that was run through riffles and runs for trout or when larger, the steelhead. Fished like a traditional nymph beneath a strike indicator, it catches fish year round. Here, I have tied it smaller than the original pattern. I tied it smaller and therefore use a Starling wing. I don’t tie much of a body. Mostly a thread body or a wound Krystal flash body comprised of a couple strands of flash wound up the shank. I focus more on the thorax where I dub in a ragged thorax of Ice Dub and allow strands to trail to the rear. I tie in two goose biots right behind the bead head. I arrange the biots to angle outward at an angle and to not extend back beyond the bend of the hook. Then I take a Starling feather and tie it in at the tip. I wrap it twice and tie it off. I love Starling feathers for wings more than Partridge feathers in smaller flies.



Biot Wing Application (Prince Nymph but works for this fly also)

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