Archive for April 11th, 2010

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Apr
10

Fly Tying: Wet Fly (Starling Wing & CDC Tail)

Wet Fly ~ SwittersB

This little, gnarly creation was tied on the ubiquitous pupa hook, size 16. I pulled a few barbules off a CDC feather and tied them in as a tail. I used one piece of olive Super Floss for a segmented abdomen followed by one peacock herl for a thorax. I tied in a clump of CDC barbules and then tied in a Starling feather and then wrapped it two times for the wing/collar. A buggy little creation for sure.

11
Apr
10

The Matarelli Whip Finisher with Joel La Follette

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11
Apr
10

Fly Tying: Halfback Nymph(s)

To do list: Halfback Nymph    Forgot to do list: Halfback Nymph

I am not sure of the origins of this fly pattern. I have always associated it with B.C. stillwaters. All that peacock. How could it be forgotten as a general nymph, or perhaps a dragon fly nymph. This is a nice looking nymph, but given the world of fly tying there are always variations. I am posting two versions here..one I am familiar with and then a second one with a hackle collar included. Both could be tied, fished and compared.

Halfback Nymph (Traditional Style)

The above is the B.C. Halfback pattern I have most often seen. This could be tied in various sizes, for various insects and also for streams.

Halfback Nymph (Hackled Version)

This pattern is a variation of the Halfback Nymph. The original nymph has a peacock abdomen with no pheasant tail backstrap over the top. In the hackled version, the abdomen has a hackle fiber tail (not pheasant tail) and a pheasant tail backstrap over the abdomen up to the thorax area. Both have their merits. I am drawn to the original nymph version (top most pattern). The patterns could represent any number of insects.   Excellent Anatomy Info too.




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