Archive for May 9th, 2010

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May
10

Fly tying: Brook Trout Streamer (Big Fish Eat Little Fish)

Brook Trout Streamer (SwittersB)

Brook Trout Streamer (SwittersB)

A Size 12, 3xl hook, yellow thread 3/0 body ribbed with gold tinsel. Two matched hen hackle feathers are tied in for the wing and extend back past the bend of the hook 1/2 the length of the shank. Red hackle barbs are tied in under the shank as a beard and extend back the length of the body. Black 8/0 thread was used to finish off the fly’s head.

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Michael Rossiter

09
May
10

Fly Tying: Downwing Caddis Pupa

Caddis Pupa (SwittersB)

Caddis Pupa Downwing (SwittersB)

Downwing Caddis Pupa (SwittersB)

The  hook is a pupa hook with a slightly bent shank, size 16. Tan 8/0 thread is used to tie in a piece of yarn from a spool (see top pic). The abdomen is wrapped from down the bend of the hook up to the thorax area. A beard is tied in from partridge feathers under the shank. A  feather is selected (in this  case a random chicken hen feather found in the yard) and two sections or slips are cut (each across from each other, along the stem). Then a thorax is dubbed over the wing tie in point and left scraggy. I strive to keep the abdomen lean. Also, the wings should be horizontal and not elevated…a downwing profile. This is a good pattern for both streams and stillwaters.




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