Posts Tagged ‘Randall Kaufmann

17
Nov
13

The Feather Bender: Excellent Tutorial (Stimulator)

Barry Ord Clarke Stim

Stimulator Dry Fly by Barry Ord Clarke

A perfectly wonderful tutorial by Barry Ord Clarke on how to tie the Stimulator Dry Fly. Perfect Macro work too. Check out the Feather Bender site for excellent information.

17
Feb
12

Fly Tying: Kaufmann Lake Dragon Nymph

The Best Dragon Fly Nymph, created by Randall Kaufmann. (SwittersB)

SwittersB isn’t given to such pronouncements as a rule. I came perilously low on my tied up Lake Dragons last season, in fact this the last one in all my lake boxes. If you enter Dragon Fly in my blog’s search box you will find 70+ entries on assorted patterns and pontifications about the dragon fly nymph for stillwaters or my superstition about its magical powers it bestows upon me once in flight. Ok, maybe it is a touch hot out on the waters sometimes.

But this pattern is top rated amongst all the Dragon nymphs I have tied. The Lake Dragon just produces. This time around, I will tie some that are less weighted and fish the shallows/shoals/weeds a little better. The pattern has been around for quite awhile, but you won’t see it in shops as much anymore, so you must tie up this beauty or some offer it on line.

The original pattern was a 50/50 blend of olive green rabbit and Angora. Along the way I added orange rabbit…a very little bit…in the thorax dubbing.  I noticed red or orange straggles over the years in the original patterns so very subtlety protruding from the head or thorax. Not sure it has made a bit of difference.

Fine or medium copper wire for the ribbing. Olive marabou, chickaboo or filoplume for the tail. No weight, single layer or doubled layer of wire wraps. Plastic dumbbell eyes…no single bead head here! Cut the wing case from a turkey feather that you lacquered with some clear drying goo. Then tie in the six pieces of pheasant tail fibers on each side, not extending but half way back in the abdomen. The abdomen and the thorax are dubbed from the same mix of fur. With today’s blends you can come close to the color, but the original works great. A size 6-8 hook with 8/0 olive thread binds it all together.

So, this is one of my four tying goals, initially for this Spring:

1. Tie up at least two dozen Lake Dragon Fly Nymphs

2. Tie up several dozen Green Rock worm caddis larva

3. Tie up several dozen unweighted Woolly Buggers in the Black, Brown, Green colors

4. Tie up a few more black/brown ants and whatever else pops into my mind.

More information on the legend Randall Kaufmann. In the day, he had already been there before……………….

04
Jul
10

Fly Tying: Timberline Emerger Pattern for Stillwaters

This is a great lake pattern and although I have shown it before, I did not take the flies I tied and put them in the lake boxes. I came upon a dozen stuck away in an empty hook box. Into the fly box they go for any emerging Callibaetis mayflies.  Timberline Emerger

25
Feb
10

Fly Tying: Timberline Emerger~Stillwater Callibaetis

Well, I tied these and then noticed I forgot the copper wire ribbing. There sets the spool of fine copper wire and not one piece or ribbing used. It will work. Hardest part (and not hard) is pairing two hackle tips of the same size and tying them in. The tips should not extend back beyond the abdomen; even shorter perhaps. I dubbed this body and it is a little ragged. The missing ribbing would have helped bind down some of the errant fibers. (Timberline Emerger Pattern). I presented this once before with the ribbing (see 7/19/09). Tie it in tan or gray (original). I use chickaboo feathers instead of marabou fibers.




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