Posts Tagged ‘sbs

27
Feb
14

Fly Tying: Gorilla Glue Bodies

I saw this technique several years ago at the Fly Tying Expo in Albany, Oregon. Here is a how to video on using Gorilla glue to form fly pattern bodies that float. I have yet to try this. I think about it, then forget to buy the glue when I am grabbing other items in a hardware store. How To-Step by Step

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23
Oct
13

Video: Tying in a Parachute Post for Dry Flies

Alan Gardner has a pleasant video here on how to tie in a synthetic parachute post for the construction of a parachute dry fly pattern. Caleb Boyle also provides some useful tips on constructing a parachute post. Also, see comments section and Tim Rolston’s excellent suggestions too! This is how we learn.

Spumoni SB

The Spumoni Dry Fly with the hot pink and yellow and white synthetic materials combined to form the parachute post. The hot post colors aid in siting the fly.

11
Feb
13

Fly Tying: Davie McPhail Caddis Pupa

If you search the videos on the net re fly tying tutorials, you will come across an extensive series by Davie McPhail. I never tire of his pattern selections…always informative beginning to end. There is something to learn in each tutorial. Davie talks with a bit of an accent…well an accent to my ear…but the ear adjusts soon enough and the sequences are so well done that you learn the moves easy enough. Here (X) is the link to a spiffy bead head Caddis Pupa pattern. 

McPhail Caddis Pupa

Davie McPhail Caddis Pupa Pattern…YouTube Snap

26
Jan
13

Fly Tying: Moto’s Minnow

I was researching Winter Fly Fishing Patterns, when I happened upon a piece by Tom Rosenbauer with his suggestions for Winter patterns. Amongst the patterns was the Moto’s Minnow. I hadn’t heard of the pattern (not that I know all the patterns) so I checked into it and found a slew of recent pieces re the minnow pattern. 

It is a pattern that is easily adaptable to different color combo’s to cover the minnow/sculpin colors. Here is a decent video on tying the Moto’s Minnow.

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I at least once a year extol the virtues of streamer patterns for sculpins and minnows. But truth be told, I do not fish them, with the regularity they deserve, on rivers and streams. Lakes yes, rivers no. This is a regular presentation for browns and ‘bows for many anglers and I am missing opportunities….if you are not frequently using the streamer patterns as a primary search pattern then maybe you too are missing out. Consider the Moto’s Minnow (originated by Moto Nakamura) as one option in your arsenal of streamers. Even simple Woolly Buggers would be a starting point. 

30
Nov
12

Fly Tying: Latex Body (Segmentation)

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This seemed somewhat innovative several decades ago…wrapping narrow sections of stretchy latex up the hook shank, one slightly atop the other to form a plump, segmented body. Yet, you rarely see it now.  I rarely think to do it. It is a simple technique in the scheme of tying and with color markers (upon lighter colored latex strips) can appear very realistic. I include a nice Step by Step (SBS) tutorial from a 2007 post by Overbrook on the SE Fly Fishing Forum. It provides a nice visual re the segmented appearance of wrapped latex.

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01
Nov
12

Fish Tails (Tales) Requires Planning………

If are a fly fisher for Trout and other Spring through Fall species, you may have hung your gear up and won’t give it another thought until Spring looms near. Maybe you will pursue Winter Trout on a few year around waters or Salmon and Steelhead. A few hardy souls fish year around. But, a couple things, as my annual reminders, to consider.

~Did you organize your gear before you stuck it away? Did you put any part of it away wet or damaged? Did you clean up your fly lines and do a tune up on your reels? Is there anything you stuck away in a hurry, at the time, saying to yourself ‘I take care of it later…remember to take care of this later’. Did you?

~You considered learning to tie flies. Have you explored classes/lessons from a fly shop, community college, private lessons, fly fishing club etc. Maybe none of those options are available in your area. There are excellent on-line (S-B-S…Step By Step) tutorials on how to tie that are better than not trying it at all. Also, they are excellent to visit after you take person to person instructions. 

~If you do tie, now is the perfect time, while this past season’s fly selections/losses are fresh in your memory to inventory and make lists of what flies need to me replenished via tying (or purchased, if you don’t tie). This is best done while anticipating a timeline of when and where you will fish this coming year. What are the hatch sequences or subsurface life forms available in the waters you plan on fishing this coming year. Keep a plan pinned up and look at it, especially if you are a new tier so you don’t flit around tying this and that and never really tie all you needed.

This will help you in planning and enjoying your fishing outings and of course having plenty of ‘fishtails’ to expand upon for years to come. Now go check on that gear bag you filled with wet, stinky clothing and then zipped up last month.

23
Oct
12

Fly Tying: Lil’ Grey Nymph (Simple Gem)

The Lil’ Grey Nymph: I have posted before re this simple fly I came up with (I didn’t want to say ‘designed’) several years ago. I want to point to it again because several times, this past Summer, it was so productive I had to grin and shake my head given the flies simplicity. You can mix up the body color and ribbing color, but keep it sparse and smallish (14-18). Don’t fret over the bushy tail, although it can be trimmed to fewer fibers. Give it a try and let me know if you have success with it. 

 




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