Tuesday, July 28, 2009

General Purpose Hi-Vis Mayfly Emerger

This general purpose emerger pattern has worked for me when there is no discernible hatch taking place.
When fishing this pattern apply fly floatant to the wing only. Use powder to dry the abdomen and thorax.

Hi-Vis Mayfly Emerger
By Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2487
Size: 12 ~ 24
Thread: Dark Brown Gordon Griffith 14/0
Shuck: Copper Brown Antron
Rib: Fine Lagartun Copper Wire
Abdomen: Pheasant Tail Barbules
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Parachute Wing: White Float-Vis
Hackle: Grizzly
For tying instructions email me.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Polly Rosborough Black Drake Swimmer Nymph

This is an adaptation of the late Ernest Herbert “Polly ”Rosborough's Black Drake Swimmer Nymph/Emerger pattern. I tie this pattern in the following colors, black (as shown), olive and dark brown.
The black pattern in sizes 14 and 16 has been the most successful pattern for me.
Swimmer nymphs are best suited for ponds, lakes, and to the slower flows of spring creeks and tail-waters. I purchased the pattern from Dan Baileys Fly Shop in Livingston MT back in the mid 1970s.

Black Drake Swimming Nymph
Tied By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 200 or 2312
Size: 12 ~ 22
Thread: Black 8/0 UNI-Thread or UTC 70
Optional Underbody: .010” or .015” Lead or Non-Lead Wire
Tail: Natural Mallard Flank Fibers
Abdomen & Thorax: Dark Gray Dubbing or Wool Yarn
Wing: Black Marabou Fibers or Ostrich Herl
Optional Legs: Natural Mallard Flank Fibers
Head: Tying Thread
Optional: Black Hard Head Cement and Super Glue
For tying instructions email me.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A Great "Spider" Pattern From Steve Johnson

This is a very productive spider pattern from Steve Johnson aka "Mr. Wet Fly."
The beauty of this fly is it is a generic fly pattern and an easy tie plus it catches fish.
Give it a try!
This is an old English Pattern, per Steve Johnson

Peacock Spider
By: Steve Johnson
Source: Front Range Anglers Clinic
Hook: TMC 100
Size: 14
Thread: Black 6/0 Danville Fly Master
Body: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Medium Dun Hen
Head: Tying Thread

Tying Instructions
~ Start the thread behind the hook eye and wrap to the mid-point of the hook shank.
~ Tie in the peacock herls (1 ~ 3 herls) and the hackle by the tips.
~ Make 1 wrap of the peacock herls behind the hackle and wrap to 1 eye length behind the
hook eye.
~ Tie in and cut off excess.
~ Palmer-wrap the hackle to 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
~ Tie in and cut off excess.
~ Wrap and whip-finish a medium sized head.