Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Colorado Oldie Pattern

The  Buckskin Nymph
The following comments excerpted from the from the books;

Popular Fly Patterns, Page 77 by Terry Hellekson, Publish Date 1977.
This pattern was sent to me by George Bodmer of Colorado Springs, Colorado. As you can see, George and his friends like their nymphs simple. They usually fish them weighted and deep. They do not like a pattern so complicated to tie that they get emotionally involved when they lose one.
Fish Flies, The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier’s Art, Page 194, by Terry Hellekson, Publish Date 2005.
George Bodmer of Colorado Springs, Colorado originated this pattern. As you can see, George keeps some of his patterns very simple. Natural chamois is a yellowish beige color and darkens well after it becomes wet.
The following flies were tied by me using a car washing "Natural Chamois" (I think it is Kid Goat skin and not the REAL French Chamois)

Buckskin Nymph (Dry)

Buckskin Nymph (Wet)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Another Hopper Blog

While snooping around the internet I stumbled across a Hopper exclusive blog.
The blog name is Hopper Fishing hopper talk blog. Tthe URL; is
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Streamer Pattern!

This time of the year is Streamer Time!
I first tied and tested this pattern on the North Platte (Trappers Route Area) in 1977 when I was working in Casper Wyo. Just in case you are wondering it still worked in 2010. I normally fish this pattern with a floating line and without any weight incorporated into the fly. If I want to fish it deeper I add split shot 12” to 18” in front of the fly.

Trappers Route Muddler #1
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 5262 or TMC 5263 Originally Tied On Mustad 9671 or Mustad 9672
Size: 2 ~ 12
Thread: Size A White Monocord
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers or Bucktail or Fis-Hair
Body: Silver Tinsel Chenille
Wing: Yellow Marabou
Wing Topping: Peacock Herls
Head & Collar: Bleached Deer Hair