Monday, February 25, 2013

Fisherman Quote

There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process.
          ~ Paul O’Neill

Quotation from the book “HOOKED Funny Quotes from Serious Anglers” Edited by Raye Carrington

Midge Emerger Pattern

Black RGB Midge Emerger
Hook: TMC 200R or Dai-Riki #280
Sizes: 16 ~ 24

Thread: Black Gordon Griffiths 14/0
Rib & Bling: Single Strand Pearl Crystal Flash
Abdomen: Tying Thread
Thorax: Mini Black Ostrich Herl
Head: Red Silver Lined Glass Bead (Size Is Tyers Choice)
Wing & Gills: White Antron/Float-Vis  (Front & Rear Of Bead)
Optional Abdomen Finish: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails® and/or UV Finish

Sunday, February 03, 2013

A Favorite Oldie Pattern

Black Drake (Swimming Nymph)
Source: Popular Fly Patterns, by Terry Hellekson, Page 160 (publish date 1977)
Originator: Polly Rosborough, Chiloquin Oregon
Tied By: ???
Hook: Mustad 38941 3XL (I prefer a Mustad 9672 hook or equivalent, LoJ)
Size: 10
Thread: Gray 9041 Nymo (I use Gray or Iron Gray 6/0 UNI-Thread, LoJ)  
Tail: Speckled Guinea Fibers Tied Short
Body: Dubbed Beaver Belly E/W Guard Hairs
Legs: Speckled Guinea Fibers Tied In Each Side And Pointed Downward
Wing: Black Ostrich Small Bunch
Head: Tying Thread
This is one of my nymph patterns in Colorado's North Park, Lake John and Delaney Buttes.

Pale Morning Dun Pattern

Pale Morning Dun Crippled Emerger V1
Hook: TMC 100
Size: 16 - 18
Thread: Pale Yellow Gordon Griffith 14/0
Shuck: PMD Shuck Antron Yarn
Rib: Fine Copper Lagartun Wire
Abdomen: Pheasant Tail Fibers
Thorax: Pale Yellow Hareline Dubbin
Shellback & Wing: Tan 2mm Foam
Hackle: Grizzly Hackle
For a lower and more vertical drift I also tie this pattern using  a Brown Copper UTC Ultra Wire body using  size small or brassie (V2).