Tuesday, December 16, 2014

E-Z Tie Baetis

Burnt Toast Baetis V1
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2488/2488H
Size: 18~24
Tying Thread: Olive UTC 70
Abdomen: Burnt Toast #942-1265 Sulky® 40wt Embroidery Thread
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail Midge Vinyl Tubing
Thorax: Dark Olive Squirrel Dubbing
Head: Tying Thread
Optional; Sally Hansen Hard as Nails®

Tying Instructions
Start the abdomen thread 2 eye lengths behind the hook eye and wrap to partway down the hook bend and return.
Whip-finish with 3 wraps and cut off the thread.
Optional: Coat the abdomen with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails® for durability.
Start the tying thread behind the hook eye.
Tie in the wingcase material and overwrap to above the hook point.
Dub the thorax from the hook shank mid-point to 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
Pull the wingcase material over the thorax, press down so tubing is flat and tie in.
Cut off excess,
Tie a whip-finish.
Pick some fibers out of the thorax dubbing for legs as needed.

Monday, November 03, 2014


Didn't get in nearly as much fishing as I should have. Been to busy with home maintenance projects.
Here we go with an effective baetis/mayfly nymph pattern that is tied a tad differently. 

BT (Bead Thorax) Baetis Pheasant Tail Nymph
Hook: TMC 3761, TMC 3769
Size: 14~18
Thread: Olive Dun 6/0 UNI Thread
Tail, Abdomen, Shellback & Legs: Pheasant Tail Feather Barbules
(The barbules used on this pattern have no brown tips and are a natural olive and speckled) See Note
Rib: Brown Copper, Small/Brassie Sized UTC Ultra Wire
Thorax: Brown Olive Cyclops Bead
Head: Tying Thread
Optional: Water Based Head Cement
 Note: DO NOT use Ringneck Pheasant Center Tail Feathers. This pattern uses the “Natural Olive” (No Brown Tips) barbules from the secondary tail feathers for the abdomen, shellback and legs. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Halo Emerger Variant


Halo Emerger Variant
By: LO Jurgens
Hook: TMC 102Y (Or Tyers Choice)
Size: 15 -19
Thread: Brown 8/0
Tag: Opal Mirage Tinsel
Shuck: Light Gray Antron Yarn Fibers
Abdomen: Gray Olive Superfine Dubbing
Wings: Thin Electronic Packing Foam
Thorax: Gray Olive Superfine Dubbing (Thread For Size 19 & Smaller)
Tuft: Red Or Orange Antron Fibers (Red Shown Here)

Notes: Gary LaFontaine based this unusual design on his underwater observations of hatching mayflies. One of the keys to its effectiveness, he notes, is the orange tuft, and this component should be preserved if the tail and body colors are changed to match other hatches.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Just a reminder;
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Thanx for your support

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Fly FishingTruth

Two casts from the bank and I’ve got something: a seventy foot pine tree.
            ~ Nick Lyons

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

Sunday, March 09, 2014

LoJ’s Trout Crack (A Hallucinogenic Scud)

By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2457 or TMC 2487
Size: 6 ~ 18
Thread: Light Blue or Light Gray 6/0 Danville
Underbody: Gray Antron Dubbing
Overbody: Blue Vinyl Tubing
Rib: Tying Thread
Head: Tying Thread
Note: This pattern is an adaptation of John Wilson's “Trout Crack”.
 Tying Instructions
Start the thread behind the hook eye and wrap a thread base partway down the hook bend.
Tie in the overbody tubing with the rear end extending appx 1/16” beyond the hook bend.
Dub an underbody to 1 eye length behind the hook eye and return.
Note; the underbody thickness is tyers choice.
Move the thread making wide spaced ribs to where you want the rear segment closest to the hook bend location to end.
Pull the overbody tubing forward and tie in.
DO NOT stretch the tubing, e.g., the tubing should have a bubble effect.
Repeat step 5 until you reach 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
Note; try to keep the underbody rib under the center of the overbody ‘bubble’.
Wrap and whip-finish a small neat head under the tubing.
Cut the front tubing even with the front of the hook eye.
Optional; pick out the dubbing on the bottom of the underbody for legs.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


By: LO Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2487
Size: 16 ~ 26
Thread: Blue Dun UTC 70
Tail: Natural Barred Mallard Flank
Abdomen: Thread Wrapped Over Tail Material
Thorax: UV Gray Ice Dub
Wingcase: Tail Material Pulled Over Thorax
Head: Tying Thread
Optional: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails® (Applied To The Abdomen)
 Note: This pattern is just another version of the venerable WD-40. San Juan River guide Mark Engler developed the WD-40 fly in the mid 1980’s while fishing the Frying Pan and South Platte Rivers. He developed it specifically to imitate large emerging midges he found on the Frying Pan in February, but has since discovered that it works for midges of all sizes and for Baetis mayflies as well.