I recently got a batch of Mustad 80500BL hooks and had to tie up a Durham Ranger on it (a #2/0) last night to see how it came together. I like the hook bend better than 80500-NPBL (that hook is stronger though…), but I haven’t fished it yet, so this will go in the fishing box for 2016.
Hook: Gamakatsu F314 #4
Thread: UNI 6/0 Pink
Mouth: Mallard, Pink Craft Fur
Antennas: Super Hair Tan
Eyes: Easy Shrimp Eyes
Body: SLF Saltwater Shell Pink
Hackle: Pink Craft Fur
Shell: EP Fibres Pink UV, Bug-Bond
I have been chasing a Whiting Spey salmon pink cape for a while to tie up shrimps, but there is a shortage, so: craft cur can be used instead to tie them up. This is a pattegrisen pattern that I haven’t fished with previously, so I need to head out to fish this one of these days!
Hook: Alec Jackson Spey #1.5
Thread: UNI 6/0 Red
Tag: Lagartun French Tinsel, UNI-Floss Red
Body: UNI-Floss Black
Rib: Lagartun French Tinsel
Wing: Rabbit zonker
Hackle: Ringneck Rump Hackle
Head: Loon Hard Head Red
I have done some variants of this on tube earlier this winter, and after testing it earlier this week I had to tie this up on the Alec Jackson Spey #1.5 hook as well. The zonker and the Ringneck hackle makes this a brilliantly simple pattern that should be in any box, either for seatrout or salmon.
Thread: UNI 6/0
Tag: UNI-French, Lagartun French Silk
Butt: Sealwool dubbing from Eivind Berulfsen
Tail: PT Crest
Wing: Red, Yellow, Blue Bucktail
Throat Hackle: Veniard Cock Neck Doctor Blue
After yesterdays Nova Scotia Classic it was time for this bucktail wing version of the silver doctor.