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Nova Scotia Classic

2014.11.13.dryfly.me.nova_scotia_classic

Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: UNI 6/0
Tag: UNI-French, Lagartun French Silk
Butt: Sealwool dubbing from Eivind Berulfsen
Tail: PT Crest
Body: UNI-Mylar
Rib: UNI-French
Underwing: Green Krystal flash
Wing: Templedog
Hackle: Veniard Chinese Cock Cape Doctor Blue

This pattern showed up at facebook on a double hook and I had to search it up and give the pattern a go. It is not exactly to the recipe I found since I had to substitute some materials, but the overal pattern is there.

2014.11.13.dryfly.me.nova_scotia_classic_side

Lipstick Shrimp Variation

2014.09.24.dryfly.me.white_shrimp

Hook: TMC777SP #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 White
Mouth: Templedog White, Eumer Goat, Hareline Woolhead Dubbing, Red Prismacolor marker
Eyes: Bug Bond
Body: Hareline Woolhead Dubbing
Dubbingloop over body: Mix of Hareline Ice Dub Silver Holographic, Hareline Woolhead Dubbing  and Sealwool VB-Dubbing

Yes, I’m on a seatrout tying mission these days, and today was a variation of the lipstick shrimp from Eivind Berulfsen. I basicly didn’t have any of the materials he lists, but the technique is what’s important: to learn the layering and idea behind it, how things fit together. After that you can start looking at what material you have or can get a hold of that will behave close to the original as possible. I think the goat in the mouth will create that long translucent effect, and the combinations I put together for the body should give a very nice effect when it is wet and flowing through water.

I will, of course, have to try this out, but that is for next week since I have plans this week that stops me from going out fishing, but until then I will tie up a couple more of this to bring with me.

Red-tag double

2014.08.25.double_silver

Hook: Ken Sawada Double #6
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tag: UNI-Floss Red
Underbody: UNI-Floss White
Body: UNI-Mylar Gold/Silver, UNI-French Silver Oval MD
Hackle: Whiting
Wing: Templedog Black
Eyes: JC

This is one of those time-tested classics, if it is small ones for trout or larger ones for salmon/seatrout: the red-tag exists in different variations and material-choice. This one is tied on the Ken Sawada hook that I’ve tied up quite a few ones on lately: it is strong, has a good build and is razor-sharp. I tapered up the body with white floss first to get a gradually larger body, when you then apply the hackle it will sit in front of the taper and help with the pulsating movement of the fly.

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Blue Double for seatrout and salmon

dryfly.me.2014.04.11.blue_doubleHook: Kamasan B280 #6
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Dyed Golden Pheasant Tippets Orange
Tag: UTC French Tinsel
Body: Horns Soft Salmon Dub Kingfisher Blue
Rib: UTC French Tinsel
Wing: Brown & Blue templedog, silver flash
Sides: JC

This one started with the dubbing: I got some good kingfisher blue from Horns the other day and I built this fly around that color. The dubbing is great and I found some templedog that matched in color. I really tried to keep it down in number of materials and not have it super-big when it came to the wing. This one I will tie up in different variations before I even have fished it: one that I just “know” will work when it hit the water

 

52 weeks: 15 – Green

dryfly.me.2014-15.greenTube: Green
Thread: UNI 6/0 Grey
Tag: UNI-French Silver
Body: UNI-Floss Highland Green, Lagartun French Silk Floss
Rib: UNI-French Oval Med. Silver, UTC French Tinsel Med Gold
Dubbing: Seal Highlander Green (in front of the wing)
Wing: 3 colors of green templedog, Silver & Green Krystal Flash, Peacock
Sides: JC
Cone: FutureFly

A fun one to create: just get all the green I have and put it together on a fly. The optimal would be to have a green JC for the sides as well, but you can only have so many necks…