Hook: Kamasan B280 #4, Partridge Patriot #8
Thread: UNI 6/0 Red
Tag: UNI-French Medium Oval
Body: underbody of UNI-Floss, UNI-Mylar #16
Rib: UNI-French Medium Oval
Hackle: Whiting Dryfly neck, Rooster Saddle Grizzly (depending on size)
A pattern on facebook got me in the direction of this fly, a grey&silver some might call it, but I used what I had to create this double on different hook sizes.
The all-silver body combined with a thin wing and trying to have a sparse hackle will make this sink quickly in the current and give a lot of visual feedback. I’ll tie this one up on singles and on tube as well, but I’ll do that later, for now I’m on a double rush!
The head on the smallest one did not come out very good, but it will catch some fish anyway:
Hook: Kamasan B280 #8
Thread: UNI 6/0
Tag: UNI-French Oval Medium
Tail: Blue/Yellow Bucktail, Blue Flash
Body: UNI-Floss Black
Rib: UNI-French Oval Medium
Hackle: The Fly.Co Streamer Rooster Neck #1 Yellow, Keough Hen Saddle Blue
A blue version of the cascade salmon pattern that should work fine for seatrout around here as well. This version is very heavily dressed compared to earlier cascade I have done, but this was with purpose to have big movement in the water.
Hook: Kamasan B280 #6
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Tag: UNI-French, Lagartun French Silk
Butt: Black Ostrich
Underwing: Black fox
Wing: Mallard Duck, 2 toppings
A quick one this afternoon: Two doubles that started with the blue charm as inspiration and a little bit of google image search where I found the wing and GP layout that I thought would work good together.
Hook: Kamasan B280 #6
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tag: Lagartun Varnished Frensh Tinsel Oval X-Strong Medium
Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
Body: UNI Floss Black, Lagartun Varnished Frensh Tinsel Oval X-Strong Medium
Wing: Blue & Black Templedog
Varnish: Veniard No.1 Clear
A first for me today: a double-hook salmon fly. I have never had any double-hooks available, but I was in the local flytyer shop and I picked up a box of Kamasan B280 in #6 to do some experimenting. This blue/black wing pattern should prove very effective, the pattern itself is very simple and doesn’t include many materials. In fact: you can easily cut out the ostrich, golden pheasant tip and the JC and still stand with a very good fly!
View from below:
The Kamasan B280:
My golden pheasant head where I pick the topping from: