The Bead Head CDC PTN (proper full name Tungsten Bead Head CDC Flashback Pheasant Tail) was developed by Randall Kauffman. If tied with a tungsten bead, which is 2x heavier than lead, this fly can get down deep – and quickly at that! Read More »
The Three Piece Wiggly Worm Fly is an easy fly to tie and doesn’t take much time. If it is only a one-fish fly it isn’t such a big deal if a fish cuts any of the rubber with its teeth. Read More »
Clark’s Lady Stone Variant is a fly can be used for any stonefly (e.g., Little Yellow Stone, Little Green Stone, Salmonfly). Coordinate the thread and body colour, changing the thread to match the underwing. Use Varigated Rust, Gold, Orange or Green underwings to match these flies. Read More »
The Bloody Mary came about as a way, after much trial, error and experimentation, of imitating the adult and larval stages of large stoneflies.
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“Every so often a real gem comes to light, a fly that either answers some long-standing need, or, by virtue of it’s success just as a nondescript, is a contribution of definite value to the sport…Without question the Bloody Mary is such a fly.”
The Micro Crayfish is is very versatile in the way you can fish it. It can be fished like a nymph, but also like a crayfish streamer as well. You could float it under an indicator, or put it on as the sole fly, and site cast to fish. Read More »
The eel-tailed catfish, Tandanus tandanus, is a freshwater fish native to the Murray-Darling river system of eastern Australia. The scientific name for eel-tailed catfish comes from a name for the fish in an unidentified Aboriginal Australian language – Tandan, which Major Thomas Livingston Mitchell recorded on his 1832 expedition. Read More »
Designed by Skip Morris, the Morrisfoam Predator was orignally developed as a trout fly, however it is equally effective as a trout fly.
While it is an effecitve top-water bug, it best fished on on a sinking line – the line finds the bottom while the fly (on an active retrieve) hovers just above the lake bed. Read More »
Commonly referred to as Tarpon, or ox eyed herring, Megalops cyprinoides is a feisty northern sport fish species famous for their aerobatic displays when hooked. They are commonly encountered as a by-catch whilst targeting other more popular northern freshwater species, such as the barramundi but are extremely popular amongst fly anglers. Read More »
- Hook: Size 14 2X Nymph Hook
- Thread: Black 14/0
- Bead: Tungsten Mottled Olive 5/64 (any dark color Ok)
- Tail: Olive Green Dyed Pheasant Tail Fibers. (Any dark PT Ok)
- Body: Olive Green Dyed Pheasant Tail (same)
- Rib: Extra Small Copper Wire
- Wings: 4 strands of Semco Fringe Shimmer White (Spotlight) or single stand of flash
- Thorax: Reddish Brown, Olive Brown or Chocolate Brown Hares Ear (any dark OK)
- Hackle: Black CDC Feather.
This is a combination hopper, Chernobyl ant and cicada in black and orange foam. I tied it in the morning for the first time. Toss it, flop it down, let is set and water movement is enough.
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