Skip Morris Predator

Skip Morris Predator

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 »

Bead Head Hastings River Mayfly

Bead Head Hastings River Mayfly

Materials

  • 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.
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Paul Fedeles’ Orange Bass Flopper

Paul Fedeles’ Orange Bass Flopper

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.

Materials

  • Thread – Orange 6/0 thread for the body and red nylon stretch overlocking thread for the head.
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Shute-Hill Special

Materials

  • Thread: Red 14/0
  • Hook: Scud size 10
  • Bead: Silver 7/64
  • Lead free wire – 4 turns .015, 4 turns
  • Rib: very small silver wire
  • Tail: Brown make up brush fibers
  • Body: Natural or Olive Hair’s ear dubbing
Shute Hill Special
Shute Hill Special

Tying Steps

  1. Silver bead and four turns of the lead free wire, should fit into the bead.
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Stealth Bomber

Stealth Bomber

A foam derivative of the Turck’s Tarantula, the Stealth Bomber is a foam diver/slider designed to duplicate the Tarantula’s diving motion and the resulting bubble trail made when the fly is stripped hard.

The rear tab of foam and the air space below it captures air, which bubbles on the dive. Read More »

Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa

Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa

Soft hackles are underrated.

This pattern was originally tied to be suggestive as a Stillwater Caddis attractor. This version has a green rib used to suggest segmentation, and a Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle. The Peacock Herl thorax gives this fly some natural iridescent qualities and the UV lime green butt and rib give it a little extra flash. Read More »

Vince Margossian’s Loud Mouth Popper

Vince Margossian’s Loud Mouth Popper

Vince Margossian’s Loud Mouth Popper (The LMP) is really what it says – stripped in vigorously it creates plenty of noise by splashing its way along the surface. Fished this way the LMP can be heard up to 50m away – that is why the bass and other fish find it irresistible. Read More »

BMS Saltwater Variant

BMS Saltwater Variant

Upon deep and meaningful discussions the fly selected – envelope please – will be the BMS Saltwater Variant.

Materials

  • Hook: Size 4 or 6 saltwater.
  • Thread: Red wooly nylon
  • Bead: Clear glass
  • Weight:
    • Size 4, 5 turns of .020 lead free wire
    • Size 6, 7 turns or .020 lead free wire
  • Rib: Gold tinsel
  • Body: Chartreuse, Yellow or Green Soft EP Fibres
  • Mixed tinsel – cut an inch and a half-length of EP Fibres and mix it in a coffee grinder.
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