Bloody Mary Variant

Bloody Mary Variant

The Bloody Mary came about as a way, after much trial, error and experimentation, of imitating the adult and larval stages of large stoneflies.

“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.”

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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 »

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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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 »