Tying the Blue Assassin Trout Fly Pattern – Ep165 PF #PiscatorFlies

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The Blue Assassin is a fly created by Atlanta fly fishing guide Chris Scalley. It is a local pattern and a favorite for fishing the delayed harvest (DH) season on the Chattahoochee River. The DH season runs from November to mid-May when water temperatures can support the stocked populations of trout. While it is a local pattern, it also performs well on other trout waters and anglers are encouraged to try the fly in any trout water where nymphs are fished. The fly is typically fished as a dropper off of a larger hopper pattern.

Several variations of the pattern are tied with a popular variant being a purple collared fly. The materials used in the tail vary from natural materials like mallard and pheasant tail to synthetics such as Z-Lon or similar.

Blue Assasin Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Firehole 315 or similar scud hook sizes #14 – #18
Thread: White FWN (210d underbody), 8/0 (70d) blue thread
Bead: Silver brass or tungsten to appropriate hook size or one size larger
Tail: Dun Antron or Z-Lon
Body: Mirage Flashabou
Ribbing: Small blue UTC wire
Collar: Blue Ice Dubbing

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Tying the Howard Norton Special Steelhead and Salmon Fly Pattern – Ep 164 PF

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The Howard Norton Special is a fly from the popular series of Comet patterns. This Comet pattern was originated by Howard Norton of Sebastopol, CA. The fly was tied to be fished in the Russian River and gained popularity along the west coast steelhead corridor from California up to British Columbia. The fly is sometimes called an Orange Comet (silver body) or the Norton Special and has several variants that it is tied in. I did The fly is a proven producer for Pacific salmon and winter steelhead.

The Comet series arrived in the 1940s and featured a design of a long tail, stiff collar, and optional bead chain eyes. Bodies were made from tinsel, floss or chenille. The pattern was tied with orange polar bear but this material is quite hard to find and is protected under the CITES agreement. Bucktail is a great substitute for bear hair and still provides the desired action sub-surface. It is believed the Boss was the first in the series followed by the Howard Norton Special and many others. The flies sink quickly and offer a lot of action with their long tails.

Iā€™d like to thank Dean Endress for helping with information about the pattern.

Quick Spin Fly Tying Video for the Howard Norton Special

Howard Norton Special fly pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad S73UBLN or similar #
Thread: White 6/0 (140d)
Bead: Silver bead chain 3.2mm
Tag: Silver tinsel
Tail: Orange bucktail tied long
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Orange floss or chenille
Collar: Orange neck hackle

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Tying The Howard Norton Special Steelhead Fly – Quick Spin

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Hey Thread Heads! This is something a little different than I usually offer, a Quick Spin of the fly. I’ll also be putting together a longer form tutorial with tying instructions, but if you like a quick look at the fly, here is your chance.

The Howard Norton Special is a pattern from the Comet series of steelhead and salmon flies. It was originally developed to be fished on the Russian River for winter steelhead and fall run Chinook salmon. The simple construction of the fly allows for a ton of movement in the tail and the slim profile allows the fly to sink quickly. Iā€™d like to thank Dean Endress for helping with information about the pattern.

Howard Norton Special fly pattern recipe

Hook: Mustad S73UBLN or similar #
Thread: White 6/0 (140d)
Bead: Silver bead chain 3.2mm
Tag: Silver tinsel
Tail: Orange bucktail tied long
Ribbing: Silver oval tinsel
Body: Orange floss or chenille
Collar: Orange neck hackle

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