Davie McPhail Tying Andre Puyans Loop Wing Dry Fly

Andre Puyan’s Loop Wing dry fly pattern is one that stands out from most with a unique looped wing post. While at first glance it may look like the loop is constructed from hackle, it is, in fact, a section of teal feather fibers. Andre Puyans a well-known and respected fly tyer and angler and is credited with fly patterns such as the A.P. Nymph series and the Loop Wing dry fly series. Davie does an incredible job tying this signature pattern.

Andre Puyans’ Loop Wing dry fly pattern recipe

Hook: Fulling Mill Ultimate Dry Fly size 14
Thread: Uni-8/0 Yellow
Tail: Light Speckled Coq de Leon
Body: Blue and Yellow Macaw or Pheasant Tail
Hackle: Grizzle Cock Saddle
Wing: Teal Fibres


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Youtube Video: Loop Wing Dry Fly pattern

Andre “Andy” Puyans

Andy started his fly fishing life in the East, tying flies at the age of nine and eventually under the watchful eye of fly tying legends Darbees, Dettes, Art Flick and Ray Bergman. Andy eventually made his way to California to run the Abercrombie and Fitch office in San Francisco in 1958. He was also a founder …

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Robert E. Eddy - Loop Wing Blue Dun
Robert E. Eddy – Loop Wing Blue Dun

Con Man Streamer tied by Gunnar Brammer

This fat meaty morsel of fly looks impressive, but not overly complex. Gunnar gives tyers a step by step tutorial on his Trout Nugget/Jerk Jr. hybrid pattern known as the Con Man. The Con Man is a dream for predator species such as pike and bass. The real magic in the fly comes from blending the colors in the dubbed head with the colorfast markers Gunnar uses.

Con Man fly pattern recipe

Rear Shank20mm Flymen Fish spine
Tail: 1/8th inch Rabbit Zonker – Olive Variant
Belly: Steve Farrar Flash Blend – Yellow, Herring Back
Hook: 1/0 Partridge Attitude Extra
Head: Laser Dub – Olive Monster Dub – Yellow
Color: Chartpack Markers – Black, Orange Red Sharpie
Eyes: 7mm Flymen Living Eyes


Youtube Channel: Gunnar Brammer
Video Link: Con man Streamer


Green Butt Skunk tied by Darren MacEachern

The Green Butt Skunk is one of the most popular west Coast steelhead flies around and many different versions exist. The fly is a form of the Skunk and is credited to the late Dan Callaghan. Dan passed away in 2006, but his friends Steve Bukieda and Joel La Follette got together and came up with a wonderful idea to honor Dan’s memory and his love of the North Umpqua River. The project collected Green Butt Skunks from 100 tyers and the collection was put together into a giant frame with Dans original Green Butt Skunk as a centerpiece. The framed collection also features GBS’s tied in many different styles from full dressed Atlantic Salmon versions to a humpy themed dry fly version. Link below. 101 Green Butt Skunks

Green Butt Skunk fly pattern recipe

Hook: Superfly Heavy Wire Salmon / Steelhead #2
Thread: Black 6/0
Tag: Silver mylar tinsel
Tail: Red schlappen
Butt: Chartreuse Senyo’s Laser Dub
Rib: Silver embossed tinsel
Body: Black Senyo’s Laser Dub
Wing: White Arctic Fox
Flash: UV pearl Ice Dubbing
Hackle: Natural black schlappen
Head: Black thread


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