Gift Ideas for Fly Tyers 2017

It’s about this time every year that I start fielding questions about what I want for gifts. I’m always at a loss to give suggestions, and I’m fully stocked up with pheasant tail and marabou. I’ve put together a list of a few items I think as fly tyers, you may appreciate and also like to add to your own list. this isn’t sponsored in any way, just a list I’ve put together on my own. I’m also going to ask if you have any other suggestions for gift ideas geared toward the fly tyer. Add them in the comments below and I might add them to a future video. I’ve posted the links to the products below the video.

Modern Steelhead Flies – Jay Nicholas

A field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing – Tim Weed

Atlantic Salmon Flies / Mouches pour le saumon atlantique (English/French) – Jacques Héroux

Swing the Fly Magazine

The Fly Fish Journal

Fly Fusion Magazine

OPST Chuck Vise

Fly Tyer’s Dungeon Gift Boxes

HMH TRV (True Rotary Vise)

TyWheel

Loon Ergo Whip Finish Tool

Solarez Roadie Kit

Solarez Bone Dry

Fly Tying Caddy

Vevadoo Fly Tying Bench Basin

Finn Streamer Wallet

Fishpond Tomahawk Fly Tying Kit

InkPixi Apparel
Fly Tying Guild
Hand Tied Flies

Stripn Flywear T-Shirts

Hareline Logo Caps

Nate Karnes Decals and Shirts

Andrea Larko Decals

Casey Underwood Art

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Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

The Egg Sucking Ice Tiger is a fly that can be tied either on a standard hook or on a leashed shank fly. In this case, the fly was tied with a clipped shank and a wire leash. The pattern is essentially an egg sucking leach, but it is tied with a cool blue barred rabbit zonker and some icey marabou. While this fly is tied for steelhead, I think it would also be a great fly to target pike, bass and tarpon.

If you don’t have a tube vise to hold the shank, you can just use the regular vise jaws, but just be careful not to put too much pressure on the hook. Another alternative for shanks would be the OPST Shank Chuck Tool.
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Egg Sucking Ice Tiger

Shank: 30mm shank or #2-2/0 hook
Bead: 1/4” Fl. Fire Orange cone
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Leash: 20lb braided intruder wire
Tail: Two-tone white/blue barred zonker
Collars: Black and dark blue marabou
Flash: Junebug Flashabou 15 strands
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Silver Dr. Blue schlappen

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Orange Popsicle Salmon and Steelhead Streamer Fly

You may be familiar with George Cook’s famous Alaskabou Popsicle, this Orange Popsicle is a hairwing fly pattern for steelhead and salmon from BC fly tyer Bill Luscombe. The original pattern calls for the use of mallard in the tail and throat, but I think this fly would be well served with a stronger barred feather like teal or gadwall flank. The body is dubbed using tri-lobal STS dubbing which gives the fly a ton of reflective surfaces in the water. If you have seal dubbing at your disposal, it would also work quite well for this fly, but is not legal or easy to obtain in every country. Canadians have access to polar bear hair and seal fur for the time being, but more other countries prohibit these natural materials.

Orange Popsicle Fly Recipe

Hook: Tiemco 7999 #2-8 (http://amzn.to/2ix4AVX)
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: Mallard flank
Rib: UNI-Mylar silver #12
Body: STS Dubbing hot orange (http://amzn.to/2y3hGR9)
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Mallard flank

This pattern comes from A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns by Robert H. Jones (Author),‎ Paul C. Marriner (Author) page 82 http://galesendpress.com
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