Bud has a fantastic sense of tying spectacular freestyle Salmon flies. He hasn’t been tying all that long, just a few years, but he ties flies like he was born with a vise in hand. John over at feathersmc.com has put up a page of Bud’s flies and the collection includes over 75 pieces of his work. I’m really stoked by Buds flies and I’m sharing this because I find inspiration in his work. Click here for Bud’s flies.
Here is a sweet pattern posted over at FlyFishCalgary.com by one of their UK members. The fly pattern is called a Silk Cut Shrimp and is a variation on Andy Wren’s original version.
Hook: Partridge Salar Double #7
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Purple Bucktail + a few strands of pearly Chrystal Hair.
Body: Flat Pearl
Wing: Purple Golden Pheasant Tippet
Hackle: Red Rooster Hackle (Purple on the original)
Bas is a master of the vise. This little fly looks like a killer, and Bas shows us some good technique for using CDC.