I’ve got an order of fish skulls on the way, and so I have been looking at some of the patterns that they are being used for. I found this tasty streamer tied up by Hardcore Fly Fishing on youtube. If you are not a fan of the hard stuff, turn down the volume, but personally, I like it, and do enjoy the post production editing they do. This is another saltwater pattern, but you could easily tie it for pike or trout with a couple small changes in the hook and length.
I just got a pretty cool update from Flymen Fishing Co. on their new Fish Skulland Frantic Tail product. Mike Smith’s Forage Fly, combines both products in a simple sexy looking fly. Kudos to Flymen for putting up a step-by-step tying tutorial. you can check out the step here. The black looks killer, I can’t wait to get my hands on some of this new product. I’m particularly eager to try out the tails. They way they are cut is great. I’ve tried some different swede tails before with mixed results. This cut looks great for keeping the tail verticle, and the flaps should help eliminate any fouling. Tie these up!