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Once more, with feeling

Old School: straight hook

Boreal Bomber
New Skool: curved hook

Boreal Bomber
Tied on some tight arse British sourced hooks.

Boreal Bomber
Hook: Vintage Mustad 4880, Size 7;
alt: 2X Strong Curved shank chironomid hook, straight eye, Size 8
Thread: UNI-Thread 6/0, Black
Tail: Moose mane
Body: Mohair Mojo dubbing, Peacock
Thorax: Mohair Mojo dubbing,various colors
Ruffed Grouse, dark
Head: 4mm tungsten bead, unfinished


A few Flies from Planet Trout

This collection of emergers and wets caught my eye, so, you get a peak too. I could have used this on the stream this morning. Other featured patters are Batwing Baetis, Ally’s Nympho, Mike’s Wisdom and the Left over Klink, a very sexy looking soft hackle.

SH Bead PMD Emerger
Hook: TMC 2488, 14-18
Thread: 14/0 Brown
Shuck: Brown Zelon
Abdomen: Rusty Brown Goose Biot
Rib: Fine gold wire
Underwing: kinky light dun zelon
Thorax: PMD yellow dubbing
Bead: Gold glass, 15/0
Hackle: Partridge

Click here for the rest of the post and recipies to the other flies -> Planet Trout


The Fly Tyers 12 days of Christmas

In my tradition of reworking the lyrics to almost any Christmas song, I figured it was time we put a fly tyer’s spin on things. As a kid, growing up in Canada, we often rewrote the “12 days of Christmas” to the “12 days of Hockey”. It went something like this, but changed every year.

12 brand new sticks
11 rolls of tape
10 minute misconduct
9 shots on net
8 body checks
7 playoff finals
6 points a game
5 Golden Pucks
4 new jerseys
3 pairs of skates
2 penalty shots
and a brand new Stanley Cup ring.

This year, you get to sing about a bunch of fly patterns. I’ll be adding a new one every day until Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me,  a Soft Hackle Partridge and Orange. 

Partridge and Orange

Partridge and Orange
Hooks: Wet fly.
Thread: Orange 6/0
Body: Orange floss or silk
Hackle: Grey partridge, about 2 turns.