Just to add some context to yesterday’s MOAL Leech. Here is the tutorial for adding a trailer / stinger hook.
The Butterfly is a popular fly for Atlantic Salmon. I should really bring up East Coast flies more often. They have some unique character that you can only find out east. Interesting enough, it was a Florida man by the name of Maurice Ingalls who developed the fly and brought it to fish the mighty Miramichi in New Brunswick. The fly is now popular across the Maritimes and can be found being flung on rivers all over. The spilt wing design creates a pulsing action and is said to drive the fish nuts.
Follow the link to view the step-by-step tutorial for tying the Butterfly – http://www.novascotiafishing.com/om/article.asp?id=186.
Check out some of the variations found at W.W. Doak in New Brunswick. Butterfly Variations
I’ve been working on a new project which involves tying up copious amounts of 7-10xl streamers. I glanced this one in a Tandem streamer book by Bob Young. I tried to find some more information on this fly with no luck. I love the color combo and so I tied one up on a Mustad. If you have any info on this pattern, it would be much appreciated.
Hook: Mustad 94720
Thread: White 6/0 (body)
Body: Grey Wool
Belly: Red Bucktail
Wing: Claret hackle flanked by black hackle
Eye: Jungle Cock Nail *
Head: Black 6/0 thread