I like this pattern as it’s similar to one I’ve been really successful with the only difference being I tie mine trude style with a tail. It’s a nice yellow sally or even a caddis imitation.
I hit this blog, The Weekly Fly, this morning and just love this salmon fly pattern. I don’t have an image to share, so you’ll just have to go to the site to view the video (10 mins). This fly is tied up by fly fisher, commercial tyer and guide Bob Jacklin.
Jacklin’s Giant Salmon Fly
Hook: Tiemco #200r Size 4 and 6
Thread: Flo. Orange 210 Denier
Egg Sack: Black Elk or Deer Hair
Body: Salmon Fly Orange Dubbing over Dyed Black Elk Hair
Ribbing: Two Brown Saddle Hackles
Wing: Long Blond Elk Hair
Legs: Black Rubber Legs, Med
Head and Collar: Bullet Head Dyed Brown Deary Body Hair
As promised, Riseform has published more content for us fly tyers to consume. The second pattern is J.C.’s Black Bead Stonefly by John Collins. Finally a worthy use for all those dollar store beads I bought so long ago. Here we are with a nice little winter stonefly pattern. I’ve often seen these in the early spring hatching on the western streams.
Hook: Dai-Riki 285 curved nymph sizes 18 – 20
Thread: 8/0 Black
Abdomen: 5 Black size #15 round glass beads
Tail: 2 Dark Moose Body Hairs
Wing Pads: Black Domestic Turkey Feather
Thorax: Black Rabbit Dubbing
Legs: Black Ring Neck Pheasant Head Feather