What’s orange and yellow and lays in the grass?…A Wounded Cheesie. Odd names for streamers, but fitting none the less. Alex at The Day Tripper has captured some video of the Butt Monkey, a pattern originated by Kelly Galloup, and put it up on Youtube for all to see. The Green Butt Monkey, Yellow Butt Monkey and the Wounded Cheesie are all variations of this killer steelhead and Brown Trout fly. By far, the most unique name for a streamer has to be the Wounded Cheesie. If you run into fish with orange lips and fins, tie one on.
The utube video is removed and you can now view the video at Angler’s Net http://www.theanglersnet.com/Fly-Tying-Videos/play_video.asp?section=6&VID=142
I also have a link here from the Buckeye Fly Fishers, and step by step tutorial of the Butt Monkey.
Hook: TMC 300 or TMC 5236 in sizes 2 or 4
Tail: Yellow marabou plus six strands of gold Flashabou (Krystal Flash)
Body: Gold sparkle chenille
Rib: Medium copper wire
Wing: Rust rabbit strip (olive rabbit strip)
Throat: Red wool (red marabou)
Collar: Pheasant rump
Head: Spun and clipped ram’s wool (tan) (olive)
Merry Christmas Tyers!
For fans of the Rangley streamers this is a treat. Selene is known for her reproductions of Carrie Steven’s flies and creations of her own. Like Carrie, Selene ties without a vise. The video demonstrates the skills involved in tying these classic flies.
Hmmmm….. I’ve got nothing for the pipers piping, so let really stretch this one and go with a Zonker pattern because of the use of the Piping in the body… Ya, can you feel the stretch?
On the eleventh day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
11 Zonkers zonking
10 Frogs a leaping
9 Golden Girls
8 Royal Wulff’s
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange
Hook: #4 – #1 Tiemco 800S or 811S or Eagle Claw 254SS or Mustad C68S SS or other short shank hook
Thread: clear mono (fine – .006”) and 3/0 Monocord (white)
Body: small pearl E-Z Body tubing (w/ black lateral line)
Underbody / Tail: Flashabou or Sparkleflash
Wing: zonker strip (rabbit is most common, but mink, squirrel and other little furry animals with short hair make beautiful flies with unusual patterns). White, chartreuse, tan, olive are all excellent colors for the wing of this fly. Natural colors can be used to make effective freshwater versions of the E-Z Zonker. (Chartreuse fly pictured above – White fly featured in tying steps).
Eyes: size 2.5EY prismatic eyes held in place with one turn of clear thread and epoxied