Doing some research for a new project today and found this awesome we fly tutorial. This tutorial is done by Eric Austin, and his site features a number of patterns and step by step tutorials I’m sure I’ll be featuring down the road. Be sure to drop by and take a look – http://traditionalflies.com This fly is tied beautifully and the author presents 2 methods of tying in the beard hackle. Awesome!
Normand Frechette has produced another great series of older flies, the Grey hackle Series over at Flytying: New and Old. It’s great to see the older flies come to life, and Norm is a great candidate. You can see some of his work on Hans’ Flytier page. i’m sure we’ll be adding more from Norm in the future.
After doing some research in Perrault’s Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies, it was amazing to find 23 variations of the Gray Hackle series. Read more …
is a real treasure to add to your library if you can find a copy. Expect to dish out 75 buck or more for a decent copy, but occasionally you may find one at a bargain price.
Gray Hackle Blue
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Blue Floss
Click here to see the other 9 variations Norm tied up.
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.