Tag Archives: traditional flies

Red Ibis Wet

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!

http://traditionalflies.com/index.php?TyingtheIbisandWhite

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Ibis And White
Ibis And White

Ibis and White recipe from Trout by Ray Bergman

Hook: Mustad 3399 #6
Tip: Gold tinsel
Tail: Red and White
Ribbing: Gold tinsel
Body: Crimson floss
Hackle: Red and white mixed
Wing: Red and White

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Grey Hackle Series Flies

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 - Tied by Norm Frechette
Gray Hackle Blue - Tied by Norm Frechette

Gray Hackle Blue
Hook: Dry 12-14
Tail: Scarlet Hackle Fibers
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Body: Blue Floss
Hackle: Grizzly

Click here to see the other 9 variations Norm tied up.

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East Coast Butterfly

The Majestic Butterfly
The Majestic Butterfly
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

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