Here is a neat little collection of bucktails streamers by Normand Frechette of the Fly Tying New and Old blog. There are a couple patterns I’ve never seen before (that’s not really saying too much) and all are tied up beautifully. Well done.
Hook: Mustad 3665A
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet
Body: Silver Tinsel
Rib: Red Wire
Wing: Grizzly Hackle
Beard: Red Hackle Fibers
Head: Peacock Herl
The Lady Caroline is one of the most classic examples of the Spey fly. William (flyspoke) does a wicked job tying flies with an east coast flavor. According to the video notes, the LC was only the second Spey fly to be recorded. Sweet! Glad it was.
As you can imagine, with a fly this old and storied, there are tons of variations out there. Click here for another version tied up by Mitch Adams and featured here on the blog a couple years back. Mitch Adams Lady Caroline Spey
I like the blue flies for big salmon and steelhead around this time of year (mid fall) and, wow, I really love that sweet looking blue grizzly hackle. This is a quick pattern and could easily be made a bit heavier for faster / deeper flows.
Jay Nicholas demonstrates how to tie a low water chinook salmon comet fly pattern. This simple fly utilizes traditional comet style techniques with Ice Dub for the body. The pattern is considered low water because it lacks bead chain or lead eyes. Eyes could be added to the pattern depending upon water clarity and depth.