Thursday, January 9, 2014

Flies, from other fly tyers, Part Two


This is the second post in the series highlighting flies that are tied by various fly tyers.


These are flies given to me by John Huber, aka "Apache Trout". They are the "Mountain Caddis" and a "Hornberg"


Two more flies tied by John Huber. The "Betsy Streamer". These are great fished in off colored waters says John.


These two flies were tied by "Kiwi", that's his blog name over at "The North River". They are the "Ausable Kebari" and the "Royal Sakasa Kebari". These are soft hackle flies used in the Tenkara style of fly fishing.


This is a unique fly tied by Gray Wulff of Oquossoc Maine. The pattern is a Mickey Finn and what makes it unique is the material, it's Llama hair. This stuff comes alive in the water.



20 comments:

  1. ok....so now you have me burning up petro just to find a lama farm....lol...lol...just kidding...
    Alan...love your blog..and I read it religiously...I normally would fish a small stream in winter...but it's just been too cold...so yesterday I went on the ice....9 inches thick...3 hours , one flag....no fish...lol....but I did however have a nice ROARING fire...
    and then I came home and tied a few stick-bugs.. brrrrrr!!!

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    1. flyfisher1000,
      Thanks.
      9 inches, if your using a manual auger that thickness will warm you up. That's how it gos at times ice fishing.

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  2. Great Looking Flies! I know AT loves the Hornberg too!! Good post Al!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      That he does Pete, and for good reason.

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  3. Nice flies....I like the hornberg.
    I've tied a couple of Gray Wolf's other llama hair streamers... Llama hair can by purchased from Australia (at least thats where i got mine) for cheap, and which nominal shipping to USA. I'm a going looking for some red and yellow now!

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    1. Eunan,
      Thanks.
      I've seen those flies that you tied, on another forum and they were quite well done.
      The "Chapman Smelt" is a Llama hair pattern that has taken some nice salmon.

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  4. Hi Al, thanks for posting the Betsy streamers I tied.
    Just wanted to clarify something. I think I gave you a Miller's Mianus River Dry Stone Fly, it is essentially the same as the Black Mountain Caddis from Harry Murray, the only difference is in the hackle color. The Mountain Caddis has black hackle & the Miller's is white. Both work well in early spring when the little stone flies and caddis are around.
    That Hornberg variation originated in the Adirondacks I believe. Hornbergs are my favorite flies to fish and to tie, as you know. :-)
    The white Betsy Streamer is a Harry Murray pattern that I like to tie for off colored water and deep water pools. I weight the body as well. The Rainbow Betsy is one I came up with, just mixed colored calf tail. I'll put up the recipes for the Betsy on Wild Trout Angler this week.
    Thanks Again.

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    1. Apache Trout,
      Thanks.
      John thanks for the clarification the stone/caddis dry fly. I've seen what you accomplished one New Years day with a Hornberg.

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  5. As they say, second helping as good as the first helping! Thanks, Alan, I see some here that have triggered my fly tying brain.

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    1. Mel Moore,
      Thanks.
      Seconds, Mel wait until thirds. I think you guys will find it to be a bit different.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      I appreciate your comment.

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  7. I definitely like this series of posts....keep employees coming. The Betsy Streamers are very eye catching. I can always count on your blog for ideas for tying new flies.

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  8. Kiwi,
    Thanks.
    John says the Betsy catches a few fish too.

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  9. Alan
    Have you used the Besty Streamer, it has that beefy look that would attract some salvage hits. I assume a slow drift retrieve would get results. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      I have never fished the Betsy, but John has. A slow retrieve is called for in clod waters, otherwise any speed will draw strikes.

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  10. These are all great! The Tenkara flies look like realistic emerging insects. I wonder how they fish in the traditional sense? The Betsy Fly looks like it would slay those big browns and rainbows on the Farmington. It also looks like it would fish really well in the salt.

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    1. Peter Carlson,
      Thanks.
      I've fished several Tekara flies, and the most success came from the Royal Sakasa Kebari. I think John has fished it the salt, not certain of the results though.

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