For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Good Flies, Honestly...
This mess on my desk represents the materials that go into two very effective trout flies. The flies are uncomplicated and pretty easy to tie. Both flies are good floaters. Materials used are Coq de Leon, black dry fly hackle, grizzly dry fly hackle Primrose silk thread, Black foam cylinders, and Danville black waxed thread.
The first fly is the Skilton Ant. The fly was created by Bill Skilton of Pennsylvania. This fly has taken it's share of trout from Maine to Virginia. It's construction consists of hook, black thread, foam cylinder, and 3-4 wraps of black hackle.
This fly is the "Mini Caddis"...it is a fly created by Humberto Zilocchi of Argentina...Humberto and I have exchanged e-mails over the last year, he is also a fly tyer who appreciates simplicity in fly construction. Not only is Humberto a fine fly tyer he also has a passion for brook trout. The Mini Caddis consists of hook, Primrose silk thread, Coq de Leon feather for the wing, and grizzly hackle. It is a good floater and fish catcher.