Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brown Hackle Peacock

Thread: 8/0 Brown Uni
Hook: Daiichi 1150 #14
Hackle: Partridge
Body: Peacock
Rib: Small Copper Wire

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hidden Bead Soft Hackle

I originally saw this fly on another website and didn't notice that pearl tinsel was wrapped from the bend of the hook up to just behind the bead.  My tie omits the tinsel, and I think it is even more sexy!

Hook: 1xl nymph hook

Bead: Tungsten

In Front of Bead: Hare's Ear Dubbing

Hackle: Partridge

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ausable Ugly...Effective Simplicity

The more I fish and age the more I'm drawn to simplicity.  We too often complicate our lives with unnecessary clutter, distractions from what is important.  These self-imposed complications flood into the partitions of our lives meant to be free from care.  Fishing is one of those realms that suffer from too much.  Slow down; fish simple, UGLY flies.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Rest of the Flies

Winged and Wingless Wets

Emergers and Terrestrials

Dry Flies