Adams Fly Pattern History

Adams Fly Pattern History

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is about the Adams fly pattern history. The Adams was one of my first Throw Back Thursday Flies, posted in August 2014. I consisted of one image of a fly I tied many years ago (below), one sentence, and a link to a video.

Wright’s Fluttering Caddis

Wright’s Fluttering Caddis

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Wright’s Fluttering Caddis. This is a fly that was recently brought to my attention by a customer asking me to tie some. I hadn’t heard of the fly before, but it’s similar to Buz Buszek’s Kings River Caddis below. The only real difference is the wing. Leonard Wright…

Checking My Fly Box

Checking My Fly Box

I finally got around to checking my fly box to see if I need to tie a few March Brown mayfly imitations. I hope to fish them later this week on a favorite river. I know, it’s not March, but April is when they hatch on this water. I checked the Fly Imitations for Spring…

Royal Stimulator TBT

Royal Stimulator TBT

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Royal Stimulator TBT. The Royal Stimulator is a fly I tied recently for a customer and thought is would be a good candidate for a TBT post. checked Randall Kaufmann’s Tying Dry Flies (1991) to see if the fly was listed. The fly pattern at the end…

Clark’s Stonefly

Clark’s Stonefly

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Lee Clark’s Stonefly. Lee Clark developed this wing-style body dressing, which “refers to flies in which the yarn is combed and tied atop the hook shank in a downwing fashion but actually serves as the body.” Fly tying with Poly Yarn – (2000) Lee was a high school…

Very Small Flies

Very Small Flies

I finished a few small flies for two different customers recently. I’m always amazed how the stars seem to align. Turns out, both orders included some very small flies. I remember several years ago stating “if I need any flies size 20 or smaller, I’ll buy them!” Well, I’m having to eat those words right…

Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun

Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun. Stalcup’s CDC Parachute Dun is another example of Shane’s creative mind. I don’t know if he was the first to utilize CDC as parachute hackle, but it’s very creative technique of tying a parachute fly. Many of his fly patterns are tied with biots…

Dark Hendrickson

Dark Hendrickson

This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is the Dark Hendrickson. I hope you read last week’s TBT post about Roy Steenrod’s Light Hendrickson fly pattern. I thought the Dark Hendrickson was an appropriate fly to highlight this week.