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…

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…

Overton Wax

Overton Wax

This week’s Throw Back Thursday post is about Overton wax. If you aren’t a fly tyer, you might be wondering why I chose this item. I attended a Zoom fly tying class last week taught by my friends Gretchen and Al Beatty. Many of the flies they demonstrate utilize touch-dubbing, which they learned from Gary…

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…

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.