This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Shane Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake.
I’m getting to ready to tie some Green Drake flies for an order and remembered I had seen Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake recently. The fly can be found in Shane’s book titled Mayflies “Top to Bottom”.
Here are a couple comments about the fly design:
- Body – It’s made using white floss and colored with yellow and olive Prismacolor markers.
- Rib – Brown micro-tubing is used and can be stretched to create a narrow or wide rib depending upon how much pressure is used while wrapping.
- Wings – The wings are made from Medallion sheeting.
- Hackle – Two hackles are used for this fly, one wrapped around each wing.
Other TBT flies from Shane Stalcup include:
Stalcup created some wonderful fly tying videos and those videos can now be seen on my friend John Sherry’s Youtube NetKnots Fly Tying channel. I encourage you to take a look.
Unfortunately, Shane passed away prematurely in 2011 at the age of 48.
Many of his flies can still be purchased in your local fly shop. You might give them a try. Watch a video or two of Shane tying his flies. You’ll see how “fishy” they really are.
Thank you for posting some of Shane’s flies. He was a very good friend, we both grew up in the fly tying world and fished together. He was a very innovative tier and had a lot of very successful patterns. He is sorely missed.
Thanks for your Comment. Yes, I admire many of Shane’s fly patterns.