This week’s Throw Back Thursday Fly is Shane Stalcup’s Adult Green Drake.

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.
Stalcup's Adult Green Drake Front View |

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.

Enjoy…go fish!

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  1. 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.

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