Friday, March 21, 2014

some recent flies

I've kinda hit the wall on the salmon fly front of late, thus, 52 salmon flies is a few 'flies behind'. I know I can catch up before years end, so no worries there.
I go though this phase periodically, where I just dont have the inspiration to sit down and tie a classic salmon fly. However, when that happens, my attention
invariably turns to winged wet flies and Rangeley style streamers.

So, here is a smattering of the flies I've tied pretty much since March 1st.

Stevens' Patriotic Series all size 1 10xl.

Great Ceasar's Ghost - A Mike Martinek Pattern

Super Ghost - another Martinek pattern, clearly inspired by Joseph Stickney's Supervisor streamer

Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear size 7

Adirondack Size 7


Mickey Finn Hair wing size 4. Slight variant using embossed tinsel for the body

Colonel Fuller Size 7, strikingly similar in color to the Mickey Finn

Lake George Size 7

3 of 6 Trout fin wet flies - Bergman Fontinalis, Fontinalis Fin, and Don Bastians Original Olive Trout Fin, all size 7. 
The three remaining are Brook Fin, Brookie Fin and Trout Fin, which I'm in the process of tying.