Videos by Hans Weilenmann

Shuttlecock Caddis

Hook: Scud hook, medium wire #12-16
Thread: Black, 6/0 (or color of your choosing)
Abdomen: SLF Finesse, golden olive
Rib: Tying thread
Wing & wing buds: CDC, natural
Thorax: Squirrel, in split thread
Pattern: Paul Slaney, Fly: Hans Weilenmann
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Backstop Caddis

Hook: Tiemco 2499SP #14-18
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, tobacco
Veiling: Z-lon, silver
Underwing: CDC, natural
Wing: Deer hair, sparse
Thorax: Squirrel - in split thread
Pattern: Paul Slaney,
Fly: Hans Weilenmann
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Midnight Stalker

Midnight Stalker
Hook: Scud hook, medium wire #14
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Hackle: Starling
Body: Ultra-wire, black, single layer
Rib: Ultra-wire, fine, black

Pattern and fly: Hans Weilenmann
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AC Pink Bug

Hook: Scud hook, heavy wire #10-14
Thread: Glo-Brite #2 (pink)
Overbody: Clear 'Crystalline' plastic
Underbody: Tying thread
Thorax: Glister, pearl - in split thread

Pattern: Alice Conba, Fly: Hans Weilenmann
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Triple Threat Caddis

Triple Threat Caddis
Hook: Partridge Authentic Czech Nymph #12 (or equivalent medium-to-heavy scud hook)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, dark brown
Rib: Oval, gold fine
Abdomen: Grey squirrel
Hackle: Brown partridge
Thorax: Fox squirrel - in split thread

Pattern: Jim Slattery, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Isoflymph

Hook: Grip 13021BL #12 (or equivalent nymph hook)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, claret
Hackle: Hen saddle, natural medium dun
Tail: Moose body hair, three
Body: Hare body, dyed dark claret - in split thread

Pattern: Bill Shuck, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Creed

Hook: Tiemco 102Y #13
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, tobacco
Hackle 1: Woodcock marginal wing covert
Hackle 2: Cree
Tail: Cree barbs
Body: Hare's ear

Pattern and fly: Hans Weilenmann

Split Thread Technique

A short tutorial where I show the basic split thread technique - a must-have for any flytier's arsenal of techniques, with a wide variety of uses.

Tying off ribbing (and other materials)

A short tutorial on how I typically tie off ribbing (and other materials)

Cate's Turkey

Cate's Turkey
Hook: Grip 12804BL #14 (or equivalent)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Rib: Wire, gold fine
Tail: Lemon woodduck barbs
Abdomen: Mottled turkey barbs
Thorax: Peacock herl
Legs: Lemon woodduck barbs

Pattern: Jerry Cate, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

LaCroche - tied by Hans Weilenmann

Hook: Grip 14723BL #16-8
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Rib: D-rib, small, olive
Shuck: Z-lon, silver
Abdomen: Coarse dubbing, olive and bright green mix
Legs: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs (or brown partridge)
Wing/shoulder: Deer hair
Thorax/head: Squirrel (or hare's ear), dark

Pattern and fly: Hans Weilenmann

Leo

Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Rib: Tying thread
Tail: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dark pardo
Abdomen: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dark pardo
Thorax: Dubbing brush - two turns

Pattern and Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Buzz

Hook: Partridge SUD #10 (or equivalent dry fly hook)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, tobacco
Body hackle: Whiting saddle hackle, dirty badger
Wing: Whiting Coq de Leon hen saddle barbs, dark pardo
Hackle: Whiting saddle hackle, dirty badger
Thorax: Fox squirrel, or hare's ear

Note: The Buzz is a generic search pattern - adjust size and colors to suit your local conditions.

Pattern and Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Usk Naylor

Hook: Kamasan B175 #12-14
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer #8 (purple)
Hackle: Andalusian Blue hen (or dark dun)
Tail: Bronze mallard barbs
Tag: Tying silk
Rib: Wire, fine gold
Body: Bronze mallard barbs

Pattern: Traditional, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Crazy Comet

Crazy Comet
Hook: Tiemco 202SP #4
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Eyes: Bead chain
Body: Diamond Braid, hot pink
Tail: Bucktail, dyed purple
Flash: Krystal Flash, fluorescent shrimp pink
Hackle: Whiting Coq de Leon hen saddle, dyed dark purple

Pattern and fly: Hans Weilenmann

Corixa

Hook: Tiemco 2499SP #14 (or equivalent scud hook)
Thread: Gudebrod 8/0, white
Flash 1: Krystal Flash, black
Flash 2: Mylar, silver #14
Underbody: Tying thread
Body: Hare's ear, pale
Hackle: Starling
Pattern: Paul Slaney, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Shade

Hook: Grip 147323BL #14
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Tail: Snowshoe hare, dyed dark brown
Body/head: Dubbing brush, olive - mix of natural, synthetic and small quantity of deer hair (or dubbing of your choice)
Wing: Snowshoe hare, dyed dark brown - two or three bunches, depending on shank length
Note: A snowshoe take on the Hedgehog design. Neigh unsinkable.
Pattern and fly: Hans Weilenmann

Birds Nest

Hook: Grip 13021BL #12 (or equivalent 2XL medium wire hook)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, tobacco
Weight (optional): Lead wire
Rib: Copper wire, bright
Tail: Lemon woodduck barbs
Abdomen: Australian possum
Hackle: Lemon woodduck barbs
Thorax: Australian possum - in split thread
Originator: Cal Bird, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Gosling

Hook: Grip 14723BL #8
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Hackle 1: Mallard breast feather
Hackle 2: Saddle hackle, dyed hot orange
Rib: Oval, gold
Tail: Cock pheasant tail barbs
Body: Seal's fur, dyed amber (or substitute) - in split thread
Pattern: Traditional, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Tung

Hook: #12 2XL medium wire hook
Bead: Tungsten 3.8mm, black
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Head: Glo-bug yarn, pale yellow or cream - singed
Legs: Ringneck pheasant neck feather - single turn
Case: Cactus chenille, brown

Pattern and fly: Hans Weilenmann

MSA Hopper

Hook: Partridge BIN #8 (or equivalent medium wire 2XL hook)
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Body hackle: Whiting saddle, dirty badger
Abdomen: Argentinean hare, dyed olive
Flash: Krystal Flash, pearl
Wing: Deer hair, dyed olive
Legs: Round rubber, black
Hackle: Whiting saddle, dirty badger
Thorax: Argentinean hare, dyed olive

Pattern: Loren Williams, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Royal Lightning Bug

Hook: Grip 12804BL #14 (or equivalent 1XL wet fly hook)
Bead: Tungsten, black 2.3mm
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Wing: Krystal Flash, pearl (or chartreuse)
Body: Peacock herl; flash, red; peacock herl
Pattern: John Mundinger, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Sparkle Half-hog

Hook: Tiemco 102Y #13
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Shuck: Z-lon, silver
Abdomen: Ice Dub, amber
Rear wing: Deer hair
Thorax: SLF Prism, peacock
Wing/head: Deer hair
Pattern: Goran Grubic, Fly: Hans Weilenmann

Grannom Pupa and Ovi-Grannom

Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, dark brown
Head: Peacock herl
Hackle: Ringneck pheasant neck "ring" feather
Rib: Nylon rodwinding thread, black
Body: Rabbit, cream; Argentinean hare, dyed olive - 3:1

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