Videos by Piscator Flies

Jack Gartside's Soft Hackle Streamer

The late Jack Gartside created quite a number of fly patterns during his long fishing career. The Soft Hackle streamer is one of his earlier fly patterns and has been adapted for targeting a number of sportfish species. These include bass, pike, snook, baby tarpon, trout, striped bass, steelhead, and Atlantic Salmon to name a few. The fly can be tied for either saltwater or freshwater. The colors selected should be tailored for the specific target. The fly is tied similar to the famous Alaskabou or Popsicle fly designed by west coaster George Cook, but there are a few differences in the fly patterns. The Gartside fly is tied with a front hackle of water fowl and the marabou is tied in butt first. The marabou is an excellent choice of material and imparts a lot of life and action to the fly when it hits the water. Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer fly pattern recipe Hook: Paxima Iseama #2 (14) Thread: Dark olive 6/0 Tail: 5-10 strands silver Flashabou doubled 1st collar: Olive marabou 2nd collar: Tan marabou 3rd collar: Lemon wood duck flank Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

DDH Leech Variant

The DDh Leech was developed by Manitoba fly angler Stu Thompson. Stu used a mix of rabbit dubbing enhanced with Diamond Dubbing Holographic dub. This gave the fly a full body and a little bit of flash to catch the attention of passing predators. The fly was initially tied in pursuit of walleye but has since gone on to net some 80+ species of fish. Trout, bass, walleye, pike, channel cats, carp, freshwater drum, sauger, and goldeye are among some of the species the fly has fooled. this variation of the fly uses straight Diamond Dubbing and isn't blended with rabbit. The result is a sparser less dense bodied fly. I tie this either as a leech or a baitfish pattern. I use bead chain for the leeches and usually weighted eyes for the minnow patterns. I vary the colors for leeches in black, brown, olive, purple and claret. For baitfish, I tend to add silver and gold to the mix. DDH Leech Fly pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad 9672 #2-8 Weight: 0.030 lead optional Thread: Black 6/0 Eyes: 4mm Brass barbell Tail: Black marabou Body: Diamond Dubbing (loop) Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Fran Betters' The Usual

The late Fran Betters has created some of the most notable trout flies in the fly tyers arsenal. The Ausable Wulff, Haystack and The Usual are among the famous flies. The Usual is a simple(ish) fly pattern, tied much like the Haystack, but with snowshoe hare foot pad hair used instead of deer hair. The wing on the haystack is splayed out in a 180° fan and The Usual should have a 45° splayed wing. The fly is tied using the pad hairs of the snowshoe hare. It may be tied in a variety of different colors including cream, duns, olive, sulfur (yellow) and black. You can also mix the colors to get even more variations. You can find this pattern and Fran Betters' other fly pattern in his book using the link below. this is a hard to find book now and may be on the expensive side. Fly Fishing - Fly Tying and Pattern Guide - Fran Betters http://amzn.to/2u5XPSo The Usual Trout Fly Pattern Hook: Mustad R50-94840 Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 Tail: Snowshoe hare foot guard hair Wing: Snowshoe hare foot guard hair Body: Snowshoe hare foot under hair Head: Fire Orange thread Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Ginger Bunny

The Ginger Bunny fly is, in essence, a Flesh Fly. I use a natural ginger rabbit zonker on the fly because of the natural variance of color. The base of the hairs are light and the tips are a rich blend of light ginger to darker caramel. This is a great fly to fish during the fall spawn. As the spawned out salmon die, they start to decay into the river and along the banks becoming a food source for both terrestrial and aquatic animals. Many sport fish species follow the salmon for the opportunity to feed on the rich buffet of eggs and flesh bouncing downstream. You can find the full story in Anthony J. Route's "Flies for Alaska". I love the book and recommend it to anyone planning a trip the fish for salmon in BC or Alaska. http://amzn.to/2u3FVQT Ginger Bunny Fly Ginger Bunny Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad S71SNP-DT #2 Thread: 6/0 Tan Weight: 0.030 lead wire Tail: Natural ginger rabbit zonker Body: Natural ginger rabbit zonker or cross cut rabbit strip Head: Tan 6/0 thread Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

McLeod Ugly

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and while the McLeod Ugly isn't the ugliest fly pattern I've ever fished, it certainly isn't what I'd call a cheery fly. Father and son team of Ken and George McLeod of Seattle Washington are the originators of this and many other great steelhead flies(Skykomish Sunrise and Purple Peril). They invented the fly in 1962 for fishing rivers in Washington and British Columbia. It can be tied with a weighted shank or not, but I believe the originators tied the fly almost exclusively weighted. Either way, the fly should be fished near the bottom. I've tied this fly with a standard wing of bear but if you don't happen to have any bear hair handy, bucktail, fox or even marabou should be a good substitute. George McLeod Interview -http://content.wwu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ffoh/id/301 McLeod Ugly Steelhead Fly Recipe Hook: Superfly HKHWS #2 Thread: Black 6/0 Tail: Red marabou Ribbing: Medium copper wire Body: Black Laser Dubbing Hackle: Grizzly saddle hackle (webby) Wing: Black bear Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres June Fly Draw - https://gleam.io/Q7exL/fly-giveaway-for-the-month-of-june-2017-from-piscator-flies

Pheasant Tail Evil Weevil Nymph

Don't forget to enter into the June Fly draw. This Evil Weevil will be included in the set of flies. https://gleam.io/Q7exL/fly-giveaway-for-the-month-of-june-2017-from-piscator-flies The Evil Weevil is a great nymph pattern that was developed by Jeremy Davies out of Calgary, Alberta in Canada which is home the famous Bow River. The pattern is tied on a curved scud hook and is highly customizable. There are quite a few variations of the fly including this Pheasant Tail version of the Evil Weevil. If you need to get the fly into deeper waters, you can use tungsten beads and a few wraps of lead behind the bead. Pheasant Tail Evil Weevil Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad C49s #10-16 Bead: Copper brass Weight: 0.030 lead (optional) Thread: Dark olive 6/0 Tail: Pheasant tail Rib: Fine copper wire Body: Pheasant tail Shellback: Scudback Thorax: Peacock ice dubbing Legs: Olive turkey biots Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Support the channel get the flies - https://www.patreon.com/piscatorflies Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix P510 http://amzn.to/2sh3WD7 Vise: Griffen Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres June Fly Draw - https://gleam.io/Q7exL/fly-giveaway-for-the-month-of-june-2017-from-piscator-flies

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