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Glitter Shrimp

The Glitter Shrimp is an old Danish fly pattern that's been used for fishing the winter seatrout. The fly is tied in a number of bright and dull colors ranging from the white pearl to hot pinks and branching to olives and tans. The fly can be tied using either the bead chain eyes or burnt monofilament eyes. The body is made from any reflective chenille such as Estaz, Fritz, crystal chenille, cactus chenille or flash chenille. It may be trimmed to give the fly a more realistic profile. I would also consider fishing this in salt water for bonefish or other warm water targets. Glimmer Rejen aka Glitter Shrimp fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad C53s #2-6 Thread: Pink 6/0 (140 d) Tail: Calftail (crystal flash optional) Eyes: Bead chain or mono eyes Body: Estaz or crystal chenille Glitter Shrimp on Global Fly Fisher (GFF) http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/glitter-shrimp Favorite Flies for Baltic Seatrout by Martin Joergensen http://www.blurb.com/b/3020149-favorite-flies-for-baltic-seatrout 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

General Practitioner

The General Practitioner is a staple fly pattern for salmon and steelhead anglers who fish the west coast PNW rivers. The fly was designed by English angler Col. Desmond Drury in the early 1950's for fishing Atlantic Salmon. The fly found favor on the west coast and is now a staple in many fly boxes. There are many ways to tie this pattern, but this is my preferred way. For the tail (or feelers/mouthparts/antennae) I use bucktail, but you could use other hairs like polar bear (my favorite), calf tail, yak hair, Polar pony, or fox hair. Many versions also include a collar of hackle or Guinea fowl. The fly may be tied in many colors. I prefer to add a little black into the orange version and dark versions I add red or orange. For hackle, I use a badger, grizzly or black laced white hackle dyed orange to give the fly a little variegation. General Practitioner fly pattern recipe Hook: Superfly Salmon/Steelhead #4-#2/0 Thread: Fire orange 6/0 (140 d) Tail (antennae): Orange bucktail Flash: Pearl crystal flash Tail (antennae): Orange & black rhea or ostrich Ribbing: Gold oval tinsel Body: Orange dubbing (seal) Hackle: Orange hackle (BLW dyed orange) Pincers/Eyes: Golden pheasant tippet Carapace: Red golden pheasant Collar: Guinea fowl dyed orange (optional) 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

Dan Blanton's Fatal Attraction

Dan Blanton's Fatal Attraction is a simple fly pattern but quite effective for bass, pike, trout and even saltwater fish. The wing is tied over the top of the collar so that the wing doesn't foul around the hook bend. The Flashabou on the fly is a replacement for the spinner blade on a lure. You can add some weight to the pattern under the flat braid, but it isn't necessary. The fly can be fished either on the river or still waters. For fishing on rivers, a down and across presentation is suggested. Use short 2-4 inch strips on stillwater. The fly can be tied in a number of colors such as the white (seen here), fire tiger, chartreuse & white, etc Fatal Attraction Fly pattern Recipe Hook: Superfly Steelhead/Salmon #2 Thread: Black 6/0 (140 d) Tail: Silver Flashabou Body: Silver flat braid Collar: White schlappen Wing: Pearl crystal flash & white bucktail Topping: Peacock herl Eyes: White & black painted (optional) Bob Petti put together a great little article about the fly and posted it to Global Fly Fishing. http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/fatal-attraction. 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

Camelus Scud

The Camelus Scud is a Gammarus imitation that uses an ostrich (Struthio camelus) herl to help for the legs of the fly. Gammarus is an amphipod crustacean genus in the family Gammaridae. It contains more than 200 described species spanning the globe. The Gammarus is the larger of the common scuds and I tie these in sizes 8 to 12. Hyalella is a smaller species and tied in the #14-18 range. Scuds are most available during the spring and fall and provide a decently sized nibble for hungry target fish like trout, grayling, perch, and panfish. I tie the fly using lead strips tied on the top of the hook shank rather than wrapping it around the hook so that the fly keels over and rides hook up. This also helps with imitating the erratic swimming behavior of the little freshwater shrimp. Camelus Scud fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad C49s #8-18 Thread: Dark Olive 6/0 (70 d) Shellback: Olive Scudback 1/8” Rib: Fine copper wire Legs: Olive ostrich herl Weight: 3 lead strips Body: Diamond Dubbing Golden Brown 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

Golden Demon

The Golden Demon is one of the classic PNW steelhead flies and was brought to North America by adventurer/author/angler Zane Grey. Zane brought the pattern back from New Zealand in the 1930's and adapted the fly for the PNW, quickly putting it to the test on the Rouge River and the Umpqua River. The fly proved successful and several variations emerged and the Copper Demon, Silver Demon, and Black Demon soon followed. This version of the fly is simplified, but you can add a rib and tag to the fly to class it up. An underbody of floss can be added to the fly in order to thicken the body. A single strand of a 4-strand floss should be enough. For extra durability, add a coat of varnish or cement over the body before tying on the collar and wing. The fly was originally tied using the brown hair from a bucktail, but many of the eastern mail order catalogs tied the fly using the red squirrel hair. The squirrel soon became the standard. the fly is also tied using bear hair or bronze mallard wings. Golden Demon Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Superfly Salmon/Steelhead HW #2 Thread: Black 6/0 (140 d) Tail: Golden pheasant crest Body: Gold tinsel (flat, oval, or embossed) Collar: Orange hackle Wing: Red squirrel tail or brown bucktail Eyes: Jungle cock nails (optional) 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

Jay Zimmerman's Backstabber

Jay Zimmerman designed this carp fly pattern over a few years, but its genesis came from a tying session of big articulated bass flies. Jay was working in stages to tie the flies and while inspecting the marabou tail sections, it occurred that this may be a good fly for carp. With a series of iterations over the following years, Jay arrived at the Backstabber as we know it. The fly may be tied in a variety of colors, but Jay suggests darker, drab natural colors for the best results. Marabou is used for the wing but may be subbed for fox hair or synthetic hair so long as it maintains the movement. Jay states that he has caught hundreds if not thousands of carp on this pattern over the years. Backstabber Carp Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Gamakatsu SL45 or carp hook http://ebay.to/2t5a273 Thread: Black 6/0 Eye: 4mm brass or lead Body: SLF dubbing or custom Wing: Black marabou Collar: Chinese hen hackle or Brahma hen (olive) Source: The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them http://amzn.to/2veFqRQ 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

Silkworm Chironomid

I developed the Silkworm Chironomid around 2005 for targeting trout in Alberta's pothole lakes like Star Lake, Muir Lake, and Phyllis Lake. The body of the chironomid is made from UNI-Glo, a glow in the dark tinsel. While it does glow, this effect fades after a minute or so in the dark, but the light color helps fish key in on a quick snack. It's been a successful pattern for trout, perch, sunfish, and crappie. It has also taken a couple smallmouth bass. I've sold this fly to clients mostly in the western states and provinces, but I've done well using it in Ontario waters as well. I normally use brass beads, but you could use either glass or tungsten to adjust their sink rate. You can fish this fly on a long leader using a very slow retrieve, or fish it under a strike indicator and let the wind move the fly. Silkworm Chironomid Fly pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad C49s #10-18 Bead: White brass or tungsten Thread: Blue 6/0 (140d) Rib: Fine copper wire Body: UNI-Glo Thorax: 1-2 peacock herls 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

Polly's Pride

Ernest Herbert Rosborough or better known as Polly is best known for his series of Fuzzy Nymph fly patterns and his self published book "Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs". He is also the architect behind some 60 or so fly patterns that include streamers, bucktails, dries, wets as well as those famous nymphs. The Polly's Pride is considered his trademark pattern. Polly was given the nickname by co-workers who said he talked a lot like "Polly the Parrot". It stuck. Polly worked as both a commercial fly tyer and a trapper and partnered with fly angler Dick Winter for a while producing flies. He authored a few books including the most known, Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymphs which has been reprinted several times. In his later years, Polly lived alone along the Williamson river in Chiloquin, OR. He tied flies for collectors and for the tackle shop he lived nearby. Polly's Pride fly pattern recipe Hook: Streamer hook Mustad L87 #4 Thread: 6/0 black Tail: Red hackle fibers (hen or rooster) Rib: #14 Silver flat mylar tinsel Body: Fl. Red Laser Dub (lamb's wool ) Collar: Red rooster hackle Wing: White marabou Topping: 6 black ostrich herls Eyes: White with black pupil 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

Denny Rickard's Callibaetis Nymph

Alaska Mary Ann

The Alaska Mary Ann is a bucktail (or polar bear) fly that has a storied past and multiple origin stories. The pattern is said to have originated from a lure used by the Kobuk Hook which was made from a sliver of ivory with a minnow body shape. A copper nail was driven into the tail end and bent into a hook shape. Polar hear hair was lashed to the head and an eye made of whale bone was added. The final accouterment was a piece of red taken from the mouth of a guillemot bird. Mr. Dufresne observed the fishermen catch rainbow trout, cutthroats, Dolly Varden sheefish, pike, grayling, and salmon. He left the river with a few lures and when they were lost, he sat down at the vise to replicate the lure design using more commercially available modern materials. The name of the fly came about when Mr. Dufresne and an angler friend were fishing on a South-eastern Alaska river. A friendly rivalry developed and while each angler had the Dufresne designed streamer on the line, Mr. Dufresne found himself being handily out fished. The friend announced “Man, this catches ’em all; the whole Mary Ann of ’em.” and with that assertion, the fly was christened. Alaska Mary Annfly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad 9575 #2-10 Thread: Black 8/0 Tail: Red hen hackle fibers Body: White wool or floss Rib: Flat silver tinsel Wing: White bucktail Eyes: Jungle cock nail Head: Black 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

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

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