Videos by Piscator Flies

Night Dancer

I'm pleased to share this video with our first guest fly tyer Dave Stewart from the website Wet Fly Swing (http://wetflyswing.com) Frank Amato is credited with creating the Night Dancer steelhead fly pattern primary for summer steelhead on the Deschutes River. Dave ties this fly on smaller steelhead and salmon irons and likes to keep the fly sparsely dressed for summer steelhead. Dave added black Krystal flash which was not included on the original fly pattern and believe a hint of flash is usually good on most steelhead flies. The Night Dancer can be a great comeback pattern after a steelhead has touched a first fly but not taken it. Try the Night Dancer to see if the fish will come to a more subtle fly. Dave is launching the 30 day fly tying challenge and I've signed up. We'll be tying a fly every day and posting it on Instagram. You can join the challenge here https://outreach4.lpages.co/piscator-30-day-fly-tying-challenge/ Night Dancer Steelhead Fly Pattern recipe Hook: Dai-Riki #899 Size #8 Tail: Red hackle fibers Rib: Small oval silver tinsel Body: Black yarn Hackle: Dark purple schlappen Underwing: Black Krystal Flash Wing: Black calf tail Here are Dave's links to his sites and social media 30day challenge: http://wetflyswing.com/30-day-fly-tying-challenge/ Web: http://wetflyswing.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wetflyswing/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/wetflyswing Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wetflyswing/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7drOO3HQDXst8-rVezam0g You can check out the Chaddock I tied for Wet Fly Swing here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2iC0dTIWQ 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

Calcasieu Pig Boat

The Calcacieu Pig Boat (Show Boat Version) is a fly designed by the late cajun fly designer Tom Nixon. Nixon was known for his bass flies and for his books on the subject. (http://amzn.to/2yE4rr4 Fly Tying and Fly Fishing for Bass and Panfish) The Calcasieu Pig Boat gets its name by combining the name of Tom's home ayers in Louisiana with the moniker giver to the German submarines during WWII. Like the subs, the Pig Boat has proven to be a deadly and stealthy adversary to the warm water targets. The fly was designed to act like the popular Hawaiian Wiggler lure which was doing quite well with bass anglers. The original fly was tied without the tail section and in all black. Tom was not a purist and was know to add a pork rind on the hook. Other versions include the Showboat (rubber legs tail), Serpent (saddle hackle), rabbit and marabou. Calcasieu Pig Boat Hook: Talon DV314 (Bass Stinger)or B10S http://amzn.to/2yCUudF Thread: Black FWN (210 d) Tail: White silicone skirt tab (half) Hackle: Olive grizzly neck Body: Olive crystal chenille Collar: Olive silicone skirt tab (half) Head: Black thread Eyes: Painted white/black or stick-on 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

Chernobyl Ant

This oversized and pattern is more akin to being seen as either a hopper or a stonefly rather than a mutated ant as the name suggests. This popular fly pattern is tied in a number of variations and this is one that I've developed over the past decade. It is a high floating fly perfect for using as a hopper /dropper set-up on the rivers during the fall run. I like to fish this in deep corners with a dropper and not too far from the riverbank. It's been known to get hit with hard aggressive strikes when the fall fish start to congregate. A 6/0 thread is fine, but 3/0 thread (210 denier) might be helpful if you find you break the thread or if you cut through the foam. I use an Exacto knife and a ruler to cut the 6mm (1/4 inch) strips. Feel free to mix the colors of foam and don't feel obligated to use the monotone example presented here. Chernobyl Ant Variant fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad C53s #6-10 Thread: Olive Dun 6/0 (140 d) Tail: Red Congo Hair Back: 6mm x 2mm closed cell foam x2 Legs: Silicone skirt tabs Body: Golden Barley Lazer Dubbing Hackle: Dark ginger / brown saddle Indicator: Red Congo Hair / Widows Web / EP Fiber etc.... 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

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

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