Videos by Thomas Schreiber

Capercaillie Sculpin

Hook: Kamasan B840 or Partridge JS11
Thread: 8/0 UniThread, white
Cone: Silver conehead in the appropriate size
Tails: Partridge flank feather barbs
Body: Austrailian Opossom, natural
Body hackles: Partridge flank feather
Front hackle: Capercaillie body feather
One of my "goto" patterns for seatrout on the coasts and bays of Djursland, Denmark. Very easy fly to tie, that fishes well all year around. If you tie the fly to the tippet with a small rapala loop, the fly has an awesome motion in the water. Looks almost like a small sculpin. You can tie them in any size you'd like, but I prefer them large - large as in size 2 or larger. The best hooks for this kind of fly, in my opinion, are the hooks with a large hook gape. I find the TMC 811S and Mustad 34007 to have too small of a hook gape for this kind of pattern. I only used the capercaillie to make a fly that sticks out, and to the best of my knowledge, I don't think there's a saltwater pattern for seatrout that uses these feathers. You can use whatever front hackle you'd like or have available.

Weighted SL baetis nymph

Hook: TMC 100 BL #18 & #20
Head: 2mm black tungsten bead (use 1.7mm or 1.5mm on #20 hooks)
Thread: Spiderweb
Tails: Hackle barbs
Abdomen: Goose biot, olive
Thorax: Squirrel dubbing, darker than abdomen
I use this fly in Slovenia. The fly is very easy to cast on my #4 rods, and I use a small 2mm strike indicator approx. 4 feet from the fly. I fish the fly upstream to fish I've spotted as I would a dry fly. Very easy to tie, and the fly sinks reasonable fast. Not a exactly bottom dancer, but the fly does a very good job at imitating small baetis nymphs taking the last free flow of their lives.

Ephemera danica dun (Green Drake)

Sorry about my head getting in the way of the camera at the end of the movie. My point is, that I tie of the hackle on the wingpost and whipfinish on the wingpost too. I do that on all my dry flies which are tied parachute style.
Hook: TMC 109 #7 (female) or #9 (male) or similar longshaftet lightweight dryfly hook.
Thread: Spiderweb
Tails: Moose mane
Abdomen: Fine light dubbing
Thorax: Fine dark dubbing
Ribbing (and tail splitter): Uni Thread 8/0 Brown
Hackle: Black rooster
Wing: Brown poly yarn

French Partridge

French Partridge imitating the Ephemera danica (Green Drake)
Hook: TMC 109 #7 (female) or #9 (male) or similar longshaftet lightweight dryfly hook.
Thread: Spiderweb
Tails: Moose mane
Abdomen: Fine light dubbing
Thorax: Fine dark dubbing
Ribbing (and tail splitter): Uni Thread 8/0 Brown
Hackle: Dark CDC tied in with a dubbing loop
Front hackle: French Partridge