This is called an attractor streamer which has a long history both as imitations of tiny fishes and as nonimitative attractor flies. Though it’s quite minnow - like, the double bunny is primarily an attractor. It doesn’t really matter – big trout move for this fly. Try stripping it wildly across a river to stir a trout into doing something stupid. Also try olive over white and olive over yellow for the wing
HOOK - Heavy wire, 4x long, size #2 (I used Mustad #9672 or R74)
THREAD - White 3/0 or heavier
WEIGHT - lead wire 0.035 – inch diameter
BODY AND WING – Magnum (extra – wide) natural gray zonker strip bound atop the shank at the eye and a magnum white zonker strip pushed over thee hooks point and bound below the eye. Cement the strips together around the shank and lead and beyond the bend.
SIDES - A few strands of pearl Krystal flash and silver holographic flashabou
EYES - Red plastic molded eyes with black pupils, 7/32 – inch (7mm) in diameter. (Can use doll eyes – mono eyes –stick on – etc.)
How to Tie
**This is a very nice pattern and very easy to make. You can also try making it in smaller or even larger hooks. Go tie up a bunch and save your best for the fly of the month contest at the next meeting.
TI P = Pull the eraser off a pencil and put it on the hook point to keep from getting poked by the point.
NOTE = If the zonker strips are not thick enough to cover the sides also - you can use white rabbit dubbing to cover the lead and hook shank. Then put the zonkers on the top and bottom.
by Paul Weamer from Fly Fisherman Magazine
Don’t you love the look and fish-catching ability of quill bodied dry flies but hate all the preparation and the results often produce brittle flies that can unravel when they are exposed to a large trout’s sharp teeth. Then here’s your answer to all that quill preparation. Use bucktail instead, it’s more durable and you can mix colors along with thread. To get the right color for your pattern it’s pretty cheap and one tail lasts a long time. You can put some floatant in the wing or don’t put any in at all and as soon as the fly soaks up some water it goes down into the water so you can fish it as an emerger rising to the surface as opposed to an emerger sitting on top of the waters film waiting to dry its wings and fly away. Next time you’re on a massive hatch but you can’t get them on a dry use an emerger pattern like this and you may have that twenty or thirty fish a day you dream about all the time.
Hook- #12-14 Tiemco 247 (fine-wire scud hook)
Thread- Light olive 8/0 uni- thread
Shuck- dark brown darlon (Antron or z-lon also work)
Abdomen- four pink and two tan bucktail fibers twisted with light olive thread.
Thorax- Hendrickson pink beaver dubbing.
Wing- A clump of snowshoe rabbit’s foot hair.
*Note- For the wing I used natural rabbit that had a lot of white and I mixed it with sulphur orange super fine to get the dirty white/yellowish color (pale yellow)
How to Tie
VERY EASY TIE Now tie up a couple dozen but save your best for the fly of the month for may any questions call or e-mail carl wuebben
By JIM SCHOLLMEYER
Fly Fishing & Tying Journal
This pattern is meant to be fished in the surface film or just below it, trailing behind an adult caddis pattern. This pattern can also be used to imitate a sunken egg-laying female.
HOOK - Mustad = R50-94840 or equivalent in sizes 16-18
THREAD – Chartreuse 6/0 and dark brown 8/0
TAIL - Tan Anton yarn fibers
UNDERBODY – Chartreuse thread
OVERBODY- green or chartreuse super hair
WING – Dark dun or black CDC feather barbs
How to Tie
**Now that was an easy tie, you can substitute other things for the overbody like supreme hair – fluoro fibre – kinky fibre and for the tail try sparkle yarn. Now don’t forget to tie up a very nice one for the next meetings fly of the month.
FLY OF THE MONTH CONTEST
Hare's Ear Wet
By Skip Morris
Also known as the Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear Wet, the companion to the ever popular Gold-Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph. This wet fly can imitate Mayfly or Caddisfly adults that have drowned or are swimming down to lay their eggs.
Hook- Heavy wire, standard length.
or 1x long
In sizes 16-12
Thread- Orange or black 6/0 or 8/0
Tail- Brown hackle fibers
Rib- Gold oval or narrow flat tinsel.
Body- Hare’s mask (or pre-packaged dubbing), heavier and picked out around the thorax area.
Wing- Natural gray duck quill sections (or hen pheasant wing quill sections)
How to Tie
Tip- Wings are done the same way as the October 2011 Fly of the Month, The Leadwing Coachman.
That was not a very hard fly to tie was it? So go tie up a couple dozen but save your best one for the fly of the month contest and bring the rest in so Shawn can sell them to other club members.
FOTM Mar 2012
By Andrew Puls - Fly Tier magazine
Midge sippers are usually taking emergers which are imitated perfectly by the hacklestacker midge’s curved shank hook piercing the water’s surface. The hackle ball lets the body ride below the surface and is still relatively easy to see. Additionally trout can often be tricked into eating a hacklestacker midge that is considerably larger than the hatching insects; this is a huge benefit when the real bugs are an impossibly small size 26 or 24.Try tying one using golden pheasant for a tail and turkey biot’s for the abdomen also peacock superfine for the thorax the hook and hackle are the same – this one is called a biot hacklestacker.
HOOK Mustad = C49S Tiemco = #2487 or equivalent in sizes 20 to 16.
THREAD- black 8/0 (70 denier).
ABDOMEN- Black tying thread 8/0.
RIB – Fine silver wire.
HACKLE POST- 4X monofilament tippet. (doubled to form a loop).
HACKLE- Grizzly roster neck.
THORAX – Black dry fly dubbing. (I used super fine).
How to Tie
**Sounds time consuming but it’s not. Tie up about two or three then it’s a very easy tie. Go tie up about three dozen in about an hour but save your best for the next meeting.
PARASOL PHEASANT TAIL
TED LEESON AND JIM SCHOLLMEYER
Ted Leeson and Jim Schollmeyer’s parasol series is not so much a new concept as a new angle on a seldom explored concept – A nymph or emerger hanging from a built – in pontoon. Their puff of yarn on a strand of tippet is quick - simple, and functional. The idea is to suggest a nymph, ripe to hatch, just short of reaching the water’s surface. Try tying a parasol onto other nymph patters also like a pmd or bwo and maybe a hare’s ear.
Hook- Light wire, Standard length or 1x long. Sizes 18 to14.
Thread- brown 8/0 or 6/0.
PARASOL- Light gray poly yarn tied with a clinch knot to 4x tippet.
TAIL- 4 pheasant tail fiber tips.
RIB- Fine copper (or gold) wire.
ABDOMEN- Pheasant tail fibers.
THORAX- Peacock herl.
LEGS – Mottled brown hen back hackle fibers (regular brown hen will do also) or pheasant tail fibers.
Comments – This flexible emerger imitates a number of mayfly nymphs when it’s tied in different sizes
HOW TO MAKE THE PARASOL
** Using the 4x tippet and the poly yarn.
HOW TO TIE
*Now that was easy – Tie up a couple dozen but save your best one for the FLY OF THE MONTH CONTEST we have at each meeting. The winner gets their picture in the newsletter along with their fly. And don’t forget at the end of the year we have an award for FLY TYER OF THE YEAR.
CARL WUEBBEN >)))))))(‘>