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Old 11-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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Put your step by step fly tying patterns here.


Here is a step by step of my Ridgeback pattern. I tied this pattern several years ago for rainbows in Sheridan Lake. But it has since become my go to pattern over the years.

The Ridgeback


For a hook I use either a Tiemco 200R or a Daiichi 1260. Size 12 to 6.
Tie in black and red marabou for the tail with a few strands of flashabou. Just in front of the tail tie in a hackle, a wire rib and some flashabou for the back.



Twist some dubbing onto your thread and wrap the dubbing forward


Wrap the dubbing up to the bead.


Wrap forward the flashabou. Then tie it off behind the bead


Wrap the hackle forward over the flashabou.


Then wrap the wire rib backwards to the hackle for strength to hold the hackle in place. This will help your fly last longer.


Whip finish the fly.


The finished Ridgeback fly. On this particular one I cut the tail with sissors. But I generally just tear off the marabou with my fingers to give it an uneven look at the back of the fly.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:17 PM
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Nice. Do you use a metal bead, or glass all the way?

Here's a sculpin pattern I had seen online and tied it up quickly last night.



I'll get a quick SBS later on this evening or this week.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:22 PM
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On the ridgeback I use a red bead only. But you could use any color of glass or metal bead you like.

So Got2fish that looks like a great sculpin pattern.
This thread is for step by step instructions to show others how to tie the flies. I think we all would love to see how your put that fly together.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:28 PM
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Nice. Do you use a metal bead, or glass all the way?

Here's a sculpin pattern I had seen online and tied it up quickly last night.



I'll get a quick SBS later on this evening or this week.
That is one SEXY sculpin fly...
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:42 PM
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Smile Cone Head Sculpin Step by step

One of my favorite sculpin patterns.

Cone head Sculpin


Hook Tiemco 200R or Daiichi 1260 size 8 to 4.
Start with a black cone head. Tie in 2 partridge feathers side by side for the tail.



Tie in a gold rib. Dub some green rabbit fur for the body 2/3rds of the way down the body.


Put a hot spot of red dubbing at the front of the green dubbing. Then wrap the gold wire rib forward and tie it off.


Spin in some olive green deer hair behind the cone head.


Tie off the thread behind the cone head.


Trim back the spun deer hair. Leaving a sparce bit of the long deer hair on the top and sides.


Trim the bottom of the deer hair so you can see the body and the red hot spot.



The finished Cone Head Sculpin

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:42 PM
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Alright folks I'm working on the fly as I write this up. Watch out!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:03 PM
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Things you need



Place 35 mm shank in vice.



Take a zonker strip and tie it at the eye of the shank.



Tie an 8 inch piece of body fur right where you tied the rabbit strip.



Bring the thread forward and start wrapping the body for towards the junction point of the shank.



Tie off body fur and whip finish.



Take the time to fluff up the body fur before trimming.


Trim slowly, don't take too much off, you'll want to give a final trim once fly is complete.

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:09 PM
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Put a size 2 mustad C52S in the vice.



Attach a 25 mm shank, with the tail you just made.



Tie on a 6 inch strip of body fur and wrap forward. Also make sure you leave enough room for the sculpin helmet.



Quickly tie off the body fur and whip finish. And trim as you did above.





Tie on a zonker strip on either side, place sculping helmet. Dam up the sculpin helmet and trim again.



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Old 11-05-2012, 10:11 PM
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Sorry about the dirty hands, was tuning up the chainsaws today.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:19 PM
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It is amazing how fly tying has improved over the last 50 years.

What is zonker? And what does Dam up the head mean? I think I know but would like to be sure.

You have a very appreciative audience here.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:20 PM
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Thanks for post! I am definitely going to tie up some of those bad boys!
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:23 PM
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A "zonker" strip is just that a strip of fur still on the hide. Can be rabbit, hare, squirrel. They use zonker strips on double bunnies, matuka's and Zonkers of course.

In front of the sculpin helmet right behind the eye you'll notice a small head. That prevents the helmet front sliding off.

Glad you're enjoying.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:56 PM
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Thanks for these guys, they're great!
Keep them coming. I'm struggling with the bigger patrerns so it's useful to see the step by steps.
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:21 PM
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Default Bomber Atlantic Salmon Fly Wulff style

As resquested by another member, here's a Bomber tied Wulff style. Same way to tie up the Green machine.

Here we go.

Place hook in the vice and tie on your thread.



Stack some kip tail.



Measure your stacked kip tail for one shank length for your wing.



Tie it on and bring your wraps back toward the bend.



Trim the waste and bring your thread back in touching turns.





Now bring your thread back towards the eye and split the wing with 1 figure eight wrap. Then post your wings with 4 wraps, 2 up, 2 down.

Bring your thread back to the bend of the hook and tie on 2 coachman brown saddles.



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Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 PM
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Take a clump of deer hair, remove the fluff and spin the hair. Stack it tight and bring your thread 2 wraps ahead of the spun deer hair.



Continue spinning and packing the deer hair all the way up the the wings. Whip finish and cut the thread. You are now ready for trimming.

I tied on an orange spotter. Easier to see in rough water.




Trim to the body size you want. Curved scissors or a blade work great.





Place the fly back in the vice and tie on your thread back at the eye of the hook. Palmer your brown hackle towards the eye. Tie it down with 1 thread wrap. Palmer the second hackle over the first. Tie off and whip finish.




Enjoy.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:13 PM
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Take a clump of deer hair, remove the fluff and spin the hair. Stack it tight and bring your thread 2 wraps ahead of the spun deer hair.



Continue spinning and packing the deer hair all the way up the the wings. Whip finish and cut the thread. You are now ready for trimming.

I tied on an orange spotter. Easier to see in rough water.




Trim to the body size you want. Curved scissors or a blade work great.





Place the fly back in the vice and tie on your thread back at the eye of the hook. Palmer your brown hackle towards the eye. Tie it down with 1 thread wrap. Palmer the second hackle over the first. Tie off and whip finish.




Enjoy.
Oooh... i know some coastal cutties that would eat that...
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:15 PM
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Here's a step by step of a stone bugger, didnt realize there was already a thread for this...




http://outdoorsmenforum.ca/showthread.php?t=155361
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:54 PM
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Great job on that articulated sculpin G2F. Where do you get those shanks? I love that idea. They would be great for adding some action into some large pike flies.

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Old 11-07-2012, 08:17 PM
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Great job on that articulated sculpin G2F. Where do you get those shanks? I love that idea. They would be great for adding some action into some large pike flies.

Rob
Thanks Rob, glad you like it.

They just your simple fish skulls articulated shanks. Yeah they are great.

The sculpin patterns have two shanks per fly, the hook and the sculpin helmet. They are heavy flies that rocket down to the depths in no time.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:00 AM
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Great pictures and an awesome fly. Now I know why I never could figure out how to tie what looked like a simple fly (green machine wolff) but like most salmon flys it is far from simple.

Your pictures are wonderful and you explanations even better.

Now that winter is here, sort of, I'm thinking of warm salt water. What do you have for Bones or any thing else that swims.

I'm also interested in the use of modern materials, like the egg pattern that got this thread started.

Your work is very much appreciated. Thanx.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04 PM
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Great pictures and an awesome fly. Now I know why I never could figure out how to tie what looked like a simple fly (green machine wolff) but like most salmon flys it is far from simple.

Your pictures are wonderful and you explanations even better.

Now that winter is here, sort of, I'm thinking of warm salt water. What do you have for Bones or any thing else that swims.

I'm also interested in the use of modern materials, like the egg pattern that got this thread started.

Your work is very much appreciated. Thanx.

I would tie up a bunch of Crazy Charlies for bonefish or a sand eel imitation.....
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:19 PM
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Doing some Stimulators, I like to tie mine with foam bodies.



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Old 11-08-2012, 06:37 PM
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Doing some Stimulators, I like to tie mine with foam bodies.



I tie it pretty much the same way. Foam body wise that is.


Just a heads up, this thread is for step by steps. Mind including one?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:11 PM
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Thank you Kingfisher for your pictures.

I am going to tie your spoon head sculpin with a little more slimy greeny browny with a touch of black.

They will be used for for bull trout groceries on the Smokey drainage.

Thank you again.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 PM
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That streamer is sweet! Heres a vid i made of how i tie my stimulators..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH2DzIS-3kg
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:55 PM
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Can someone post a dragon fly nymph?
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Default H&L variant

Hi all. Just sitting around thinking about fly fishing. Tying season is almost here for me.

Here is my recipe for the H&L variant.

What you need....

Hook..size 10-16
Tail and wings ..white synthetic yarn
Body...peacock herl
Hackle..orange/reddish rooster cape.

Step one...tie white synthetic yarn on to hook. Use a piece about 6-7 cms long

Now where you have secured the white synthetic tail, tie a piece of peacock hackle on pointing it backwards


Next wrap the synthetic yarn up the shaft


Nnow tie a small loop with the yarn just short of the hook eye.


Now wrap the peacock hurl over the synthetic


Now tie on your hackle feather where the hurl stops. 3-4 mm short or the synthetic loop


Wrap the hackle. Tie it off. snip the synthetic loop to make two seperate wings.

Ta-da! Done.. This fly floats like its made of expanded polystyrene. I love it. So do the cutts!
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My first attempt at a fly tying video! I would love some feedback from you guys. Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Gp_6NfCEFM
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My first attempt at a fly tying video! I would love some feedback from you guys. Thanks!
Hi flyslinger. Quite a nice instructional video, in my opinion. Some minor depth-of-field issue's.
I'm a beginner, so videos like this really help me out. Thanks
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very good pictures and good info! Thanks
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