Monday, December 5, 2011

S.C.Ant (Queen & Male)

Description: S.C. = Slough Creek. Without this fly, your catch will be SCANT!! I can't emphasize my experience at Slough that I came across the sudden & huge Flying Ant Mating swarm (click for my old post)!! Scene of swarming insects and gulping trout was unbelievable but I was not ready for this sudden event and was totally knocked out......Yet I quickly developed new patterns (both queen and male) and head back to the creek. Then I was lucky enough to encounter the SWARM again and I solved the puzzle with these (click for how I did).

Let's see Queen first from side,

top,

and bottom.

Here's how it looks on my fingers,

And here's how the actual looks on my finger!!

Then males are almost like midges.


This is how it looks on my finger,

And this is how the actual looks on my finger!!

Look at this violent Cutbow who gulped the Queen!!!

Price: $2.25 each. 
Size: Queen = size 10 and 12
         Male = size 20, 22, and 24

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pheasant Tail Mayfly Cripple

Description: Since I tie too many COYOTEs, I have lots of pheasant tails at my bench. I was thinking of a reason to reduce my inventory and that was when I came up with this fly...........just kidding.
Pheasant tail fibers are such nice & attractive looking for all kinds of fly patterns. Here, my concept is to create a "cross-dresser". Especially at three famous spring creeks here in Livingston, we all love mayfly hatches. There are several species and hatching activities to be debated all the time. This fly does it all!! Furthermore, by simply changing sizes and colors, this pattern can be any kinds of mayflies!! See the size-&-color chart at the end for your orders.


Here's baetis,

and PMD with black wing.

It's been proven even by the most selective trout at DePuy's. Here area a brown

and a fine rainbow!!

This is a specific match-the-hatch fly, so I give you a general guide line here.
Calibaetis = size 14, 16, & 18 in tan.
Epeorus & Heptagenia = size 14 & 16 in light olive.
PMD = size 16 & 18 in light olive
Baetis = size 20, 22, & 24 in dark olive
Trico = size 20 & 22 in rusty dun
Sulpher = size 18 & 20 in cream/light cahill

Got it?
So specify your needs and price is $2.25 each. Flies will be packed in a little containers or boxes.