Tuesday, November 27, 2012

BPC (Bead, Pheasant, & Copper)

DESCRIPTION: Guiding for Parks Fly Shop in Gardiner, MT, I won't leave the shop without Bead, Hare, & Copper nymphs, period!! If BHC is a slight modification of an old classic Beadhead Hare's Ear, my reasoning is "how about modifying an old classic Beadhead Pheasant Tail?".......... So I basically "beefed up" everything!!

Tail and legs are also pheasant fibers.

Partridge for tail and legs.

This has been proven to work at both rivers and spring creeks around here!!
 Massive brown!!
 This trout made my day!! It was worth braving the cold!!
Don't worry you will catch small ones too!!

SIZE: 10, 12, 14, 16
PRICE: $2.25 each
Specify Pheasant or Partridge. Both work just the same. It's just a choice of color and appearance for your eyes.
TYING INSTRUCTION available in both Word file and in my YouTube Channel. 

Winged Victory Nymph (- BWO = baetis)

DESCRIPTION: This would probably be the most innovative match-the-hatch pattern that I have ever worked on. It's a floating nymph. However, I expressed protruding wings, split case, and eyes.......It was really an "EYE-POPPING" moment when I created eyes almost all like an accident. It was thankfully named by one of Blog readers after Winged Victory of Samothrace. I liked it immediately!! It's already brought me several Victories indeed!!
For more detailed stories and tying instructions, order a written tying instruction or wait for my YouTube video.
side view
 Ascending view

Top view.

These were ones who got me think!!
 During test-driving, it was already "wide-open"..............

It didn't take long to prove its effectiveness!!
 Victory moment 1!! Nice solid 'Bow from DePuy's!! (www.depuyspringcreek.com)
Brown likes it too!!

Then this is by far the biggest Victory!! Fall-run brown trout from Yellowstone River to DePuy's rose and took WV during heavy BWO hatch!!

SIZE: 18 & 20
PRICE: $2.25 each
TYING INSTRUCTION available upon request in Word File. Or can be found in my YouTube Channel.

Flymph (Master Angler Version)

DESCRIPTION: Flymph = classic soft-hackle/wet = is still a staple anywhere in the world. Ties show here are slightly different from traditional methods. Traditional ties employ exclusively hen hackles for tails and hackle and dubbing loop body but Master Angler versions alternate those while keeping same silhouette and effectiveness. I like these versions better. For hackles, I use partridge, sterling, or Coq de Leon hen cape. Hook is also replaced by straight-eye dry hook. One can use this  "on the film", "in the film", and "beneath the film".
You'd better keep these in your boxes if planning to pay visits to Livingston's spring creeks.
 Light olive
 dark olive
Rusty Spinner and Sulpher cream are not shown.

SIZE: 16, 18, 20, 22
PRICE: $2.25 each
Please specify colors and sizes. I'd like to hear special requests for hackle materials etc.....

Sunday, November 25, 2012

PT & TB Nymph

DESCRIPTION: So I can't emphasize how important Pheasant Tail Nymphs and its variations are. These are further variations of nymph patterns that are essentials and must-haves for fishing spring creeks in Livingston and anywhere in the world. Besides Pheasant Tail (PT), these have touches of Turkey Biots (TB). By changing and adjusting sizes, colors, and materials, you can cover pretty much any Mayfly species at any conditions.
These are totally UNWEIGHTED. You can fish this as floating nymphs or let them sink naturally by their own weight.

 Light Olive
 Dark olive.

 Light olive
 Dark olive

SIZE: 16, 18, 20, 22
PRICE: $2.25 each.
Please specify type (hackle tip or PT), color, and size.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Spring Creek Mayfly Soft Hackle

DESCRIPTION: This super simple soft-hackle can be a KILLER during any mayfly hatches. I have three different colors to show you and they are tied in different sizes. But also I use two different hook styles. Emerger hooks to FISH THE SURFACE FILM and Scud hooks to let it sink naturally IN THE FILM or BELOW THE FILM.
As for colors, we typically categorize PMD = light olive but PMD can be darker olive or somewhat gray-ish. They might come all on the same day or one day is different from next.

 Light olive
SIZE: 16, 18, 20, 22
COLOR: olive, light olive, gray, rusty (not shown), cream (not shown)
HOOK STYLE: Emerger (light), Scud (heavy)
PRICE: $2.25 each
Specify size, color, hook style upon orders!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sawyer Pheasant Tail Nymph (Master Angler Version)

DESCRIPTION: Sawyer PT is the must-have whenever & wherever mayflies are around. Original Sawyer PT is tied with only copper wire and pheasant tail fibers. Which is unique and innovative in a way, but wire on bare hook causes "rolling" and mass-production tends to be slow (at least for me). My guide mentor Montana's Master Angler himself, Tom Travis, taught me his tying procedures along with variations and most importantly how to fish most effectively.

Original Wire.

Gray (Adams gray) dub thorax
Light olive
Dark olive

SIZE: 16, 18, 20
PRICE: $2.25 each
Please specify color & size!!
I don't want to confuse you but I also have pheasant tails dyed in olive and yellow. If you are interested in PT tied with those, let me know what you want!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Partridge Soft-Hackle Variations

DESCRIPTION: OLD but NEW. Simple yet beautiful partridge soft-hackles should always be kept  in your boxes. This page is meant for sales so history and other background stories are beyond the realm. (take a look at my highly acclaimed YouTube video!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT421a5Cyp0)
I still tie them and love to fish with them. As you can see in my video, I tie slightly different from traditional styles. If you love to discuss soft-hackles with me, regardless of purchases, let's talk till cows come home!!

What I post here are very basic patterns from my inventory (imagination). I will add new ones as time goes by.

Green (Gossamar silk)

Orange (Ultra Thread)

Peacock (herl or micro chenille)

Claret/Purple (Gossamar silk)

SIZE: I primary tie on Dai-Riki 280 size 16. If you request other hook types or sizes, please let me know your idea. I will discuss before selling you.
PRICE: $2.25 each

Monday, November 19, 2012

Double Soft-Hackled Caddis

DESCRIPTION: To be honest, this is way beyond description. It's all about chemistry of materials and art of soft-hackle. Then it catches fish at pretty much anywhere and by any methods!! For this fly ONLY, regardless of purchases, I'd like to consult how to tie and find/select materials. Not to mention, how to fish.
SIZE & COLOR (species):
October Caddis, size 10 & 12
White Miller (Nectopsyche), size 14 & 16
 Hydropsyche (without flash and thread under-body), size 14 & 16 & 18
Hydropsyche (with flush and dubbing under-body), size 14 & 16 & 18
Mother's Day Caddis - Version 1, size 14 & 16
Mother's Day Caddis - Version 2, size 14 & 16

General Olive + Dun, size 14 & 16
General Olive, size 14 & 16
PRICE: $2.25 each
TYING INSTRUCTION available upon request. This WORD file contains an important chart for colors & sizes & materials to imitate species of your choice. Also the tying instruction video can be found in my YouTube channel. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mr. O-O (October-Orange)

DESCRIPTION: This invention of mine is way beyond my expectation!! It catches BIG fall-run trout, browns and rainbows, one after another!! NO OTHER FALL SOFT-HACKLE CAN PRODUCE AS CONSISTENT AS Mr. O-O!! O-O stands for October-Orange, which translates a die-hard fall-angler who always dresses himself with ORANGE hat, ORANGE shirt, and ORANGE scarf = ME!!

Followings are proof pictures more than you need!!

Here's Mr. O-O himself!!
 Give me a break.......

All above were caught by "swing" but this one (and many more I'm not showing) was caught under indicator rig. I trailed with an egg pattern on purpose for experiments but O-O out-fished eggs!!

SIZE: 8 & 10
PRICE: $2.50
TYING INSTRUCTION available in Word File & can be found in my YouTube channel.