The North American Fly Fishing Forum


Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > Fly Tyer's Round Table > Share Patterns

Share Patterns List your favorite and selfmade fly patterns. Share with other tyers. Learn how to tie various flies...

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By silvertip8k

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-23-2013, 02:49 PM
silvertip8k's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: wandering
Posts: 236
silvertip8k has a spectacular aura aboutsilvertip8k has a spectacular aura about
Default big salmon fly...Pteronarcys californica

the hatch is going on in the Rockies for two weeks in some spots...
here is a pretty easy pattern for the largest of the salmon flies...it uses some "homegrown" materials ...

Click the image to open in full size.

Big Gunny 1

size 2-6 nymph or salmon hook...
natural mallard flanks for wings...
amber dyed mallard flanks for under body...
amber or brown synthetic sinew for legs...
wild turkey fan for over body...
black mallard tail feather for shoulder shroud...

I like to tie up a half dozen at a time and even prep them with a 24" piece of size 4 flouro for the tippet...makes it easier with the antennae etc. I twist them onto a piece of the gray foam pipe insulation to keep them ready and out of the way in my pocket...I like a 6 foot leader on a 5-6 weight rod...this is a big bug and works well regardless of which side lands up, thats why I put some attention as to what the underside looks like to(the amber color), the wings facing down are very realistic. The waxed malllard flanks have a great look!


Click the image to open in full size.

this is a real fun bug to pitch with my 11ft 7wt switch rod too...a little better control and distance is possible...

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

here is a link for an SBS for those that are interested...
wandering monks fly of the month 4 | tales of a wandering monk

all the best...ted
mcnerney likes this.
__________________

ted...trout bum/wandering monk
public water 20"er
public land pope & young

Breac à linne, slat à coille is fiadh à f́reach - mèirle às nach do ghabh gàidheal riamh nàire.
a fish from the river, a rod from the woods and a stag from the mountain , thefts ne'er a Gael was ashamed
...and old gaelic proverb...

my blog & website
http://wmflyrodco.com/

Last edited by silvertip8k; 06-24-2013 at 10:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15'-0" Bruce & Walker 3 piece Salmon Spey casting Salmon fly fishing rod, Ebay USA Fly Rods for sale 0 06-22-2013 11:30 PM
1897 Herbert Maxwell SALMON & SEA TROUT Fishing / Flies / Salmon Nomenclature Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 03-19-2013 09:40 AM
Mearns Quail Macaw parrot feathers salmon fly tying salmon craft lot Ebay USA Fly Tying Equipment 0 02-17-2012 06:10 PM
12 Hareball Leech Steelhead Salmon Spey Fly Fishing Flies Salmon Hook Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 10-26-2011 09:30 PM
12 Hareball Leech Steelhead Salmon Spey Fly Fishing Flies Salmon Hook Ebay USA Fishing Flies 0 10-19-2011 09:10 PM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.