Recipes as promised -
As I previously promised - Recipes for the flies I've posted. Again, I GREATLY appreciate everyone's feedback. Someone mentioned that i've "been at it a while." Well, been tying since I was 10, so that's 21 years. Am essentially self taught, with maybe 2 or 3 formal lessons in all that time. Am sure I've learned the hard way, with many wheels "re-invented" over that time. Have been tying steelhead ties for the past 3 years, have been experimenting with spey styles and more traditional ties in just the past 6 months... Enjoying it thoroughly!!!
Well, 'nough BS... The recipes, referenced to the photos from my posting "Don't Laugh" and "how about this one" from a few days ago... apparently i can't duplicate postings of the same picture... Enjoy, and if you have success with any of 'em, i'd love to hear about it!!
First fly is the one Ive been calling "yet to be named" or "to be named later". Well, it has a name, just needed review and approval from the originator of the pattern and color combination. Presented the fly pictured here to Amy (Randall) Hazel, of Deschutes Angler fame, and she approved. The fly is none other than a semi- Glasso Spey version of her famous Green Butt Lum PLum. Both John and Amy approved of the tie, and plan on fishing it for themselves. Hope you have as much success as the name sake---
Hook - Alec Jackson spey (nickel in the original Lum Plum series, black) or Patridge Bartleet; hook size your choice (I tie Bartleet 4's - 1/0 for deschutes fish).
Thread - Purple Uni-thread, 8/0
tag - medium silver tinsel, wrapped under floss butt as well (helps the floss "glow")
Butt - light green nylon floss, single strand (my preference for a more subdued "classic" look); experimenting with a fl. green uni-floss as well for something a bit brighter and more like the original.
Tail - GP Crest, veiled by died bright red GP tippet fibers (not to bulky). GP tippet extends just beyond the tag.
Rib - medium oval silver tinsel, with a small silver wire counter wrap to lock in and secure palmered hackle.
Body - Lum Plum berlin wool yarn. currently available exclusively from Deschutes Angler fly shop. neat stuff!
Hackle - Medium to large blue eared pheasant, died dark lilac, palmered length of body, and one or two wraps at the collar. Size of BEP feather dependent upon length of hook.
Collar/Throat - Guinea body feather died purple, dense as desired (i usually get 3-4 wraps on a nice thin stemmed feather)
Wings - 4 white hackle tips, 2 pair from opposite sides of the cap, concave in. Tied flat on body in typical Glasso style, or proud, "Feiger Style"... :smokin:
Cheeks/Eyes - jungle cock nails
Topping - GP Crest tied to line up tips with the tail and veiled over the wing.
Hackle can be tied "in the round" as in original version, or folded down in traditional spey style. use a collar for the "in the round" tied, throat for the traditional tie....
Enjoy and happy tying!
Next one -
Skykomish Sunrise spey interpretation...
Hook - Alec Jackson Spey or patridge Bartleet, as your preference.
Thread - Orange Uni-thread, 8/0
Tag - Silver medium tinsel
Tail - GP tippet, orange, sparse, should be just beyond the tag.
Rib - Silver oval tinsel, with small silver wire counter wrapped to lock in palmered BEP hackle.
Body - Orange nylon floss, two strands, underwrapped with gold medium tinsel to help floss "glow".
Hackle - hot/bright orange BEP hackle, medium/large depending upon hook size, palmered length of body, with 2 wraps at collar.
Collar/Throat - either yellow died mallard/gadwall/pintail or tellow died guinea body feather, as dense or sparse as desired. like both, guiniea is a little bolder than the waterfowl.
Wing - four white hackle tips, 2 pair from opposite sides of the skin, concave in.
Cheeks - jungle cock nails
Hackle can be tied in the round, with a collar of the died waterfowl or guinea, and wing tied "proud"; or hackle folded down over lower 1/2 in traditional spey style, with a through and wing tied down flat on body (see Green Butt Lum Plum picture referenced in my thread "how about this one...."
Kaufmann's signal light spey interpretation
Have gotten into the duplication of traditional hairwing patterns, like Kaufmann's deschutes ties, as well as others, in spey style. hey, no reason to re-invent the wheel on color combinations for tried and true, huh??? hoping as i get more experience on the river and actually hooking something, i can start developing my own effective color combo's...
Anyways, this is Kaufmann's Signal Light spey interp. is the last of the three pictured in the "don't laugh" posting (can anyone show me how to link to previous posts???). one mod since the picture - addition of purple died GP tippet fibers to the GP crest tail.... other than that, as pictured, tho hopefully better tied... ;)
Hook - Alec Jackson Spey or Partridge Bartleet (sorry, just partial to the bend and sweep in the bartleets! :cool: ), size as desired, color to...
Thread - Purple Uni-Thread 8/0
Tag - Silver medium tinsel (I know, the pic has gold, but silver is truer to the original... :rolleyes: )
Butt - 1/2 red, 1/2 light green floss, 1 strand each, tied over silver tinsel to make it glow.
Tail - GP crest veiled by purple died GP tippet fibers (addition not in picture).
Rib - Silver oval tinsel (5-6 wraps starting at back of butt...), counter wrapped by small silver wire to lock in hackle.
Body - Purple died seal or angora goat, lightly picked out.
Hackle - Purple died BEP hackle, medium to large depending upon hook size. Palmered lenght of body, with 2 wraps at collar.
Collar/Throat - Purple died guinea is true to pattern, but I used a hot pink guinea to add some color and contrast to an othewise dark fly.
Wing - 1 pair each of black and purple hackle tips, each color tied opposite its pair (doesn't matter which pair is inside or out, tho black outside is more like the original tie). Tied either "Feiger Style" proud (with hackle in the round, and collar tie) or Glasso style with hackle folded over lower 1/2, throat, and wing tied flat on top of body.
Topping - GP Crest, layed over the wing, tip to the tip of the tail.
Cheek - Jungle cock nail if you desire...
that's it, tieing more, will display other patterns if folks are intereted in seeing....
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