PA Fly Fishing 2007 Fly Swap
Swapmaster: Matt B "Bruno"  Fly Photos By Jack M.

Black & Olive

 Beadhead Wooly Bugger

By Jeff Kashuba "govtmule"

Picket Pin

By "Harry Z"

Mean Jo Green

By Ryan Hall "ryanh"

BWO Spinner

By Tom Gamber

Light Rusty Spinner

By Jack M.

CDC Mayfly Emerger

By "wmass"

Zoo Cougar

By Dave Fritz "dave 1066"

Irresistable

By Matt Byrne "Bruno"

Trico Spinner

By Kevin Kresowaty "PennKev”

Isonychia Nymph

By "sandfly"

Caddis Emerger

By John Peters "redrockgrizzly”

Keen Sulfur Soft Hackle

By Brian Keen

Sculpin

By Miro Slovnik

Chocolate Moose

By Ryan Hall "ryanh"

Freshwater Shrimp

By Ken Lee "flydog"

Polish Special

By Chris Niebauer "CRB"

 


      
Black & Olive Beadhead Wooly Bugger
Tied By: Jeff Kashuba "govtmule"

Hook:  Size 8 Mustad Signature series 2x streamer hook
Thread: Black
Tail:   Olive Marabou
Hackle: Black Saddle Hackle
Bead: Gold

 

Tying Instructions:

  1. slip on bead
  2. cover the hook in black thread and work way to the bend in hook. (sometimes I use a little weight in the body)
  3. cut about a 2” piece of marabou and tie on right before bend in hook. Tie on good!
  4. cut about a 3” piece of saddle hackle off and tie on right before bend in hook.
  5. use dubbing loosely on thread and work your way to the bead
  6. once you get up to the bead wrap numerous times before the head.
  7. with your fingers, grab the hackle and simultaneously wrap it around the hook while working your way up to the bead.
  8. once you get up to the back of the bead, wrap a bunch of times and use a finish knot. (any type of finish will do)

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


 
Light Rusty Spinner
Tied By Jack M.
 

Hook:       standard dry fly hook #16
Thread:    dark brown
Tail:          dark dun microfibbets
Dubbing:  brown
Wings:      light blue/grey antron yarn

 

 

Instructions: 

 
Mash barb on hook; start thread, wind to tail, building small lump just above where bard would be; return thread to above hook point and tie in 3-4 dark dun microfibbets secure by winding rearward, pressing microfibbets down so they split around lump (not crucial); return thread to about 1/3 shaft-length from eye; cut about 1.5 inches of yarn and divide in half or thirds (depending on yarn thickness); tie in yarn length at thread location by wrapping the center figure-8 style until secure; wrap a couple wraps in front and behind wing and return thread to tail area; dub about an inch or so of thread and wind abdomen to rear of wing, then make a figure-8 around and between wings finishing the dubbing in front of wings; build head of fly with thread and whip finish; cement head, and if you wish, top of thorax between wings; finish fly by trimming wings to preference.
 
Comments:
 
You can vary the materials and colors to taste.  I chose colors that would be close to a wide variety of spinner naturals.  Many true "rusty spinners" will have a darker, redder body dubbing.  When this gets wet it will darken.  Regarding the wings-- I like the wings thick and tied most of the flies for the swap with thick wings.  Some of them may be a bit long as well.  You may want to trim them to your taste.  Also, I used a grey/blue colored wing material.  You can choose white.  I have several colors of this yarn, but I threw away the packaging, so I hope I'm right that it is antron.  It comes wrapped around a piece of thin cardboard.  I have some white yarn that gets curly and I hate it for spinners.  This stuff is fluffy, yet retains its shape better. 
In the last couple years, I have found that fishing the spinner fall can be very rewarding and a standard imitation like this will work for nearly any spinnerfall.    I hope someone catches a monster with this.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


 

Trico Spinner

Tied By Kevin Kresowaty "PennKev"

Thread:  Black
Tail: Badger hackle
Body: Large badger hackle trimmed short
Hackle:  Badger Hackle trimmed on bottom

 

Tying Instructions :

Note :

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


 

*Sculpin*

Tied By: Miro Slovnik

 

Hook:    
Bead:     

Thread: 

Body:    
Rib:       

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


 
Chocolate Moose
Tied By: Ryan Hall "ryanh"
 

Thread:  Black
Tail: Natural Moose
Body: end from tail twisted and wound up
Post: end tied upright fashion.
Hackle:  Ginger

Origination and uses: Found in "Alaska Fly Fisher's book "  Good floating fly designed for skittering on lakes.

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

Mean Jo Green
Tied By: Ryan Hall "ryanh"
 

Thread:    Black

Body:       5 green glass beads (purchased glass beads really cheap while my wife was material shopping at Jo Anne Fabrics also got black and brown)

Head:      brown sparkle dubbing
 

Instructions: Put beads on hook first.  Easiest to do if beads are staged on a needle and placed individually.  Tie off thread as close to the bend as you wish and form a small hump to secure beads on this end. Secure each bead with one or two wraps of thread and work foreword.  Dub and finish.

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

 

Picket Pin
Tied By: Harry Z

Hook: Daiichi 1710
Thread: 6/0 Black
Tail: Brown Hackle Fibers
Rib: Optional
Abdomen: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Brown Saddle, Palmered
Wing: Gray Squirrel Tail
Thorax: Peacock Herl (wrapped over wing butts)

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


Zoo Cougar
Tied By: Dave Fritz "dave1066"
 
Hook: Size 2-6 Streamer Hook 4X-7X long
Tail: Yellow Marabou w/ optional pearl krystal flash
Body: Pearl Crystal Braid
Underwing: White Calf Tail
Wing: Wood Duck Flank
Collar: Yellow Deer Hair
Head: Yellow Deer Hair, clipped to a fat, flat muddler shape to imitate a sculpin head
 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


BWO Spinner

Tied by Tom Gamber

Hook:      Mustad size 14, 16, 18 (mine are 14's)
Thread:    Olive
Tail:         Light Dun Micro Fibbetts
Wing:       Dun Micro Mesh or similar wing material
Dubbing:   Light Olive ( I like this because it darkens when wet)

Instructions:  Tie in the tail, a little longer than the hook shank.  After the last wrap, place the thread between the hook and fibbetts and pull forward to make them separate, then tie them down.  Dub 2/3 of the way up shank.  I dub past half way because if you tie the wings in on top of dubbing, they tend to spin on the hook less.  I tie the wings in one at a time and then use a simple figure 8 pattern to secure wings and place a drop of head cement on the spot where they attach to the shank.  Return the thread to behind the wings and finish dubbing, using a couple figure 8 wraps of dubbing to cover the wing and a few wraps in front of the wings.  Tie in a head, whip finish and cement.

Its simple but it works and the wing material pretty durable. 

Got a wing cutter really cheap last year and use it alot.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


CDC Mayfly Emerger
Tied by: wmass
 

Hook: 14-22 short-shank scud
Thread: 8/0 
Tail: turkey biots
Body: turkey biots
Thorax: extra fine dry fly dubbing
Wing & Wingcase: CDC feathers

Tying Instructions:   

Start by tying one to two small pieces of turkey biot in as a tail toward the end of the hook bend.   After those are secured, tie in another single piece of turkey biot and begin to wind counter to the way you are winding your thread and up toward the eye of the fly.   You want to try and get the turkey biot to wind so that it will flare appropriately so that it will give the fly some segmentation, BUT this isn’t always possible or necessary.    Wind the turkey biot to 2/3 of the way up the hook and secure it.  Next, tie in some 1-2 pieces of CDC feather so that it forms a small wing and then fold the section that remains back and tie over this (this piece will form the wing case).   Next, fix a small amount of dubbing to your threat and wind that into place so that it forms the abdomen/head area toward the eye of the fly.    After your dubbing is in place, pull the remaining section of CDC forward to form the wing case and secure it.    Trim the remaining section that juts out over the eye and whip finish.   

Fishing it:   You can treat the body of this fly with floatant or water-proofing but try not to treat the CDC wing, as this will ruin the natural float of the CDC.    Fish this just like any other emerger/dry.

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 


Caddis Emerger

Tied By: John Peters "redrockgrizzly"
 

Hook: Size 12 caddis/nymph style
Thread: Olive 6/0
Body: dark brown dubbing
Tail/Shuck: brown sparkle yarn
Wing: dark brown deer hair
Head: brown dubbing

Instructions/Comments:

It's an easy fly to tie but very effective.  Can be tied in any combinations to match  different hatches; will even match a mayfly emerger.  For the mayfly emerger, I will usually use CDC for the wing instead of the deer hair.  I also add a turn or two of hackle for the mayfly pattern. 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

Irresistable

Tied By: Matt B "Bruno"

Hook: size 12 dry fly
Thread: 6/0 Black
Tail: Elk Hair
Abdomen: Spun Deer Hair
Wing: White Antron
Hackle: Grizzly and Brown

I use elk hair for the tail because it provides enough contrast in color to help when trimming the body. 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

Isonychia Nymph

Tied By: sandfly

Hook: 9672 #10
Thread: red 8/0
Tail: peacock sword
Body: scuzzy leach brown scintilla: 
Rib: black flat thread
Overlay: white floss
Legs: hen back pulled over
Wingcase: hen back with stripe

 

Instructions:
 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

Freshwater Shrimp

Tied By: Ken Lee "flydog"

Hook:
Thread:
Tail:
Abdomen:
Rib:
Thorax:
Legs:
Shell case:

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

Keen Sulfur Soft Hackle

Tied By: Brian Keen

Hook: DAI-RIKI 270 natural bend nymph hook
Thread:
Uni thread orange 8/0
Tail: Keough Hen (color medium dun)
Ribbing:
embroidery thread (color white/yellow)
Abdomen:
Wapsi Beaver Dubbing (color Sulphur Orange)
Thorax:
2 strands peacock herl
Hackle: Keough Hen (color Medium Dun)
 

Comments: This is my standard for all my mayfly emergers /cripples/spinners/ I just change the abdomen and Hen color to match the natural.  Also I feel that most over wrap the hackle on this pattern . I use 1 and half turns . I usually fish it in al the ranges of depth . All my large trout last year on the sulfur came from this pattern.  By tugging it just below the surface.

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

Polish Special

Tied By: Chris Niebauer "CRB"

Hook: Size 10 Mustad 3689 Salmon hook
Thread:
Red size 0/6, White size 6/0, Black 6/0
Tail:
White Marabou feathers, I like the blood quill
Body:
Sliver Hologram Electra Braid, Small blue wire
Wing:
White marabou, Smolt blue Crystal flash
Eye:
White and black thread

 

Instructions:

Use red thread; wrap the thread base on hook. Tie in a tail of white marabou the size of the hook length. Tie in blue wire and Electra braid: wrap the Electra braid up hook leaving about 1/8 inch ring eye of the hook. Wrap the blue wire opposite, over the Electra braid to reinforce the body. Use 2 strands of Crystal flash, fold them in half together and cut, you should end up with 4 equal strands of flash. Tie so there will be 4 strands of flash on each side of hook. Tie in an over wing of white marabou, form a head of red thread, whip finish. To make the eye, wrap white thread whip finish followed by black whipped finish. Head cement the head.

 

Comments:

Fish it like a streamer; cast it quartering up stream, mend the line drag, let it drift down, at the swing strip it in, to imitate an injured bait fish. The usual place for a strike is at the swing.  The fly works all season on Steelhead and inland trout. 

Originators: Chris Niebauer "CRB" and Brian Narusewicz

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

 

[C] Alan J. Manderino 2007