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Big Rainbow caught on the Soft Hackle Streamer
Soft Hackle Streamer
Caught on the Little Ripper
Lake Erie Steelhead
on a purple Swish-tail
Caught with Girdle
Caught on the Fluzzie
Caught on Devil Leech
Dry Veil Fly
Above fly in the water
-- Back in early September, Sharon, Bob von Raesfeld and
I spent 6 days on the Missouri at Phil and Joanie
Camara's super place at Prewett Creek, which, by the
way, is right smack in the heart of the best fishing on
Montana's Mighty Mo. Not only was the fishing memorable,
but the experience was fantastic, mainly because of
Phil's fly-tying teaching ability. I've fished around the
world and know most of the great tyers and Phil is
certainly one of the very best! I learned so much in
those 6 days. In fact, if you're a serious fly tyer,
Phil's great book "Fly Tying with Synthetics" is a
"must" in your collection. We brought back a few of his
signature flies, the "River Witch", and found them to be
"super deadly" here in western Montana as well as
intriguing to tie. For now we are just offering Black.
(More often called the Scorpion Streamer because of the
curved up tail.)-- Thirty years ago, Jack Gartside, the
famous fly fisherman and tyer, showed me his favorite
pattern he used for stripers. He called it a Soft Hackle
Streamer. It was constructed mainly of a blend of
bucktail and soft hackle looped into a wing and tied on
a #4 saltwater hook. Since that experience, I often have
wondered why no one has developed and promoted Soft
Hackle Streamers and Strymphs.
Sharon and I took care of that problem a couple of
months ago, halfway through the 2016 season. We created
both streamers and strymphs using mainly partridge,
probably the best soft hackle material of all.
For the streamers, on size #8 hooks we used a
single curved flight feather angled up to the rear,
thus, minimizing fouling caused by conventional
construction. For the rest of the fly, we used typical
body feathers, to augment the action of the tail. The
results were terrific. Lots of action and more
importantly, lots of big fish!
Your Price -- $2.25
KRAKEN SPECIAL -- This fly is tied out of our great
Kraken dubbing, which is so easy to work with, just
tie it on and bend it back in the other direction. I use
it to create small streamers, size 10 and 12, and also
for bass, salmon and saltwater. It has so many wiggly's,
it is deadly for small and large patterns. Color, GT
Olive. Size: #8, 10, 12
are pleased to announce the acquisition of a supply of
the world-famous Aztec Fly, designed back in the 70s by
the incredible fly tyer, Dick Nelson and tied by his
son, Bill Nelson, a great tyer in his own right. I've
Personally caught hundreds of trout on this pattern over
the years. Olive - Size 8
VEIL FLY -- A UV streamer
for both lakes and rivers, made with one our new UV-X
Crystal Web brushes, a Crystal Web tail and chenille
body, with glo eyes. This fly has been deadly for us,
especially on larger mountain lakes that have a high
concentration of weeds and and prolific hatches. Purple
is a great color for afternoon fishing. Sizes: 4, 6
Stinger hooks (short shank)
RIPPER - This
fly is one of our new creations that I'm sure would work
for anything that swims. It has an underbody of
Olive/Yellow Northern lights and an over body of Perch
Kraken, with hour-glass eyes. It is a great producer, I caught several
Rainbows, over 24 on this one.
Sizes: 4, 6 (Stinger hooks)
Baby Mouse Rat --
Hair Bug -- Great little Mouse Rat for trout or bass.
Mantilla -- We
designed this little pattern to imitate a newborn or
stillborn minnow. Notice the eyes are masked until they
get wet. It's fished 3 ways: on top, with a dressed
leader -- slightly under, no floatant on leader -- deep,
copper sleeves or sinking line. It has really produced for
us. We have released many fish caught on this fly here in
Montana. Fly in water below. Size 8 stinger hook. (Short
Kraken -- Wow what fun we have had with this fly.
It ts a great producer. It has a collar of Kraken
dubbing. Color, Brown Leech,
Price: $2.50 each
-- Another of Denny Rickards dynamite patterns. A little
different than your regular Wooly Bugger. Here's the way
I fish it - make a 50 to 70 foot cast and immediately
make a huge mend (the whole line if you can) either
right or left, let it sink a few seconds and then strip!
Usually, not always, as fast as you can! Colors: Brown, Olive, Olive body/Orange Tail.
Sizes 8, 10
Price $1.95 Size
10 - ol/or out of stock.
- This little streamer has been absolutely dynamite
on Western Montana
lakes and streams. There's something about the
triangular -shaped hot pink bead that turns the fish on.
Let it sink and then do some fast stripping! Color:
Sizes: 8, 10
FLASH - A very deadly pattern in larger rivers like the Misssouri, especially around weed beads and
riffles at the tail of big pools.
Size 4, stinger hook.
- One of my favorite Glow-In-The-Dark flies
for the small lakes and ponds so abundant in Western
Montana. Size. 10
(GLOW-IN-THE-DARK) My favorite river in Montana
is the Missouri and quickly becoming one of my
favorite attractor patterns is this one -and-
yes, I fish it both night and day, usually with
a sink tip line with the sink portion only about
8 feet long. However we have had a lot of luck
fishing it just below the surface.
Size 4 Stinger Hook
GIRDLE BUGGER - One of our hot flies
on the Big Horn, developed over 20 years ago. Our first
streamer with rubber legs. --Marabou tail, Brown and Yellow
color combination. Also UV
Price: $2.50 each
- This incredible little streamer, along with the new Velcros,
has totally replaced the Wooly Bugger in my fly box mainly
for 3 reasons: fantastic "natural" action in the water,
great durability, and the fact that it doesn't "foul' like
other subsurface flies. Bead head only. Size 8.
Price: $2.50 each
STREAMER - Available in 2 colors: Black & Olive.
Made of Rub-A-Dub Dubbing, Wiggys, Enhancer
and Gator Hair. Another great streamer I use anywhere.
Lots of action.
- Off White. This fly in not only great for trout but I
have been very successful with it for bass.
2, 4, 6
PURPLE PASSION - This fly has not only been a great
late afternoon fly for trout but is a very productive Bass
pattern and also works well for Salmon and Steelhead,
especially on Idaho and Oregon Rivers as well as in the
Midwest. Color: Purple
Sizes 2, 4, 6,
- During our last trip to New Zealand and Chile, Sharon
and I had some incredible experiences with the Velcro's.
On both streams and lakes we caught many of our best fish,
3-6 pounds, on a very tiny, sparsely-tied, all-black Velcro
Streamer Ė no eyes, no Krystal Flash, no bright colors blended
in. Iíve named it the "All-Black" and Iím sure the reason
itís so deadly is that it imitates the black leeches that
are found in most of the waters we fish. Last summer it
worked extremely well all over the States and up in Canada
on the Bow and Elk Rivers.
Price: $2.25 each
Selection of 6 flies
This is my original freshwater
Velcro Streamer and has become my best seller.
in 3 colors: Black, Olive, Brown
Price: $2.50 each
"SILVER BULLET VELCRO STREAMER" - Newest addition
to the family of Velcros - Great minnow imitation. Sharon
caught a 6# Rainbow with this pattern.
Price: $2.50 each
Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12
Pink - Also UV- Sizes: 8, 10
Black - Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8
WOOLY BUGGER: Brown
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