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Time has come to start tossing Bandits again. This has proven to be a great pattern for me. Simple to tie and the deceiver style construction makes it non-fouling. I intend to fish it on the Andro this year. Smallmouth … Continue reading
Just another variant on the Royal Coachman… I got some peacock herl dyed red and a nice little variant neck from my friend Ray Cote at Cote’s Fly Shop… some old black t.u.e. irons and Ray’s Coachman it is!
The Black Gnat Yellow; I’ve tied it here as a reverse spoon wing; a flash of yellow in the hackle by blending the standard black with a badger dyed yellow. This will be a fun one to fish!
This is a pattern by my friend Ray Bondorew (author of “Stripers and Streamers”). When Ray recommends a fly, I listen! Inspired by Bill Chiba’s “Cardinelle” pattern, Ray reports that the Cardellow has been an effective fly for brookies, rainbows … Continue reading
Knight’s Delaware. Another pattern from John Alden Knight; this one specifically for smallmouth. Isn’t it obvious the man knew a little something about bass?
With a body of Kapok and a bucktail back, the PFB will float all day; unless you fish it on a hi-d sinker… Personal flotation Beetle? Boatman? Bug? I’ll let you decide. The PFB. It’s whats for lunch.
Here’s a sz. 1 Allerton , ready for the Androscoggin smallmouth!
John Alden Knight’s “Knighthawk” was considered by it’s originator to be a great “all around attractor” pattern and he fished and tied it for trout, bass, and yes, even salt water game fish in both feather and hairwing versions. … Continue reading
This is a pretty unusual fly; a Maine tandem streamer, designed for trolling for bass. Originated by the late Bob Thorne, owner of the Sebago Fly Shop for over 30 years. The treble hook tandem is actually more typical of … Continue reading
R. B. Streamer In his 1932 book “Just Fishing”, author Ray Bergman shares a pattern with readers that he developed specifically for bass, but subsequently became a go-to pattern for shallow lake trout in the spring. The R. B. Streamer … Continue reading
Who says soft hackles have to be “buggy”?
This simple classic has been good to me. Sz. 8 Mustad 3366 F. Back to basics!
A Moisic sz. 1, for a spring yet to come!