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This year marks the 140th anniversary of the development of the Royal Coachman wet fly. Developed and first tied by New York fly tyer John Haily in 1878, its perseverance, popularity and certainly its familiarity are without peer. This season … Continue reading
Finally getting around to tying a pattern I’ve admired for years. I think that white perch’ll like this one!
“Bob Wilson” on a sz. 8 Sawada Limerick wet fly hook. I like the look of these hooks and they are sharp! An excellent fishing hook with a nice black finish.
A streamer fly conversion of the classic bass fly “Ferguson”…
In error, I actually tied this fly with a silver body… My friend Bob Petti fixed the color in photoshop! Amazing! A wee bit of Madison Avenue here at Favorite Flies!
Wood Special Yellow Miller Big Top
A slight variation of Ken Sawada’s “Amazon Parrot” on a great little vintage herters TUE iron. I have a favorite brook trout spot in NH just in mind…
A wonderful classic trout streamer from the Pine Tree state…
Silver Horns. A 19th century wet fly caddis imitation, (here in sz. 12), wherein the teal flank tail represents the insects spotted antennae. Its praises have been sung by those that fished it. I need to step outside of my … Continue reading
This one is out of Ken Sawada’s book; though he does not claim it’s origin, I can’t find it anywhere else. It almost identical to the California Coachman with the addition of a red floss tag rather than tinsel and … Continue reading