Category Archives: Trout and Salmon Flies

Classic flies for trout and salmon

Royal Coachman

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

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Pink Lady

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Jenny Lind

Finally getting around to tying a pattern I’ve admired for years. I think that white perch’ll like this one!    

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White Jungle Spoonwing

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Bob Wilson

“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.

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Ferguson

A streamer fly conversion of the classic bass fly “Ferguson”…

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White Marabou Muddler

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First Responder

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Golden Doctor

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!

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In the teeth of a storm..

Wood Special Yellow Miller Big Top

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American Parrot

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…

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Gees-Beau

A wonderful classic trout streamer from the Pine Tree state…

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Silver Horns

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

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Bannock Chief

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

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Taps Tip

A simple bucktail from the late H. G. Tapply, editor and author of long time Field and Stream feature “Taps Tips” (as well as book of the same name that collected many of the wonderful tips). As is typical of … Continue reading

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