Category Archives: Trout and Salmon Flies

Classic flies for trout and salmon

Soft Hackle Cardinelle

One of my favorite flies is the old Paul Kukonen streamer pattern, The Cardinelle. Its a super effective attractor pattern and has earned itself a regular spot in my streamer wallet. Another great pattern is Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer. … Continue reading

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White Marabou Muddler

A simple fly that produces… I love October!

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Bibeau Killer & Miss Sharon

Here is a “Bibeau Killer” (top) and a “Miss Sharon” as tied by Bob Bibeau himself. These are pretty early examples given the JC, mono and metal tinsel. I aspire to one day tie bucktails as well as Bob Bibeau, … Continue reading

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Oatman’s Male Dace

A bit of a variation here as I’ve gone with badger dyed olive rather than golden badger over olive. They should fish fine.  Summer is drawing to a close; soon the real start of trout season begins for me here … Continue reading

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Androscoggin

“Androscoggin” is a simple pattern from Fletcher’s catalogues 1947-1955. It may appear in others as well, but that is the period I have. The recipe is as follows: Androscoggin Body: claret floss Rib: silver tinsel Throat: white bucktail Wing: green … Continue reading

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Duck numbers up!

Ducks Unlimited has released the USFWS Duck Breeding Population Survey and the numbers are encouraging. Fly tying and duck hunting are a fun compliment to each other and I (and my AWS Belle!) look forward to the season with great … Continue reading

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Trueblood’s Otter Nymph

Earlier this season Ray Bondorew shared Ted Trueblood’s Otter Nymph at his blog. Remembering to listen when Ray speaks, I tied up a few for my trout vest. Out on the pond just after sunrise this morning I tied on … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Morning

A nice morning rainbow…

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Ray’s Coachman

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!  

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Alewife

Here’s a simple tandem pattern I tied up for a fellow I go to church with that wants to troll for some big browns in the kettle hole ponds here on the Cape that have a herring run. This pattern, … Continue reading

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Cardellow

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

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The Tim

The Tim. A classic Maine pattern, named, like the Maine pond, for the trapper Tim Sutton. “For Tim is at rest; his life-chase ended, He sleeps ‘mid the scenes he loved so well, By the side of the Tranquil mountain … Continue reading

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The PFB

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.

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Allerton

Here’s a sz. 1 Allerton , ready for the Androscoggin smallmouth!

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Knighthawk

   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

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