Dallas Fly Fishers - Flies
Fly recipes, tying demos
Harold Hosack discusses tying and fishing with his Standing Zonker, an effective bass fly.
Diane Blair demonstrates tying Michael Verduin's Mighty Mite Hellgrramite pattern. This is a great pattern for smallmouth bass or any fish that feeds on hellgramites.
Charlie Ducote demonstrates tying his Cajun Crawfish, an effective fly for Smallmouth Bass and other warmwater species. Filmed at the 2009 GCC Conclave in Lake Charles, LA.
Bob Spangler demonstrates tying the Leech Mouse, a very effective fly. Filmed at the Red River Fly Fishers 2008 Texoma Tie In at Eisenhower State Park. January 2008. For more information go to: www.rrff.org
Sue Spangler demonstrates tying the Sultry Shad, an interesting pattern for Bass and other large fish. Filmed at the 2008 Texoma Tie In at Eisenhower State Park, TX
Michael Verduin demonstrates tying his cap spider, an extremely effective pattern for sunfish. Filmed at the 2003 Pineywood's Fly Fishers Spring Workshop in Lufkin, TX. Michael is one of the most creative tyers I have ever met, and this is probably his simplest pattern. Although simple, I can vouch for the fact that this fly will catch sunfish, even when other flies won't.
Walter McClendon demonstrates tying a version of the Redfish Slider, an effective fly for Redfish on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Filmed at the 2009 FFF Gulf Coast Conclave in Lake Charles, LA.
Recipes for August Meeting
Elk Hair Caddis 8111.doc
FLIP FLOP POPPER BY JONATHAN GONZALEZ 8111.docx
Jay Dave's Hopper by Bill Sargeant.docx
Mighty Mite (Hellgrammite) Michael Verduin's fly by Diane Blair.doc
LouDan and the Water Wasp
This is a preliminary recipe:
The basic Lou Dan is an upside down flashback pheasant tail but can be any nymph that you like. I have them as copper Johns, hares ear nymphs, wooly buggers and soft hackle pheasant tails. It is made of pheasant tail for the tail, body, wing case and legs, peacock herl for the thorax, mylar tinsel (medium or small) for the flash and a wire in green, gold or copper for the ribbing on the body. As the jig head eye points up the flash and wing case have to be tied on what would be the underside of a normal hook but is the to of the jighead hook. I powder paint the lead jigheads with powder paint. Cabelas.com has it in all colors but I prefer watermelon pepper. Dan uses white frequently. The wing case is extended beyond the lead jighead and then bent and tied back to make the legs. I tie them mostly on a # 12 1/100 weight jighead. If I want larger a #10 1/80 weight will also work. Any larger and it doesn't look right.
The water wasp has gold dyed mallard flank feathers for the tail with a few pieces of crystal flash ( I use pearl, Dan uses blue). The thread is black or dark brown (as is the Lou dan), 6-0. The body is wooly bugger sparkle chenille in brown or olvie, a gold wire can be tied in to counter wrap the palmered red-brown hackle. A gold cone bead in medium is used and the hook is a number 10 or # 8. It is tied like a cone head wooly bugger to start. Then tie in some more mallard duck flank feathers for the wings. They can be cut separately or notch out a single feather and tie it in behind the cone weight head. Finally, tie in a partridge soft hackle in front of the wings and behind the cone. I like to cover the thread wraps with a little sparkle dubbing before whip finishing but Dan thinks that lays down the soft hackle too much and takes away from the movement. Good luck.
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