Saturday, October 4, 2014
Bill's Halloween, Blue Pan Fish Nymph, Love Bug
Again, Carolyn will tie a steelhead pattern Bill's Halloween. It is no surprise how the pattern got its name, with its wild look and black and orange colors. LeRoy believes blue-pheasant breast should be incorporated into more patterns! On this program he ties a Blue Pan Fish Nymph which just so happens to incorporate the blue-pheasant breast feathers into the pattern. No wonder he likes this fly so much! While Carolyn ties the last pattern, the Love Bug, she teaches LeRoy a new way to strip peacock herl.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Silver Hilton, Doc Spratley, Baetis Krystal Flash Nymph, P.T.O. Nymph
LeRoy starts off the program with an oldie but a goodie, the Silver Hilton. It is used to catch steelhead anytime of the day. The color match of the fly is intense and eye catching. The grizzly hackle tip wings and the grizzly soft hackle are a fantastic match for the black body. Next, Carolyn ties an interesting version to the Doc Spratley. It is a no wing pattern tied very sparsely. Another supper dropper pattern is the Baetis Krystal Flash Nymph. It can be used alone, but LeRoy finds it best to use it under a dry fly as a dropper. The bonus fly on this program, the P.T.O. Nymph, is similar to the pheasant tail nymph. The only difference in materials is the black ostrich used for the thorax of the P.T.O. Nymph. The reverse wrap of the copper wire makes this fly very durable.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Parasol Midge, Krystal Flash Soft Hackle, Krystal Flash Midge Pupa
Carolyn and LeRoy head to the river and take on the trials and tribulations of landing a whopper.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Shop Vac, Liquid Lace Emerger, Whitlock Squirrel Nymph
Prepping to take on the stream, LeRoy and Carolyn take time to choose the flies they think will work best today.