The Anything-But-Yarnies Thread

Jeremy Floyd

fly fishing my way through life
#20
I thought the ultimate fly was made of reverse wound Labrador duck and Spectacled Cormorant flanks, with a Guadalupe Petrel hackle.. Fish can't leave that thing alone.. Only thing better is Archeopteryx..
 
#24
Did a lot of wrappin' in South America the last couple months. Mostly sparse-n-wiggly rhea creatures I've been fishin the last couple years. Also some bunny leeches and a bunch of Neil's scandiball.

The rhea bug (aka Beyoncé, junkyard jb, daddies new tux, etc) is as follows:

Tube or 25mm waddington shank
Tinsel or similar low bulk body wrapped forward
.035" lead wire wrapped under dubbing bump
Artic Fox spun in a loop for a prop
Sparse layer of flash (maybe 20 pcs total)
Rhea Feather split and hackled... 3 turns
Marabou Feather tied in by stem and palmered... 3 turns
Add Amherst, Grizz Hackle, rubber legs if desired
Finish with 2-3 turns of stripped guinea, or any hackle of your choice
JC eyes if desired.

The less materials the more it breathes, casts, sinks and catches fish.

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#25
Did a lot of wrappin' in South America the last couple months. Mostly sparse-n-wiggly rhea creatures I've been fishin the last couple years. Also some bunny leeches and a bunch of Neil's scandiball.

The rhea bug (aka Beyoncé, junkyard jb, daddies new tux, etc) is as follows:

Tube or 25mm waddington shank
Tinsel or similar low bulk body wrapped forward
.035" lead wire wrapped under dubbing bump
Artic Fox spun in a loop for a prop
Sparse layer of flash (maybe 20 pcs total)
Rhea Feather split and hackled... 3 turns
Marabou Feather tied in by stem and palmered... 3 turns
Add Amherst, Grizz Hackle, rubber legs if desired
Finish with 2-3 turns of stripped guinea, or any hackle of your choice
JC eyes if desired.

The less materials the more it breathes, casts, sinks and catches fish.

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The fact that it's called "aka Beyonce" is enough to make me want to fish it.
 
#27
Daddies new tux is Neil's version... Sans rhea and he "wings" his flash while I tie my tubes "in the round." Same principle tho. Naming flies is kind of an evolving joke between friends. Neil is the king of naming flies, runs, boats, random characters on the river etc.

But yeah, I got nothing that hasn't been done a million times before, but they are fun to tie, look at and fish well and I'd like to think they work well.
 

Andy D

Active Member
#28
Did a lot of wrappin' in South America the last couple months. Mostly sparse-n-wiggly rhea creatures I've been fishin the last couple years. Also some bunny leeches and a bunch of Neil's scandiball.

The rhea bug (aka Beyoncé, junkyard jb, daddies new tux, etc) is as follows:

Tube or 25mm waddington shank
Tinsel or similar low bulk body wrapped forward
.035" lead wire wrapped under dubbing bump
Artic Fox spun in a loop for a prop
Sparse layer of flash (maybe 20 pcs total)
Rhea Feather split and hackled... 3 turns
Marabou Feather tied in by stem and palmered... 3 turns
Add Amherst, Grizz Hackle, rubber legs if desired
Finish with 2-3 turns of stripped guinea, or any hackle of your choice
JC eyes if desired.

The less materials the more it breathes, casts, sinks and catches fish.

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Those are some some sweet looking ties.
 
#29
I've found lately that whether or not I tie a fly seems to depend just as much on how I think it looks as it does on how I think a steelhead will think it looks. If I see a fly that looks good, that has that certain sexiness to it, I'll more than likely try to tie it.

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