February 2012 Salon : Any fly's good as long as it's BLACK

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by kelvin, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member


    Thomas the winner of last months salon asked me to take this one so I jumped at the chance

    I had several ideas
    Skwalas...too many flies that all look the same
    size 18 or smaller dry flies....might scare some people off and alot of blurry photos
    best fly tied by hand (no vise) like Carrie Steven...are you out your mind?

    John Farrar once told me the gillies use to say "any fly's good as long as it's black "
    so this month's theme is.... Always bet on Black
    Paint it Black
    because Black is the New Black
    tie something black

    tell us what it is
    how you came by it
    what you fish for with it
    and how you fish it

    short month so get tying
    flies due by 2-29-2012

    View attachment 48129

    Double Reverse Spider in Black
  2. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Great theme. I am blasting the song as I type seeking inspiration. I see a ...........

    Thanks kelvin!

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Does it have to be all black or can it have another color like silver wire or tinsel?Or does the main color of the fly only have to be black?
  4. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    its your thing
    do what you wanna do.....

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Thank you
  6. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

    I.. see.. a. red fly and.. I want to tie it black.........
  7. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    yes you got it
  8. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    I cannot get this song out of my head.... I want to paint it......
  9. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

    OK, I'll play. Tying up some flies for a trip to the coast and decided to do some black General Practitioners. I put my own little spin on the pattern by dropping off some JC as eyes or feelers off the back. Top and side view. View attachment 48328 View attachment 48329
  10. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Love it
    like the Ravens Wood cork too....
  11. scottflycst

    scottflycst Active Member

    Drinking and tying.... that brings a great idea.
  12. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    ok just a couple more days

    any one else care to jump in?
  13. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

  14. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Took me a while to finally decide which direction to go with this months topic.

    The first time I read FFPS II, I really picked up on a small picture and caption on page 54. The picture is of the stomach contents of a coho and includes a ton of small black feathers along with krill. I never seemed to find many black flies in any of the local shop's saltwater selections, and I always intended to experiment with black, but never seemed to get around to it. I finally decided to go with a black squid tube fly for Coho. I hope to try this fly out on some Resident Coho.... sooner than later.

    In my previous life of Bass fishing, black was a go to color especially for topwater presentations at dusk. I plan on tying up some black sliders as well, but thought this squid fly best represents what I would throw to Salmon in the Sound.

  15. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Now thats a pretty squid
    how is the eye attached?
  16. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Nice pattern!
    I like the black red and white combo
  17. Steve Rohrbach

    Steve Rohrbach Puget Sound Fly Fisher

    Awesome fly Steve. I think Black is underutilized in Puget Sound. I like the use of different materials. I look forward to fishing this this spring.
  18. Steve Knapp

    Steve Knapp Beach Bum

    Thanks guys, the eye is just attached with Zap-A-Gap. I've done some extensive casting with this pattern in other colors and the eye's have stayed on pretty well. I use a good amount of it and the eye adheres to the separate strands of body material.

    Kelvin, I was in Patricks's the other day and saw a couple squid patterns on the desk that looked distinctly 'Kelvinesque', were they yours?
  19. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    yes I gave them to Jimmy at his Christmas party

    they work like crazy

    Its a rezzy yall please no lectures about dragging it on the beach

  20. kelvin

    kelvin Active Member

    Ok today is the day any last minute entries????