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

kelvin

Active Member
#1
READ THIS FIRST:
http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?83949-SALON-what-it-is-and-how-it-works

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

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Double Reverse Spider in Black
 

WABOWMAN

Active Member
#3
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?
 
#14
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.

Steve
 

kelvin

Active Member
#15
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.

Steve

Now thats a pretty squid
how is the eye attached?
 

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