Fly Pattern Recipe Black Bird-by: Bruce ..aka..Rooster

Discussion in 'Nymph's' started by Rooster, Mar 7, 2012.

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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    This is a variation of one of Cal Bird's patterns! The rainbows seem to like it!

    Hook: TMC 200R # 6,8,10,12
    Tail: goose biots
    Thread: uni 6/0
    body:Seal or seal substitute
    Rib: black ultra wire
    Wing/legs: partridge
    weight: I usually add a few wraps of lead wire to help build up the thorax area and the bead is optional!

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    T.K, RickB, Kim and 2 others like this.
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    Kim

    Kim Active Member

    Very buggy! I likes it!
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    berry

    berry Active Member

    Nice fly Rooster.

    That will sure catch some fish.
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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    Thanks Kim & Berry, it has bailed me out on more than one tough outting!

    Hey Kim, did you happen to wrap and bunny fur?
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    ArticWolf

    ArticWolf Well-Known Member

    like the "red phase" of grouse you used..have you tried it with the gray phase or summer ptarmigan grouse?
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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    A couple of friends got away with my last summer ptarm. skins....I will have to stock up this summer! The only other feathers I have used on this pattern is a starling, for an all black tie and a hun......which is an all gray! My spruce hen material is a nice dark shade of gray.....I will have to give it a try!
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    Darwin

    Darwin Well-Known Member

    Very nice Rooster, I like that one.
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    ArticWolf

    ArticWolf Well-Known Member

    so you can get me a Male spruce in full mating colour...tell you what..you don't have Magpies up there do you...would you like a skin of one....

    black-billed-magpie-28791.jpg
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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    Woofie, I will put a collection of grouse together for you! The ruffed grouse is the harder bird to get up here! But I try to get down to N.E. Oregon once a year for a good grouse hunt!

    Ya we have them noisy magpies.....but I have never used them for tying! I have been using sparlings alot as of late! Crazy to think of how many thousands of them we used to shoot in the vineyards every fall growing up!
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    Kim

    Kim Active Member

    Not yet, Rooster. I did tie one up "hook up", though. I've been busy with other things... will wrap some bunny fur soon, though.
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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    Kim, it sounds like you need to get your priorities in order! Ha ha ha:D I look forward to seeing your creations!
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    CanonG

    CanonG Active Member

    Davy McPhail does a Magpie and Silver if you like a traditional wet fly
    Herl from the tail can be substituted for peacock herl for smaller size flies.
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    Darwin

    Darwin Well-Known Member

    It is a handsome bird
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    CanonG

    CanonG Active Member

    If they were rare, you'd travel a long way to see such a handsome bird. Because they are common and predate on songbird nests, we blast them out of the sky.
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    ArticWolf

    ArticWolf Well-Known Member

    yo Bruce...no need on the Ruffled grouse..quite common where I'm at and have a few skins already..but spruce/ptarmigan..now you are talken...if you tie "spiders" up for steelies...use the breast feathers of the magpie..I use them done the scale of hooks for my spiders...nice action and strong enough..
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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    I will give them a try! I am always looing for new tying material, especially when it is right in my backyard!

    I will work on those grouse for you! Work has been getting in the way of my fun here as of late!
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    T.K

    T.K Well-Known Member

    That is a cracking tie Rooster......will defo be trying a few of them, thanks for sharing Tony...:)
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    Rooster

    Rooster Active Member

    Thanks Tony......Let me know how it works for ya!:)

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