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  • Sep
    12
     
    pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 2:56 PM.
    I think I finally found a good name for this fly. The Jellostone. When I talk to my fly tying buddy Willy we sometimes talk about "the fly of year." Willy is, like myself, a compulsive experimentalist. Some flies work out and others don't. Some a lot better than others. The Jellostone is they...
  • Joseph Russell
    Blog: Joseph Russell's blog. By Joseph Russell at 4:43 PM.
    So I been tying some flie's 20 and smaller wow these are small . I'm doing some for a swap too.here is a picture of the ones I'm doing[IMG]
  • Jan
    13
     
    pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 1:19 PM.
    Crazy or not here I come I'm headed down to the Bahamas next week. I should come back eventually. I read somewhere Jack Gartside once caught a bonefish on a grasshopper. This is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I fed bits of pork fat to school of semi-tame bonefish at Deadman's Cay...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 6:45 AM.
    I now have a box full of bonefish standards--from reproducing flies that caught my eye while browsing through Dick Brown's book Bonefish Fly Patterns. Now it's time for the weird stuff. Dum Sum and Crab Cakes for instance. [img] [img]
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 10:13 AM.
    I've been working on a pattern I call the Ducktail for going on 4 or 5 years now. The original fly was one tuft of duck flank that makes both body and wing. And one tuft of Zelon (or snow shoe rabbit) to make the hackles, tied on a light wire short shank scud hook. But too many mayflies have a...
  • Dec
    17
     
    pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 3:46 PM.
    If I could work a little red into this pattern it might work better as a Christmas Tree Fly. Anyway, after examining the real scud it occurred to me most imitations are a bit too cylindrical--that the real scud has some vertical loft to the length of the body. So I began to think about ways to make...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 2:24 PM.
    Here is a quick and dirty tying sequence: Step One .......through step 6 or so. Article (or link to article) at the bottom of this page [IMG] Here's the original article, first published in Fly Fisherman Magazine in 1992...
  • Byron Thiel
    Blog: Byron Thiel's blog. By Byron Thiel at 6:34 AM.
    Monday, November 23, 2013 will go down history as my first day out fishing in 19 months, but first I,d like to thank member "pittendrigh" on here fom Big Sky Country who did not know me except as a forum member yet so kindly Gave me twelve spools of 8/0 tying thread and six spool of floss. That...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 5:31 AM.
    Another Nymph Bait -- before and after lashing it onto a hook, instead of just poking it onto a bare hook [img] [img]
  • Dec
    6
     
    pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 2:08 PM.
    Bass fishermen sometimes refer to molded plastic lures as baits--the kind they poke a hook into in order fish, without any "tying" step to attach lure to hook. I always chuckle a little when they talk about "grub baits." The following stonefly nymphs are fast and easy to make, on a horizontal...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 5:56 PM.
    From Montana's Madison River, today November 26, 2013. At the Valley Garden Fishing access, one mile downstream from Ennis. Claasenia Sabulosa. The golden stonefly. These guys are stream bottom predators. Tigers of the pebbles. The bigger darker Pteronarcys Stoneflies are vegetarian detritus...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 8:22 PM.
    The October Caddis version...............October Paraducks I guess [img] and a natural from http://bugguide.net [img] http://bugguide.net/node/view/779269/bgimage
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 9:29 AM.
    Better photos this time. I hope anyway. [img] [img] The lower blowup shows the criss-cross figure eight wraps used to loosely tack the hackle fuzz to the underside of the shank. The hackle gets glued more permanently in place as a last step, with either CA glue or thick water based head...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 7:14 PM.
    ...another Ducktail Mayfly. #22 DaiRiki 125, one clump of duck flank forms both body and wing, one clump of Zelon makes the hackle. [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] Hackle is tacked on loosely with two figure eight wraps underneath the shank, from the base of the tail up to the eye of the hook. A microdot...
  • pittendrigh
    Blog: pittendrigh's blog. By pittendrigh at 5:32 AM.
    I'm experimenting with the new Blog system here. Is it new? Or did I just not notice it before? This is the Paraducks Caddis from above and below. You can see how the thread winds in a figure-eight like criss-cross underneath the shank, loosely pinning fibers (snow shoe rabbit, Zelon, etc) in...