Saturday, August 23, 2014
Water Boatman, Guarantee, Caddis Stone Skater
Sometimes all you need is a simple fly. The Water Boatman may be simple, but the iridescence of the peacock herl body does wonders for this fly. The name Guarantee does mean something. Carolyn swears no matter what lake you fish this pattern on, you are guaranteed to catch a fish. Next, the Caddis Stone Skater is one fly you don't want to leave home without! This time LeRoy shows his special version of the Caddis Stone Skater. It is made with spun deer head, which creates a disturbance as it skates across the water's surface, and the orange krystal flash is also an attention getter.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Wilted Spinach, Bloody Mary, Midge Emerger, Black Wooly Bugger
The name in itself seems to make the Wilted Spinach unique. The soft hackle seems to breath with life, and the krystal flash looped tail adds a little sparkle and flare. Caroyln follows up with the Bloody Mary pattern. It is a soft hackle fly that LeRoy had never seen or heard of. It is an excellent lake or stream fly. Craig Mathews of Montana is credited for the next fly, the Midge Emerger. LeRoy fell in love with this little pattern while fishing in Alberta, Canada. Up until that point LeRoy had not given small flies much of a chance, but now he carries a box full of nothing but small patterns. An old favorite, the Wooly Bugger, is the last fly tied on this program. However, this is a variation of the original Wooly Bugger. The specific indestructible way of tying the Black Wooly Bugger gives the fly a somewhat different appearance and it will last fish after fish.