2022 Fly of the Month

 2022 Fly of the Month List

January is the Thunder Creek Minnow

Photo credit to Eric Einsphar

Hook: #6 or #8
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Olive bucktail (any color you want)
Gills: Red tying thread
Head and Eyes:  UV Glue with painted or glue on eyes

Tying Instructions

February is the Partridge Wet Fly

Photo Credit to Tammy Goodwater

Hook:  1x-long wet fly hook, sz 18 to 10
Thread:  Green, Orange or Red 8/0 (70 denier)
Body:  Colored thread or floss
Rib:  Colored thread or fine gold wire
Thorax: Tan or brown hare's-mask dubbing
Hackle:  Gray Partridge
Tying Instructions

March is the Corn Fed Caddis

Photo Credit to Tammy Goodwater

  • Hook: TMC 100 Dry Fly Hook - 14 - 25 Pack
  • Thread: MFC Premium Fly Tying Thread - Light Brown - 6/0
  • Shuck: Antron Yarn - Carded - PMD Shuck/Olive
  • Body/Thorax: Super Fine Dry Fly Dubbing - Tan
  • Wing/Hackle: Nature's Spirit CDC - Natural
  • Wing 2: Para Post Wing Material - White

April is the Bluegill Popper

Credit to Panfish on the Fly

Hook: Straight shank 3x long streamer hook sz 8 to 10
Thread:  Black 6/0
Tail: Hen cape feathers or Marabou
Collar: any matching hackle
Body: Foam body or popper body from Wapsi

May is Lefty's Deceiver Fly

Credit to The English Fly-Fishing Shop

Thread: 3/0 uni or 140 Ultra Thread
Tail: White Saddle Hackle
Flash:  Crystal Flash any color
Hook: Streamer hook sz #2 - #4/0
Body: Silver or Pearl Braid
Underwing: White Bucktail
Wing: Chartreuse Bucktail
Eyes:  Optional
Head: UV Resin built up over the eyes

June is the Charlie Boy Hopper

Hook: Streamer hook #8-#10  
Thread: Tan 3/0 Monocord
Underbody: Scrap piece of foam
Body:  Tan 2mm piece of foam
Legs:  Brown medium round rubber legs
Wing: Natural Deer Hair

July is the John Montana's Hybrid Carp Fly

Hook: Eagle Claw Octopus style #8-#10
Thread: 70 Denier Rusty Brown
Eyes:  Small black brass eyes
Tail:  Ultra chenille, standard wine
Body: Peacock chenille
Hackle: Pheasant rump, yellow

August is Dostal's Carp Kale

Photo credit Larry Dostal

Hook: Size 4-8 Saltwater Live Bait style hook or Glo-Bug style hook (Tiemco 105)
Thread: Olive 140 Denier UTC
Body: Olive Rabbit Strip (without leather/applied with dubbing loop)
Wing: 1 inch strip of green craft foam (helps track the fly in moving water)
**Special Equipment** A standard 2" Binder Clip (potato chip bag clip will work also)

September is the Muddler Minnow

Hook: Mustad R373NP #10-#4
Thread: 140 Denier waxed
Tail: Mottled Turkey
Body: Flat gold tinsel
Rib: Copper wire
Underwing: Grey squirrel tail
Wing: Mottled turkey
Collar/Head: Deer hair

October is the RS2 Fly

Hook: Straight eye Dry fly hook sz #18- #24
Thread: 6/0 Olive Danville
Tail: Micro fibbets
Body: Superfine Dubbing
Wing: CDC

November is the Yellow Humpy

Photo Credit to Jeremy Clark

Hook:1x Long dry fly hook Sz #16
Thread: 70 Denier yellow
Tail:  Moose Body or Elk hair
Body: 30 UNI-stretch yellow 
Wing: Deer Hair
Thorax: Brown and Grizzly Hackle

December is the Christmas Freestyle Fly

Photo credit to adobe stock photos

Design a fly that is Christmas Themed!  

Be creative and have fun!!