2023 Fly of the Month

 2023 Fly of the Month List


January is the Bead-head Pheasant Tail Nymph

Photo Credit by Tammy Goodwater

Recipe / Materials List

  • Hook: Favorite 1xl - 2xl Nymph/Wet (sizes 10 - 18)

  • Bead: Gold Cyclops Eyes or Tungsten (appropriately sized)

  • Underbody: Round Lead Wire or Non-Toxic Substitute

  • Thread: 6/0 Danville's 70d Flymaster (or similar)

  • Tail: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers

  • Rib: UTC Ultra-Wire (size/color of choice)

  • Abdomen: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fiber

  • Thorax: Peacock Herl (3 or 4 strands, twisted)

  • Wingcase: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers

  • Legs: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Fibers (tips)

Tying Instructions



February is the Puget Bug Fly


Photo Credit by Tammy Goodwater


Recipe/List materials

 

  • hook - Dai Riki 280 #10

  • thread - Danville 6/0 black

  • tail - goose biots natural

  • abdomen - moose mane one light/one dark

  • thorax - peacock herl

  • hackle - partridge









March is Galloup's Peanut Envy Fly


Photo Credit by Tammy Goodwater


Recipe/List materials

 

  • Rear Hook: Daiichi 2460 #4

  • Tail: Olive Marabou

  • Flash in Tail: Copper Flashabou

  • Body: Olive Ice Dub

  • Hackle: Olive Grizzly Variant Schlappen or Saddle

  • Rib: Brassie Sz. Copper Ultra Wire

  • Legs: Golden Yellow/Pearl Flake Barred Crazy Legs

  • Wing: Olive Marabou


  • Connection: AFW Surflon Micro Ultra Wire - 19 Strand

  • Bead: 1 Glass Bead


  • Front Hook: Daiichi 2460 #1

  • Skirt: Aftershaft of Olive Grizzly Variant Schlappen or saddle or olive marabou

  • Body: Olive Ice Dub

  • Rib: Brassie Sz. Copper Ultra Wire

  • Hackle: Olive Grizzly Variant Schlappen or saddle

  • Legs: Golden Yellow/Pearl Flake barred crazy legs

  • Wing: Olive Marabou

  • Rear Head: Olive Ice Dub

  • Head: Large Black Nickel Brass Conehead









April is the Balanced Leech


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Ahrex #8

  • Bead: 5/32" Black Cyclops Bead

  • Pin: 3/4" Sequin Pin or small nail

  • Thread: 6/0 Olive Veevus

  • Tail: Olive Blood Quill Marabou

  • Flash: 2 Strands of Micro Pearl Flashabou

  • Body: Olive Grey Arizona Simi Seal Dubbing


Tying Instructions






May is the Marabou Damsel Fly


Photo Credit by Tammy Goodwater



Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Tiemco 200R #10

  • Tail and Body: Golden Olive Blood Marabou

  • Rib: Brassie Copper Color

 

Tying Instructions by Rocky Mountain Fly Design




June is Cheech’s Low-Fat Minnow


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Allen MP002 #1

  • Thread: UTC 70 Denier, FL Fire Orange

  • Body: Lemon Yellow and Olive Marabou

  • Underbody: Olive Chenille Med

  • Head: Bruiser Blend Dubbing, Brown Olive and Canary

  • Eye: MFC Fishlze Blue Steel, 6mm

 

Tying Instructions by Fly Fish Food




July is Barr’s Slumpbuster Fly


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Tiemco 5262 #4

  • Cone: Large Silver Tungsten Conehead

  • Thread: Black 6/0 UNI

  • Tail: Black Pine Squirrel Zonker Strip

  • Body: Blue Sparkle Braid

  • Rib: Blue Brassie Wire

  • Collor: Black Pine Squirrel Zonker Strip

 

Tying Instructions by Charlie's Fly Box




August is Lefty’s Deceiver Fly


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Tiemco 811S #4/0-#2/0

  • Thread: UNI 3/0

  • Tail: Strung Chinese Saddle Hackle Feathers

  • Abdomen: Flat Diamond Braid in Pearl

  • Body Bottom: White Bucktail

  • Body(Top): Blue Bucktail

  • Flash: Krystal Flash in Dark Blue, Silver, and/or Rainbow

  • Wing: Peacock Herl

  • Gills: Red Krystal Flash or Marabou

  • Head: 3/0 Blue Tying Thread

  • Eyes: Stick in Pupil Eyes

  • Glue: UV Resin

 

Tying Instructions by Charlie's Fly Box




September is the Miyawaki Beach Popper


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Straight Eye Size #2- #6 Coho or Octopus Hook

  • Thread: Whatever is in your bobbin

  • Tail: 2 Grizzly Hackles, 2 Strands of Silver Holographic Flashabou, and 3 Strands of Rainbow Pearl Krystal Flash

  • Wing: Superfly Whiet Icelandic Sheep, Superfly Olive Icelandic Sheep, 3-5 Strands of Peacock Herl

  • Head: Rainy’s Mini Me Pop Size Small (Coho), Rainey’s Pee-Wee Pop(Cutthroat)

 

Tying Instructions by Friday Night Flies




October is the Orange Stimulator


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Mustad C53S #6

  • Thread: GSP 100 Diener

  • Tail: Deer Hair Natural

  • Rib: Fine Copper Wire

  • Body: Orange Floss and Badger color Saddle Hackle

  • Wing: Deer Hair Natural

  • Under Wing: Orange Dubbing

  • Collar: 1 Black and 1 Brown Saddle Hackle Feathers


Tying Instructions by The Feather Bender




November is the Borski Slider Fly


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Recipe/List materials

 

  • Hook: Tiemco 811s #02 - 08

  • Thread: Tan UTC 140

  • Eyes: Medium Painted Lead Eyes

  • Tail: Tan Craft Fur

  • Flash: Pearl Krystal Flash

  • Body: Brown Strung Hackle

  • Head: Deer Hair

 

 

Tying Instructions by InTheRiffle




December is the Holiday Freestyle Fly