Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ugga Booga

Hook:  Tiemco 8089 (Size 6)
Thread: Olive Uni
Tail:  Olive Marabou/Green Sili-legs
Body:  Brown/Green Variegated Chenille
Collar:  Smallmouth Fly Box Secret PC
Weight:  Small Nickel Plated Conehead

This is a promising new pattern I am working on using a funky new material I got from an upholstery catalog.  I will continue to make improvements, but this one looks deadly right out of the gates!

I was going to call it the Smallie Siren because the fibers call the smallmouth like the sirens in mythology.  The fibers almost sing!  My son said it "looks like a giant booger," I called it the ugga booga.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Water Squirrel


Hook: Mustad Streamer Hook (Size 2)
Thread: Orange Uni
Tail: Red Squirrel Zonker
Body: Red Squirrel Zonker
Legs: Orange Rubber Legs
Eyes: Plated Dumbbell

This poor squirrel fell victim to my female German Shepherd. A little orange dye and a razor blade and we had some flies.

This is one buggy looking pattern. Nothing to it....on zonker, legs and plated dumbbell eye.

Those city squirrels are good for something!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fabric Fusion

The fly is no big deal, just an all purpose pattern I tie up for smallies and pike.   I do like the Hareline Yak Fur though,,,,cool stuff.

I used Aleene's Fabric Fusion for the head and I have to admit this stuff is great.  Water based, goes on thick and is nice and clear (see below).  I want my son to start fly tying and I don't want him using toxic adhesives.  Fabric Fusion is a very nice alternative to epoxy.  

I picked my bottle up at WalMart for $4.  Check in the fabric section...
Give it a whirl and let me know what you think.