This is one of my favorite and most productive small stream flies. It is basically just the standard CDC and Elk fly, but I use a dark deer hair instead of the normal bleached elk hair and add a bright post and some flash to the fly.
The below is some incredible photos of baby trout leaping out of the water to catch insects.Wildlife photographer Kim Taylor trained the fish in his studio to leap after bugs that he dangled above them. Once he got it right he took these pictures of them and then combined it with background photos of rivers and streams. The photos might be manipulated but they are still incredible.
This is a little mayfly that I have been tying to imitate the black Mayflies that hatch on our rivers. They are tied on a Dohiku dry fly hook, have a body made from Hends body Quill in black with a yellow rib. Both flies as below has a wing of Snowshoe rabbit fur, but the bottom one has some additional black hackle around the wing and the wing is a bit thinner. Both also have some CDC dubbing around the thorax.
Received my stock of Tubeology kits today. Got me in the mood to tie a fly despite the muggy weather. This is the first one of the vice. I will do a full review on these kits soon, just need to play around with it a bit.
Things have been awfully quite here on the blog lately. With high temperatures and low rivers I haven't been doing any fishing at all. Even the nights have been freakishly warm so I haven't tied much either.
This is just a post to let you all know (or the 2 of you that emailed me and actually check in from time to time) that I am still here. For your dedication I have added three poorly Photoshopped photo's from my last trip in December 2010.
Hopefully I will be able to share something meaningful with you soon.