Kicking off a little fly bench challenge this week...
Up for a challenge? We've pulled a classic fly pattern and material list from a "vintage" collection of Favorite Northwest Fly Patterns and posted it on the blog. We have no idea what it's supposed to look like, so let see what you come up with... send photos of your efforts so Randy and the Fly Czar can reward the best interpretation.
This week, the "Jack Horner" is your challenge, and here is a clue...When you have tyed a satisfactory Jack Horner, please send a photo to us! Email it to [email protected] Have fun at the tying bench!
Jack Horner or Horner Deer Hair Fly
- Hook: TMC 100 #8-14
- Thread: Danville Black 3/0 Monocord
- Body: Deer Hair
- Shellback: Deer Hair
- Tail: Deer Hair
- Wing: Deer Hair, Divided
- Hackle: Grizzly Saddle Hackle
Hook: TMC 100, Mustad 94845, sizes 6-8
Thread: Black 6/0 prewaxed
Tail: Deer Body Hair
Body: Deer Body Hair
Wing: Deer Body Hair, tips from body
I picked this fly as it was one of my favorites growing up chasing trout on the Deschutes. It can be tyed on smaller hooks as well...
Hook: sz 8-12 3x Fine
Tail: White Bucktail fibres, 10-15
Body: Iron Dun grey wool, medium body
Ribbing: 1 stand Peacock herl, 4 turns
Wings: Barred hackle trip, upright and divided. Wings same length as body.
Hackle: Brown and barred hackle together, 6 turns
Used on most streams. Originally from the Willamette in Oregon, then to other streams.
Hook: Sz 4-8
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers, 8-10
Body: Yellow Chenille, medium
Ribbing: Silver Tinsel, medium, optional
Wing: White Bucktail, length of the body
Hackle: Badger saddle, one to two sizes smaller than average for the hook size,
A sea-run cutthroat fly for Fall fishing on the Toutle and Green Rivers
Hook:Sz 8-12 3x Fine Dry Fly
Tail: Dark Deer Body hair 8-10 strands
Body: Dark Brown Floss, medium-full body
Ribbing: 4-turns Yellow Floss
Wings: Dark Deer Body Hair, Upright and divided
Hackle: Brown, tyed dry
This flies smacks of a combination of March Brown and the nymph. The fly produces well on the Willamette River. For dark day use.
Hook: sz 10-12 3x fine
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers, 6-8
Body: Red Floss, fairly thin
Ribbing: Gold Tinsel, narrow, 4 turns
Wing: White Bucktail over body, or it may be upright and divided
Hackle: Brown, reddish-brown, tied dry
Notes: A very good rainbow trout pattern brought to our attention by Mrs. Everett Griggs III, who is an ardent fly fisherwoman. Have used in eastern Washington. Good usually in August and September.