Friday, December 20, 2013

Easy Two Minute Egg

Egg pattern. I didn't invent this pattern by any means. It's been around. It does catch fish and it is easy to tie. 

While doing my Christmas shopping last evening I noticed these. I have bought them many times before at the local craft stores. These were at a 'big box'. Hint starts with 'W'. They were $1.75 a pack. Can't beat that. Also love the colors.

This pattern catches fish. Some argue it ethical place. I believe it's a fly. Your welcome to your own opinion :)

Not long ago at a show I was showing a friend all the different ways to tie a egg pattern. This by far is the easiest.

Hook: #10 Mustad Egg 
Body: Pom Pom
Thread: 6/0 Pink

Comments welcome :)

Dedicated to my son. I love you.

Friday, December 13, 2013

San Juan Trash Worm

I found 4 spools of yarn while 'picking' one day. White, red, green, and yellow. The lady had had her fill of yard selling. I got them cheap. She didn't want to carry them back home I think.. Here's a take on a really reliable pattern with a Trash Fly twist.

Hook: #14 Nymph
Body: Red Yarn Fiber

Comments appreciated.

Dedicated to my son. I love you.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cat Toy Flashback Hares Ear (CTFHE)

I was walking through the local dollar store looking for some snack and sodas. trying to avoid the grocery store. I never seem to get in and out very quickly at the grocery or on budget. As I walked to the end of a isle with my sodas and sweets I glanced at the pet supply rack. Noticed a really odd looking cat toy with the coloring and texture of a real rabbit. Now that caught my eye. (pun intended). after picking it up and I noticed it was made of strips of wide rabbit skin. Couldn't beat the price. After adding it to my treasures headed on home.

Figured that I could cut the hair from it and then pitch the hairless carcass. After inspection I noticed it was glued to a plastic mouse like form and some of the skin was loss at the seams. A little tug and it peeled off like a orange. For some reason I felt better not saving a a fake mouse to make flies.

The fur was a lot of guard hairs and a fluffy under fur. Likely not one of our local field rabbit. I was still enthusiastic about my cheap stash of material. So then I tried some Hares Ears as pictured below.

Cat Toy Flash-Back Hares Ear


Hook: Mustad #14 2x Nymph Hook
Tail, thorax and abdomen: Hair from a Hare cover cat toy.
Bead: med brass
Wing-case: Chip bag silver side showing

I like it and am going to tie more. What do you all think? Comments welcome.

Dedicated to my son. I love you :)

Friday, December 6, 2013