Triple Treat Pike Fly by Ulf Hagström

Triple Treat Pike Fly Recipe
Hook: CS86 Universal Predator Hook X 4/0
Thread: Veevus GSP 100 denier
Tail: Yellow nayat hair, yellow flash and green dyed grizzly saddle hackle
Rear Body: Chartreuse bucktail, chartreuse green nayat, green dyed grizzly saddle hackle and pearl lateral scale flashabou
Front shank: 35mm articulated shank
Front body: Chartreuse bucktail, bright green nayat, yellow flash and highlander green nayat
Head: Black nayat
Eye: 15mm 3d moulded eye

Nayat can be found at one of our favourite retails of natural hairs, Foxy Tails.

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Snowshoe Rabbit Foot

Snowshoe Rabbit Feet

Snowshoe Rabbit Feet

Snowshoe Rabbit Foot

Rabbit’s Foot or Snowshoe Hare Foot is a durable and versatile material for dry flies, emerges and nymphs. The hair from the feet is naturally water repellant and provides some natural buoyancy to flies tied with it. The hair can be used for wings, tails shucks and dubbing. Like many body hairs, the feet have an underfur which makes for an excellent dubbing. You simply clip a section of hair off the foot pad and pull or comb out the underfur to save for future use. The hair is also somewhat transparent in the water, allowing the light to glint off the strands of errant hair.

The most famous use of the foot hair likely comes from Fran Betters’ The Usual. The fly is simple and created from just snowshoe hare, thread and a hook. A clump of hair is tied in as a wing over the hook eye, and another tied in as a tail and then dubbed with the collected underfur. The dubbing can be short and wiry, but gives an ideal buggy look to the fly.

The natural colour of the hair will depend on when the animal was harvested. Winter hare’s will have white or cream hair while those taken in warmer months will have buff to darker brown hair. You can also find a number of dyed colours available from supplies like Hareline and Superfly which can be duns, olives, browns, sulphur and even some more exotic bright colours can be found. They are normally sold as a pair, but some sellers only list single feet.

Hen Saddle Matuka by Mike Lawson

Hen Saddle Matuka Fly Recipe

Hook: Tiemco 5263 #2
Thread: 3/0 Monocord
Eyes: Lead barbell eyes
Rib: Ultra Wire red medium
Body: Lifecycle dubbing nymph cream and red
Wing: 4 olive grizzly hen saddle feathers (stripped on body side)
Flash: Pearl crystal flash
Collar: Olive grizzly hen saddle

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Pattegrisen (The pink piglet spey) by FlyTying.EU

Pattegrisen Fly Recipe

Hook: Partidge CS54
Thread: Pink 6/0 UNI
Weight: Non-lead wire 8-10 wraps 0.030
Mouth: Hungarian partridge
Feelers: Shrimp pink Whiting Spey hackle and pearl shrimp crystal flash
Eyes: Easy Shrimp Eyes – Black
Ribbing: Silver wire
Hackle: Shrimp pink Whiting Spey hackle
Body: Dubbing looped SLF shell pink

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CATCH’s Bug Eyed Bugger by CatchFlyFishing

CATCH’s Bug Eyed Bugger Fly Recipe

Rear section
Hook: Dai Riki 810 Bass hook
Thread: Brown 210 denier
Tail: Yellow and brown marabou
Body: Rootbeer Estaz
Rib: Copper brown wire brassie size
Hackle: Yellow and brown schlappen

Front section
Shank: Flymen short articulated shank
Thread: Brown 210 denier
Rib: Copper brown wire brassie size
Hackle: Yellow and brown schlappen
Legs: Barred gold and brown rubber hackle
Collar: Brown rabbit hair (dubbing loop)
Head: Fish mask (Flymen Fishing Co.) with 3D eyes

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The Pink Spade by Canadain Tube Flies

Pink Spade Fly Recipe

Tube: Heavy bottle tube and long liner tube
Thread: Fire orange 6/0
Bottle Butt: fire orange thread sealed
Body: Purple seal dubbing
Collar: Pink mallard
Wing: Crystal fox dyed pink (black tips) and purple holographic Flashabou and pink burnt ostrich herl
Cheek: Jungle cock spade (body) feather
Eyes: Jungle cock nail

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