Nagli Spey Salmon Fly tied by Davie McPhail

Hook: Patriot CS16U/2 Up/Eyed Double size 8
Thread: Uni-8/0 Black
Rib: Silver Wire
Body; Blue Uni-Mylar Tinsel
Under-Wing: Pearl Krystal Flash
Wing: Dyed Black Fox
Spey Hackle: Whit eared Pheasant Dyed Teal Blue and Kingfisher Blue
Front Hackle: Natural Guinea Fowl
Eyes: Jungle cock nail

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Articulated Mouth Full by Alexander Helmicki

Articulated Mouth Full Recipe

Front

Hook: Size 1 Gamakatsu B10S
Tail: Yellow Strung Marabou (palmered) and Speckled Silly Legs
Flash: Copper Flashabou
Body: EP Sparkle Brush Rootbeer
Belly: Magnum Rust Variant Rabbit Strip
Legs: Silly Legs and Flashabou
Wing: Brown Marabou
Head: Clear Cure Goo

Rear

Hook: Size 2/0 TMC 811S
Tail: Yellow Strung Marabou (palmered) and Speckled Silly Legs
Eyes: Barbell
Flash: Copper Flashabou
Body: EP Sparkle Brush Rootbeer
Collar: Yellow Strung Marabou
Belly: Magnum Rust Variant Rabbit Strip
Legs: Silly Legs and Flashabou
Wing: Brown Marabou
Throat: EP Sparkle Brush Rootbeer fibers
Head: Clear Cure Goo

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Sculpin Helmet Bunny by Fly-Carpin

Sculpin Helmet Bunny Recipe

Hook: Tiemco 760SP #4
Thread: UNI 6/0 dark color
Tail: Black barred olive rabbit zonker
Body: Black barred olive rabbit zonker (dubbing loop w/ leather trimmed)
Head: Sculpin Helmet – Olive Small (Flymen Fishing Company)

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The Founding Flies by Mike Valla

The Founding Flies by Mike Valla
The Founding Flies by Mike Valla

The Founding Flies: 43 American Masters: Their Patterns and Influences by Mike Valla

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Mike Valla has penned several books and has come to be known as a trustworthy source for fly tying history. The book is beautifully written and includes 40 chapters covering 43 historically important American fly tyers. Each chapter bring focus to one or two of these masters and highlights their career achievements, milestones and a selection of fly patterns that helped cement their names into modern fly tyer nomenclature.

The book is wonderfully adorned with color photos of the flies and includes pattern recipes for nearly 300 flies. Included among the famous tyer profiles, past and present, are Art Flick, Ray Bergman, Lee Wulff, Don Gapen, Len Halladay, André Puyans, Cal Bird, Lew Oatman, Dave Whitlock and 34 other influential anglers who made their mark in fly tying.

Author: Mike Valla
Format: Hardcover-spiral 320 pages
Publisher: Stackpole/Headwater (August 1, 2013)
ISBN: 0811708330

An excellent review by Bob Petti can be found at Global Fly Fisher

Bullet Head Caddis by Hackles And Wings

Bullet Head Caddis Recipe

Hook: Dry Fly Standard #12-#18
Threads: UNI 8/0 dark brown
Head / Wing: Deer hair stacked
Body: Antron dubbing olive (brown, cream, olives, black)
Thorax: Rabbit dubbing dark olive (match to body darker)

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