Author Archives: Copperfly

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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White Marabou Muddler Streamer tied by Masi Perhokalastajatnet

White Marabou Muddler Streamer Recipe

Hook: Ken Sawada LD2 #2
Threads: Benecchi and Lagartun xx-strong 50D
Tail: White calf tail
Rib: silver oval tinsel
Body: Whitlock’s SLF light (cream)
Throat: Whitlock’s SLF red
Wing: Grizzly hackle, micro flashabou, white marabou, black marabou
Head: Deer hair spun and clipped to shape

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CP’s Caddis Larva by Carl Pennington

Hook: MFC#7045 Size 14 thru 18
Bead: Black to match size of hook
Thread: 8/0 Light Olive – 8/0 black
Abdomen:MFC Wonder Wrap Caddis Green
Rib: X-SM UTC Green Wire
Wingcase 1: Black Holographic Tinsel
Wingcase 2: Black Flouro Fibre
Thorax: SLF Prism Dubbing
Legs: Black Flouro Fibre

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Stimulator Dry Fly by InTheRiffle

Hook: 3xl Dry fly hook or curved dry hook 8 – 16
Thread: Orange 6/0
Tail: Light or bleached elk or deer hair
Rib: Fine copper wire
Body: Burnt orange rabbit dubbing
Body Hackle: Grizzly dyed brown dry fly hackle
Wing: Light or bleached elk or deer hair
Thorax: Pale morning dun dubbing
Hackle: Grizzly dyed brown dry fly hackle
Head: Orange

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UNI Products 6/0 Fly Tying Thread

UNI Products 6/0 Fly Tying Thread
UNI Products 6/0 Fly Tying Thread

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UNI Products 6/0 Fly thread is a general purpose fly tying thread and is ideal for tying flies for many species of freshwater and saltwater fish species. The thread has a denier of 135 and is available in both waxed or unwaxed finishes. The fly tying thread can be found in 25 colors, enough choice to match most situations, and comes wound on either 50 yard or 200 yard spools. The thread may be used for basic fly tying, or on smaller flies, it can be used as a body material. It has a 33oz. rated breaking strength which is strong for its diameter.

Available colors are: Black, Camel, Doctor Blue, Green, Gray, Iron Gray, Dark Brown, Light Blue, Light Cahill, Olive, Olive Dun, Orange, Pink, Purple, Royal Blue, Rusty Dun, Red, Fire Orange, Rusty Brown, Tan, White, Wine, Yellow, Chartreuse and Light Olive.