Black Gnat Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

The black gnat wet fly is a simple fly to tie. It is a forgiving fly that really does not need exact precison

Black Gnat Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

Black Gnat Wet Fly

The Black Gnat is a traditional wet fly I like to fish whenever the fish are not actively feeding on a hatch and bugs are in the air. It’s very effective when fished in The black gnat wet fly is a simple fly to tie. It is a forgiving fly that really does not need exact precisonthis manner – as a searching fly. Additionally, it is an easy fly to tie. It can easily tied right at stream side if necessary.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad 3906 sizes 10 – 14

Fly Dressing:

Thread: black 6/0

Body: Black chenille

Hackle: Black cock or hen

Tail: Black cock hackle fibers

Wing: Grey Mallars wing quill

 

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

Black Ghost Streamer Fly – Fly Recipe

The black ghost streamer fly is meant to be fished on sinking line within the water column

 

Black Ghost Streamer Fly – Fly Recipe

Black Ghost Streamer Fly

Although versions of the Black Ghost streamer fly were tied as early as 1919, the version used today was first introduced in 1927. A well known taxidermist,

The black ghost streamer fly is meant to be fished on sinking line within the water column

guide, and an accomplished artist and sculptor by the name of Herb Welsh created the black ghost fly pattern around 1927.

The black ghost streamer fly pattern is a must for any person’s tackle box. Fished in lakes, streams or rivers this pattern takes fish. Fished at mid-level in head water or tail water should elicit a strike. Whenever I come across panfish like the pumpkinseed, I like to fish them with flies. The black ghost streamer fly is a great fly to use. Fished below the surface right near schooling fish leads to strikes.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 9575, 3665A or # 94720
Sizes: 4-6-8-10-12 or Tandem Troller 2 & 4

Fly Recipe:

Thread: 3/0 or 6/0 black

Tail: Yellow Hackle Fibers

Body: Black Floss – tappered at both ends and full in the middle

Ribbing: Flat Silver Tinsel

Throat: Sparsely tied yellow hackle fibers

Wing: White saddle hackle or marabou

Cheeks: Jungle cock

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

 

Black and Orange Wet Fly – Fly Tying Fly Recipe

black & orange wet fly is a fantastic wet to fish mid-depth in flowing streams

Black and Orange Wet Fly – Fly Tying Fly Recipe

Black and Orange Wet Flyblack & orange wet fly is a fantastic wet to fish mid-depth in flowing streams

Fish this fly in medium running clear streams. Strip the line to make it attractive. I find this fly good for pan fish as well.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 3399
Sizes: 10 – 20

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0.

Tail: Black Hackle – want a slightly different look tie on Golden pheasant tippets instead.

Rib: Black Floss

Body: Orange Floss

Hackle: Black

Wing: Black – crow quill for the wing. This works well since I am not a crow fan and will shoot them. Never let anything go to waste!!

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

American March Brown Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

American March Brown is supposed to imitate a hatch insect

American March Brown Dry Fly – Fly RecipeAmerican March Brown is supposed to imitate a hatch insect

American March Brown Dry Fly

The American March Brown was developed as an imitation of an early mottled wing mayfly. Preston Jennings originated this pattern, with Art Flick. This is one of the many offshoots of adams dry flies and light cahills.

The American March Brown is an early emerger with a hatch cycle that runs from mid-May until mid-July.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 94840, # 94845 or # 94833
Sizes: 12-14-16-18

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Orange 6/0

Tail: Reddish brown hackle barbs

Body: Tan red fox belly fur – or imitation fur

Wing: Barred wood duck flank

Hackle: Brown and grizzle mixed

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

 

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Adams Wet Fly – Fly Recipe

adams wet fly is a good wet fly for fly fishing a a great addition to your tackle box for regular fishing

Adams Wet Fly – Fly Tying Fly Recipe

Adams Wet Flyadams wet fly is a good wet fly for fly fishing a a great addition to your tackle box for regular fishing

The Adams wet fly will help increase your hook-ups on a given day of wet fly angling. It is a good all-round generic looks-like-a-bug wet fly.I find this a pretty easy fly pattern to tie. The adams wet fly is also a decent fly to fish. When doing regular fishing, I like to use it as a “follower” behind plugs or rapala lures.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 3906 or # 94840
Sizes: 10 – 20

Fly Tying Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0. Gray thread also works.

Tip: Gold tinsel, optional

Tail: Brown and grizzly hen fibers, mixed

Ribbing: None, though optionally, you could use fine gold wire.

Body: Dark gray muskrat or rabbit fur dubbed

Hackle: Brown and grizzly hen – one turn of each

Wing: Grizzly hackle tips, paired facing in, back-to-back as shown

If you like to tie flies like the adams wet fly look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

 

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Black Ant Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

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Black Ant Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

Black Ant Dry FlyThe black ant dry fly is a simple pattern to tie and works well for trout as well as panfish

The black ant pattern has been around for many years. Books I have read indicate the black ant goes back to the early 1800’s but I assume this fly dates back further.

The black ant is an easy fly to tie. There are literally dozens of patterns being tied. In a pinch I have used nothing but black thread and a sparse black hackle. The black ant works well when hatches are not occurring and the trout are active.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 94840, # 94842 or # 94833
Sizes: 12-14-16-18-20

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black

Abdomen: Black beaver dubbed

Thorax: Black beaver dubbed

Legs: Black hackle – tied in middle and sparingly

If you like to tie flies look at our other pages of wet flies, dry flies, nymph flies and streamers for fly tying. These pages offer pictures of fly patterns and provide information regarding fly tying material and the fly recipe for tying on a fly with fly tying know how. These are great flies for fishing and should become part of your fly gear and added to your fly boxes.

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