Black Nose Dace bucktail – Fly Recipe

Black nose dace bucktail fly is an imitator of fish

Black Nose Dace bucktail – Fly Recipe

Black Nose Dace bucktailBlack nose dace bucktail fly is an imitator of fish

In 1947, Art Flick’s Streamside Guide listed only one bucktail, the Black-Nose Dace. The Black Nose Dace bucktail copies many species of small baitfish, such as chubs and dace, that have dark lateral lines.

This is a fun fly to fish streamside. Cast out into pockets or rapid tails and strip line as necessary. The Black Nose Dace is also fun to use when site fishing in clear waters when you can watch a trout rise and chase. I enjoy using this fly but frankly for whatever reason the black nose dace is one of the harder flies I tie. For every black nose dace that ties right, one come out ugly.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 3665A or # 38941
Sizes: 4-6-8-10-12

Fly Recipe:

Thread: Black 6/0

Tail: Short stubby red wool or yarn

Body: Flat silver tinsel

Wing – in three layers:
Bottom layer: sparse white bucktail
Middle layer: black dyed squirrel
Top Layer: Brown bucktail

 

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.

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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Adams Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

The Adams is probably the most popular dry fly of all time.

Adams Dry Fly – Fly Recipe

Adams Dry FlyThe Adams is probably the most popular dry fly of all time.

 

The Adams dry fly is one of the most popular flies in the world. The adams dry fly was first tied for Mayfield Pond in Michigan. One summer day in 1922, Charles F. Adams, was fishing the pond when he saw an insect that interested him. When he returned to his hotel, he described it to local fly tier Leonard Halladay who tied what was to become the adams.

The adams is an all around versatile dry fly. It can be used as an imitation for most mayflies and even works well during caddis hatches. If you can tie wings then this adams dry fly pattern is a quick fly to tie. Every spring I make sure there are several in my fly box. My favorite adams dry fly sizes are sizes 12 and 14.

The best hooks for this fly are:

Mustad # 94840, # 94842 or # 94833
10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Fly Dressing:

Thread: Black 8/0

Tail: Brown and grizzly hackle fibers

Body: Muskrat or medium gray dubbing

Wing: Grizzly hackle tips-upright and divided

Hackle: Brown & grizzly hackles, 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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