Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Dirty Johnny Video

The Dirty Johnny from Juan Ramirez-Hopper Juan on Vimeo.

Here is my latest creation on the vise.  I am hoping you will all love it and be able to purchase it at fine fly shops in the future.  I studied several awesome current patterns and then tried to blend them all together into one pattern and this is what I liked the best.  It fishes great, looks buggy and can hold a dropper forever.  Other colors I tie and fish are Red/Black, Tan/Brown, Goldenrod/Black, Pink/Lavender & Lavender/Purple.  Take a look here and learn how to tie it.
If you attend the Fly Fishing Rendezvous this weekend in Denver, I will be there tying this and others.  Stop by and check it out.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Fall Fly Fishing Rendezvous

Denver peeps, make sure to stop by and visit this event.  There will be other speakers and vendors to visit also.  I hope to see you there!

Monday, October 5, 2015

BWO Stretch Emerger #24

It's amazing how quickly things change when Mother Nature decides it's time to change.  Just a few weeks ago we were still throwing hoppers and PMDs.  All of a sudden, over a couple of weeks, things changed and the food source went to BWOs and away from hoppers.  So far this Fall, I have been caught off guard with BWO hatches that I didn't have flies small enough.  They were eating a size 24, maybe a size 26 BWO.  Luckly, I have a few flies that small, but not exactly BWO looking.

The pattern listed below is an emerger.  I like fishing emergers before the hatch and even right through it.  Many fish will eat the emerger rather than the dun if presented right in front of their face. This pattern works well when you need a little flash to get the fish's attention.  It's a true guide fly, as it's easy to tie up a bunch.

Hook:  TMC 200R or similar. #18-24.  (#24=Dia-Riki 270)
Thread: Any small thread.  Olive Dun 8/0 used here
Shuck:  Amber Z-lon
Body:  Thread
Dubbing:  Any dry Fly Dubbing.  Trout Hunter Proffesional Dubbing used here.  Olive Brown.
Wing:  Glamour Madera, Pearl. Single strand.
Colors:  Olive, Gray & Brown

Tie in the shuck

Trip the shuck to length. Dub small ball in front of the wing

Tie in a strand of Glamour Madera

Dub another very small bit of dubbing to cover the wraps

Trim thread and whip finish

Trim wing rather short

Finished emerger.  Go fish it!