After a warm Indian Summer that proved to be hotter than most (all?) of August, we’re finally getting fall temps the past two days. Here are the flies from the vice this month – some fun experimentation on patterns, nothing earth-shattering.
This month was heavy on sculpin and crayfish patterns – some standbys, some new ones. There was even some dabbling in some patterns from Greg Senyo’s book, Fusion Fly Tying, even though I’m not planning on going for steelhead anytime soon. (It’s not just about steelhead patterns – the flies in there work for a number of species!)
Here’s what we have from the vice:
Senyo’s Trout Tantrum (essentially a brace of wet flies for swinging)
Lightweight Carp Bitters.
Freshwater-colored Crazy Charlies.
Midweight Carp Bitters
Mixed Media crayfish.
Tungsten Carp Bitters
Sculpin helmet experiements.
My take on Brammer’s Cat Nip.
Headbangers for the personal stash.
The other half of the Headbangers for TCO Fly Shop.
Chowtime Sculpin, totally synthetic and designed for swinging.
Another take on Brammer’s Cat Nip
Some size 8 jigged crayfish for getting down deep.
My take on a Jawbreaker streamer.
Some cranefly jig patterns.
Schultzy’s Swingin’ D 2.0 with a Surface Seducer foam head.
Senyo’s Flow Rider in somewhat sculpin-esque colors.
Lynch’s Mini D&D with a Surface Seducer foam head.