So looking for some great Christmas presents for that flyfishermen in your life? Better yet, your significant other looking for ideas for you this holiday season? Look no further folks, I have compiled 4 different selections of some of my favorites flies that should hit on just about any of your tastes. There are however limited quantities of all of these bad boys, so get on them fast as once they're gone they're gone, and a couple are already spoken for. As always, all bugs are spun by yours truly and each selection comes with a most applicable fly box, boxes that I use and endorse.
So enough of the small talk, here’s what’s up for grabs, I am sure you're all eager to find out.
The first selection is for that mixed bag nymph and streamer fisherman, with a healthy dozen of some of my favorites. If you’re a seasoned dredger or a first time to the subsurface game, this selection has a some of what I’d term medium to larger nymphs and smaller sized streamers to get you started. This set up comes with a Tacky Big Bug Box and ample space to add in some more bugs or smaller streamers at your leisure. Here’s what you get:
Tacky Big Bug Box:
2 gold shimmer stones
2 brown shimmer stones
2 rats nests
2 woven mayflies
2 micro picks
2 mini ice picks
Price: $75.00 shipping included for out state residents, CT residents $79.76 with sales tax included. **ONLY 5 LEFT**
The second selection is for the diehard nympher. This particular selection includes 18 flies that cover a wide spectrum of nymphs both hatch specific, attractor, weighted anchor and unweighted. The box consists of small to medium sized nymphs all packaged up in a Tacky Original box that with the 18 flies included still has 150 slots for more nymphs, dries or wets of your liking. Here is the bug rundown:
Tacky Original Box:
2 bright green classified caddis
2 tan classified caddis
2 brown DDT nymphs
2 brown Micro Stones
2 Green Rock Candy larva
2 Olive Rock Candy Larva
2 brown quill bodied jigs
2 olive quill bodied jigs
Price: $75.00 shipping included for out state residents, CT residents $79.76 with sales tax included. **ONLY 1 LEFT!**
The third selection is for the dry fly only crowds. This particular selection includes 18 flies that cover a wide spectrum of hatches that can be fished not only locally but afar. The flies selected are medium to smaller flies across all 4 major types of trout foods (mayflies, caddis, stoneflies and midges). This selection is housed in the all new Tacky Dry Fly Box that holds a whopping 199 total flies. So even with the 18 you get you still have room for 181 more flies before she’s full! Here is the bug rundown:
Tacky Dry Fly Box:
2 green RF caddis
2 tan RF caddis
2 olive RF caddis
2 grey shucked up emergers
2 bwo shucked up emergers
2 sulfur shucked up emergers
2 black bunny midges
2 olive bunny midges
2 brown dust bunny stones
Price: $75.00 shipping included for out state residents, CT residents $79.76 with sales tax included. **ONLY 4 LEFT!**
The fourth and final selection is for the streamer slingers exclusively. This particular selection includes 12 of my better known streamers, 6 single hook and 6 articulated to round out a nice selection. This particular group of “meat” is housed in the ever popular Bugger Beast Junior and has plenty more room to throw a bunch more big fish catching streamers. Here is the rundown:
Bugger Beast Junior:
2 headbangers, 1 olive/black and 1 fiery brown
2 masked avengers, 1 yellow, 1 black/purple
2 articulated ice picks, 1 white, 1 ginger
2 realistic baitfish, 1 tan, 1 white
2 ice picks, 1 yellow and 1 grizzly
2 cellar dwellers, 1 olive, 1 chartreuse/yellow
Price: $100.00 shipping included for out state residents, CT residents $106.35 with sales tax included. **ONLY 1 LEFT!**
For all of you out there who don’t need bugs, I always have copies of my Book on hand and ready to be personalized for your favorite flyfishermen as well. The books are $29.95 plus shipping which typically puts them around $34.00 out the door with standard shipping. You can buy them on Amazon, but you can’t get them signed and personalized so here’s the place to get your loved one a copy.
If you missed the livefeed last night and wanna cut out the fluff so to speak. You do not have to watch the livefeed over again if it is too long for your tastes. To save you from that, I uploaded the tying sequence into the vimeo channel and you can watch it below. Enjoy and happy tying!
This week for our live feed session I will be tying a fly you haven’t seen me tie yet. Now hold up there before you all go losing your minds on me, I’m just going to let you know I didn’t reinvent the wheel here. Although I do tie some complex flies from time to time, I prefer to tie and fish rather simple patterns when ever I can. Maybe my years guiding cemented this idea, but whatever it was I can lay a bet most of you out there would rather spend less time tying flies and more time fishing. Sound about right?
Well this weeks fly should suit you well if that’s the case, and oh by the way it is a saltwater based pattern, but with a hook change you could easily toss this guy in a freshwater environment. The silly rabbit streamer is nothing more than the title states; another silly (as in easy) version of a rabbit streamer, bonito bunny, zonker, or whatever you want to call it. All I have really done is taken the time to show you a rather quick way to make a relatively foul-proof rabbit streamer using a couple of different materials aside from the obvious rabbit strip. And the beautiful thing about this little guy is you won’t feel so bad if you donate a few to Poseidon or some old rusty shipwreck when you're out there parting the sea on your buddies boat.
So, that being said, join me this Wednesday 11/09/16 at 9:00 PM Eastern time as I tie up a couple of my favorite variations of the Silly Rabbit Streamer. You read that correctly, I said a couple (that means 2 or more if you know me ) Just so you all know, this will be the last Wednesday Live Feed, after this week my good friend Mike Schmidt and I will be alternating Tuesdays from here on out. So tune in, bring your questions and sip your favorite beverage of choice.
Silly Rabbit Streamer Recipe
Hook: Partridge Patriot Stinger size 1,2. or Gamakatsu SC15
Thread: Veevus 140 Powerthread Black
Wing: 1/8” Rabbit Strip
Foulguard: 20 pound mono
Collar: EP Minnow Head Brush
Head: #4 Fishmask with Living Eyes
Flash (optional) Holographic Flashabou, Crystal Flash, Mirage Flashabou. Whatever your heart desires.