Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Fly added to Montana Fly Co Line up for 2012

I got the word earlier this week that Montana Fly Co added my Biot Emerger PMD to there 2012 line up. This pattern and the BWO color have been main stys in my box for years.
Material List
Hook: Standard scud hook Size 14 thru 18
Thread: 8/0 pale yellow or cream
Shuck: Amber "Z-lon"
Abdomen: Olive/brown goose biot
Thorax: Pale Yellow UV frogs hair dubbing from MFC
Wing case: Mirage opal Tinsel
Wing case & legs: Flourofibre Shrimp color

Saturday, August 13, 2011

New and Improved DH Hopper

I have been playing around with a couple new modification to the DH Hopper. I had some of the new versions out in the field for testing. The results coming back in are sending more DH Hoppers with the new twist. The fish are eating these up. The change I made was adding CDC to the the thorax region. I used the Magic Tool to achieve this. Then I insert it into a split thread, when you spin the split thread it pulls the dubbing to the center and leaves the CDC out long. Marc Petitjean's Magic Tool is turning out to be one of my favorite tools for tying. Here is a link to his site I match the color of the CDC feather to the under body. The dubbing color is either matched to the under body or the orange.  Here are a few pic's of the new DH Hopper. Give them a try they will not disappoint. I also tie these with out the orange mid body.