Happy St. Patrick’s day from the Fly Fusion staff. Though we recognize the many traditions used to celebrate the Irish festive day in March, just in case you want to add another to the list, here’s a recipe for Krueger’s Olive Sculp Gulp. Tie one on…your vice!
Krueger’s Olive Sculp Gulp by Chris Krueger
Hook: Daiichi 2461, #2-6
Thread: 140 denier, olive
Eyes: Pseudo Eyes, black nickel/yellow, large
Tail: MFC BuggerBou, Rickard’s sculpin olive
Outer Tail: Grizzly Mini Marabou, olive
Body: UV Polar Chenille, olive and copper
Collar: Guinea, olive
Legs: Grizzly Flutter Legs, olive
Head: Pseudo Hair, olive, barred with brown Prismacolor marker
Author Jacques Héroux’s new book Atlantic Salmon Flies brings together exquisite examples of nearly 300 salmon flies, tied by some of the best fly tiers and fishers in North America.
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What do a coffee grinder, a hairdryer and a tying vise have in common? If you answered, “Absolutely nothing,” then prior to watching Davie McPhail’s tying video below, you’d be naively correct. Once you’ve viewed the video, you’ll realize everything around the house is potentially a useful fly-tying tool. Nice work Davie!
One way of beating the winter cold is to sit at the vice start tying patterns to fill up the summer dry-fly box. In this video, Al Ritt, Fly Fusion’s tying editor demonstrates how to tie a hybrid pattern of sorts. The ARF Humpulator is a buoyant upgrade on the classic Stimulator.
Recipe for the ARF Humpulator (Yellow):
Hook: Daiichi 1280 sz 6 through 10
Tail: Calf Tail, Tan
Back: 2mm Tan Foam
Abdomen: Poly Yarn, Yellow
Rib: Hackle, Brown (1/2 to 2/3 the hook gap)
Underwing: Mirage Flash
Wing: Widow’s Web, Tan
Hi-Vis Spot: Para Post Yarn, Fluorescent Orange
Thorax: Ice Dub, Golden Brown
Hackle: Grizzly Dyed Golden Brown
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