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Fly of the Month 2015

December 2015

“Rene’ Harrops’ Baetis Nymph” by Lou DiGena


Hook: TMC 200R Size 18 - 22
Thread: 8/0 Olive or Brown
Tail: Lemon Wood Duck Flank or Dyed Mallard Wood Duck
Abdomen: Brown Olive Dubbing
Ribbing: Fine Copper Wire
Wing Case: Black or Brown Marabou
Legs: Brown Partridge
Thorax: Brown Olive Dubbing

Rene’ Harrops’ Baetis Nymph is a time tested Beatis pattern that uses natural materials that make this pattern breath in the water. Use it in your team of flies this winter as your point fly. Remember to swing and lift at the end of your drift to imitate the natural swimming to the surface and hold on.

September 2015

Stillwater Leech by Ron Ruskai

Stillwater Leech

Head: Black Bead
Hook: Mustad 9672 #6 - 12
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Black Marabou with 2 strands of Red Crystal Flash
Body: Black Dubbing
Hackle: Black or Dark Brown Hen Hackle
Underwing: Wood Duck

Try this fly on Trout or Bass when fishing lakes or ponds.

June 2015

Little Yellow Stonefly by Ron Ruskai

Little Yellow Stonefly

Hook: 14 - 16 Dry Fly
Thread: Yellow 8/0
Tail: Deer Hair tied Short
Tag: Red Floss
Body: Yellow Dubbing
Hackle: Grizzly
Wing: White Calf Tail

Great early morning or late day fly for May and June.

May 2015

Caddis Dry by Ron Ruskai


Hook: 14 - 16 Dry Fly
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Olive Dubbing
Hackle: Grizzly, Palmered Over Body
Under Wing: Wood Duck
Over Wing: 2 White Goose Biots
Head: Medium Brown Hackle

Tiers Note: This is a Pennsylvania pattern from the northeast side. Great small stream fly in the spring and fall.

March 2015

The Thief by Ron Ruskai

The Thief

Hook: Mustad 3665A #2 - #12
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Red Duck Quill
Body: Silver Mylar
Wing: Grey Squirrel Tail, past tail; on each side - Turkey Tail Feather
Head: Black Chenille

Try this streamer, size 10, on the Black River or size 6 on the Big Lakes. It was developed by Dan Gapen for bass and crappie fishing. Dan is the son of Don Gappen, who came up with the Muddler Minnow.

February 2015

Beaverkill 2 Tone Caddis by Ron Ruskai

Beaverkill 2 Tone Caddis

Hook: Dry Fly, size 12-16
Thread: Black 8/0
Body: Light Gray Uni Stretch
Thorax: Orange Uni Stretch
Hackle: Ginger Palmer Body
Wing: Elk Hair

January 2015

Jenning's Stone Fly Creeper by Lou DiGena

Jennings StoneFly Creeper

Hook: 200R or 3X long nymph hook
Size: 6 – 8
Weight: .020 Lead Free Wire (Traditionaly tied without weight.)
Thread: Primrose or Brown 6/0
Tail: 2 Barbs from cock pheasant tail feather, tied long
Body: Amber Seal Fur, or synthetic substitute
Rib: Brown Floss (Optional)
Wing: Widgeon flank feather, tied flat over back (You may Substitute Teal or Wood Duck flank feather)
Legs: Grizzly cock's hackle, soft