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Fly of the Month – Cammisa’s Stealth Mode

Guest Blogger & Fly Tyer of the Month: Tim Cammisa, www.troutandfeather.com

As tightline nymphing has grown in popularity, the challenge for many (including me!) has been to tie and carry flies that can be applicable to a variety of situations throughout the year. When I first started experimenting with jig nymphs, I stuck with “traditional” patterns that could be slightly modified, then expanded into newer styles; Cammisa’s Stealth Mode was a fly that consistently produced since its inception. Similar to a Lightning Bug, there are some subtle changes that I’ve made, helping the fly to take on a darker, yet still distinct, appearance.

This pattern’s effectiveness relates to its rear hot spot and body material, both of which attempt to grab the fish’s attention.  Hot spots are here to stay, and Glo-Brite can be utilized in different ways.  A rear hot spot simply changes the location and gives the fish a look at something different.  Don’t be afraid to vary the color because my experience has shown that other colors produce (fluorescent orange is a favorite for brown trout).  The holographic UNI-Mylar is a favorite of mine for adding flash to many patterns, i.e. Flashback Pheasant Tail.  Using the material for the body can be a challenge, thus be sure to pull it taut before winding forward.  Finally, I use a drop of head cement over the hot spot for protection, and will even coat the entire body with Solarez Bone Dry before dubbing the thorax. more…

Fly of the Month – Fordice’s Uncle Leo

J. Stockard Pro Tyer and fly fishing guide: Brita Fordice, Bremerton WA, find Brita on Instagram

This fly was designed as a perch fly for bass and lake trout in an eastern Washington lake that I fished frequently when the lakers were in the shallows in the spring and fall. I then found that folks wanted to buy it for bass fishing in the mid-west, and the south. What I love about this fly is the profile. Very few perch patterns hold their shape in the water, and even less have a rounded form that is natural to the fish. This pattern fit the bill, and is a very simple pattern to change up the fiber color and achieve a whole different fish species! more…

Video: How to Tie the Bluegill Belly Bean

Guest Blogger: Paul Beel, J. Stockard Pro Tyer and owner of FrankenFly.

In September of last year J.Stockard Fly Fishing posted my Bluegill Belly Bean as their Fly of the Month. This was the first time I had released the details about the fly. Please refer back to that post to find out even more details about the Bluegill Belly Bean.

In the following video, Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions, shows how to tie my creation and also includes some nice tips while tying. If you haven’t been watching Tim’s videos, you should really treat yourself and start. Tim has been making professional quality tying videos for many years. Check out his YouTube channel for many different types of flies.

          Bluegill Belly Bean
          Hook: 60-degree heavy jig hook (here, a Daiichi 4640), size 6.
          Thread: Light-olive, 8/0 or 70-denier.
          Eyes: Double Pupil Lead Eyes, x-small.
          Tails #1: Root beer Krystal Flash.
          Tail #2: Olive barred clear Chicone’s Micro Crusher Legs.
          Body: Opal olive Estaz, petite.
          Legs: Chicone’s Barred Micro Crusher Legs.
          Head: Light olive Frankendub.