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Nora's colorful artwork just blow's me away! Best known for her watercolors, Nora has spent time painting on location all over the U.S.

 

I recently purchased a couple of prints from her Rich Pool Series which have become instant favorites!

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From time to time, we will feature different folks who are making a difference to fly fishing, conservation, outdoor art, helping others & so on. We welcome your suggestions for this column.


Peter C. Thompson, artist, writer, fly fisher & conservationist is our current feature.

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The USA Youth Fly Fishing Team is a carefully selected group of young anglers from across the United States

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Pacific Salmon Fly Recipes!

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Black Bear Green Butt

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 4 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - black hackle fibers
  • Butt - fluorescent green wool
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - black wool yarn
  • Wings - black bear hair
  • Hackle - black hen or soft rooster tied beard style

 

Black Fairy

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - oval gold tinsel
  • Tip - golden yellow floss
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - black seal fur
  • Wings - bronze mallard shoulder
  • Hackle - black hen or soft rooster, beard style.

 

Blue Charm

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - black floss
  • Throat - silver doctor blue hackle
  • Wings - bronze mallard flank
  • Overwing - teal flank
  • Topping - gold pheasant crest
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Butterfly

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 6 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - red hackle fibers
  • Butt - fl. green wool
  • Body - peacock herl
  • Wings - white calftail
  • Hackle - brown

 

Cosseboom

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - red
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - medium olive floss short
  • Rib - flat silver tinsel
  • Body - medium olive floss
  • Wings - grey squirrel tail
  • Hackle - yellow hackle (collar)

 

Fiery Brown

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 3/0 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Tip - claret floss
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - fiery brown seal fur (or antron)
  • Hackle - light fiery brown palmered from second turn of tinsel
  • Wings - underwing - gold pheasant tippets. Overwing of bronze mallard flank

 

General Practitioner

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon wet streamer sizes 3/0 - 2
  • Thread - fire orange
  • Tail - hot orange bucktail mixed with golden pheasant (red) breast
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - hot orange seal fur
  • Wings -in layers - lower:gold pheasant breast, and tippet cut in V to shape eyes, upper:two gold pheasant breast feathers
  • Hackle - hot orange palmered from tail

Comments - Seals fur may be substituted with antron or any other seals fur substitute. This is a very vivid attractor.

 

Green Peacock

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - light blue floss
  • Throat - light blue hackle
  • Wings - peacock sword fibers

 

Haggis

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - black floss
  • Throat - yellow hackle fluff
  • Wings -black bear hair

 

Halfstone

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - rear half yellow seal, front half balck seal (antron may be substituted)
  • Wings - grey squirrel tail, short
  • Hackle - black

 

Jeannie

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 3/0 - 2
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - rear third yellow floss, remainder black floss
  • Throat - black hackle
  • Wings - bronze mallard flank
  • Cheeks - jungle cosk eyes (optional)

 

Kate

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - crimson floss
  • Wings - golden pheasant tippet veiled by bronze mallard flank
  • Hackle - crimson palmered
  • Throat - lemon yellow hackle

 

Laxa Blue

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Tip - fl. orange floss
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Butt - black ostrich herl
  • Rib - flat silver tinsel
  • Body - bright blue floss
  • Throat - light blue hackle
  • Wings -bright blue calftail

 

Logie

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - rear half yellow floss, front half claret floss
  • Throat - light blue hackle
  • Wings -fox squirrel tail over dyed yellow squirrel tail

 

March Brown

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 12
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Tail - brown partridge fibers
  • Rib - foval gold tinsel
  • Body - rear 1/3 yellow wool, rest hare's ear fur
  • Throat - brown partridge hackle
  • Wing - hen pheasant tail

 

Night Hawk

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - red
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Tip - yellow floss
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest with a few short blue hackle fibers
  • Butt - fl. red floss
  • Rib - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Throat - black
  • Wings - black bear hair

 

Pass Lake

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 8- 12
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - brown hackle fibers
  • Body - black chenille
  • Wings - white calf tail
  • Hackle - brown

 

Orange Blossom

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2/0 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval
  • Tip - yellow flosssilver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - rear 1/2 embossed silver tinsel, front 1/2 yellow seal fur
  • Wings - light brown bucktail
  • Hackle - hot orange (collar)

 

Roger's Fancy

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Tip - fl. green floss
  • Tail - peacock sword fibers, short
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - bright green seal's fur
  • Throat - bright green hackle over yellow hackle
  • Wings - grey fox guard hair

 

Rusty Rat

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - red
  • Tag - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Tail - peacock sword fibers, short
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - rear - 1/2 yellow floss, front 1/2 - peacock herl
  • Veil - yellow floss at body joint back to tail
  • Wings - grey fox guard hair
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)
  • Hackle - soft grizzly - collar style

Comments - Mongoose guard hair or woodchuck guard hair can be substitutes for grey squirrel guard hair.

 

Silver Blue

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 4 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Throat - light blue hackle
  • Wings - barred teal flank

 

Silver Downeaster

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Butt - black ostrich herl
  • Rib - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wings - fitch tail guard hairs
  • Hackle - hot orange hen or soft rooster

Comments - According to the pattern's originator (Phil Foster of Farmington Maine), the correct substitute for the fitch tail guard hair wing is guard hairs from the tail of the English red squirrel. For smaller flies the guard hairs from the US pine or small red squirrel tail would do (not the fox squirrel).

 

Thunder and Lightning

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 3/0 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Tip - yellow floss
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Butt - black ostrich herl
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - black floss
  • Hackle - hot orange, palmered from second turn of floss
  • Throat - dyed blue guinea hackle
  • Wings - bronze mallard shoulder
  • Topping - gold pheasant crest
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

Undertaker

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 10
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine flat gold tinsel
  • Butt - rear half fl. green floss, front half fl. orange floss
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - peacock herl
  • Throat - black hackle
  • Wings - black bear hair
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)