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The Hook & Hackle Company encourages support of those "Wounded Warriors" who have suffered physical and/or emotional injury as a result of their service to our great country.

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Rose River Farm, Virginia's finest private water trout fishing experience, has just gotten even better. Now in addition to over a mile of private water managed for Trophy Trout (all strictly on the fly and catch and release) they have added luxury rental cabins. As an introductory special ....

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The Hook & Hackle Company highly endorses this fine bonefish, tarpon & permit fishing destination. Our recent visit there exceeded our expectations many times over.

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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!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

 

Alaskabou - Green

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook size 1/0
  • Thread - fl. fire orange floss
  • Wing - fl. green marabou with a few strands each of green flashabou and lime krystal flash all as a large collar surrounding hook
  • Hackle - white with as much base fluff as possible

 

Alaskan Polar Shrimp

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2/0 - 6
  • Thread - fl. fire orange
  • Tail - hot orange hackle fibers
  • Rib - flat gold tinsel
  • Body - fl. fire orange chenille
  • Wing - white calftail with pearl flashabou
  • Hackle - Hot orange with as much base fluff as possible

 

Auckland Humpy

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater hook size 4
  • Thread - black
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wing - pink over white bucktail - long
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

Black Jack

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2/0 - 4
  • Thread - black
  • Body - black diamond braid (metallic braid tinsel)
  • Hackle - black marabou collar

 

Black Marabou

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - green flashabou, butts from body
  • Rib - black thread
  • Body - black green flashabou
  • Collar - silver flashabou over green flashabou

Comments - Replacing flashabou with krystal flash adds even more sparkle to the pattern.

 

Bright Roe

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 6
  • Thread - orange
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - fl. fire-orange chenille
  • Wings - fl. fire-orange egg yarn and orange krystal flash

 

Bristol Bay Matuka

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 6
  • Thread - white
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Wing - Two yellow hackles enveloped by four red hackles (two on each side) all tied down matuka-style
  • Throat - red marabou
  • Hackle - orange and yellow hackle mixed

Comment - This pattern is more effective when fluorescent-dyed feathers are used.

 

Candlefish

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater-lon with straight eye
  • Thread - black
  • Body - silver metallic braid
  • Wings -grey duck quills
  • Hackle - green over white bucktail topped with pearl flashabou

 

Christmas Tree

Adams

  • Hook - standard stainless steel saltwater hook 1/0 - 4
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - orange calf tail and orange krystal flash, long
  • Body - silver diamond braid (metallic braid tinsel)
  • Hackle - orange and yellow, mixed
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

Comet

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - white
  • Tail - orange calf tail and orange krystal flash, long
  • Body - silver diamond braid (metallic braid tinsel)
  • Hackle - orange and yellow, mixed
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

Coho Golden

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater hook sizes 3/0 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - orange polar bear (or subtitute)
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wing - olive over white polar bear with jungle cock body feathers on each side
  • Topping - gold pheasant crest

 

Denali

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - red hackle fibers
  • Body - heavy copper wire
  • Wing - bucktail in layers: silver doctor blue on top and bottom orange in the middle
  • Throat - yellow hackle

 

Flash Fly

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater hook sizes 2 /0- 6
  • Thread - red
  • Tail - silver flashabou
  • Body - silver diamond braid (metallic braid tinsel)
  • Wing - silver over purple flashabou
  • Hackle - red

 

Glo Bug - Orange

Adams

  • Hook - stout glo bug hook sizes 4 - 8
  • Thread - fl orange single strand floss
  • Tail - flame (fire orange) glo bug yarn

Comments - Glo bug yarn is added to hook much in the same way that spun deer hair is added, usually in 3 ads. Alternatively, Krystal eggs (preformed eggs with bits of pearl flashabou protuding) can simply be super-glued onto the hook.

 

Green Weenie

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - fl. green floss
  • Tail - black calftail
  • Body - silver diamond braid (metallic braid tinsel)
  • Shoulder - fl. green chenille
  • Hackle - fl. green hackle
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

 

King's Shrimp

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater hook sizes 4 - 12
  • Thread - fire-orange
  • Tail - orange bucktail long
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Hackle - orange palmered
  • Shellback - bucktail orange

 

Midnight

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater hook sizes 1 - 4
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - black bucktail
  • Rib - oval gold tinsel
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wing - black over white bucktail

 

Orange Boss

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - orange
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - black calftail long
  • Rib - Oval silver tinsel
  • Body - orange chenille
  • Hackle - Black collar style
  • Eyes - silver bead chain

Comments - Black boss is the same except the body is black chenille.

 

Pink Passion

Adams

  • Hook - stainless steel saltwater hook sizes 1/0 - 4
  • Thread - fl. red
  • Body - pearl diamond braid (metallic braid tinsel)
  • Shoulder - fl. red chenille
  • Underhackle - pearl krystal flash
  • Hackle - fl. hot pink

 

Pixies Revenge

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook size 1/0
  • Thread - fl. fire-orange floss
  • Wing - white marabou withwith a little of both silver flashabou and red krystal flash all surrounding hook
  • Hackle - cerise with as much base fluff as possible

 

Popsicle

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 3/0 - 2
  • Thread - fire-orange
  • Tail - fl. orange marabou
  • Mid-hackle - cerise marabou
  • Hackle - purple hackle
  • Flash - gold, electric blue and purple flashabou added at tail and mid-hackle

 

Showgirl

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook size 1/0
  • Thread - fl. orange floss
  • Wing - cerise marabou, purple flashabou with red and pearl krystal flash-all as a large collar surrounding hook
  • Hackle - purple with as much base fluff as possible

 

Spade

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - natural dark deer hair
  • Body - black chenille
  • Hackle - grizzly collar