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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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Steelhead Fly Recipes!

Your source for flyfishing and flycraft resources since 1975.

 

Autumn Gold

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - hot orange hackle fibers
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - antique gold seal fur or goat fur
  • Hackle - hot orange
  • Wing - white polar bear or bucktail
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Bella Cooler Bomber

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 6
  • Thread - fl. fire-orange
  • Tail - fl. orange nylon tow (egg yarn) short
  • Rib - fine flat silver tinsel
  • Body - fl. yellow chenille
  • Wings - fl. orange nylon tow (egg yarn) with pearl flashabou on the sides

 

Black and Golden

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8 (pattern originally calls for an Alec Jackson Spey hook which is not generally available)
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - golden pheasant crest feather
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - black goat dubbing (or antron)
  • Wings - gold pheasant rump feather
  • Hackle - natural guinea hackle beard

 

Brown Heron

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 2
  • Thread - red
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - rear 2/3 fl. orange floss, remainder fl. orange goat dubbing
  • Hackle - grey heron hackle
  • Throat - teal flank
  • Wing - bronze mallard shoulder

Comments - Orange ram's wool or orange antron dubbing may be substituted for the orange goat. Spey hackle in heron grey may be substituted for the grey heron hackle.

 

Coal Tar

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2/0 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - black hackle fibers
  • Rib - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Body - 1/4 fl. fire-orange wool, 1/4 fl. red, front 1/2 - fl. black chenille
  • Wings - dyed black squirrel tail
  • Hackle - soft black hackle - hen or rooster

 

Fall Favorite

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - red
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Wings - Orange polar bear (or bucktail)
  • Hackle - soft red hackle - hen or rooster

 

Fall Bright

Adams

  • Hook - Eagle Claw 1197N sizes 1/0 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - purple hackle fibers
  • Rib - med flat silver tinsel
  • Body - fl. red chenille
  • Wings - purple flashabou
  • Hackle - purple

 

Freight Train

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - purple hackle fibers
  • Body - first 1/4 - fl. fire orange wool, next quarter - fl. red wool, last half - black chenille
  • Rib - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Wings - white calf tail and pearl krystal flash
  • Hackle - soft purple hackle

 

Kalama Special

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - red hackle fibers
  • Body - yellow wool yarn
  • Wings - white bucktail
  • Hackle - badger palmered over body

 

Maxwell's Purple Matuka

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8 (pattern originally calls for an Alec Jackson Spey hook which is not generally available)
  • Thread - black
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - black goat dubbing (or antron)
  • Wings - two purple saddle hackles matuka style
  • Hackle - purple

 

Patricia

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - claret
  • Tag - fine flat gold tinsel
  • Tail - tail hackle fibers tied slightly upward
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - claret goat, seal or antron
  • Wings - white polar bear hair or calftail
  • Hackle - claret

 

Patriot

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - red hackle fibers
  • Body - yellow floss
  • Wings - white bucktail or polar bear
  • Hackle - blue

 

Pink Sundowner

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - fl. pink hackle fibers
  • Butt - flat silver tinsel
  • Body - fl. red wool
  • Wings - pearl krystal flash
  • Hackle - fl. pink palmered over the body
  • Collar - fl. pink saddle hackle

 

Polar Gibson

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 1/0 - 4
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant fibers
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - rusty orange wool yarn
  • Wings - white polar bear or calftail
  • Hackle - furnace
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Polar Shrimp

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2/0- 6
  • Thread - white
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - orange hackle fibers (fluorescent, if possible)
  • Body - fl. orange chenille or goat dubbing
  • Wings - white deer tail or polar bear
  • Hackle - orange, soft-fl. preferred
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Rick's Revenge

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 8 (pattern originally calls for an Alec Jackson Spey hook which is not generally available)
  • Thread - fl. orange
  • Tail - fl. red floss
  • Body - rear 1/2 fl. red floss, remainder purple goat dubbing (or seal or antron) with an oval siver rib
  • Mid Wing - fl. red floss
  • Wings - blue over white polar bear or calftail
  • Hackle - purple
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Silver Admiral

Adams

  • Hook - Eagle Claw 1197N 2 - 8
  • Thread - blach
  • Tail - fl. hot pink hackle fibers
  • Rib - flat silver tinsel
  • Body - fl. hot pink wool yarn
  • Wings - white calf tail
  • Hackle - fl. hot pink

 

Silver Hilton

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - flat silver tinsel
  • Tail - teal flank fibers
  • Rib - oval silver tinsel
  • Body - black chenille (originally black goat dubbing)
  • Wings -grizzly hackle tips flared
  • Hackle - teal flank

 

Silver Doctor

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - red
  • Body - flat silver tinsel
  • Throat - silver doctor blue hackle
  • Wings -red over yellow calftail
  • Topping - pintail flank over the wing concave down

 

Skunk

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer sizes 2 - 8
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - red hackle fibers
  • Body - black chenille
  • Rib - fine silver tinsel
  • Wings -white hair - polar bear or bucktail
  • Hackle - black collar

 

Skupade

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer sizes 4 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - natural deer hair
  • Body - black chenille
  • Wings - natural deer hair
  • Hackle - grizzly

 

Steelhead Coachman

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer sizes 2 - 8 (pattern originally calls for an Alec Jackson Spey hook which is not generally available)
  • Thread - black
  • Tag - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Tail - gold pheasant crest
  • Rib - fine oval silver tinsel
  • Body - peacock herl
  • Wings -white hair - polar bear
  • Hackle - mottled brown hen back
  • Cheeks - jungle cock eyes (optional)

 

Stewart

Adams

  • Hook - standard salmon streamer hook sizes 2 - 6
  • Thread - black
  • Tail - gold pheasant tippet fibers
  • Rib - fine oval gold tinsel
  • Body - black wool yarn
  • Wings - dyed black squirrel tail with a few strands of orange calf tail over the top
  • Hackle -black