Dec 26, 2012

Big Hole Demon

Big Hole Demon CDO Streamer (olive)
Once upon a time I found a streamer pattern on the web, called Big Hole Demon Silver. Tried several times for trout and it works. The frontal body is voluminous and pushes the water, the tail and the hackle prevents lateral deviation during retraction. The original fly has a body formed partially from silver tinsel. I considered, that there is a big lack between the tail and the body, therefore I renounced to the silver tinsel, despite the fact that it is shiny and attractive, but filling the bare section with something bushy (eventually cul d'oie) the fly is more balanced and produces more turbulence.

Follow my SBS proposal for tying a Big Hole Demon CDO streamer!

Dec 16, 2012

Pearl Streamer

Pearl Streamer (black and pink)

Smaller size marabou streamers collapse during retracting in the water, they are skinny and their real benefit is showed only when the fly is stopped during the towing, when they show an irresistible pulsation.

If we tye them with stouter body, with more feather, they will be more „muscular” during the towing, the water is pushed better, more traces are left, but at the time of stopping a pulsing tassel will be formed, which is not beneficial in all cases.

Sep 18, 2012

Peacock Quill Attempts

For tying tiny dry fly bodies one of the most important materials is the peacock-quill. Popular material, but his completion,- if we do not want to buy it ready- rather troublesome.
Erasure method is good, works for me, but it is time-consuming. His important benefit is, that the quill can be painted. On the other hand, erasure produce a lot of waste material, mainly the thinner segments tear easily. Heavy to hit the good eraser.
The best quill is made of the 4-5 year old peacock tail feathers.

Jun 14, 2012

Tiszavirág (Tisza Mayfly)

Palingenia longicauda, sometimes known as the Tisza mayfly is an aquatic insect in the Order Ephemeroptera, after the European Tisza river where it is found.
The presence of P. longicauda is an indicator of clean unpolluted water. Now extinct in many European countries, it can be found mainly in Hungary on the Tisza river.

Apr 6, 2012

The Fly Tier's Benchside

Between my first method-books, this one can be considered like "The Bible" of fly tier's indeed.

" Are you tired of guessing at the methods used to create all those great-looking flies in your fly pattern books?" ask the authors, Ted LEESON and Jim SCHOLLMEYER.

Jan 24, 2012


This is my fly tying logbook.
Only fly tying.
Materials, techniques, tools, flies.
You will find a lot of redundances, but I hope you will find a lot of nowelties as well.
I'll do my best.