The Redd October

  Description: Simple, quick and unbelievably productive.  At first, I tied up this pattern using several materials but as time went on, I realized I could leave most of those materials out, helping me tie up more patterns in less time. Components: Name: Redd October Alt Names:  Bloodworm Hook: Mustad Signature C49S Thread: Black 8/O Body: Red Holographic Tinsel Rib: Gold Wire Thorax: Black 8/O Thread Weight: Gold Bead Tying … [Read more...]


Double Shamus Chironomid Fly Pattern

The Double Shamus was created by Dan the Irishman’s son, a school teacher from Kamloops, named Shamus Connely. This chironomid pattern is tied using a double tungsten bead. This particular chironomid can be tied in virtually any combination of popular body and ribbing materials. As you will see, this is more of a “style” of chironomid than a “pattern” or “recipe”. Components: Hook: Mustad C49S size 8 – 10 or Mustad C53S size 10 – 14 Thread: 8/0 body … [Read more...]