Arkansas Rubberleg Stone
HOOK: Daiichi 1750 #8-10.
THREAD: Tan 6/0.
TAIL: Same as legs.
BODY: Variegated chenille (custom blended for Royal Gorge Anglers by Danville).
LEGS: Spirit River silicone legs, pumpkin blue/black.
HEAD: 3/16" Gold Conehead.
- Wrap lead layers from above the hook point to rear of cone.
- Tie in tail and legs.
- Wind the chenille around the legs, being careful not to bind them down.
Atomic Golden Stone
HOOK: 4x long
TAIL: Yellow Goose biots
UNDERBODY: Lead wire
BODY: Med. Hot Yellow Wire
DORSAL STRIPE: 1/8 inch Brown scud back segment with wire.
WING CASE: Cinnamon turkey tail
LEGS: Brown grouse
THORAX: Dubbing made from 1/3 gold ice and 2/3s yellow ice
Bead Head Caddis Pupa
HOOK: Tiemco 5263 #14-18.
THREAD: Olive 6/0.
ABDOMEN: 50/50 Olive Antron and rabbit.
THORAX: Antron, cut twice the length of the hook, & teased.
HACKLE: Dark Dun Hen or Blue Quail
HEAD: Gold bead.
- Dub a slim, tapered body.
- Use Velcro to tease out the abdomen to form the overbody.
HOOK: TMC 2457 #14-#18..#20-#22 on 2487/2488.
THREAD: 6/0 on #14, 8/0 on #16 - #22.
TAIL: Hackle fiber.
ABDOMEN: Mylar holographic motion.
RIBBING: Appropriate size wire/color
THORAX: Ice dub.
WINGBASE: Mylar holo motion.
HEAD: Matching bead.
- Wrap mylar from thorax back to the tail, and overwrap back to thorax.
- Fold back tag of mylar, bub thorax, and then pull the mylar over.
This pattern is Larry's newest and can be tied in several colors. It uses Hareline's Ice UV dub and Holographic Mylar Motion. Use gold beads for a different look or a silver bead with siver dub and silver motion for a great attractor. Black and green works well for Baetis and a red one with a black bead is a good Red Quill nymph. Sizes #14 to #22 are best. Larry has them in black (above), Gold, Red, Silver, Emerald, and Purple.
HOOK: TMC 2457 #16-24.
THREAD: Olive or Black 6/0 or 8/0.
TAIL: Dark Dun Hen Hackle fibers.
LEGS: Dark Dun Hen Hackle Fibers
ABDOMEN: Olive or Black D Rib.
THORAX: Peacock Herl or Peacock Black Ice Dub.
HEAD: Black Nickel Bead.
- Put the bead on the hook.
- Tie in the tail and abdomen cutting D rib on an angle to prevent buildup. End about the 50% mark.
- Build up a thread dam behind the bead to hold it in place.
- Tie in the herl at 50% mark, wrap forward, and tie off behind bead.
HOOK: TMC 2487 14/16/18.
TAIL/BODY: Micro Ultra Chenille, Dark Olive.
THORAX: Hareline Quick Descent Dub, Black.
WINGS: Goose Biots, Black.
ANTENNAE: Black Saddle Hackle Fibers.
Bubble Caddis Pupa
HOOK: Tiemco 3769BL #14-18.
THREAD: Black 6/0.
BODY: Olive Antron yarn and Black CDC.
- Tie in the CDC by the tip above the hook barb.
- Tie in the Antron above the hook barb and comb out.
- Dub a reverse taper body.
- Pull Antron forward to form a veil and tie off.
- Pull CDC over the top, leaving a small gap between the Antron veil and the CDC "bubble."
HOOK: Daiichi 1273 #18 to #22.
THREAD: 8/0 red.
ABDOMEN: Pearlescent mylar tinsel.
THORAX: Black rabbit.
A great simple midge larva that works on a great many rivers and lakes.
HOOK: TMC 2487 14/16/18/20.
BEAD: Copper Metallic, matching size.
THREAD: Rusty Brown.
TAIL: Brown hackle fibers.
ABDOMEN..THORAX: Metallic Mylar Motion and Hareline Quick Descent, copper.
RIBBING: Copper wire as per size
WINGCASE: Mylar Motion, pulled over.
Curtis' High Voltage PT
HOOK: 1X long nymph hook 14-20; TMC3761
THREAD: Appropriate size in orange for org/yel; black for grn/chart.; red for red/silver
TAIL: Red Pheasant tail for red/silver; orange for org/yel.; green for grn/chart. Hareline dyed pheasant tail recommended.
BODY: Matched sizes of opposing color wire.
THORAX: Black nickel bead sized to hook
WING CASE: Red, orange or green Pheasant tail
HACKLE: Hen cape or saddle sized appropriately in dun or black.
- Place bead on hook and start thread run to hook bend. Tie in tail; move thread back up shank to bead and tie in both pieces of wire. Wrap wire to hook bend and break or cut off. Tie in wing case where wire starts and whip a thread lock; be very conservative with thread wraps at this point so bead can be pushed over this spot. Move bead into thorax and fold wing case over bead. Tie in hackle placing two wraps in front of bead and whip finish.
This is an incredible new pattern from Curtis Andrews. It matches hot wire colors in a Pheasant Tail profile and fishes "lights out" for Baetis, Red Quills, and Caddis in appropriate sizes and colors. The Yellow/Orange combination in a #16 is a very strong Yellow Sallie pattern.
Hook: 1x long nymph
Tail: Black hen
Rib: Small black wire
Abdomen: Uni- Stretch, black covered with pearl tinsel
Hackle: Black hen or starling
- Tie in tail, then ribbing, attach tinsel just in front of tail. Wrap Uni-Stretch in slight taper. Cover with tinsel, then rib. Hackle and finish. This fly should be slim and sparse. We like them in smaller sizes than traditional wets, #16 being a good average
One of Larry's best wet fly patterns that fishes very well through BWO hatches.
Dry Ice Drake
Hook: TMC 100 #10/12
Tail: Moose body hair
Rib: Mahogony Micro Tubing
Body: Olive Ice Dub
Wing: Moose body hair or hackle tips
Hackle:Medium or dark dun cape
- Tie in wings in a "tilted-forward" position.
- Drakes actually are "wing heavy" and tilt forward in the water causing a shadow.
This is Larry's version of Chuck Fothergill's Frying Pan Green Drake. I think of him every time I tie on one.
Hook: TMC 2488
Thread: 8/0 Olive
Body: One Small black wire and One Small Olive Wire Tied in at thorax wrap back to tail and break off.
Wing: Mirage flashabou
Thorax: Olive Rabbit dubbing
- This pattern can be tied in olive or black by simply changing body color.
Deadly little Baetis emerger pattern from Curtis Andrews
Bead: Gold Tungsten
Tail/Antennae: Yellow Goose Biots
Body: ¼ inch Yellow Scud Back
Rib: Gold Wire
Dorsal Stripe: 1/8 inch Brown Scud Back
Wing Case: Thin skin mottled oak natural
Legs: Med. Ginger
Dubbing mixture 1 part yellow rabbit, 1 part Yellow ice, 1 part golden brown ice, 2 parts rusty brown ice
- 1.) Place bead on hook 2.) Lead from hook point to bead
- 3.) Dub bump behind lead to barb just slightly larger than the diameter of the
- lead on the hook. 4.) Set tail (length of hook gap) 5.) Tie in wire
- 6.) Tie in ¼ golden scud back 7.) Tie in 1/8 brown scud back on top of hook
- 8.) Dub underbody 9.) Pull dorsal stripe over and tie down behind bead
- 10.) Wrap ¼ scud back 11.) Rib with wire 12.) Set antennae 13.) Dub part one of thorax 14.) Set legs 15.) Set wing case 16.) Repeat steps 13,14,15
- 17.) Repeat steps 13,14,15 18.) Dub collar and whip finish
This is Curtis Andrews'newest Stonefly nymph and it's a killer in golden or brown in 6 to 16.
HOOK: TMC 8089 #2.
THREAD: White flat waxed nylon or matching 3/0.
TAIL: Marabou with holoflash.
THORAX: Hackle fibers.
WING: Rabbit strip.
EYES: Bead chain.
This fly can be tied in several colors. For Pike and Bass try the natural one or try chartreuse, red
HOOK: Tiemco 100 #16-#22.
THREAD: Olive 8/0.
TAIL: Dark dun hackle fibers.
BODY: Dirty olive stripped hackle quill.
HACKLE: Dun, one size larger.
WING: Hot orange turkey flat parachute post.
- Use a small thread bump to flare the tail.
- Offset two quills to emphasize segmentation. The thicker quill should be used as the trailing quill.
- Post is tied in 1 to 1 1/2 eye lengths behind hook eye. Body is tied to post and fly is finished directly in front of post.
HOOK: TMC 200R #18 to #22.
THREAD: 8/0 olive.
TAIL: Olive Z Lon.
ABDOMEN: Grey-olive turkey biot.
THORAX: Olive ice dub.
WING: CDC dark dun.
- Tie in CDC by the tip instead of the stem.
- Dub thorax and fold CDC over loop instead of wing style.
- Tie in butt and build head in front and clip like an elk hair caddis.
- Tie it in a 16, in pale yellow for a PMD emerger.
A wonderful Baetis emerger. A great trailer behind the Hi Vis during heavy spring BWO hatches.
Kermie's Peacock Pupa
Hook: nymph 2x long 1x heavy
Body: Peacock Herl
Rib: Peacock Tubing
Under Wing: Peacock Krystal Flash
Over Wing : Guinnea
Antenna: Peacock Swords
Head: Black Ostrich
Abdomen Thread: 6/0 Tan
Abdomen: Standard tubing, chartreuse with strand of pearl Krystal Flash inserted
Rib: Wire, small olive
Thorax thread: 6/0 Black
Thorax: Peacock Black Ice Dub
- Cover hook from thorax to bend with tan thread. Tie in tip of tubing with Krystal flash inside. Cutting end of tubing on an angle makes inserting Krystal Flash easier. Ribbing should lie between wraps of tubing. Finish tan thread, start the black, dub thorax and finish
Another killer Caddis Larva pattern from the stable of Larry Kingrey
Larry's Arkansas River Caddis
HOOK: TMC 100 14/16
THREAD: 6/0 Black
BODY: Peacock Ice Dub
WING: Burned "Church Window" Pheasant feather
HACKLE: Brown or Grizzly
- Use a wing burner to create the wings from the "Church Window" feather of a Ringneck Pheasant cape.
This is a "hatch matcher" deluxe, but sometimes hard to see. We fish it behind a Royal Wulff as a target fly.
Larry's Better Caddis
HOOK: TMC 100.
THREAD: Rusty Dun.
BODY: Black or Olive Closed Cell Foam, palmered.
HACKLE: Olive Dyed Grizzly, palmer wrapped on front half of body.
WING: Natural elk tied and clipped Troth style.
- Use 2mm foam cut in strips 2mm x 2mm.
- Tie in mid shank, lash down to bend.
- Wrap foam forward using tension to create taper thicker at bend instead of the front.
- Back tie in hackle mid shank and palmer wrap wing.
Larry's Cold Turkey Baetis
Hook: TMC 2457 16,18,20,22
Thread: Olive Dun 8/0
Tail: Dark Dun Hen Hackle Fibers
Abdomen: Olive Turkey Biot
Wing Case: Gray Goose
Thorax: Olive Brown Ice Dub
- Wrap turkey biot on the flat side
This is a great new biot Baetis nymph that can be easily tied for Baetis hatches anywhere, but especially Colorado and New Mexico
Larry's Egg Layer
HOOK: TMC 2487 size 14/16/18.
EGG SAC: Ice Dub, Caddis Green.
BODY: Ice Dub, UV Brown.
WING: Bleached Elk.
Larry's Golden Stone
HOOK: TMC 9395 #8 or #10.
THREAD: Tan 6/0.
UNDERBODY: 1.5 layers of lead.
TAIL: Tan goose biot.
ABDOMEN: Brown Uniwire,small.
THORAX: Haretron Golden Stone 50%, Yellow Ice Dub 25%, Hot Yellow Ice Dub 25%.
LEGS: Coq de Leon Hen Saddle.
WING CASE: 1/4" Brown Scud Back....Stripe is 1/8" Scud Back
ANTENNAE: Goose biots.
- Start thread and wrap one layer lead length of hook shank and 1/2 in thorax.
- Tie on tails and antennae.
- Tie in ribbing, tubing and dorsal stripe scud back.
- Dub a thin abdomen and thorax to a smooth taper.
- Pull dorsal stripe forward, cover with tubing, then segment with wire.
- Tie in wing case and legs, dub thorax, pull legs and wing case forward and finish.
Larry's Hi Vis Caddis
HOOK: TMC 100 or Standard Dry Fly
POST: Hot Pink Turkey Flat
ABDOMEN: Medium Grey Rabbit Dubbing
WING: Spirit River Aire-Flow
Stonefly Wing. Speckled Grey
- Cut the notch in the wing a little deeper to give it a Caddis appearance.
This is Larry's newest little Hi Vis Caddis. It is a low rider and will be the "go to" bug during a heavy hatch or after the fish are becoming very selective.
Larry's Sallie Nymph
HOOK: TMC5262 #16.
THREAD: Tan 6/0.
TAIL: Tan Goose Biot.
RIB: Mahogany Micro Tubing.
BODY: 1/2 Yellow Rabbit, 1/4 Hot Yellow Ice Dub, 1/4 Chartreuse Ice Dub.
LEGS: Mini Trantu-legs, brown or tan.
WINGCASE: Turkey Quill.
HEAD: 3/32 Brown Olive bead.
Larry's Spent Caddis
HOOK: Tiemco 100 #14.
THREAD: Brown 6/0.
ABDOMEN: Olive brown Ice Dub.
THORAX: Dark Hare's Ear.
WING: Medium dun Sparkle Yarn
Larry's Yellow Sallie
HOOK: TMC 100 #16.
THREAD: Tan 8/0.
EGG SAC: Hot Orange Ice Dub/Hot Orange Rabbit.
BODY: Hot Yellow Ice Dub/Hot Yellow Rabbit.
WINGS: Underwing/Clear Iceabou..Overwing/White Calf Tail.
HACKLE: Medium Ginger.
Latex Caddis Larva
THREAD: Black 6/0.
RIB: Chartruese Flex Floss.
ABDOMEN: Insect Green Flex Floss.
THORAX: Black rabbit dubbing.
HOOK: TMC 2487 14,16,18
THREAD: 6/0 Black
BODY: Wrightway foam cylinder 1/16 Caddis /Trude....chartreuse/orange
WING: Bleached Elk
THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub
Easy tie for a Brachycentrus Egg Layer
Metallic Caddis Larva
HOOK: TMC 2487 14/16
THREAD: 6/0 Black
BODY: Med. Olive and Chartreuse wire
THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub
- Tie the wire in from the head back to the hook bend and break it off. The result is strong and prevents the butt bump from occurring.
The best free swimming Caddis larva ever designed. This bug is money in the Arkansas 365 days a year.
Q D Larva
Root Beer Baetis
Hook: TMC 2487
Thread : 8/0 Rusty Dun
Tail: Dark dun hen hackle fibers
Rib: Small brown UTC wire
Abdomen: Gliss'n Glow, Root Beer
Wingcase: Goose or Turkey
Thorax: Ice Dub, Olive Brown
Another great little BWO nymph
Rubberleg Ice Nymph
HOOK: TMC 2488H.
THREAD: Black 8/0.
TAIL: Corresponding color, hackle fibers.
RIB: Contrasting uniwire, black/silver, silver/blue.
ABDOMEN: Holographic Mylar Motion.
THORAX: Ice Dub.
LEGS: Mini Tarantu-legs.
BEAD: Brite or Black Nickel.
Skinny Minnie Baetis
Hook: 2457, #16-24
Thread: 8/0 Dark Dun or black
Tail: Dun Hen
Abdomen: Tying thread
Wing Case: Med to small Pearlescent Mylar
Thorax Blend Peacock Black or Black Ice Dub with gray rabbit
SKINNY MINNIE PMD:
Hook: 2457, #16-20
Thread: 6/0 Lt Cahill or tan
Tail: Ginger Hen
Abdomen Tying Thread
Wing Case: Med Pearlescent Mylar
Thorax: Blend 1/2 UV light yellow Ice Dub, 1/4 yellow rabbit, 1/4 white rabbit....thinly dubbed
- Abdomen is two layers of tying thread. Start thread in thorax area, wrap a solid single layer to the rear of the shank, tie in tail, and move the thread toward the hook eye in a second layer. Tie in wing case, dub a very thin thorax and finish.
Great hatch matcher for tailwaters like the Platte and Frying Pan.
Thread: 6/0 Hot Orange
Tail: Bleached Elk
Abdomen: 3mm x 1mm Laminated Foam
Abdomen Hackle: Brown, 2 hook sizes small
Wing: Bleached Elk
Thorax Hackle: Grizzly, 1hook size small
Thorax: Peacock Ice Dub or peacock herl
- Cut tie-in end of foam on an angle and bevel, and tie down tapered/beveled end. Tie in abdomen hackle one foam width (3mm) ahead of tail. Place one wrap of foam behind hackle, slightly firm, then wrap forward relaxing tension to create taper. Overlap same color to form stripes. Finish fly as regular stimulator.
This is the ultimate Stimulator for hopper/dropper rigs.....double color and foam body.
Trick or Treat
HOOK: Tiemco 300 #6-8.
THREAD: Brown 6/0.
TAIL: Brown marabou and gold Krystal Flash.
BODY: Brown/copper Sparkle Chenille.
LEGS: Yellow rubber
HACKLE: Dyed orange and yellow grizzly saddle hackle (one of each).
HEAD: Copper cone 7/32".
Wild Turkey Baetis
HOOK: Tiemco 2487 #20-24.
THREAD: Black 8/0.
TAIL: Dun Sparkle Emerger Yarn.
ABDOMEN: Dyed Olive Wild Turkey Biot.
HACKLE: Sandy or Med. Dun Rooster Hackle.
POST: Sandy Dun or Med. Dun CDC.