Bruce Ross

Simple Mouse Fly

Mouse flies are often used for pike, inconnue, muskie, bass and large trout with many different patterns available. A lot of these patterns come with eyes, whiskers and nicely trimmed deer bodies along with a hefty price tag. I believe these extras are not necessary. Below, I will tell you how to tie a very …

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Fly Brooch Pin

To create a brooch pin, I have chosen a fly that has worked very well for me on Pacific salmon in Alaska. This Black Laced Neptune is an adaptation of the Neptune Streamer which was originally used for large brook trout in Labrador. Since its inception, it has also been used successfully for numerous other …

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Zoo Cougar Streamer

The Zoo Cougar is a very effective sculpin version of a muddler minnow. These sculpins are very attractive to large fish in the Yukon. I am certain that pike, lake trout, bull trout, rainbow, Dolly Varden, salmon, inconnue, Arctic char and even burbot will eat these sculpins and attack this Zoo Cougar streamer. Slimy sculpins …

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The Green Comet

The Comet has got to be one of the most popular salmon flies. Tied in small sizes (Size 8 and 10), sparsely tied Comets are perfect for sockeye. Since sockeye are easily spooked, the smaller the fly the better. Edge Brite is a synthetic material which comes in a plastic sheet. When it is cut …

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Polar Shrimp

The Polar Shrimp is an old standby for salmon and steelhead. Originally it was tied with polar bear for the wing. Polar bear is not that easy to obtain and now white buck tail is used on large flies and white calf tail is used on smaller flies. Often, white marabou is used for the …

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The Neptune Streamer

The Neptune Streamer was originally used for large brook trout in Labrador. Since its inception, it has also been used successfully for numerous other species. I have always had good fishing with this attractor streamer. All you need is oval tinsel, flat tinsel and badger saddle hackles. The wing uses four badger saddle hackles and …

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The Poly Flash Carey Special

The Poly Flash Carey Special is one of the most widely used flies in lakes. Originally tied for trout in BC lakes, today it is used throughout the western provinces, the Yukon, Alaska and the Northwest Territories. It can be fished as a wet fly or a streamer and can also be used in rivers …

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