Sunday, December 30, 2012

Korn's Spent-wing Apple Caddis





Korn's Spent-wing Apple Caddis

my materials list:
Hook: vintage Mustad Limerick #16 std. wet fly or current Mustad 9063
Thread: Serafil tan 200/2 or Uni-8/0
Body & Thorax: DK#3 Apple Caddis dubbing for 1/3rd of body, 1/3rd DK#27 tan dubbing for thorax.
Hackle: light ginger hackle over thorax only and trimmed flat on top.
Wing & Head: 2 light ginger hen feathers tied on flat and folded back to form head.


Monday, December 24, 2012

My Wish

Wishing all of you a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

My thanks for taking the time to look in on my blog.  I appreciate all your comments and well wishes.  I hope to continue to bring you new and innovative flies and tying techniques as well as other interesting topics throughout the next year.
Peace and Love, Doug.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Korn’s Green Lantern SBS


This fly is one of a series of variations of my original Korn’s SCHWARPF fly. 
(Swept Custom Hackle Winged All Revised Purpose Fly)

I did this step-by-step for Paul over at Franken Fly you can checkout his blog here: http://www.frankenfly.com/


Korn’s Green Lantern is a caddis pupa imitation that has been a very effective fly both here in the NY and out West in the Yellowstone National Park area.  


my materials list:
Hook: vintage Mustad Limerick #16 std. wet fly or current Mustad 9063
Thread: Serafil tan 200/2 or Uni-8/0
Bead: 11/0 green glass seed bead
Rib: small copper wire
Tail/shuck, Shellback and Wing: red fox squirrel tail tied in by the tips, divided 1/3 for tail, 2/3's for shellback and wing
Body and Collar: DK#28 Green Lantern dubbing or bright emerald green dubbing of choice

Step 1. Place a hook with a bead in the vise.

Step 2. Start thread at bead. Tie in copper wire at the eye with wraps back to the bend of the hook.

Step 3. Cut a clump of red fox squirrel tail.

Step 4. Pull out the short hairs and trim the tips even. Tie them in by the tips at the bend of the hooks with wraps forward to one bead width behind eye.  Note: It’s important to leave this gap.

Step 5. Wind thread back to hook point position and dub the thread.

Step 6. Wrap noodle from bend to one hook eye gap behind bead.

Step 7. Wind copper wire forward, first behind dubbing at the rear of hook over squirrel tail then forward in evenly spaced open turns.  Ending with a few tight turns behind the head.  Tie off and break off wire.

Step 8. Bring 2/3’s of squirrel tail forward to bead and wrap down in gap behind the bead spreading tail fibers in fan shape to form wing as shown.

Step 9. Trim tail/shuck to body length. Then fold back wing with a few tight wraps with thread winding up right behind the bead.

Step 10. Dub short noodle for collar.

Step 11. Wind collar and whip finish right behind the bead.

Step 12. Trim wing to as long as the hook and the Green Lantern is complete.

Top View



Sunday, December 16, 2012

BWO Posted Spinner


A simple fly to tie with a sighting post making it more visible to the angler. 

Wings are tied in on top of shank, with the back portion divided forming the wings.
The front portion is used to then form the post.

Rear view of post and wings.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Korn's Black and Tan APF Nymph

A great "all purpose fly" and a good winter nymph.  Tied with a black phase gray squirrel tail, if you can get some.  If not use red fox squirrel instead using the darkest material on the tail.  My buddy Ben gave me a black squirrel tail from one he had shot and I tied up a bunch of these for him.  With or without a bead or wire head it's a great searching pattern on those dark and dreary winter days.  Fish it as a wet fly dead drifted and then swung downstream.

Black and Tan APF (all purpose fly) Nymph

tied and photographed by Doug Korn

This fly is one of a series of variations of my Korn’s SCHWARPF fly. 
(Swept Custom Hackle Winged All Revised Purpose Fly)


materials list:
Hook: vintage Mustad #16 wet
Thread: Serafil tan 200/2
Wire Head and rib: gold 28 ga. craft wire 2 layers 4 and 3 turns
Tail, Shellback and Wing: black squirrel tail tied in by the tips, divided 1/3 for tail, 2/3's for shellback and wing
Body and Collar: tan hares ear with UV ice dub mixed.