Category Archives: Salmon Flies

Orange Popsicle Salmon and Steelhead Fly

The Orange Popsicle is a BC salmon and steelhead fly pattern from tyer Bill Luscombe. The original pattern calls for the use of mallard in the tail and throat, but I think this fly would be well served with a stronger barred feather like teal or gadwall flank. The body is dubbed using tri-lobal STS dubbing which gives the fly a ton of reflective surfaces in the water. If you have seal dubbing at your disposal, it would also work quite well for this fly, but is not legal or easy to obtain in every country. Canadians have access to polar bear hair and seal fur for the time being, but more other countries prohibit these natural materials.

The Orange Popsicle is a nice imitation of the young fry and even egg clusters. In the water, the white of the collar and the wing mask the inner orange and give the streamer the appearance of a food item.

Orange Popsicle Fly Recipe

Hook: Tiemco 7999 #2-8 (salmon/steelhead hooks)
Thread: Fire Orange 6/0 (140 d)
Tail: Mallard flank
Rib: UNI-Mylar silver #12
Body: STS Dubbing hot orange
Wing: White bucktail
Collar: Mallard flank

This pattern comes from A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns by Robert H. Jones (Author),‎ Paul C. Marriner (Author) page 82 http://galesendpress.com
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Flesh Flies in the Shop

Flesh Fly 12 Fly Assortment
Flesh Fly 12 Fly Assortment

I’ve been working on producing an assortment of Flesh Flies and am happy to announce that I can now offer it through the store. I’ve been tying these incredibly effective flies for clients for the past decade in a variety of colors. The flies are weighted (can be unweighted on request) and are tied with Hareline and Superfly rabbit zonkers. The hairs of the fly impart a ton of motion in the water so that you could even use the flies as a stripping streamer for aggressive fish.

Individual colors will also be available.

Salmon Pink & Orange Flesh Fly
Salmon Pink & Orange Flesh Fly
Shrimpy Pink Flesh Fly
Shrimpy Pink Flesh Fly
Peachy Pink Flesh Fly
Peachy Pink Flesh Fly
Peachy Orange Flesh Fly
Peachy Orange Flesh Fly
Peach Flesh Fly
Peach Flesh Fly
Fleshy Pink Flesh Fly
Fleshy Pink Flesh Fly
Cotton Candy Flesh Fly
Cotton Candy Flesh Fly
Creamy Pink Flesh Fly
Creamy Pink Flesh Fly
Flesh Pink Flesh Fly
Flesh Pink Flesh Fly
Light Pink Flesh Fly
Light Pink Flesh Fly
Ginger Flesh Fly
Ginger Flesh Fly

Estaz Eggs now available in the Ebay Shop

I’ve been spending some time down by the rivers watching the salmon come up to spawn and tying tons of egg patterns to offer them. I’ve decided to offer up a few selections of Estaz Eggs in the Ebay shop. I’ll have a wider selection of sizes and colours coming in the next few weeks, but to start off we have a 5 colour selection of eggs for just 24.95 including shipping to destinations in Canada and the United States. Click the the link or the picture to check out the Estaz Eggs on Ebay.

Estaz Eggs flies for Steelhead and Salmon
Estaz Eggs flies for Steelhead and Salmon

For inquiries and quotes on custom patterns email piscatorflies@gmail.com.