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Saltwater Fly Patterns

By Bill Luscombe, 🕔Mon, Mar 21st, 2011


  


"POOR MAN'S NEEDLEFISH"

Hook: Eagle Claw L67 or L1197N size #6
Thread: Green monocord.
Body: 6 strands of silver crystal flash 1/3rd longer than the hook shank, then 6 strands pink crystal flash, then 6 strands of green crystal flash, then 4 to 6 strands of peacock herl slightly longer than the crystal flash.

"BASIC BLUE"

Hook: Eagle Claw L67 or L1197N size #6
Thread:
Green or blue monocord.
Body: Opalescent tubing tied down both ends. Underwing of blue bucktail or ringtail 1/2 again as long as the hook shank. Overwing 6 strands of silver crystal flash same length as the bucktail.

"MICKEY FINN"

Hook: Eagle Claw L67 or L1197N size #6
Thread:
Black monocord.
Body: Body of silver tinsel. Wing of red and yellow bucktail mixed 50/50. 1/3rd longer then the hook shank.

"BASIC PINK"

Hook: Eagle Claw L67 or L1197N size #6
Thread: Red monocord.
Body: Underwing of 6 strands of silver crystal flash. Overwing of hot pink bucktail or ringtail.



Bill Luscombe has been hunting and fishing for most of his 42 years. He has been flyfishing for 20 years. He instructs flyfishing, and has done so for the past 12 years. He also instructs the federal FSET firearms course and the BC CORE hunter training course. He is an award-winning outdoor writer and has been writing freelance since 1987. He has been published in BC Sport Fishing Magazine, Outdoor Edge, BC Outdoors, Western Sportsman, Island Fish Finder, and the BC Hunting Guide.

Bill Luscombe was born an army brat and raised in Ladner (Delta, BC) where he was raised hunting waterfowl and pheasants. He presently resides in North Cowichan on southern Vancouver Island where he has lived and worked full time as a professional forester since 1982.

He presently works in Nanaimo for the BC Forest Service and continue to write the fly-fishing column for BC Sport Fishing Magazine as well as contributing articles freelance to various outdoor magazines in western Canada. Bill Luscombe is also a BC Director of the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association.

"Catching fish is not hard. You simply need to understand what makes them tick. If you think like a fish, you will catch fish. It´s as simple as that."- Bill Luscombe



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