Tuesday, June 9, 2015

MY NEW SOFA PILLOW GRAY DRAKE RECIPE -GRAY DRAKE CLINIC THIS WEEKEND-6/13/14

                                                               ( Gray Drake sp. Sofa Pillow)
By popular request, here is the exact recipe for my new deadly gray drake sofa pillow: 
THREAD: UNI BIG FLY BLACK
HOOK:DAIICHI 1270#10
TAIL AND BODY/SEGMENTATION : A THICK BARRED GADWALL FEATHER- TIE IN TIPS FOR TAIL AND HOLD FEATHER OVER HOOK EMBEDDING/COVERING HOOK SHANK THROUGH THE FEATHER LIKE YOU WOULD BE TYING A DEER HAIR BODY MAYFLY. TAKE UNI THREAD AND MAKE EVENLY SPACED SINGLE PALMER BANDING SEGMENTATIONS
WING: LOWER;SENYO'S/HARELINE CLEAR PREDATOR WRAP- UPPER: PEARL KRYSTAL FLASH
THROAT: HARELINE UV PEACOCK ICE DUB
HACKLE:HUNGARIAN PARTRIDGE SOFT HACKLE
HEAD:HARELINE SLOTTED TUNGSTEN BEADS -BLACK-3/32

NOTES: THE IMITATION IS ABSOLUTELY DEADLY BEFORE AND AFTER THE SPINNER FALL- AND EVEN DURING IT FOR THOSE ULTRA SELECTIVE /REFLECTIVE BIGGER BROWNS AND BOWS THAT REFUSE A NATURAL LOOKING SPINNER. FISH HEAVY TIPPETS WITH THIS FLY BECAUSE THE STRIKES ARE HARD AND HEAVY. CAN BE FISHED WITH A DOWN AND ACROSS WET FLY SWING/ DEAD DRIFTED , OR WITH CONSTANT UPSTREAM MENDS/DRIFT PAUSE AND REPEAT MENDS- LONG TWITCHS ON HANG TIME DOWNSTREAM. THE COMBINATION OF THE PREDATOR TRANSLUCENCY, TINY FLASH FROM KRYSTAL PEARL, THE SOFT HACKLE PULSING AND THE DEADLY UV PEACOCK ICE DUB/SOFT HACKLE MIX MAKES THIS FLY A CONTENDER FOR A 'ONE FLY COMPETITION"- CAN BE TIED IN ALL SIZES.

FOR IMITATING HEXAGENIA/POTAMANTHUS/ BROWN/GREEN DRAKES/MARCH BROWNS/ISONYCHIA ETC. JUST USE MALLARD FLANKS IN YELLOW NATURAL WOOD DUCK TAN AND GOLD, BROWN- ALL AVAILABLE FROM HARELINE ETC- VARY THREAD TO DARK BROWN OR DARK GREEN. IF YOU WANT TO FISH IT HIGHER NEARER THE SURFACE, TAKE THE BLACK TUNGSTEN BEAD OFF- GREASE UP WINGS BUT NOT SOFT HACKLE- FOR MORE SINK AND SEGMENTATION, YOU CAN USE COPPER WIRE WITH THREAD....

GOOD LUCK!

STILL HAVE A FEW SPOTS FOR THIS WEEKEND's CLINIC- COUPLES WELCOME!



GRAY DRAKE SELECTIVITY CLINIC AGENDA
JUNE 12-14
( for those that want to stay away from the weekends and want more individual attention, we offer one day evening mini gray drake selectivity P.M. clinics for 295.00 one- 395.00 for two
Come learn the intricacies and mystery of the gray drakes and the super hatches of the caddis , sulphers and Isonychia- how the masking hatch and emerger/spinner sequence can cause a ton of confusion if you dont pay attention to rise forms and feeding profiles- also meat slinging streamer chuckers welcomed and encouraged!
(plus bring your appetite!- we have been known to serve up some good eats!)

FRIDAY-12TH- 
CHECK IN AT OWN LEISURE- LIBATIONS/FIRE PIT/VIDEOS/SLIDE SHOWS/TALL TALES/LIES ! ( FRIDAY NIGHT LODGING AND GOURMET BREAKFAST 'FREE" AND COMPLIMENTARY)

SATURDAY 13TH-FULL DAY
 EARLY BREAKFAST- GUIDED FLY FISHING FOR MORNING GRAY DRAKE SPINNER FALL AND CADDIS HATCH UNTIL 1;00 PM
LUNCH AT LODGE
THAN POWERPOINT/DVD PRESENTATION ON THE HATCHES/SELECTIVITY

FLY TYING BENCH FOR SPECIALITY PATTERNS( BRING YOUR FLY TYING KITS!
REST PERIOD-NAP/WALK
P,M- EVENING GUIDED HATCH MATCHING FOR SULPHERS, ISONYCHIA AND GRAY DRAKES
MIDNIGHT- FIRE PIT/HOT TUB LIBATIONS AND TALKING ALL THINGS FLY FISHING/POLITICS AND ANY BS THAT COMES UP!
SUNDAY AM-
 GOURMET BREAKFAST- THAN EVERYONE ON OWN FOR CATCHING MORNING SPINNER FALLS IN GRAY DRAKE RIFFLES OR OTHER NEARBY SMALL SPRING CREEKS 
AWESOME SINGLE PRICE- ALL INCLUSIVE- $475.00 !!!!!
SPECIAL COUPLES PRICE OR TWO PERSON PARTY- $650.00
email us at 
matt@graydrake.com
or call us 
231-250-2845
231-250-2846
Ps.' and yes we saw fresh steelhead yesterday still coming into the river!- go figure!)