UPDATED: Tying with Tom Fly-Pattern Schedule!

By now, you’re surely aware that Tom Rosenbauer is hosting fly-tying sessions on Facebook Live. For the next two weeks, he will be tying every Monday and Friday at 12 p.m. EDT. In the interest of giving you enough time to gather all the materials and prepare to tie along as Tom demonstrates his methods for creating each pattern, here’s the schedule for the next couple of weeks, along with all the materials you’ll need for each pattern.

UPDATE: You can find all of Tom’s Facebook Live tying videos in the Tying with Tom playlist on our Youtube channel.

Monday, May 18 (3 p.m. Eastern)

Beadhead Stonefly
Hook:  3X-look nymph hook, sizes 8-14.
Thread: Black, 6/0.
Beads: Two tungsten beads, any color, sized to hook.
Tails: Brown biots.
Rib: Fine copper wire.
Body: Brown fur.
Wing case: Black quill segments or Thinskin.
Hackle: Brown.

Thursday, May 21 (3 p.m. Eastern)

Purple Haze Soft Hackle
Hook: Scud or Wide Gape Tactical Hook, size 12-18.
Thread: Black, 8/0.
Tails: Rootbeer Krystal Flash.
Body: Black, purple, and electric blue Flashabou.
Thorax: Equal parts light olive, purple, and UV gray Ice Dub or similar dubbing.
Hackle: Black hen or webby dry fly hackle

Wednesday, May 27, (3 p.m. Eastern)

Blue Wing Olive Parachute
Hook:  Size 16-22, Orvis Bigeye Dry.
Thread:  Olive or brown, 10/0.
Tails:  Blue dun hackle fibers.
Body:  Olive Spectrablend Dry Fly.
Parachute Hackle:  Blue dun.
Wing:  Gray turkey flats.

Friday, May 29, (3 p.m. Eastern)

Tunghead Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Hook:  2XL nymph Hook, sizes 10-16.
Bead:  Gold tungsten bead appropriate for hook size.
Thread:  Brown, 8/0.
Tails:  Pheasant tail fibers.
Body:  Pheasant Tail Fibers.
Rib:  Fine Copper Wire.
Thorax:  Peacock herl.
Hackle:  Brown partridge

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Friday, April 3

Parachute Adams
Hook: Standard dry-fly hook, sizes 12-18.
Thread: Black, 8/0.
Tails: Mixed brown and grizzly hackle fibers.
Wing: White calf-body hair, Para Post, or EP Fiber.
Hackle: One brown and one grizzly hackle.
Body: Gray fur dubbing.

Monday, April 6

Pat’s Rubber Legs
Hook: 
3X-long nymph hook, sizes 6-14.
Weight: Non-toxic wire, sized to hook.
Thread: Brown, 6/0.
Legs, tails, antennae: Brown rubber legs.
Body: Brown or brown variegated chenille.

Wednesday, April 8

Sparkle Dun
Hook: Standard dry-fly hook, sizes 10-20.
Thread: 6/0 or 8/0 to match body color.
Tails: Tan or brown Z-Lon.
Wing: Fine deer hair.
Body: Spectrablend Dry Fly Dubbing or natural fur, in tan, olive, rust, yellow, or whatever color matches the naturals.

Friday, April 10

Conehead Bunny Muddler
Hook: 4X-long streamer hook, sizes 4-8.
Cone: Silver or gold tungsten cone.
Thread: Black or white, 3/0.
Tail: Pearl Krystal Flash.
Wing: Zonker Strip in black, brown, white, or olive.
Body: Sparkle Dubbing to match wing.
Throat: Red Krystal Flash.
Legs:  Rubber legs to match wing.
Collar and head: Natural or dyed deer hair.

Monday, April 13

Copper John
Hook: 2X-long nymph hook, sizes 10-18.
Bead: Copper tungsten bead.
Weight: Non-toxic wire, sized to hook.
Thread: Black, 6/0.
Tails: Brown biots.
Body: Copper wire.
Wing case overlay: Pearl Flashabou.
Wing Case: Black Thin Skin.
Thorax: Peacock herl.
Legs: Brown partridge hackle fibers.

Wednesday, April 15

Stimulator
Hook: Curved nymph hook, sizes 6-14.
Thread: Orange, 6/0.
Tails: Calf or cow elk hair.
Rib: Fine gold wire.
Body and thorax: Orange fur.
Body hackle: Brown hackle.
Wing: Calf or cow elk hair .
Hackle: Grizzly hackle.

Friday, April 17

Chartreuse and White Deceiver
Hook:
 Standard saltwater hook, sizes 2/0 to 6.
Thread: White, 3/0.
Tails: Four to eight white hackles with thick center stems.
Throat: Red Krystal Flash.
Collar: White and chartreuse bucktail with pearl Krystal Flash overlay.

Monday, April 20

Perdigon Nymph
Hook: Orvis Tactical Jig Hook or Tactical Wide Gap Hook, sizes 12-18. (Tom will be tying on a size 12.)
Bead: Gold tungsten slotted bead, sized to hook (here a 1/8” or 5/32).
Thread: Olive, 6/0.
Tails:  Coq de Leon or other speckled feather.
Rib: Gold or yellow Ultra Wire, small.
Hot spot:  Orange, chartreuse, or pink thread.
Coating:  UV-cure resin, thin or flow.
Wing Case:  Black nail polish, UV epoxy, or black waterproof marker.

Wednesday, April 22

Chubby Hopper
Hook:  2X-long dry-fly or 3X-long nymph hook, sizes 10-14.
Thread: Tan, 6/0 .
Tails: Pearl Krystal Flash.
Body: Tan foam and yellow foam.
Wings: Tan EP fiber or natural or white Flash Blend.
Legs: Barred orange or yellow Silicone Legs.
Dubbing: Yellow Spectrablend dry-fly dubbing.

Friday, April 24

Dragon Tail (with Capt. David Mangum)
Hook:  Gamakatsu SL 12-S, size 2 (or Gamakatsu Stinger, size 6 for trout and bass).
Thread: To match tail color, 3/0.
Foul guard/Schnarzle: Heavy monofilament or Fluorocarbon, around 60 pound test.
Tail: Dragon Tail in any color,
Collar: EP Craftfur Brush to match tail
Cement: Superglue.

Monday, April 27

LaFontaine Deep Pupa
Hook: 2X-long nymph hook, sizes 12-16.
Weight: Nontoxic wire, .015 or .020.
Thread: Brown or tan, 6/0 or 8/0.
Shuck: Tan or brown Antron yarn.
Body: Tan, brown, or green dubbing.
Legs: Mallard, wood duck, partridge, or other speckled feather.
Head: Brown fur or ostrich herl.

Wednesday, April 29

CDC Mayfly Emerger
Hook: Caddis emerger, Klinkhammer, or Tactical Dry Fly hook, sizes 10-18.
Thread: To match body color, 8/0.
Tail: Sparse blue dun hackle fibers or tan Antron yarn.
Body: Spectrablend dry-fly dubbing to match color of natural. 
Wing: CDC or Snowshoe rabbit’s foot tied slanting 45 degrees over back.

Friday, May 1

Kinky Muddler
Hook: Pre-sharpened saltwater or Gamakatsu Stinger, size 1/0.
Thread: Black, 3/0.
Tail: White bucktail, white saddle hackles, and tan saddle hackles. 
Body/Wing: Tan (natural) and white Flash Blend.
Throat: White Flash Blend.
Eyes: Large holographic eyes, glued to sides of the head.
Note: You can use many color combinations: purple-and-black or chartreuse-and-white are also popular.

Monday, May 4, 12 pm

Classic Light Hendrickson
Hook:  Standard dry fly hook, size 14.
Thread:  Yellow, 8/0.
Tails:  Medium to light blue dun.
Body:  Pinkish tan natural fur or Hendrickson color Spectrablend dry-fly dubbing.
Hackle:  Medium to light blue dun.
Wings:  Wood duck flank or dyed-yellow mallard.

Friday, May 8, 12 pm

Black Higa’s SOS
Hook: Tactical Czech Nymph or Scud, Shrimp, & San Juan Worm hook, sizes 14-18.
Thread: Black, 8/0.
Bead: Silver or nickel, 5/64-inch.
Tail:  Black pheasant tail.
Rib: Silver Ultra Wire, small.
Wing case: Red Flashabou or floss.
Thorax: Black dubbing.
Legs: Black Krystal Flash, two strands.

Monday, May 11, 12 pm

Gold Bead Hare’s Ear Nymph
Hook: 2X-long nymph hook, sizes 10-16.
Bead: Gold brass or tungsten to match hook size.
Weight: .020-inch non-toxic wire.
Thread: Black, 6/0.
Tails: Hare’s Ear fur or brown hackle fibers.
Rib: Oval gold tinsel, fine.
Body and thorax: Hare’s Ear natural dubbing, mixed or pre-mixed dark hare’s ear dubbing blend.
Wing case: Slip from a gray primary duck feather.

Friday, May 15, 12 pm

Mike’s Meal Ticket
Rear Hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger, size 2.
Thread: Black, 6/0.
Rear Body: Pearl or rust flashy brush, such as EP Sparkle Brush or Mirror Wrap.
Rear Wing: Tiger-barred Zonker Strip.
Rear Legs: Orange speckled silicone legs.
Front hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger, size 1.
Connecting wire: Intruder Tailing Wire.
Beads: Orange 3-D Streamer Beads.
Eyes: Yellow pre-painted fly Eyes.
Front wing: Tiger-barred Zonker strip.
Front Body: Pearl or rust flashy brush, such as EP Sparkle Brush or Mirror Wrap.
Front Legs: Orange speckled silicone legs .
Collar: Brown and white ram’s wool or Faux Fox Fiber.

6 thoughts on “UPDATED: Tying with Tom Fly-Pattern Schedule!”

  1. Could I tie all of these out of the Orvis kit? I donated all my supplies to the boy scout troop a few years ago when I thought I wouldn’t be tying anymore…

  2. I’m not on Facebook so can’t watch the videos live. Is there a way to get questions to Tom ahead of each session?

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