Category: "Al Ritt"

L2HF Hi-Vis Damsel - 10:27

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From Al:

I grew up in Michigan and have fished as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly shops since 2000. In 2005 I also began guiding along Colorado’s front range. Currently I am a member of Whiting Farms Pro Staff and am employed by PEAK Fishing and I have several fly patterns commercially available. In addition to guiding, tying instruction and demos, my wife Diana and I own and operate our own company geared primarily toward flyfishing education services. More detailed information is available at www.alrittflies.com.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Tiemco 2488
  • Thread: UTC 70 Denier
  • Tail: Byed and Barred Braided Leader Butt (Available from Hareline Dubbin’ as “Adult Damsel Body”)
  • Thorax: Super Fine Dubbing
  • Wing: Organza
  • Foam Back: Narrow strip of 2mm Closed Cell Foam, majority of length split so foam is 2 narrow legs joined at one end
  • Spot/Post: ParaPost Yarn

L2HF Harey Yellow Stone - 9:34

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From Al:

I grew up in Michigan and have fished as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly shops since 2000. In 2005 I also began guiding along Colorado’s front range. Currently I am a member of Whiting Farms Pro Staff and am employed by PEAK Fishing and I have several fly patterns commercially available. In addition to guiding, tying instruction and demos, my wife Diana and I own and operate our own company geared primarily toward flyfishing education services. More detailed information is available at www.alrittflies.com.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Tiemco 100 or 101
  • Thread: UTC 70 Denier
  • Body: Yellow Super Fine Dubbing
  • Thorax: Yellow Super Fine Dubbing
  • Wing: White (winter phase) hair from the bottom of a snowshoe hare’s hind foot
  • Egg Sack: Red Foam
  • Trailing Bubbles: 2 strands of Mirage Opal Flash
  • Rib: Yellow Dyed Grizzly Hackle, palmered through body and trimmed short
  • Under Wing: Mirage Opal Flash
  • Spot: Red Foam
  • Hackle: Light Barred Ginger dry fly hackle

Al Ritt Ritt's Fighting Crayfish - 17:06

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Al Ritt: Ritt's Fighting Crayfish

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From Al:

I grew up in Michigan and have been fly fishing as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying flies “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly shops since 2000. In 2005 I also began guiding along Colorado’s front range. Currently I am a member of Whiting Farms Pro Staff and am employed by PEAK Fishing and I have several fly tying patterns commercially available. In addition to guiding, fly tying instruction and demos, my wife Diana and I own and operate our own company geared primarily toward flyfishing education services. More detailed information is available at www.alrittflies.com.

RECIPE:

Al Ritt L2HF SlimFlash Damsel - 6:07

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From Al:

I grew up in Michigan and have fished as long as I can remember. After graduating college, I moved to California and gravitated toward fly fishing almost exclusively. I have been tying “seriously” since 1983 and have been a tying instructor both independently and for several Colorado fly shops since 2000. In 2005 I also began guiding along Colorado’s front range. Currently I am a member of Whiting Farms Pro Staff and am employed by PEAK Fishing and I have several fly patterns commercially available. In addition to guiding, tying instruction and demos, my wife Diana and I own and operate our own company geared primarily toward flyfishing education services. More detailed information is available at www.alrittflies.com.

RECIPE:

  • Hook: Tiemco 3761
  • Thread: UTC 70 Denier
  • Eyes: Black Mono Eyes
  • Tail: Sparse Tail of Marabou fibers with one strand of Mirage Opal Flash on each side
  • Body: A second bundle of marabou fibers equal to the tail, or the butts of the marabou tail fibers
  • Thorax: Extension of Body
  • Head: Extension of Body and Thorax
  • Rib: Mirage Opal Flash
  • Wing Bud: Mixed bundle of Antron and Mirage Opal Flash

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