Brown Bear Tackle Box Fly Patterns

Please read the patterns carefully before attempting to tie them.

This will help avoid frustration. I have tried to put the pattern down in order of construction and some of these can become complicated and time consuming.


  Name - Foam Bomber
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  Hook - Mustad R75 - 79580 2-12
  Thread - Black
Tail White calf tail
Body Tie in first; 1 brown and 2 white dry fly hackles. cut a strip of closed cell foam about 3 mm wide and wrap this to form the main body. Palmer the hackles up the body pulling the stem into the joints between the foam wraps and tie off at the the head, leaving room for the wings and hackle.
Wing White calf tail tied upright & divided
Hackle 2 brown and 1 white dry fly hackles tied on as a collar