The popular Skagit Extreme Heads are now available in a unique
Intermediate, slow sinking configuration. Conceptualized and tested
extensively by Scientific Anglers Company rep, and anadromous fish
wizard Garry Sandstrom, these heads provide some extreme tactical
advantages over their floating counterparts, especially when the
water is very warm or very cold. Since the whole head of the fly
line rides below the fast skin of the river's surface, your line
will fish deeper, and move much more slowly across the river,
allowing your fly to stay in the strike zone of every fish much
longer than when fishing with a floating head and a sinking tip of
the same size. As the video above discloses, we were aware of this
new line for many months before it became available to the public in
August, 2011. They work, and under certain conditions will increase
is a weighted head that has a realistic baitfish profile and is
specifically designed for tying freshwater and saltwater streamer
fly patterns. More
about Fish Skulls...
Sometimes referred to as a Sculpin
Head, the Sculpin Helmet is an exciting, new style of Fish-Skull™
with a realistic, flat and broad profile that imitates common
bottom-dwelling fish species such as sculpins, gobies and baby
catfish. Designed for use on both hook and tube flies it allows
anglers to easily tie weighted streamers that fish deep and imitate
these popular predator food sources.
More about Sculpin Heads...
The following was taken
from April Vokey's Fly Gal web site: "To peel rhea, pinch the
strands at the tip of the feather and carefully pull down. The
membrane should separate from the stem with all its fibers intact.
This gets easier with practice, but is well worth a few
casualties to be able to have such a remarkable hackle, free of the
bulky stem. When tying the peeled rhea onto a shank, wrap the
membrane as though it were the stem of a regular feather.” Some say
the technique works even better if the feather is soaked in warm
water prior to splitting. The first feather split easily dry
following Aprils advice.
Rheas are large flightless birds that are native to South America.
Many tiers liken the rhea feather fibers to small ostrich plume
barbules. We think that
Rea Intruder Feathers are much like giant chicken hackle. If your
average barn yard rooster stood six feet tall he would have neck
hackles that would be similar to these rhea feathers.
Silicon legs are common on bass flies and bass lures.
Lately silicone legs have found favor as replacement for hard to find
natural materials used in tying large Intruder style steelhead flies.
Smaller diameter silicone legs are now being used on some of the
smallest trout flies.
Adds movement, color, and dimension to any wet fly pattern. Use these
fly tying legs for streamers, bass poppers, or bunny patterns for
steelhead, salmon and saltwater. Better for large flies. Colors are
translucent and vibrant. This material contains flecks of reflective
Fine, stretchy, durable, translucent, oval, wiggly strands bundled
for easy use as legs, antenna, feelers, whiskers, etc. Can be tied
in individually, or in clumps, or spun. Has many uses for small,
medium and large flies. Equally useful in fresh water and saltwater
flies. Is easily colored with waterproof markers.
Fly Enhancer Legs are a very unique mix of colors that can be
incorporated into an array of fly patterns, from streamers to
popping bugs. These flexible silicone legs move very nicely in the
water. Makes great legs, claws and antennae for all kinds of flies.
Popular materials for the newest steelhead flies.