Chain Gang Pheasant Tail

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
Standard heavy nymph hook
Bead head or no bead head
Tail: turkey biots
abdomen: 4 brown beads of bead chain
Thorax: peacock herl
Wing Case: Pheasant Tail
Legs: Pheasant Tail

Pattern History:
After winning this contest with the chain gang stonefly I started applying the bead chain to other patterns.  This is one of the results.

(Editors note: Dean Myers is the grand-prize winner of the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest with his fly The Chain Gang Stonefly so this entry is “just for fun”)

Chain Gang Copper John

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
Standard heavy nymph hook
bead or no bead
Tail: turkey biots
abdomen: 4 copper beads of bead chain
Thorax: Peacock herl
Wing Case: Turkey Biots
Legs: pheasant tail

Pattern History:
After winning this contest with the chain gang stonefly, I decided to apply the bead chain concept to other patterns.  Here is one of the results.

(Editor’s Note: Dean Myers is the grand prize winner of the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest, you can find his winning pattern HERE, therefore this entry is “just for fun”)

Wooly Minnow

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
4xl streamer hook
tail: marabou, flashabou
body: rams wool in dubbing loop
Head: fish skull (also see a tutorial on tying with Fish Skulls here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwDO3wXjwKw )

Pattern History:
I have always done well with the pattern without the fish skull.  I picked up some skulls to see what they would do and it is a great working pattern.

(Editor’s Note: Dean Myers is the winner of the 2010 Fly Tying Contest so this submission is “just for fun”)

Chain Gang Crayfish

Submitted and Tied by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
DaiRiki 700B
Dumbell eyes
16 beads of bead chain
-two small rabbit strips for each claw
-foam strip glued between the rabbit strips
Antenna: pheasant tail
eyes: black bead chain
shell: furry foam
body: wiggle dubbing in dubbing loop
ribbing: copper wire

Pattern History:
After winning this contest with the chain gang stonefly, I decided to apply the bead chain concept to other patterns.  Here is one of the results.

(Editor’s Note: Dean Myers is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest, his pattern “The Chain Gang” is now in production with Rainy’s making him ineligible to win the 2011 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest…..so this is just for fun)

Chain Gang Hare’s Ear

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
Standard heavy nymph hook
Bead head or no bead head
Tail: turkey biots
Abdomen: 4 beads of gold bead chain
Thorax: natural hares ear dubbing
Wing Case: Turkey tail

Pattern History:
After winning this contest with the chain gang stonefly I started applying the bead chain to other patterns.  This is one of the results.

[Editors Note: Dean Myers is the winner of the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest.  This entry is “just for fun” and part of his line of “Chaing Gang” flies.  You can see his winning pattern HERE ]

Chain Gang Caddis

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
Hook: Curved Caddis hook
Bead: bead head
Abdomen: 4 silver beads died with creative color system(caddis green or yello) or tan beads
Dubbing: black rabbit mask in dubbing loop
Hackle: partridge feather
Collar: black ostrich herl

(Editor’s Note: Dean Myers is the winner of the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest so this entry is “just for fun”)

Pattern History:
After winning this contest with the chain gang stonefly I started applying the bead chain to other patterns.  This is one of the results.

Chain Gang Egg

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

Pattern Recipe:
Hook: Curved caddis hook
Egg: Two strands of two beads, same color or different colors
Veil: Egg veil

Pattern History:
After winning this contest with the Chain Gang Stonefly, I decided to apply the bead chain concept to other patterns.  Here is one of the results.

(Editor’s Note:  Dean Myers won the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest, so this entry is “just for fun” and not an official submission to the 2011 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest)

Chain-Gang Kermit

Tied and Submitted by: Dean Myers

(Editor’s Note: Dean Myers is the 2010 Feather-Craft Fly Tying Contest Grand Prize Winner, therefor this submission is for fun only)

Pattern Recipe:
Hook: TMC 8089
Legs: two tone rabbit strip (olive w/black tips) tied in as legs and feet
and bead chain
Body: Marabou palmered, white, yellow and olive
Foam (white, olive, yellow) 2mm
Weed Guard: heavy mono

Pattern History:
This is a new popper pattern I put together and cannot wait till it is warmer to try it out.

Comments / Special Instructions:
Tying instructions:
I tied the feet on the chain and then attached the chain to the hook.  Then I tie in the rabbit strips to the hook but also put a few wraps around the chain and rabbit to help it flair out.  Then I tie in the foam, White on bottom of the hook and olive and yellow on top.  Tie in the tips of the marabou feathers and palmer them.  Then pull the foam forward.  When I am done with the foam I add a square piece of olive on the bottom of the hook.  By doing this it creates a popper head.