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Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern

Quick Fish Fry Fly ……. say that three times fast 😉

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern

I know they’re out there and they are hungry, so here’s a recipe for a quick fish fry fly.

Now before you run off to find a skillet or wok this is not one of those delicious recipes that you will find on this site. No this is a recipe for a fry fly (smolt fly) and I dare you to find a simpler one. All that’s required is two hackles, a hook, some thread and a fish skull.

I have used up most of my large fish skulls on 3-5 inch articulated and  large ¼ chicken meat flies for bulls/lakers and large rainbow. When I saw this fly online ( can’t remember where)  I knew it was the answer for all the small fish skulls I had kicking around. This fly will work in rivers, lakes and in the “chuck”.

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern | Material List:

  • HOOK: Togen Natural Bend Size #8
  • THREAD: Red
  • BODY: 2 Hackles ( your choice of colours)
  • HEAD: Small Fish Skull

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern | Tying Instructions:

Start thread ¼ back from the eye and build a substantial hump back far enough that when you slide on the skull you have room to tie thread on between the skull and the eye.

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern ... simple salmon fry fly pattern!

Tie in a  hackle on either side. Concave side facing in.

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern ... Fish Fry smolt Streamer fly

Build up tie in area, checking by sliding the fish skull on until  it makes contact with the thread. Whip finish.

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern ... Fish Fry Streamer step 3

Put a drop of Krazy glue on thread and slide on fish skull.

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern

Attach thread in front of the skull and build up a small thread hump preventing the skull from sliding forward. Whip finish. Add the sticker eyes in to the sockets and cover with a UV. resin.

Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Fishing Pattern ... baby skull fish fry fly

Told ya it was quick. Now just add water and fish!

GORD (FlyGuys Northern Division)
Keep Calm, Fish On


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Gord

About Gord

Fly fishing the great white north! I mainly fish the lakes, rivers and streams of North Eastern B.C. for Rainbows, Lakers, Brookies, Bulltrout and Grayling.
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One Response to Quick Fish Fry Fly | BC Salmon Fry Pattern

  1. BCFlyguys BCFlyguys says:

    Another kewl fly pattern Gord! Thank you! 🙂

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