Tying Video – The Rodger’s Fancy

I tied the Rodger’s Fancy this week for two reasons.  One, I wanted to do another salmon/steelhead fly and two, I like the look of this fly.  I do not get to swing streamers to salmon very often or steelhead for that matter but it is my preferred method of chasing these fish.  I particularly like the more classic patterns.  Don’t get me wrong, there are some great patterns that are more modern that are fun to tie and fish but for some reason I just like the look of the more “classic” patterns as well as enjoy tying them more.  With that said, I ran across the Rodger’s Fancy and put it on my list of flies to tie.

I do not know much about the fly.  I think it was originally tied to chase Atlantic salmon but has since been used on both the East and West coast.  I did some digging on the Internet and really did not find much information.  I am interested if anyone reading this has any info on the Rodger’s Fancy, I would love to find out more about this pattern.  It is a fun fly to tie and I could see changing some colors and have a box full of these for different fishing conditions.  I might even through some of these at some Smallmouth this summer.  Enough said, I hope you enjoy the video.




HookMustad SL73UBLN-36890, #4 – 2/0
ThreadDanville 6/0, White & Danville 6/0 Black
TagDanville Oval Tinsel #14, Silver
ButtDanville 4-Strand Rayon Floss, Yellow
TailPeacock Sword
RibbingDanville Oval Tinsel #10, Silver
BodyLife Cycle Dubbing, Pale Green
ThroatGreen & Yellow Hackle Fibers
WingGray Squirrel Tail
EyesJungle Cock

As mentioned, the next few weeks will be more Salmon and Steelhead patterns.  I will then be tying a few Redfish patterns as I have a Redfish trip to Louisiana coming up.  If you haven’t read it yet I posted last week the classes I have scheduled for the Winter and Spring of 2020.  You can check that out here.  Check back soon.

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If you would rather purchase some Rodger’s Fancy streamers there are a few here at Dressed Irons for sale (while supplies last).

As always, if you have any questions about this fly (or any other) you can leave a comment on Dressed Irons or any of the videos I have produced and I will help in anyway I can. Enjoy!

Remember….. It’s Fly tying….. If you’re not having fun, You’re Doin’ It Wrong.

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