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  1. #1
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    Default Cascade (two styles)

    As Im going to Scotland in a couple of weeks time Ive been tying up a few patterns for the Silver Tourists
    This one is the Cascade, Ive tied it in a full style as I am expecting some big water when I get there.

    Instructions assume right-handed tyers

    HOOK Esmond Drury Treble #6
    THREAD UNI-Thread Black 6/0
    RIB Fine Silver Oval
    BODY Flat Silver, Black floss
    TAIL Mixed Red and Yellow Bucktail with 4 strands of Silver Chrystal Hair over
    WING Black Hair (Ive used black bear here) with 4 strands Silver Chrystal Hair over
    HACKLES Yellow and Black


    STEP 1
    Mount the hook in the vice, catch in the thread and wrap towards the tail catching in the silver rib as you go.



    STEP 2
    Tie in the tail which consists of mixed amounts of Orange and Yellow Bucktail, here I have given the tail a Yellow bias. You can vary the amounts of each colour to suit your desired effect.



    STEP 3
    I cut the tail at a taper to help keep bulk down at the shoulder.






    STEP 4
    Catch in the Chrystal hair, I do this way doubling it round the thread as shown.



    STEP 5
    After tying down the tail, cut the Silver Tinsel to a point and tie in.




    STEP 6
    Wrap the thread to the mid point on the hook and follow with tinsel.




    STEP 7
    After tying off the Tinsel continue wrapping the thread to the shoulder and then tie in the floss for the rear body.




    STEP 8
    Then wrap the floss to the mid point and back to the shoulder again.



    STEP 9
    Wrap the rib in evenly spaced turns and tie off.





    STEP 10
    Tie in the wing. Here I have used Black Bear, but any hair will do. (Squirrel, Arctic Fox, Bucktail etc)


    STEP 11
    Followed by the Chrystal Hair over-wing, tied in as shown in STEP 4



    STEP 12
    Double and mount the first hackle, here I have used Yellow hen which will give the fuller and Yellow biased effect I wanted




    STEP 12
    Wrap the hackle and tie off.




    STEP 13
    Tie in and wrap the Orange hackle, here I have used Orange Cock. Whipfinish and varnish for the completed fly.







    This is one I have tied on a double hook and slimmer for use in smaller water. The difference between the two is I have used Arctic fox on the double and both the hackles are cock.





    As you can see you can vary the appearance and effect of your fly by choosing the materials to suit the effect you are after.


    Last edited by scotfly; 02-04-2007 at 08:17 AM.
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    Ok you can call this one a bonus, on the recent thread by Davidarmes http://www.flyforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=3694


    He gave this pattern as an example of what he was looking for and it tweaked me enough to tie some up.


    HOOK – Partridge X2b # 10
    THREAD – UNI -Thread 6/0 Black
    TAG – Flat or Oval silver (I’ve used Oval Silver)
    TAIL - Orange Arctic Fox (I’ve used Orange and Yellow mixed with 4 strands of Silver Chrystal Hair over)
    REAR BODY – Gold or Silver Mylar (I’ve used flat Silver)
    RIBS – Oval Silver
    MID HACKLES – Yellow under Orange cock
    FRONT BODY – Black Floss or Seals Fur (I’ve used Black Floss
    WING – Black Arctic Fox
    CHEEKS – Jungle Cock
    FRONT HACKLES – Yellow under Orange Cock.



    STEP 1
    Mount the hook in the vice attach the thread and wrap it to the point shown, catching in the silver oval for the tag as you go.





    STEP 2
    Wind the tinsel, on the bare shank towards the hook bends.




    Then bring the end up between the hook bends, over the top of the wrapped tinsel, tie down and trim off waste.







    STEP 3
    Reattach the oval tinsel. Tie in the tail and Chrystal hair as shown in the initial post





    STEP 4
    Tie in and wrap the tinsel body as shown in the initial post, followed by the rib.



    STEP 5
    Tie in the doubled Yellow followed by the Orange as shown in the initial post. The only differences being that you are tying them in the middle of the hook and they should be smaller than the head hackles.


    After tying them in reattach the silver oval rib, wind the thread to the shoulder and attach the floss.



    STEP 6
    Wind the floss to the middle hackles then back up to the shoulder, tie off and follow with the silver rib.



    STEP 7
    Mount the wing, I have omitted the Chrystal hair over-wing from this version.



    STEP 8
    Prepare two jungle cock eyes by carefully striping the waste fibres as you would a normal hackle



    STEP 9
    Mount the jungle cock, one eye on each side of the wing. I tie them in one at a time, but if you prefer you can tie both in together.




    STEP 10
    Tie in and wrap the doubled Yellow hackle at the head. The head hackles should be longer than the mid hackles.





    STEP 11
    Tie in and wrap the Orange hackle. After tying off form a neat head and whip finish for the completed fly.




    The completed fly from above showing the position of the jungle cock eyes.






    All that is needed now is some water with “in the mood” silver tourists!



    Last edited by scotfly; 02-04-2007 at 07:36 AM.
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    thanks for that scotfly.much appreciated.

    jim
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    some nice flies scotty, it always amazes me watching how someone else ties -you always learn a new twist or way of doing something
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    Default Cascade recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling
    thanks for that scotfly.much appreciated.

    jim
    Just what I needed

    Thanks Scotty

    Will Be tying a Few ( prfer the arctic Fox version ) Over this weekend

    PS - I have Several Similar ( Artic Fox ) Variants ( all Proven to Catch the Silver Tourists )

    1) Rear Body Gold Mylar / Front Body Pearl Mylar

    2) Rear Body Red Mylar tinsel /Front Body Black Mylar Tinsel ( and Vice versa)

    3) Rear Body Silver tinsel /Front Body Pearl Mylar Tinsel

    4) Rear Body Red Mylar tinsel /Front Body Blue Mylar Tinsel ( and Vice versa)

    5) Rear Body Red Seal fur /Front Body Scarlet ( and Vice versa)

    Tail -Artic Fox Fur Black / Orange / Yellow / Green /Purple /Red /Silver Fox

    Middle Hackle Colours ( Using Saddle Cape(s) as Hackle)

    Orange , Yellow .Black , Purple

    NB Near edge of Hackle " Snipped off " for Low water version

    Front Hackle ( Using Saddle Cape(s) as Hackle)

    Orange , Yellow .Black , Purple



    PS Appling Varnish BEFORE tying in the Tinsel seems to make the Fly more durable
    Last edited by davidarmes; 14-10-2006 at 01:40 AM.
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    I have just tried tying a Cascade from the recipe alone - and it would not look out of place flying through the trees in the Amazon Basin!
    Came looking - and found this thread. Just what I need!
    Thanks Scotfly
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    Very nice work indeed Scotfly...lovely flies. Going up to Inverpolly in a few weeks to Scramble up Suilven... and wet a line. We'll be approaching Suilven via the Kirkaig route,so hopefully there will be a few Salmon wending their way up to the waterfall pool where they will be trapped and at the mercy of one of your yummy little cascades....and my ineptitude.

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    Nice step-by-step Scotfly, thanks for sharing it with us - very useful, especially at this time of the year

    TT.

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