Lisa Weiner's Flies

December 2021 - Male Dace variant
Tied on a Mustad 3665A size 2 hook 
Tag- small oval gold tinsel
Body- cream silk
Rib- flat gold tinsel 
Throat- orange hen hackle 
Wing- 2 chartreuse saddle hackles under with 2 badger saddle hackles over.
Cheeks- small Jungle Cock nails
Novemember 2021 - Black Silk
Hook- Mustad size 2 salmon hook  #36890
Tip- oval silver tinsel 
Tag- golden yellow silk 
Tail- golden pheasant Crest and tippet 
Body- black silk 
Rib-oval silver tinsel 
Body hackle-Claret
Throat- blue dyed guinea hen
Underwing- Golden pheasant tippets, a golden pheasant breast feather and two golden pheasant crests.
Wing- Golden Pheasant wing and Lady Amherst.
Overwing- bronze mallard


October 2021 - Hope 

Hook- #3 Dave McNeese Spey hook
Tag- Flat silver tinsel
Tail- Lady Amherst Crest
Butt- Whit Ostrich herl 
Rib-Oval Silver tinsel
Body- Au Ver A Soie Silk #3012 pale pink
Body Hackel- White Earred Pheasant 
Throat- Lavender dyed Guinea hen
Wing- Cerise dyed white Turkey 

September 2021 - Black Dose 

Tied on a 3/0 Mustad 3370 Sproat hook 

Tag- Fine Oval Silver tinsel 
Tip- Orange silk floss 
Tail- Golden Pheasant Crest 
Tail veiling- red Goose and teal
Ribbing- Medium Oval silver tinsel
Body- 1/5th blue Seal or Angora Goat. The rest of the body black seal or Angora goat.
Body Hackel- Black 
Throat- Claret
Underwing- Golden pheasant tippets
Wing- green,  red and mottled turkey and Golden pheasant tail. I used 4 barbs of each. 
Topping- Peacock 
Head-Black finished with Veniard's  Black Cellier


August 2021 - Colburn Special

Tag- Fine Oval Tinsel 
Tail- green dyed squirrel and black bear
Body- Hot green floss with a black ostrich herl butt in the center. 
Wing- Black Bear over green dyed squirrel 
Collar- Yellow hen hackle 

This is tied on a Partridge M2 hook size 4


July 2021 -Silver Demon 

Tied on a #4 Partridge N
Tag- flat silver tinsel 
Tail- Barred wood duck
Body- large oval silver tinsel 
Throat- orange hen hackle 
Wing- Gray squirrel 
Cheeks- Jungle Cock 

May 2021 - Inver Green

Tied on a 2/0 blind eye hook 
Tag-fine oval gold tinsel 
Tail- Golden pheasant Crest 
Butt- black ostrich hearl
Body-Light Olive silk
Rib-Embossed Gold tinsel 
Hackle-Light Olive
Underwing- Golden pheasant tippet
Wing- mixed barbs of Golden pheasant,  red dyed turkey, natural brown turkey, Bustard and mallard. 
Horns- Blue Macaw
I feel this fly could use a couple more turns of hackle at the throat for better balance. 
The mixed wing should give it nice movement in the water.

April 2021 - Blue Doctor


March 2021 - Hot Orange

Tip- fine oval gold
Tag- Golden Yellow silk
Tail- Golden pheasant Crest
Body- Black silk
Rib- fine oval gold
Throat- Hot orange hen hackle 
Wing- Black Bear 
Size 6 hook tied low water style for Atlantic Salmon 

February 2021 - Golden Demon 

Hook- Mustad 36680 size 6
Tag- fine oval gold Lagarten tinsel 
Tail- Golden pheasant Crest.
Body- Golden Yellow silk
Rib- small oval gold Lagarten tinsel
Throat- orange hen hackle 
Wing- Bronze mallard 
Cheeks- small Jungle Cock nails

January 2021 - Red Ryder 

This is a little free style fly that I am planning to swing for steelhead. 
I was playing at the vise with some new material and this is what I came up with.
Hook- Veniard TG salmon hook 1/0
Tag- Gold Fine oval tinsel 
Rear half body- 1 strand each red and purple Berlin wool twisted together with fine oval gold rib.
Mid body- Purple dyed blue eared pheasant wound as a collar with a purple dyed guinea pheasant feather tied in  flat over the top.
Red Schlappen hackle also wound as a collar 
Front body section- Merino spey dubbing form Chinnook wind outfitters in Concord Grape with a fine oval silver rib.
Collar- black rooster hackle. 
Wings- Red Goose shoulder mounted Dee style. 
Black head

December 2020 - Tom Tickler

 Tied on a 3/0 Mustad 3370 blind eye 
Tag- Fine oval silver Lagartun tinsel & light blue silk
Tail- Golden pheasant topping 
Butt- Black Ostrich herl
Body- Yellow silk with red pigs wool at shoulder 
Ribs- Small oval gold Lagartun tinsel 
Hackle- Red Chevron hackle 
Throat- Guinea hen
Underwing- Golden pheasant 
Wing- mixed barbs of green & red turkey, mallard, teal, kori bustard, Golden pheasant tail and Lady Amherst tail. 
Cheeks- Kingfisher 
Horns- Blue and gold Macaw
Head- pattern called for black ostrich herl but I decided to leave it off.

This was a fun pattern to tie.
I hope you like it.

November 2020 - Dave's Starburst Shrimp 

This fly was designed by my good friend Dave Flint. It is inspired by the popular General Practioner fly. Dave uses Jungle Cock eyes instead of Golden pheasant to represent the eyes of the shrimp. Here is my take on his fly.
Daiichi Salmon hook # 2051 size 1.5
Tag- oval gold Lagarten tinsel small
Tail/feelers- A few strands of Red/orange bucktail with a couple strands of copper Krystal flash over
Butt bump- yellow steelhead ice dub to support the carapace 
Carapace-Hot orange dyed golden pheasant.  Using two feathers and mounting them together the bottom one concave side up/top one concave side down.
Hackle-2 turns of Orange and 1 floresant orange hackle from a Chevron dyed chinese cock cape. Tied in and wound together. 
Body 1st section- Hot orange steelhead ice dub with 5 turns of small oval gold tinsel.
Mid section- pair of Jungle cock eyes with a golden pheasant feather over. Then two more turns of hackle slightly shorter than the first pair.
Last body section- same as 1st section then finish with two more turns of hackle slightly shorter than the mid section and another golden pheasant feather.
Head- red thread 
I can't wait to swing this fly for steelhead. 
Happy tying.


October 2020 - Undertaker

Hook- Partridge M2 Heavy single #4
Tag- flat gold Lagarten tinsel 
Butt- fluorescent green and red floss
Rib-  small oval gold Lagarten tinsel 
Body- Peacock here
Throat- Black hen 
Wing- Black Bear
Cheeks- Jungle Cock

September 2020 - Green Mahony


Hook - Daichi 2051 size 1.5
Body-1st third Green floss, the rest green seal dubbing 
Ribbing- pearl Mylar and oval gold
Hackle- black schlappen
Collar- black schlappen followed by green dyed guinea
Wing- 4 Chartreuse and black saddle hackles 
The green and black combination has worked well for me on the Salmon River in New York state for Steelhead. 
The original Mahony was designed by Dec Hogan who's tying I have always admired.


August 2020 Fly - Miramichi Cosseboom 

This is a favorite salmon pattern as I caught my first Atlantic Salmon on this pattern. 
Tag- small oval tinsel
Tail- green hackle fibers 
Rib- small oval tinsel
Body- green floss
Wing- Grey squirrel tail
Collar- yellow 


July 2020 Fly - Veterans Special 

Original design by Jenna Tucker 
Tip- fine oval gold
Tag- Red and white silk thread
Tail- Lady Amherst crest
Butt- Black Ostrich heel
Rib- medium flat gold
Body- soldier Green silk floss
Body hackle- black Chevron hackle
Throat-purple and black hen hackles 
Underwing- Lady Amherst 
Main wing- Married Red and purple turkey
Topping- Lady Amherst Crest
Shoulders- Barred woodduck and teal
Cheeks- Jungle fowl 

June 2020 Fly - Ayla's Twist

This pattern was designed by my good friend David Flint of Spencer, MA for his Granddaughter. A wonderful pattern for Brook trout on small streamer hooks
Show in the picture on a Partridge single Wilson #10
Tag- fine oval gold Lagarten tinsel 
Body- pearlescent- Veevus mini flatbread
Rib- fine oval gold 
Thorax- Senyo's Fusion Dub in Flame
Hackle- Blue Eared Pheasant tied in by the butt, wound as a collar and swept back.
Collar- shell pink saddle hackle 
Cheeks- small jungle fowl eyes


May 2020 Fly - Thunder and Lightning 

Hook- Partridge CS10/1 Bartleet traditional #2
Tip-  Lagartun fine oval gold tinsel 
Tag- golden yellow silk 
Tail- Golden pheasant Crest
Butt- Black Ostrich herl
Body-Black silk 
Rib- Lagartun small oval gold tinsel 
Body hackle- Orange Chevron hackle
Throat- Guinea dyed kingfisher blue
Wing- Dark mottled Turkey 
Topping- Golden pheasant Crest
Sides- Jungle cock
Pattern taken from Classic Salmon Fly Patterns by Michael D. Radencich.

April 2020 Fly - Rusty Rat 

This is an old favorite hair wing pattern.
The pattern is from Poul Jorgensen's book Salmon Flies Their Character, Style, and Dressing.
Red Thread 6/0
Tag: Lagartun Fine oval gold tinsel
Tail: Peacock sword fibers 
Body: Rear half yellow/gold floss, front half peacock herl
Ribbing: Lagarten small oval gold tinsel
Veiling: yellow floss over rear body to middle of the tail
Wing: Gray fox 
Hackle: Grizzly hen hackle, wound as collar after the wing is tied in.
Head: Red finished with clear Cellire 
Tying tip: use 3 strands of peacock for the front half of the body. Tie them in by the tips. Use your thread like a dubbing loop and use a hackle plier (I like a light plastic wire tester one for this) spin the hackle plier gently so you have a little rope of peacock. Wind forward. 
You can also change the color of your floss to make the other variations of this pattern. 


March 2020 Fly - 

Tied on a Veniard 1/0 TG Salmon hook.
Tag- oval silver tinsel-small
1st body section black floss
2nd body section purple ice dub
Body hackle dyed purple blue ear pheasant or Spey hackle of your choice. Tied in by the tip before the dubbing. Wound after the body rib.
Ribbing- oval silver tinsel from Lagartun 
Throat- two turns of teal.
Wings- four purple rooster hackles. 2 from each side of cape and mounted on top.
Cheeks- Small Jungle Cock
Tying tip- strip off one side of the body hackle to keep the fly sparse. 
I have had success with this pattern for steelhead and salmon on the Salmon River in Pulaski, NY 

February 2020 Fly - My Funny Valentine 


Brooch pin of your choice

Tip-Red medium oval tinsel from Lagarten 

Tail-Red dyed golden pheasant Crest 

Butt- white ostrich herl.

Rib-  small oval gold Lagarten tinsel

Body- red silk floss

Troat- Silver pheasant 

Wing- Red & white Nature's Spirit select goose shoulder.


This is a fun tie that I did in honor of Valentine's day. You can have lots of fun varying colors or even change the wing and make a hair wing version. 


Tying tip- I use a bobbin to wind in the silk. Normally,  I like to wrap silk by hand but it's difficult to do with the brooch pin. If you hold the bobbin at an angel and use the free hand to keep the silk from sliding it wraps much easier. 





This was tied on a 2/0 Pryce Tannatt blind eye hook and is fully gutted for fishing. 


Tag- fine silver oval tinsel and yellow silk 

Tail- Golden pheasant Crest 

Tail veiling- Kingfisher 

Butt- Scarlett Berlin wool

Body- medium flat Lagarten tinsel ribbed with small oval tinsel 

Throat-light blue hen and guinea hackle 

Underwing-Golden pheasant tippets with slips of Golden pheasant tail over 

Main wing- blue and yellow swan and Kori bustard.

Sides-Barred wood duck and teal

Roof-Bronze mallard 

Topping-Golden pheasant Crest 

Horns- Blue and Gold Macaw

Head- Scarlett Berlin wool