HEY, HOW'D YOU TIE THAT?!?

HOW TO TIE THE JR. SCHMOLTY

It's a lot like giving away your girlfriend's phone number.  Your "secret" fly recipes are your little "perceived" edge over the other guides on the river. So here's my girlfriend's phone number... Well, here's how to tie the JR. SCHMOLTY swinging fly :). Check out our Alaska Fly page for more great flies!

A FRESHLY TIED JR. SCHMOLTY READY TO SWING!

A FRESHLY TIED JR. SCHMOLTY READY TO SWING!

TYING IN SENYO INTRUDER WIRE AND STINGER HOOK.  HOOK POINT DOWN.

TYING IN SENYO INTRUDER WIRE AND STINGER HOOK.  HOOK POINT DOWN.

A BASE OF BLENDED ICE DUB WITH AN OVERLAY OF MALLARD FLANK AND BROWN MARABOU.  RUBBER LEGS TRAILING BEHIND.

A BASE OF BLENDED ICE DUB WITH AN OVERLAY OF MALLARD FLANK AND BROWN MARABOU.  RUBBER LEGS TRAILING BEHIND.

A RABBIT FUR COLLAR AND WOVEN THROUGH THE BEAD CHAIN EYES.  USING 4 BEAD CHAIN EYES HELPS SINK THE FLY A BIT AND KEEP IT ORIENTED CORRECTLY (THANK YOU GREG SENYO FOR THE TIP!)

A RABBIT FUR COLLAR AND WOVEN THROUGH THE BEAD CHAIN EYES.  USING 4 BEAD CHAIN EYES HELPS SINK THE FLY A BIT AND KEEP IT ORIENTED CORRECTLY (THANK YOU GREG SENYO FOR THE TIP!)

SPUN RABBIT FUR READY TO BE WOVEN THROUGH THE EYES.  BE SURE TO BRUSH OUT THE FUR TO FREE ALL THE TRAPPED FIBERS.

SPUN RABBIT FUR READY TO BE WOVEN THROUGH THE EYES.  BE SURE TO BRUSH OUT THE FUR TO FREE ALL THE TRAPPED FIBERS.

USING WATER TO ORIENT THE MATERIALS TO KEEP THEM FROM GETTING TRAPPED.  THE FUR IS WRAPPED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE EYES TO MAKE A COLLAR, THEN WOVEN THROUGH THE EYES.

USING WATER TO ORIENT THE MATERIALS TO KEEP THEM FROM GETTING TRAPPED.  THE FUR IS WRAPPED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE EYES TO MAKE A COLLAR, THEN WOVEN THROUGH THE EYES.

PINCHING THE BARB TO FINISH OFF THE FLY!

PINCHING THE BARB TO FINISH OFF THE FLY!

ANOTHER UNSUSPECTING FISH LURED IN BY JR. SCHMOLTY!

ANOTHER UNSUSPECTING FISH LURED IN BY JR. SCHMOLTY!

Dave Lisi - is the Owner/Guide for Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC located in the small mountain town of Cooper Landing, Alaska where he is a year-round resident, guide, carpenter and trout bum. On any given day, you will most likely find Dave on the banks of the Kenai swinging for trout with his best friend and girlfriend Jackie. Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC was built in early 2017 with the goal of sharing the love and passion Dave and Jackie have for the Kenai Peninsula and the fish that live there.