Black Nosed Dace Thunder Creek Fly Recipe
Hook: Partridge CS5 #4 (bronzed or blued)
Thread: Black 8/0
Belly: White bucktail
Wing: Silver crystal flash, black bucktail and tan/brown bucktail
Gills: Red paint
Eye: White and black paint
Black Nosed Dace Bucktail Fly Recipe
Hook: Allcock (unknown model number) #2
Thread: Black 8/0
Tag: Red wool
Body: Silver flat tinsel
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Wing: White bucktail under black bucktail under brown bear
Notes: The Black Nosed Dace, or BND for short, was a creation of Arthur (Art) Flick of Westkill, New York. It was designed to imitate the plentiful baitfish of the same name, Rhinichthys atratulus. For trout, Mr. Flick suggested sizes #4-#10, favouring the smaller sizes later into the season. The pattern found a calling amongst saltwater enthusiast and the fly was adopted into fly boxes destined to hunt striped bass. Numerous variations and styles of the pattern evolved, most notably the Thunder Creek version incepted by Keith Fulsher. For more Black Nosed Dace patterns, please have a look at Global Fly Fisher’s BND page.
Jim Bennett – I live in Glasgow Scotland where I was born and grew up.I started fishing in my local canal for perch and roach when I was about 12, forty years ago. I started fly tying at about 14 after I watched a program on TV. I first tied without a vice as I could not afford one. My flies were quite crude to say the least and I can remember the first trout I caught on a small black dry fly. I could not believe it had actually taken my fly. That fish was only about 8 inches, but remains the best fish I have ever caught.
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Bill Chandler – I have been tying flies for the Angler and the collector since 1978. I discovered fly fishing and fly tying by watching a Canadian angling show one Saturday morning. Since then I have spent a considerable time of my life learning both the old and new techniques of tying flies.
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