Fly Tying: Frye Creek Special

Frye Creek Special
Frye Creek Special

I spend a fair amount of my fishing time flicking flies on small creeks. Arizona has a good number of these small waters to choose from and the fish are usually quite opportunistic and willing to take a well presented fly. The Frye Creek Special is a super simple pattern that I always turn to if I need trick that picky fish holding in one of those deeper plunge pools. Plus, I’m always looking for a use for my Mearns quail feathers.

The Frye Creek Special is available for purchase in the Arizona Wanderings Shop.

Arizona Wanderings Shop
  • Hook/Bead: #8 streamer hook with a 2.8mm bead
  • Thread: 6/0 Uni
  • Tail: Marabou
  • Body: Arizona Simi Seal
  • Collar: Male Mearns Quail feather
Frye Creek Special
Hook, bead, thread
Frye Creek Special
Tie in the tail
Frye Creek Special
Arizona Simi Seal
Frye Creek Special
Pick out material
Frye Creek Special
Mearns Quail Hackle
Frye Creek Special
Mearns Quail Collar
Frye Creek Special
Pink/Red
Frye Creek Special
Black/Green
Frye Creek Special
Brown/Gold
Frye Creek Special
The Frye Creek Special doing work
Frye Creek Special
Gila Trout falls to the Frye Creek Special

The Frye Creek Special is available for purchase in the Arizona Wanderings Shop.

Arizona Wanderings Shop

 

12 Responses to “Fly Tying: Frye Creek Special”

    • azwanderings

      Do it. It’s a good one to have in the box. Let me know how it fishes for you.

      Ben

      Reply
  1. Joe

    Great looking fly. Really like the look of the brown/gold one. No Mearns quail up here but I will try it with large dot guinea fowl.

    Cheers

    J

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  2. Mario Vassaux

    Thanks! Nice fly and great site. I will tie some and try them out. FYI the description in your store for Frye Creek Fly has the mini hopper text.

    Reply
  3. Anthony

    Definitely one of my favorite go-to flies. Thanks for the post and wicked pattern Ben!

    Reply

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