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Entries from August 2009

Fly Days of August: White Miller Caddis

August 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wow, 31 days in a row of posting a new fly pattern. Its been fun, hope you’ve enjoyed it.  I have.
Today, we feature 2 patterns for the White Miller Caddis, a hatch that is seen on the Firehole in the fall.  Previous posts about the White Miller include the Carpet Caddis and the TK-421.
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Fly Days of August: Crystal Serendipity

August 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Today’s fly is the Crystal Serendipity, another Blue Ribbon Flies pattern. This is an excellent pupa pattern, either midge or caddis depending on size. These effective flies are very quick and easy to tie. I like to use one as a dropper behind a heavier fly.
Crystal Serentipity

Hook: Pupa hook, with a curved shank. TMC 2487, [...]

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Fly Days of August: Stacked Blonde streamer

August 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Kelly Galloup adpated this pattern from the Joe Brooks Blonde. Its called a stacked blonde because its tied on a keel hook, and provides a wider profile.
Stacked Blonde

Hook: Keel Hook (Mustad 79666), size 4 to 8
Body: Yellow Bucktail, 4 clumps: 2 on the flat portions, 2 on the angled portion of the hook
Body: Yellow Marabou [...]

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Fly Days of August: Tups Indispensible

August 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

One of my favorites to fish, but more to tell the story about the materials. The Tups Indispensable is a yellow wet fly. I’ve had good luck using these when PMDs or Yellow Sally naturals are about.
This was a very famous, and secretive, pattern in the early 1900’s in England. The recipe was a closely [...]

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Fly Days of August: Mahogany Nymph

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a very simple nymph pattern that has been effective in the fall for the Mahogany Dun hatch. The simplicity makes me doubt the complex flies that I tie, or better said, doubt the time I put in for the complex flies. Reminds me of a quote from someone (forgot who), that most things [...]

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Fly Days of August: Gold Nymph

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments

I don’t have a name for this pattern. Perhaps it does have one, but its an example of a type of nymph that I tie for float trips down Henry’s Fork. I tie these in a number of colors, mostly olive and brown, but toss in a gold one every now and then.
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Fly Days of August: Baker’s Hole Bugger

August 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Believe it or not, but the end of August is approaching. That means that September is near.  September means, to me, visiting the Madison to chase brown trout.
The Baker’s Hole Bugger was designed specifically for that pursuit, with the yellow tail being a trigger for brownie.  These pages featured a step-by-step tutorial earlier this year.
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Fly Days of August: Chernobyl Hopper

August 24th, 2009 · No Comments

What an ugly fly. It must catch fish. The Chernobyl Hopper is a fantastic pattern to cast to the banks, with a small bead-head hanging from the bend.
Chernobyl Hopper

Hook: Hopper hook, TMC 5263, size 6 or 8
Body: 2 strips of 2mm tan craft foam
Body: Tan superfine dubbing, ribbed with a brown saddle hackle
Legs: 4 sets [...]

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Fly Days of August: Blue Copper John

August 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

It’s hot outside, so let’s cool things off a little. Its on the other side of the calendar, but there is always a steelhead season coming up. One pattern that works, at least on the Trinity River in Northern California is the blue Copper John.
Blue Copper John

Hook: large wet fly hook, Mustad 3906B in size [...]

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Fly Days of August: Little Yellow Stonefly Nymph

August 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Do you have any black Krystal flash? This could be the pattern that causes you to buy a package. The Little Yellow Stonefly Nymph is dense enough to reach the bottom in swift water. It looks good too.
Little Yellow Stonefly Nymph

Hook: 2x long wet fly hook (Dai-Riki #060), size 12-14, with a gold bead
Tail: 2 [...]

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