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Fly Days of August: Zebra Midge

August 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Zebra midges have a great “time invested to fish caught” ratio for fly patterns. With just 3 ingredients, thread, wire, and a bead, they come together very quickly. And with all trout water containing midges that seem to be active all year, you can’t go wrong with tying up a box load.
Zebra Midge

Hook: Scud or [...]

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Fly Days of August: Bead Body Caddis Pupa

August 13th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tying with glass beads is fun and definitely adds some shine to your flies. Here is a caddis pupa tied with glass seed beads from the local craft store. These beads are the 11/0 size, which work for smaller sized hooks (16, 18).
Glass Bead Caddis Pupa

Hook: Pupa hook, size 16 (TMC 2487)
Body: 4 olive seed [...]

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Fly Days of August: BWO Soft Hackle Emerger

August 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Welcome to the Fly Days of August. Each day this month, I’ll post a fly pattern. Many will be my patterns, but some will be culled from the internets. All will catch fish.
The Blue Wing Olive Soft Hackle Emerger will kick things off. I had a banner day on Henry’s Fork last fall with this [...]

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TK-421, why aren’t you at your post? Star Wars inspired fly pattern

May 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The guys at FFOTW created a Star Wars themed fly swap. Here is my entry, the TK-421.  TK-421 is the most famous of all the Stormtroopers.
Materials:
Hook: Size 14 Wet Fly (Mustad 9671)
Thread: White 6/0
Body: 4 white glass beads, size 11/0 (craft store)
Thorax: Sparkle Dubbing, polar bear color (from Blue Ribbon Flies)
Hackle: Partridge soft-hackle
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Craft Store Beads

March 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Another rainy weekend, and a trip to the craft store.
Bead Body Caddis Pupa
Hook: Size 14, curved pupa hook
Thread: Light Olive, 8/0
Body: Glass “seed beads” size 11/0,  4 beads
Antenna: 2 wood duck fibers
Thorax/Legs: Grey Ostrich

Bead Thorax Soft Hackle
I was thinking PMD emerger when tying this one.
Hook: size 14 wet fly
Thread: Light Olive, 8/0
Tail: Pheasant Tail
Body: Pheasant [...]

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