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  1. Galloup's Downed/Crippled Dun with a twist of René Harrop One of my favorite patterns for mayflies that hatch during inclement weather that ends up knocking the duns down creating cripples. I often fish a two fly rig during a hatch with this style fly and an emerger beneath with great success. The curved hook and profile make this fly very unique and very effective. This style of fly really hunts! Materials Hook: TMC 101 Tail: Coq de Leon with an CDC Body: Tan goose biot Thorax: Tan SuperFine Dubbing Wing: EP Trigger Point Fiber in dun and black mixed. Hackle: Three turns of medium dun Whitting saddle one size larger than the hook size. Trimmed flat on the bottom
  2. Parachute Adams Materials: Hook: TMC 100 SP-BL Tail: Coq de Leon Brown and Medium Pardo Body: Goose biot natural gray Thorax: Gray SuperFine dubbibg Hackle: Brown and Grizzly Post: EP Trigger Point Fiber
  3. 😂 One of my family members always seem to "find" them in various parts of their anatomy!
  4. Hendrickson CDC Biot Dun René Harrop Style René has develop some of my favorite flies to tie and fish. They are simple and VERY effective. The little CDC stem outriggers on this pattern are very clever addition that keeps the fly floating upright. Materials: Hook: TMC 101 Tail: Ginger Bardo Coq de Leon with tan CDC Body: Tan goose biot Wing: Tan CDC Thorax: Tan SuperFine dubbing
  5. Hendrickson Emerger Hook: TMC 206 BL size 12 Tail: CDL with Brown EP Trigger Fibers over the top Body: Tan goose biot Thorax: Tan Superfine Dubbing Legs: Short fine deer hair in a dubbing loop Wing: Gray CDC Head: Tan Superfine Dubbing
  6. Thanks guys! I think I finally got my camera adjusted to take some acceptable photos thanks to a few of the guys here and the tips they provided.
  7. Thank you niveker! I do enjoy fishing these no hackle flies. I just completed tying 2 dozen of this very pattern. The wings obviously don’t stay together once you start fishing them but that doesn’t hinder their effectiveness. If you are fishing less turbulent water I am not sure there is a pattern that gives a superior profile.
  8. Hendrickson No Hackle Hook: TMC 101 #14 Tail: Ginger Pardo CDL Body: Hendrickson goose biot Wing: Mallard quill Thorax and head: Superfine Tan dubbing
  9. Thank you! It rides sideways in the water presenting a single wing profile to the fish. If you get a chance take a look at Kelly Galloup's book Cripples and Spinners, he talks about the idea behind this one cam e from his observation that most spinners and cripples float in a way that the wings are together and the fly rides on its side. Thank you Scott. I have fished this curved profile quite a lot this year from Hexes to Tricos and I can't say I have noticed any twisting of tippet or leader. I "Michiganized" this version with the deer hair body. Kelly's are often dubbed or biot bodies. This deer hair body for an Isonychia is really a great match though in my opinion.
  10. Still getting some Isonychias out here in CT. Galloup's curved hook cripple is the foundation on this one.
  11. Jack Dennis and Kelly Galloup for me. There are some pretty amazing fly tiers out there online these days that I learn an awful lot from, but Jack and Kelly have had the most influence on my tying style and personal approach to the game.
  12. Yes, I know the feeling...I caved and own both... 😬 They are both excellent! Enjoy the Master!
  13. I’ve tied on most hook sizes between 2/0 streamer hooks to #24 dry fly hooks. Solid holding power with all hooks I’ve used with it. It’s a very versatile vise in my opinion.
  14. I have been using my TRV for about a year now and have really enjoyed using it. Funny enough though I have never found myself using the rotary feature. Not that it doesn't perform well, I just prefer the rotary feature on the Renzetti. The TRV is beautiful and performs beautifully.
  15. Cool idea to use multiple materials in the dubbing loop! Nice work!
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