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  1. Last Chance Cripples mimic an emerging mayfly (PMD to be exact) that has a crippled wing or cannot emerge from its casing. This is a fairly common phenomena for many aquatic bugs, especially the Pale Morning Dun. These crippled bugs make for an easy meal for trout and therefor trout will rise to them more often than a healthy bug. Healthy bugs fly away, but crippled bugs do not, and therefor its a bigger chance that their energy spent rising to a bug will result in a meal. Not only are these effective, but they are also very easy to tie. In fact, I find them slightly easier to tie than catskill style flies or even parachute flies. The only thing that costs a fair amount of money when tying these is the hackle and hook. The rest of the materials are not bad, and it doesn't take a ton of them. Once you have the dry fly hackle, and some hooks, all you really need is some dubbing and a couple variegated feathers. Mallard flank can be substituted for the expensive wood duck if you would like. Or even use a different tailing material. Also the turkey Biot body could be substituted for goose Biot, but I find the turkey to be longer and easier to work with for bodies. Do not save money though buying the hackle as you will be very disappointed in low quality hackle.
  2. Hi, Here my new fly tying video; subscribe to my YouTube channel!, https://youtu.be/0-Vp2_hWLBc
  3. Hi, here my new video from my YT channel; the wet version of the dry fly E-12 (Europea 12) I hope you like it and you subscribe! https://youtu.be/R3ZVll8P-YE
  4. The RS2 is one of the more simple, yet effective flies out there. Especially for tailwater rivers that require small presentations. This fly looks great all the way down to size 26, and is relatively easy to tie in that size. But you can also fish them up to size 16 or possibly even larger if you so choose. The fly has a limited amount of materials, and once you get the hang of tying these, you can nock them out pretty quickly. They can mimic a midge emerger, or even a baetis emerger deepening on the color and size you tie it. Common colors are black, brown, gray, and olive. Also they can be tied in two tone as well. Build your body with one color dubbing, then add the wing, then make the head with another color dubbing. Gives an interesting look. Try gray/black, olive/brown, and white/black. Or get creative and make your own combo. So I am using a dry fly hook for this, as I like the CDC to actually keep this up off the bottom. How I fish this is behind another fly which is weighted, to keep it down on the bottom, then this fly rides up higher to look like a bug emerging. However if you want this closer to the bottom, you can tie it with a heavier wire nymph hook, and even add some weight with some lead wire if you so choose. But be careful about adding too much lead as it will bulk up your fly. Hook: Daiichi 1110 size 20 Thread: Black Veevus 16/0 Tail: Clear Microfibetts or Mayfly Tails Dubbing: Black UV2 Fine and Dry Wing: White CDC Oiler Puff Glue: Hard as Hull Head Cement
  5. So this fly is relatively easy to tie, except for splitting the thread. You really need to use a thread like UTC Ultra Thread which is very flat and splits easily. These flies dont float quite as well as some other CDC flies out there, but they float well enough, and are perfect for a hopper dropper, or larger (better floating) fly as the lead. Its a very effective fly for those trout looking to feast on smaller midges and baetis emerging. As always here is a list of materials used on this fly. Hook: TMC 100bl in size 16 Thread: UTC Ultra Thread 70 in brown Body: Turkey Biot in Olive Hot Spot: 2mm Fly Foam in Red Wing: CDC in natural dun Cement: Hard as Hull head cement
  6. The flies listed below are mating and emerging flies made with air trapped inside. To view more pictures and see the recipe just follow the link provided. Damsel Fly Link (Recipe Rated-X Damsel Fly) - https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2017/12/mating-damsel-fly.html Crane Fly Link (Recipe X-Rated Crane Fly) - https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2017/12/mating-crane-fly.html Salmon Fly Link (Recipe Bing Bang Coitus Fly) - https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2017/12/matting-salmon-fly.html Stone Fly Link (Recipe Coitus Stonefly) - https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2017/12/matting-stonefly.html Emerger with Shuck Link - https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2017/12/emerger-with-shuck.html Bubble Emerger Link - https://unsinkableflies.blogspot.com/2017/12/daves-bubble-emerger.html
  7. Here's a efficient little emerger that works wonders when there is a heavy E.Ignita hatch, and you need a fly that stands out from the crowd. Tight lines Kjell www.rakkenes.com
  8. RS2's are staples in most nymph fishermans box. They are very versatile, and can resemble many types of bugs. From baetis to midges, these are awesome emerger flies. They are very easy to tie, and quite effective. Two qualities that make amazing flies. Here is a list of materials I used Hook: TMC 101 in size 22 Thread: Veevus 14/0 in Black Dubbing: Superfine Dubbing Wing: CDC in Gray
  9. This fly uses a foam wing case to make a fly that is unmistakingly a midge emerging pattern. The foam is less subtle than the krystal flash emerger, and when you know the trout are feeding on emerging midges then this is the go to fly for me. The Daiichi 1140 has a turned up eye, so there is nothing getting in the way of a hook set. This is important when fishing these small flies. I have lost lots of fish due to the hook ripping out, and this hook will give you a bit more gripping power. Hook: Daiichi 1140 - Size 20 Thread: Veevus 16/0 - Black Wire: Ultra Wire - X-small, silver Wing Case: Ultra thin fly foam - white
  10. A very simple but effective pattern. Great for beginners! Thanks for watching! Any feed back is appreciated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YiNskABVlQ
  11. The WD-40 Is a very proven pattern for fishing streams and rivers for trout. It can be used as a BWO Baetis emerger or even a very effective searching pattern. The trout seem to not be able to say no to this fly! Its one of those patterns that just works, and is fairly easy to tie. You only need mallard flank feather, thread, and some type of fine dubbing. Hook: Umpqua U202 size 18 (but you can use any curved hook in a wide range of sizes). Wing/Tail: Mallard Flank Casing: Super Dry Dubbing Thread: 8/0 brown/olive thread (commonly tied olive, black, brown, and gray) Music: Sunny, Happiness - Bensound.com
  12. For those of you who like to fish waters with the Iso mayfly (in my area, that means Central Pennsylvania!) as much as me, here's one that is tough to go without. The "Purple Soft Hackle" was introduced to me by Eric Stroup and Skip Galbraith, and hasn't left my box since. In this video, I show how to tie the pattern, and then discuss the various methods used to fish it, from early summer to fall. Any additional thoughts or techniques used for Iso's are welcome! TC
  13. Ok guys.....my first tutorial video in other post was quite elaborated So no i want to ask you an opinion about two (very) simple flies: any suggest using this hook with vertical eye other pattern? Have you ever tried them?
  14. Here is a simple PMD emerger pattern. Hook: Mustad 3906 #16 Thread: Pearsall's gossamer silk, primrose Hackle: Partridge dyed dun Shuck (rear): pheasant, dyed, ginger Thorax: thread above
  15. Thread: Sheer 14/0 White Hook: Kamasan B100 #12 Body: Polishquills Stripped Peacock Eye Orange Thorax: SLF Squirrel Wing: White CDC
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