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Lindgren's Inch Worm 

Hooks - MUS3906B, TMC3761, DAI 1560 or equivalent, sizes 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hen hackle barbs

Ribbing - Black ostrich herl wrapped close. Fine gold/silver wire is reverse wrapped over the ostrich

Body - Dubbed with dyed insect-green rabbit fur

Head - Black ostrich herl

Ira Lindgren Originator

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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Lindgren's Olive Nymph 

Hooks - MUS3906B, TMC3761 or DAI 1560 or equivalent, sizes 10-18

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hen hackle barbs

Ribbing - Fine gold wire

Abdomen - Dubbed with olive marabou

Thorax - Peacock herl

Legs - Black hen hackle tied on as a collar and trimmed off on top and bottom

Ira Lindgren Originator

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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Falcon - Designed by Boyd Senter in 1959 as part of a 4-pattern series for the Ford Motor Company.  Boyd ran a fly shop in Boyd, MI and was approached by a Ford Company representative to design flies for each of Fords car models.  Besides the Ford Falcon Boyd designed a pattern for the Thunderbird, Galaxy and Fairlane as well.  The trick in correctly tying this pattern is to cut a clump of deer hair exactly 2 1/2 times the length of the shank of the hook, tie the bunch down just behind the hook eye, crisscross the thread and tie down the body, leaving a few hairs out as a tail, bring the rest of the hair forward and tie off behind the eye (you are making a shellback), now bring the deer hair up as a post.  Like the Deer Hair Popper I featured the other day this is a layered 2X2 using the same 2 ingredients!  And YES, the tail is that long.

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Hook - standard dry, 16-18

Thread - black

Body/Tail/Shellback/Wing post/ - all from the same clump of natural deer hair

Hackle - brown, tied as a parachute

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3 hours ago, flytire said:

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Lindgren's Inch Worm 

Hooks - MUS3906B, TMC3761, DAI 1560 or equivalent, sizes 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hen hackle barbs

Ribbing - Black ostrich herl wrapped close. Fine gold/silver wire is reverse wrapped over the ostrich

Body - Dubbed with dyed insect-green rabbit fur

Head - Black ostrich herl

Ira Lindgren Originator

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

Great pattern, with many potential color variations.  

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4 hours ago, WWKimba said:

Falcon....And YES, the tail is that long.

Funky proportions for sure, Kimba, but I can see that catching fish.  Those Michiganese really like their deer hair.  

I always thought that parachute style originated much later than 1959, not sure where I came up with that idea.  

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Krystal Foam Humpy

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hook - Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - Uni 6/0 tan 
tail - moose body hair 
abdomen - Krystal Flash root beer
overbody/head - 2mm foam tan
wing - Congo Hair white
thorax - Ice Dub golden brown 
legs - medium rubber cornsnake 
hackle - grizzly

Regards,
Scott

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6 hours ago, niveker said:

Funky proportions for sure, Kimba, but I can see that catching fish.  Those Michiganese really like their deer hair.  

I always thought that parachute style originated much later than 1959, not sure where I came up with that idea.  

Actually, parachutes were being tied and sold commercially in Scotland in the 1920's and William Brush applied for a patent for the post in 1931 - and he was from Detrit!

Kim

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Lindgren's Yellow Nymph 

Hooks - MUS3906, TMC3769 or DAI1190, sizes 12-18

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hen hackle barbs

Ribbing - Fine gold wire

Body - Dubbed with yellow marabou

Legs - Black hen hackle tied on as a collar and trimmed off on top and bottom

Ira Lindgren Originator

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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Lindgren's Wood Duck Nymph 

Hooks - MUS3906, TMC3761 or DA11560 or equivalent, sizes 12-18

Thread - Brown

Tail - Barred imitation lemon wood duck barbs 

Ribbing - Fine gold wire 

Abdomen - Barred imitation lemon wood duck barbs wrapped in a thin taper

Thorax - Black ostrich herl

Legs - Barred imitation lemon wood duck barbs tied divided beard-style

Ira Lindgren Originator

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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Chief Fat Dog 

Hook - Any brand straight eye style

Thread - White

Body - Oval silver tinsel

Wing - Silver Flashabou Accent tied over the body, with an over wing of purple bucktail

Throat - Fluorescent fire orange bucktail tied in at the throat

Head - Pearlescent blue (I used Glo Brite #14)

This pattern was originated for freshwater coho and is thought to have come from Bristol Bay Lodge.

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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Barr’s Viz-a-Dun (variation)

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Simplified version; tied here as a PMD.

hook - WFC Model 3 #16
thread - Uni 8/0 pale yellow
tail - Congo Hair brown 
abdomen - tying thread 
thorax - Orvis Spectrablend PMD
hackle - ginger
wing - Congo Hair white

Regards,
Scott

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Fred's Sulphur Spinner - Originated by Fred Vargas from Whitehall, MI in the 1990's for the ‘Ephemerella dorothea’ mayfly.  Fred was the head fly tying instructor at the Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company.

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Hook - TMC 100, 16-20

Thread - pale yellow

Tail - 4 light dun microfibbetts. tied in a "V"

Body - sulphur yellow dub

Hackle - grizzly

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White Water

Hooks - MUS9672, TMC9395, or DA12220 or equivalent, sizes 4-8

Thread - Black

Tag - Red yarn

Butt: Dubbed with black lamb's wool

Body - Flat silver tinsel with a peacock herl joint tied in at the front

Throat - Black hackle barbs tied long

Wing - Natural brown bucktail tied over the body 

Eyes - Painted black over white

Herbert Howard of New Rochelle, New York, originated this pattern.

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson

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Quigley’s Film Critic

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Tied here as a PMD.

hook - WFC Model 28 #16
thread - Uni 8/0 pale yellow
tail - Congo Hair brown 
abdomen - tying thread 
thorax - Orvis Spectrablend PMD
hackle - ginger
post/wing - Congo Hair shiner tan (tips colored with black Sharpie)

Regards,
Scott

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BRF Foam Emerger 

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Tied here as a PMD.  I have friends coming to MT this summer and, crowds permitting, I was going to meet them at a tailwater for a few days of classy, match-the-hatch fishing, so stuff like this should work (then we’ll go to the east slope and I’ll let them throw foam things at cutts for a change of pace). Here’s the video if you’re interested.

hook - WFC Model 3 #16
thread - Uni 8/0 pale yellow
shuck - Congo Hair brown 
abdomen - tying thread 
wingpad - 1mm foam tan
thorax - Orvis Spectrablend PMD
hackle - ginger

Regards,
Scott

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