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Carey Special tribe

Normally, I tie Carey Specials with Peacock herl bodies.  I decided to try some different bodies

Gray Ostrich Carey

Natural Pheasantbrump tail and hackle

Gray Ostrich herl body 

Copper wire rib

 

Six pack

6/0 olive Uni thread 

#6 2x long streamer hook

Yellow died pheasant rump tail, twisted into a rope for the body and as hackle.  

Copper wire rib

 

Black Carey

Black 10/0 Vevus thread

#6 2x Streamer hook

Black dyed Pheasant rump tail and hackle

Black Ostrich herl body

Silver wire rib

 

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1 hour ago, SilverCreek said:

Here is a Flex Hex that I tied. The wing still needs to be trimmed.

Nice looking fly, Silver.  I think we have Hexes here SE PA, at least I haven't heard of them.  The only time I've run into them have been on my trips to NE Ontario and it's always been the case of you should have been here last week.  Apparently, the smallmouth and walleye went nuts on them and would take small top water bugs or poppers after dark.  I did run into a hatch off of Lake Nippissing the night before I arrived at the lodge when I was staying at a motel near the lake.  It was impressive.  The closest thing we have in size is the Eastern Green Drake which is normally tied on a size 8 2xl hook.  I think the pattern would work well for the Green Drake hatch.

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Mentioned on Sunday that I'd recently tied up a selection of small flies for baby tarpon  - and that the ones we're using right now are mostly white in color... Here's a photo of what we're using...  They range from a size #4 all the way up to a size #1...

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ready to go individually sleeved with barbs mashed down... 

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the first column includes two Minno-mites (a size 1/0, and size #1), then a Crystal Schminnow (my version) in size #4, the middle column are all small Seaducers in size #2, the last column are an assortment of SpeedBugs in size #1... Note that every one has a wire weedguard with the exception of the poppers -and I'd have a weedguard on those if I could figure out a way that didn't compromise their movement in the water...  This time of year I favor very light colors all summer long - then go to darker colors as we move into fall and then winter... 

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Golden Olive Cephalopod 

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hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Uni 6/0 fire orange
tag - Orvis saltwater fluoro orange/resin
rib - small wire copper
body - bleached rabbit dyed golden olive (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Camel/2 cups water)
body hackle - dyed golden olive/brown
1st shoulder - golden pheasant body feather red
2nd shoulder - chukar dyed copper olive (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Camel/1 cup water)
collar/head - pronghorn dyed brown (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Dark Brown/1 cup water)

Regards,
Scott

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Sherwood

Soft Hackle Wet Fly

Burr Sherwood Originator

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Dun hen hackle fibers

Body - Orange floss or wool

Hackle - Dun hen 

The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla

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Snowshoe Sulphur - This pattern was developed at Gate's Au Sable Lodge in 1989 by Rusty Gates and Josh Nethers.  It is an emerger pattern for the sulphur hatch.

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Hook - TMC 100, 16-18

Thread - light yellow

Shuck - light dun snowshoe hair

Body - tying thread

Post/Wing - white deer hair

Hackle - dun or ginger

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Zulu

Hook - Mustad 3399,3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Red yarn

Ribbing - Oval or flat silver tinsel

Body - Black yarn or dubbing

Hackle - Black hen

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Blue Zulu

Hook - Mustad 3399,3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Red yarn

Ribbing - Oval or flat silver tinsel

Body - Black yarn or dubbing

Hackle - Black hen

Front Hackle - Blue hen

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Black and Blue Muddler 
 

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hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - UTC 140 black
tag - medium tinsel opal
rib - small wire silver 
body - Ice Dub peacock black
body hackle - grizzly
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
collar/head - caribou dyed black (1 Tbs Rit Dark Brown/1 cup water, overdyed with 1Tbs Rit Black/1 cup water)

Regards,
Scott

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Black Spider

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Body - Black floss or uni stretch

Hackle - Black hen

The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla

 

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Ashy

Rube Cross

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Grizzly ("Gray") hen hackle fibers

Body - Muskrat

Hackle - Grizzly ("Gray") hen

The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla

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Cascadilla

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Peacock sword fibers

Tag - Flat silver tinsel, 2 turns

Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel

Body - Brown wool

Hackle - Black hen

Wing - Peacock sword fibers

The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla

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Fernow

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Peacock sword fibers

Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel

Body - Olive floss or uni stretch

Hackle - Dark brown hen

Wing - Peacock sword fibers

The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla

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Joe Brooks

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Red

Tail - Grizzly hen hackle fibers

Body - Mix of olive, orange, yellow and white rabbit fur dubbing

Hackle - Grizzly hen

Wing - White calf tail

The Classic Wet Fly Box - Mike Valla

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Spent Poly Winged Caddis - Tom Deschaine states that Michigan is laying claim to this pattern even though no one knows who first tied it!  It was first tied in the 1990's and can still be found in some Michigan fly shops and he says that he has not this pattern anywhere else in this country.

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Hook - TMC 100, 16-20

Thread - green (or color of body)

Body - green superfine (or to match natural)

Wing - white poly, splayed across two sets of wings with back set shorter than the front set

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