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North Branch Drake - Hank Vesey from Flint, MI designed this fly in the late 1950's to early 60's.  There are several other patterns with this name on the books.  Hank used to teach fly tying classes at Mott Community College.

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 14-18

Thread - black

Rib - tying thread tied crisscrossed along body

Body/Tail - natural deer hair, tied parallel to shank and extended and tied tight and flared for the tail 

Wing - natural deer hair, tied trude

Hackle - grizzly

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Wired-in Split Case PMD

Hook – Sprite S2499, size 16-20

Thread - Brown

Weight - 0.010-inch diameter lead/lead free wire

Tail - Pheasant-tail-like colored guard hairs from an animal fur patch.

Ribbing – Copper wire

Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers

Split case wire - Single strand of UTC Ultra-wire brand in small to BR size (wire diameter decreases with hook size) in the fluorescent/hot yellow or fluorescent orange color

Wing case – Dark butt ends of PT fibers to give the impression of the dark wing pads on a near-emergence PMD nymph.

Thorax - Ice dub, pheasant tail color. Pick out to simulate legs

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Parachute Bicolor Walker - Ralph Hanna created this design as a parachute version of his Bicolor Walker pattern created a couple years prior.  Created in the 1950's Ralph originally called this pattern the Parachute Brown Drake and like his original Bicolor Walker, he preferred to fish this pattern just after dark for the Brown Drake hatch.

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Hook - Mustad 94831, 10-14

Thread - black

Tail - 2 PT fibers, tied up and split into a "V"

Body - reddish brown yarn, tied with a tuft or loop just beyond the bend of the hook

Wing - brownish grey deer hair, tied trude and extended beyond the hook bend

Post - white deer hair

Hackle - brown and grey, tied parachute

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4th of July

Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent
Thread - White & black
Ribbing - Blue & red wire
Body - White uni stretch
Throat - Blue hen hackle
Wing - Red calf tail


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4th of July

New England Style Streamer

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent
Thread - White and black
Ribbing - Blue and red wire
Body - White uni stretch
Throat - Blue bucktail
Wing - Red bucktail
Eyes - Painted black over white

 

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4th of July

Soft Hackle

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - White & black

Ribbing - White uni stretch

Body - Red uni stretch

Collar - Blue hen hackle

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Pest - Developed by Grand Rapids, MI tyer Dennis Potter as a warm water searching pattern.  The silhouette is indicative of a beetle, blowfly, or deerfly.  A nice bluegill pattern.

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Hook - TMC 100, 14-16

Thread - black

Body - peacock herl

Shellback - yellow closed cell foam, cut to shape

Wings - holographic tinsel, divided and swept back

Hackle - yellow

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Japanese Lantern

Jason Klass Originator

Hook - Firehole Sticks 316 or equivalent, size 12 (I used Mustad C49S)

Head - 2 Small Crystal Pearl Glass Beads

Thread - Black (Unlit) or White (Lit)

Ribbing - Small Copper Wire, Silver (Unlit), Black (Lit)

Body - Thread

Hackle - Pheasant, India Hen, or Partridge

From the originator

My original Japanese Lantern used pearlescent Mylar for the head, but I recently updated it to use two glass beads instead. That little extra weight makes it sink faster, yet it’s not so heavy (like a tungsten bead) to be a struggle to cast with a tenkara rod. I tie them in two versions: light and dark (which I call “lit” and “unlit”) for differing water visibility and substrate color. This is a very versatile pattern and I have success with it both in dead drifts and downstream.

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Lake Wobegon Special

Hook – Mustad 9671 or equivalent, size 8

Thread - Black

Tail - Red Hackle Fibers

Ribbing – Gold tinsel

Body - Vicuña Dubbing, Tan

Throat - Red Hackle Fibers

Wing - Teal Flank (or Mallard)

Cheeks - Jungle Cock

The Lake Wobegon Special | Tenkara Talk

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Trout Fin Sakasa Kebari

Hook - Mustad C49S, size 10 

Thread - Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk Thread, color black 

Hackle - Hungarian partridge

Body - Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk Thread, color hot orange, white and black

*I used Veevus thread

Author's Note

Notes (Kuhlow): This pattern was one of the first sakasa kebari variants I ever tied.  I based it on the classic wet fly known as the Trout Fin.  That fly was originally tied to simulate a brook trout fin which was intended to produce an aggressive territorial strike from another brookie. The contrasting colors also increase the visibility of the fly.

Tenkara Kebari: Traditional & Kebari-Inspired Trout Patterns - David Dirks

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2 Imposters in a natural sucker/ Red Horse Sucker theme. 

6/0 Ahrex PR320 Predator Stinger Hooks. 

-big fly fiber, sf fiber, squimpish fibers, hedron flashabou blends, strung fuzzy fiber head (on right), Just Add H20 2" Minnow Head Brush (left fly). 

 

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Potter's Opal and Elk Caddis - Designed by Dennis Potter in 2003 after he first designed the Pearl and Elk Caddis around 2000.  Tied in different sizes, this pattern can be used for all caddis hatches.

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Hook - TMC 100, 12-18

Thread - UTC 50 Denier, GSP white, olive, or yellow        NOTE:  GSP is needed to get the proper flared head

Rib - fine gold wire

Body - medium opal flat tinsel

Hackle - undersized dun or grizzly hackle. palmered on body

Wing - cow elk hair

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