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Leggy Hedgehog
 

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Tried dubbing, hackle and plain thread for the head, none of which gave me the look I wanted; found the aftershaft sifting through the waste bag on the vise.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange/black
body  - Ice Dub hot orange 
wing(s) - elk hair dyed orange
shoulder - golden pheasant tippet
head - pheasant aftershaft dyed black

Regards,
Scott 

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Some Salty Flies for my trip in September.

Jointed,double hooks, #4 is the stinger #2 is the main hook, both SS.

I used a variety of materials including EP fibres,Some Krystal Flash and a bit of White Bear hair for the tail of the white one. They still need a little trimming/shaping.

 

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19 hours ago, SBPatt said:

Leggy Hedgehog
 

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Tried dubbing, hackle and plain thread for the head, none of which gave me the look I wanted; found the aftershaft sifting through the waste bag on the vise.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange/black
body  - Ice Dub hot orange 
wing(s) - elk hair dyed orange
shoulder - golden pheasant tippet
head - pheasant aftershaft dyed black

Regards,
Scott 

Very nice interesting pattern Scott.  When I took a look at it 👀 it and it made me think that it would make a great saltwater pattern when modified to something larger.

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Kapok Hopper

Hook - Mustad 94831 or equivalent, size 6-10

Thread - Black

Tail - Red Yarn, cotton or wool, bobbed short

Ribbing - Brown hackle, palmered, trimmed short

Body - Natural kapok dubbing (I used yellow)

Legs - Orvis Natural Pheasant Hopper Legs, trimmed to size (I knotted my own legs)

Wings - Mottled turkey, tied tent style over the body to the bend of the hook

Hackle - Brown, tied heavy, one size larger than the hook

KapokHopper.pdf - Google Drive

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Grey Drake -Designed in 1980 By John Long from Birmingham, MI.  It is to be used as a dun or spinner pattern.

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Hook - Mustad 94849, 10-12 (Mustad 94831 may be used and was used here)

Thread - black

Tail - dark blue dun hackle fibers

Wings - dark smokey grey hackle tips

Hackle - dark dun

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Sally

Hooks - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent, sizes 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Peacock sword feather barbs

Body - Peacock herl. Reverse wrapped with gold wire or oval gold tinsel

Hackle - Brown hen hackle fibers

Wings - Barred teal fibers

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

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Wyatt’s Trude

Cliff Wyatt Originator

Hooks: TMC5262, DAI 1710 Mustad 3906B or equivalent, sizes 4-8

Thread - Black

Tail - Speckled guinea fowl barbs

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Body: Orange chenille

Wing - Fox squirrel tail tied over the body

Hackle - Speckled guinea fowl tied on as a collar and tied back in front of the wing

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

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Rube Wood

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Hook: #12

Thread: black

Tag: red floss

Tail: teal

Body: white chenille

Hackle: brown mottled hen

Wing: mallard 

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Hex Para Spinner - First tied in 1999 by Mark lord from Kingsley, MI for the Hexagenia hatch.  Feel free to experiment with any hackle or hackle combination for this pattern.

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Hook - Mustad 9672,6

Thread - yellow

Tail - 2 stripped grizzly hackle stems or peccary hairs

Body - deer hair dyed yellow or natural deer hair

Wing - white calf tail, tied spent

Post - white poly yarn, cut short after hackle tied in

Hackle - badger or cree, tied parachute

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6 hours ago, flytire said:

Sally

Nice tie as usual, Norm.   

Any advice on mounting wings like you did here?  Are these rolled or folded?  They look folded.  Is it like quill wings with practice, practice, practice?  On my Rube Wood fly above, I tried to mount them like you would paired quill wings, but it look like crap, so I ended up rolling them.  It came out a little better, but still doesn't look right. 

Ideally, I'd like to get them to look like this

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(Favorite Flies and their Histories, Mary Orvis Marbury, plate T)

or this

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(The Founding Flies: 43 American Masters Their Patterns and Influences, Mike Valla, p 105)

Thanks for any tips.  

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mallard flank wings are really difficult to achieve like the smaller photo above (at least for me). the finished product looks pretty in photos but after it gets wet its a different looking fly

i watched don bastian do it in a tying class i took with him and i remember him taking a flank feather and clipping out a section from the left side of the stem and then the right side of the stem and matching them together. then he would tie them on as you would duck quill wet fly wings. he achieved the wing profile as shown in the smaller photo above the rest of the class didnt 🙁

the wing i tied above i cheated by taking a 2-hook gap wide strip of teal flank fibers and folding it in half. then i made the feeble attempt at tying it to the hook shank

the rest is practice practice practice

there is this method

"Flank Feather Wings: The Decon, Brown Mallard, Light and Dark Cahill - Fly Angler's OnLine Volumn 10 week 17 (flyanglersonline.com)

 

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