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Spruce Moth Muddler
 

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hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Uni 6/0 tan 
tail - Congo Hair shiner tan
body - mini flat braid root beer
wing case - 1mm foam tan
wing/head - deer hair
 
Regards,
Scott

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8 hours ago, niveker said:

Why is that, because of the fly's profile?

I can cut zonkers down on the water to a smaller size depending on the size of the shad fry 

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Finishing up my flies for Canada.  Some Zonkers.

Perch are one of the main prey fish on the lake.

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Juvenile smallmouth and rock bass are also on the menu.

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And of course, minnows

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Second batch.  "Traditional Popper"  I don't fish them that much.  Figured I'd bring some with me.

Small Crease flies.

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Poppers

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Sneaky Pete style

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East Slope Muddler II
 

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A passable spruce moth.

hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Uni 6/0 tan 
shuck - mini flat braid root beer (unraveled) 
rib - Krystal Flash root beer 
body - hare’s ear bleached 
underwing - Congo Hair shiner tan 
shoulder - sharptail 
collar/head - pronghorn
 
Regards,
Scott

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15 hours ago, Poopdeck said:

I can cut zonkers down on the water to a smaller size depending on the size of the shad fry 

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Bostwick

Hook - Mustad 3906 or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tail - Barred mandarin or barred woodduck
Body - Silver tinsel
Hackle - Brown and grizzly tied palmered

I added fine silver wire to add durability to the hackle wraps

Trout - Ray Bergman

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Grouse Spider

Hook - Mustad 3906 or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tip - Gold Tinsel
Tail - Red duck/goose quill strip
Ribbing - Gold tinsel
Body - Orange floss or chenille
Hackle - Grouse
 
Trout - Ray Bergman

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Leggy Pennell Muddler
 
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Notional.
 
hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black 
tag - medium tinsel silver
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub peacock black 
body hackle - black
shoulder - Amherst pheasant tippet 
collar/head - pronghorn white
 
Regards,
Scott

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Godlie Jr.  Size 10 hook, large glass seed bead

Flash folded over 3 times. then fold around thread and tie in tail. 

Fold piece of tinsel around thread and wrap body.

For collar, fold flash over two times and then fold over thread and tie in, top. bottom and sides

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Isonychia Spinner - Mark Lord from Kingsley, MI designed this maroon drake pattern in 1998.

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Hook - Daiichi 1180, 12

Thread - claret

Tail - 2 moose fibers, tied long

Body - mahogany dyed turkey biot, tied with segmentation

Wing - grey Z-lon or poly. tied spent

Hackle - cree or brown and grizzly, mixed

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Jeff's Spiny Midge - Designed by Jeff Bonnin when he first encountered this invasive species, the Spiney Water Flea,  while fishing on the Muskegon River in 1995.  This small crustation has spread throughout the Great Lakes watershed hitching a ride on cargo ships in the ballast water.  This species prefers deep, clear water but has been found in trout rivers/streams as well.

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Hook - Mustad 94838, 18 or Mustad 94840, 20-22

Thread - cream

Tail - 2 calf tail hairs

Body - clear antron dubbing, tied on top of the hook just behind the eye, egg yarn pulled up and cut short

Hackle - 1 turn of grizzly and cut short on top

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On 8/2/2022 at 10:57 AM, SBPatt said:

Spruce Moth Muddler
 

 

And it's open for two months.

And it's open for two months.

 


hook - WFC Model 3 #12
thread - Uni 6/0 tan 
tail - Congo Hair shiner tan
body - mini flat braid root beer
wing case - 1mm foam tan
wing/head - deer hair
 
Regards,
Scott

I like the spruce moth muddler. Lots of applications up here.

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21 hours ago, SBPatt said:
Leggy Pennell Muddler
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notional.
 
hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black 
tag - medium tinsel silver
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dub peacock black 
body hackle - black
shoulder - Amherst pheasant tippet 
collar/head - pronghorn white
 
Regards,
Scott

I figured out it's the contrast of colors in flies like these that make me like them so much

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