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8 hours ago, DFoster said:

PRITT'S RED CLOCK

Great pattern, nicely tied.

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Enough with the great ties and great photography. Here’s a blurple twisted John tied on a long shank #12 hook

Thread - 6/0 uni purple

gold bead

Tail - black goose biots

Body - twisted black and purple uni wire

Thorax - UV peacock herl (1st uv herl use so that’s exciting

Wing - black goose biots

 

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17 hours ago, WWKimba said:

I LOVE the "and" type patterns.  Love how you tied in the herl first, then the hackle.  Very nice tie.

Kim

Thank you for the kind words - I was simply following Robert Smith's youtube pattern.  If your not familiar with Smith he's from England and he prides himself on tying old English flies like these that exactly replicate the original patterns but on modern hooks so no cat gut.  This is problematic because some patterns call for feathers that are from birds which are now protected.  He states that he has a large collection of protected feathers that were obtained by purchasing antique fly tying materials or decorated clothing through estate sales. Fortunately for the rest of us he often does recommend legal substitutes. 

  This tie is a little weird (at least for me) in that you tie in materials from the head of the fly to the rear.    Not difficult but just not what I'm used to. 

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11 hours ago, Poopdeck said:

Enough with the great ties and great photography. Here’s a blurple twisted John tied on a long shank #12 hook

Thread - 6/0 uni purple

gold bead

Tail - black goose biots

Body - twisted black and purple uni wire

Thorax - UV peacock herl (1st uv herl use so that’s exciting

Wing - black goose biots

 

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Your biot placement looks perfect on that one, that can be hard to do.  Nice fly!

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Jackson’s Chartreuse Kate Muddler (variation)

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Changed up a few things from his video.  Not my favorite Muddler head, but sometimes the deer hair does the talking.
 
hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black
tag - tinsel gold 
tail - yarn chartreuse 
rib - small wire gold
body - Ice Dub Harder’s Bloody Black
body hackle - black
shoulder - pheasant rump 
wing - deer hair dyed chartreuse 
collar/head - deer hair dyed brown

Regards,
Scott

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Mack's Canyon (aka Max Canyon)

Standard Steelhead hook.  8/0 unithread black.

Tail and wing: orange over white calf tail

Abdomen:  orange shuck yarn by FTD

Thorax Med Black Chenille

Black rooster hackle

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nice one darrell

i've always wondered which is the correct name?

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max or mack's

my books and web sites have both names

 

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Winter's Hope (Matuka style)

Hook: Allen SS001 #2/0

Thread: White 6/0 (Red 6/0 for the head)

Body: Silver tinsel (mylar)

Rib: Oval silver tinsel

Tail/Wing: Saltwater neck hackle (2 orange, 2 yellow)

Hackle: Whiting American cape (blue), Saltwater neck (purple)

Head: 1 layer of red 6/0 over white thread

 

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16 minutes ago, hopperfisher said:

Winter's Hope (Matuka style)

That looks great. 

I just started tying that style (matuka).  Tough to keep the hackle centered on top while being mindful of not trapping any hackle, and at the same time keeping the rib evenly spaced.  Lots going on with each wrap - LOL  

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43 minutes ago, niveker said:

That looks great. 

I just started tying that style (matuka).  Tough to keep the hackle centered on top while being mindful of not trapping any hackle, and at the same time keeping the rib evenly spaced.  Lots going on with each wrap - LOL  

Thanks for the kind words @niveker.

I just started this style as well! I love the large profile and how it stays really sparse...I'm learning a few tricks along the way...like pinning the rib on the bottom of the fly with my left pinky finger while separating the wing fibers at the stem with a bodkin and applying forward pressure...then, using left thumb and fore finger to grab the tail and apply rearward pressure to the hackle stems while wrapping the rib through the wing fiber gap...still working on it...I might toss an SBS out there at some point

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4 hours ago, flytire said:

nice one darrell

i've always wondered which is the correct name?

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max or mack's

my books and web sites have both names.  

 

The canyon is Mack's Canyon on the Deschutes.  However it is called the Max Canyon on Doug Stewart's website.  

I would have had better heads if I split the wings with hackle

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Black & Blue Muddler  (variation)

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hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tag - Orvis Saltwater thread fluoro orange/resin
rib - small wire gold
body - Ice Dub Harder’s Bloody Black
body hackle - black
shoulder - chukar dyed Silver Doctor Blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water); dyed pheasant rump optional
collar/head - deer hair


Fished one with a shoulder of dyed pheasant rump the other day and it did better than a big orange foam thing, which was a bit surprising, since that’s been a standard for cutts.

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Regards,
Scott

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12 hours ago, DFoster said:

Your biot placement looks perfect on that one, that can be hard to do.  Nice fly!

Thanks but It took two attempts on the wing. If you look you will see the dents in the biots from the first attempt which fell a little short. I never tied them with such a long hook. Salvaged hook so I don’t know what it was exactly. I’m thinking it will be an excellent deep stonefly imitation. 

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