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Crowsnest Olive Wet

Winged Wet Fly

Jim Fox 

Hook - Standard wet fly hook, size 10-14

Thread - Olive

Tail - Mallard flank*

Body - Fine olive dubbing

Wing - Wood duck

Beard - Light brown hackle

*When your mallard flank is crap, the next bird up is teal

Quite possibly named for the Crowsnest River in Canada

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

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Bumbled Sugermen Shrimp (variation)

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More fun downsizing some Atlantic salmon flies. Saw a version with dyed ring neck rump for the tail so I tried that here; think I like a red GP feather better.

hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black 
tail - pheasant rump dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
rear body - Ice Dub Caddis Green 
rear hackle - fluoro green 
front body - Ice Dub black
front hackle - black
shoulder - guinea

Regards,
Scott

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Kent Edmonds' Stealth Bomber

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Hook: #4

Thread: chartreuse 210D

Tail: mix of chartreuse and brown hair from chartreuse dyed bucktail

Flash: FTD olive green northern flash

Body: chartreuse craft foam, cut to shape (template available here: http://www.flyfishga.com/The Stealth Bomber Fly.pdf)

Underbody: FTD ET dubbing, cinnamon

Legs: yellow rubber legs, twisted and hit with green marker

NB:

- sometimes tied with an underwing of crystal flash

- I decrease legs to one pair to cut down on tippet twist

 

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Muskrat dubbing with an India hen hackle. Little bit goes a long way I found!  

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Nice squeezy, and as long as your learning you will continue to improve. It’s gonna be a long winter here in Michigan, and fly tying certainly helps to keep up attitudes and gives one something to look forward to.

Take care and keep it up, Mike.

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2 minutes ago, partsman said:

Nice squeezy, and as long as your learning you will continue to improve. It’s gonna be a long winter here in Michigan, and fly tying certainly helps to keep up attitudes and gives one something to look forward to.

Take care and keep it up, Mike.

Very true!  I’ve got a feeling that tying will get me  through a few of the those “too nasty out to do anything” days. 

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Shushan Postmaster

Hook - Mustad 9575
Thread - Black
Tail - Strip of mottled turkey
Ribbing - Flat gold tinsel
Body - Yellow floss or uni stretch
Throat - Dyed red duck quill or hackle fibers
Wing - Fox squirrel tail
Cheek - Jungle cock
 

A fishing fly (or lure) known as the “Shushan Postmaster” was named for Al Prindle who served as postmaster of the hamlet of Shushan, NY during 1935-1947. He was a trout fishing buddy and good friend of Lew Oatman, a pioneer of 17 new streamer fly patterns that imitated young baitfish. These streamer designs were considered “exact imitation” style as they were nearly identical to native forage fish commonly found in the nearby Battenkill River.

In 1953 Oatman honored his friendship with Prindle by producing the new fly pattern, “Shushan Postmaster”.  The body of the fly is wound with light yellow floss and slightly tapered, with flat gold tinsel ribbing. The throat of the hook has a few fibers from a duck wing quill, dyed red. Extending the length of the fly is a small bunch of orange and brown fox squirrel tail hair, with a very small section of a brown mottled turkey feather near the end of the hook. 

Prindle was also immortalized by Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), painter/illustrator for Saturday Evening Post for more than 40 years. Rockwell lived upriver in Arlington, Vermont from 1939 to 1953 and hired area residents to serve as his models. Prindle was depicted in Rockwell’s “Four Seasons” with fellow Shushan resident Alva Roberson and alone in the painting “Catching the Big One”, with the latter featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post on August 3, 1929.

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Leadwing Coachman

Hook - Mustad 3906, 3906B, 3399 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tag - Flat gold tinsel

Body - Peacock herl

Hackle - Brown

Wing - Gray duck quill slips

 

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Hare’s Ear Mini Shrimp

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Planned to use a dyed brown rump feather for first shoulder and grizzly hen in front but tried a pheasant body feather first and liked how that turned out.

hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black
tail - golden pheasant rump feather red 
rib - small wire gold
body - Ice Dub hare’s ear
hackle - brown/grizzly
shoulder - pheasant body feather

Regards,
Scott

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Gold Sand Shiner

Baitfish Imitation

Gerry Beck

Hook - Mustad 3777 or equivalent keel style hook
Thread - Black
Weight - 20 turns .025” lead/lead free wire
Body - Gold mylar tubing, tie in with red thread
Wing - Stacked white bucktail extending past hook, unraveled gold mylar tubing or gold krystal flash, black bucktail, brown bucktail
Head - Black, large
Eyes - Painted black over white

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

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Muddled Hare’s Ear Mini Shrimp

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hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 black
tail - golden pheasant rump feather red 
rib - small wire gold
body - Ice Dub hare’s ear
hackle - brown/grizzly
shoulder - pheasant body feather 
collar/head - deer hair

Regards,
Scott 
 

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Nation’s Fancy

Bill Nation

Hook - Mustad 3399 or equivalent, size 6-8

Thread - Black

Tail - Golden pheasant crest

Rib - Oval gold tinsel

Body - Rear half orange wool, front half black floss

Wing - Mallard flank or substitute

Hackle - Grizzly hen

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner

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