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Golden Olive Stimulator









hook – WFC Model 6 #8

thread - UTC 70 fluoro orange

tag - Danville single strand floss fire orange

tail - deer hair dyed golden olive (1 Tbs Rit Lemon Yellow, 1/4 Tsp Rit Sunshine Orange/1 gallon water)

rib - small wire gold

body - dubbing golden olive

body hackle - grizzly dyed golden olive

wing - deer hair dyed golden olive

front hackle - grizzly dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)





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RCRP Midge Emerger 011420
The "wing" is a combination of hackle and CDC.
The abdomen is ostrich and CDL stems.
Been experimenting with the materials for
the abdomen and try to get some interesting effects.
Same thing with the "wing". I like how Hans's CDC/Elk presents in the water.



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Hook – Streamer style

Thread - Black

Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers

Body - White wool or chenille, rather heavy

Ribbing - Red wool or doubled uni stretch

Throat - 2 turns of red and white hackle mixed to make a long but sparse collar

Wing - White bucktail with the lower half clipped short and the top half extending slightly beyond tail

Over wing - Matched brown turkey tail feather sections extending to beginning of tail


just one of many versions of this fly

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When mysis shrimp are alive they are are almost pure white which is what I was going for here.
The tail as well as the insert in the abdomen is the whitest Boars Hair that I have. The antennae is made of the same material.
As the mysis die they start to turn a more blonde color. Anyone who has fished the Taylor or the Blue will tell you that when the
mysis are released from the bottom of the dam they are almost pure white so much so that it looks like frost.
As they get further down the stream and die they change color a bit.
To tell you the truth I don't think the fish care.

Just another bit of minutiae that fly tyers use to differentiate their flies from other individuals.



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