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44 minutes ago, Oakley388 said:

 I want to take a bite of this one! 

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Kimo

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Grillos’ Later Skater (variation)

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Tied here as a notional October caddis.  A little different look from the original with the scud iron.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #6
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
tag - UTC 140 fluoro orange/uv resin
underbody - UTC 140 fluoro orange
body - H2O Flash orange
overbody/head - 2mm foam rust
wing - elk hair
indicator - Parapost yarn hot pink
legs - rubber medium brown
hackle - brown

Regards,
Scott

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“Lady Benson Variant”  Sz 13   Collins Grizzly saddle and brown cape hackle.

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Darbee’s Stonefly Nymph

Hook - 3X- or 4X-long nymph hook

Thread - Brown 

Tail - Two pheasant tail fibers

Ribbing - Brown monofilament, brown stripped hackle stem  or brown uni stretch

Abdomen - Amber/golden stone dubbing

Wing cases - Two split jungle cock eyes*

Thorax - Amber/golden stone dubbing

Legs - Partridge or grouse

* Excellent use of those split jungle cock eyes

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Letort Hopper

Hook - Curved Hopper style
Thread - Yellow
Body - Dubbing - Dubbing in your choice of color
Wing - Mottled turkey and deer hair
Head - Deer hair, trimmed

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Generic Ant pattern

Hook: #14 1X Nymph

Thread: Black 8/0

Under Body: Fine Dry Fly dubbing -Black

Abdomen and Thorax: Close Cell Foam -Black

Legs/Antenna: Starling

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Foam-backed Carnage Dun

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hook - WFC Model 28 #10
thread - UTC 140 burnt orange
core - 8lb mono
underbody - moose body hair bleached
body/overbody/head - 1mm foam orange
wing - Congo Hair white
legs - rubber medium brown
hackle - brown/grizzly

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Orange and westslopes go together well.

Regards,
Scott

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Sparkle Dun

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This one is locally called a Blue Sparkle Dun. It has a light blue tail, gray body and tan/brown wings, tied on a size 12. It's a very popular and effective grayling fly and you can tie them pretty fast with only three components beside the thread and the hook. I'm going to tie a bunch in 12s and 14s with just subtle changes in colors.

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2 hours ago, Mark Knapp said:

Sparkle Dun

Really nice work on that one. Is that a comparadun style wing? 

7 hours ago, GC59 said:

#12 SH blue & black, and one #10.

Sweet! Love me some soft hackles. 

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48 minutes ago, dflanagan said:

Really nice work on that one. Is that a comparadun style wing?

Yep, from the front its a 180 degree fan. Thanks

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As my friend keeps telling "it's something to do" .  The other option is to tie flies or eat junk food.  I opted for the flies.  The last class in the  IFF Zoom fly tying class on "Tying with Foam"  was on tying a foam dragonfly.  I've tied them before, but this time I did a bit of research on dragonflies.  So these are full size to match the large ones I usually see on the local lakes and rivers.  The wings are split because the ones I've seen down in the water have the the wings spread out, not in a clump.  Figured, whether I tied them with one wing or split, the wing would make the fly a bugger to cast if you weren't using a heavy leader.  These are 8 wgt flies.   As far as the colors go, I've never seen a purple one, but I've seen the other colors. 

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