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TMC’s were always about an eye length longer then most others. If it wasn’t for the 2488, I wouldn’t even use TMC. But the 2488 is one of my all time favorites.

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For a long time the mustad 94840 was considered THE standard for dry fly hooks. Now it seems everybody has to be a bit different,to the point where there is no standard. I think daiichi is cjosest, and cheaper. Some of thr competition dry hooks are real good. I like Firehole outdoors. Good proportions, good price, and so sharp fish get hooked just lookin at it.

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Flies for Pacific Salmon and Steelhead.  Scandi type Intruders.  Taken with modification from on-line tutorial 

FTD fish shanks 1.5 inch.  Beading wire or Berkley wire leader, 

Hooks:  Partridge Salmon,  Gamakatsu Octupus or Dropshot

Bump,: chart estaz or polar chenille.

Tail:  chart fluoro fiber

Body:  blue metallic embroidery thread

Rib: chart flat braid (FTD)

Palmered blue strung saddle

Wing:  black Congo hair (FTD)

Topping:  unraveled blue metallic embroidery thread, chart. Lady Amherst. +/- Peacock here

Collar blue dyed Guinea

Cheeks:  Jungle Cock nail

All are a little different.  Playing with proportions and materials.

The heads are bigger than I would like, but fairly proportional.  Still learning.  Criticism welcome.

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By the way, I still have half a pack of size 28 mustad 94840’s. Don’t use them, just reminds me of when there were 2 brands to choose from.

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White Drake Cripple

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Found this here; might be worth trying in a Whitefly emergence (a bug I haven’t seen since fishing for smallies outside Baltimore during Reagan’s first term!).

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 white
tail - pheasant tail bleached  
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel pearl  
shellback/shuck - Congo Hair white
thorax - Ice Dub pearl
wing - pronghorn white
hackle - barred cream

 

Teflon Don Crippled Jingler

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Playing around with variations on the White Drake Cripple; cut the tape into 1/16” strip and wrapped the body with it.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 white
tail - pheasant tail bleached  
rib - small wire gold
body - plumber’s tape white
thorax - Ice Dub pearl
wing - pronghorn white
hackle - barred cream 
collar - partridge

Regards,
Scott

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By the way, I still have half a pack of size 28 mustad 94840’s. Don’t use them, just reminds me of when there were 2 brands to choose from.

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17 hours ago, chugbug27 said:

I guess I'm relying on an older mustad "standard" length dry hook, as industry standard. Even that may not have been industry standard for all I know. WFC #22 model 3 "standard" length dry fly hook has the same shank length as the old #22 mustad 94840. Tiemco's "standard" length model 100 dry fly has a shank length 2xl of the old mustad 94840, at least in the small sizes. To me, that's not standard.

 

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Sorry chugbug, somehow I got your last reply on my iPad. I pushed submit reply. Your name’s on the top, mine’s on the side. Sorry for any confusion. By the way, mustad has been around about 70 years. When I started tying 35 years ago, tiemco wasn’t the new kid on the block, so for a long time, mustad was the only hook readily available, so I guess mustad was the original standard.

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Volunteer

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Hook: Left size 8 right size 10

Thread: Black 14/0

Tag: Gold Tinsel

Tail: Red Goose

Body: Yellow Floss

Rib: Gold Floss

Hackle: Green India Hen

Wing: Golden Pheasant Tippet

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3 hours ago, SBPatt said:

White Drake Cripple

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Found this here; might be worth trying in a Whitefly emergence (a bug I haven’t seen since fishing for smallies outside Baltimore during Reagan’s first term!).

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 white
tail - pheasant tail bleached  
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel pearl  
shellback/shuck - Congo Hair white
thorax - Ice Dub pearl
wing - pronghorn white
hackle - barred cream

 

Teflon Don Crippled Jingler

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Playing around with variations on the White Drake Cripple; cut the tape into 1/16” strip and wrapped the body with it.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 white
tail - pheasant tail bleached  
rib - small wire gold
body - plumber’s tape white
thorax - Ice Dub pearl
wing - pronghorn white
hackle - barred cream 
collar - partridge

Regards,
Scott

Very very nice!  Great job!  

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These are my first woven patterns. The first is a caddisfly and the 2nd is a caddis larva. Any ideas for where I could go with these?

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On 10/1/2020 at 9:52 AM, troutmaster08 said:

This is a little fly I've been working on. It is mostly a decorative fly but I may fish it.

 

 

Recipe:

Thread: olive green

Hook: size 10 or 12 wet fly hook

Tail: peacock sword tips

Tinsel: copper

Back of body: Olive green dubbing

Wing: guinea fowl

Front of body: Light green dubbing

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On 7/28/2020 at 10:36 PM, mikechell said:

Pbass ... you're correct that it would be a pain in the butt to collect and edit a tying video like that.  But you're also correct that it's an AWESOME idea.  Would be really cool to see, but what an investment in time and effort !!!

I also fly fish for carp. People either hate them or love them, but I could see this fly in my carp box. (No offense intended).

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