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Muddled Purple Joe

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Playing around with another vintage PNW streamer; tried it with a more traditional tail length but opted for the Irish lough mayfly style.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Veevus 8/0 black
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed red
abdomen - UniStretch Orange
thorax - Prism Dubbing purple
wing - hen badger tips
shoulder - hen badger
head/collar - pronghorn dyed black (1 Tbs Rit Dark Brown/1 cup water overdyed with 1 Tbs Rit Black/1 cup water)

Regards,
Scott

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Halfback

Category - Stonefly Nymph

Hook - Mustad R74-9672 (or equivalent), Size 8-14

Weight - Lead/lead free wire (not specified in the book recipe) (optional)

Thread - Olive

Tail - Brown hackle fibers

Ribbing - Fine gold or copper wire (not specified in the book recipe) (optional)

Body - Peacock herl

Legs - Brown hackle fibers

Wing case - Dyed brown mallard feather trimmed to extend over approximately 1/3 body

Tying Tip - Wrap the herl around a length of tying thread into a herl rope for a little durability.

For additional durability, coat the hook shank with a light coating of super glue prior to wrapping the herl forward.

Popular Fly Patters - Terry Hellekson

Note: There are other versions of this fly. Search for them on Google.

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15 hours ago, Poopdeck said:

Wood duck nymph

Looks great, I'll bet the contrast works well.

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March Brown, American

Category - Nymph

Hook - Mustad S82-3906B (or equivalent), Size 8-14

Thread - Brown

Tail - 3 brown hairs, divided

Body - Brown saddle hackle stem

Wing case - Natural gray duck/goose quill section

Legs - Brown hackle wrapped through the thorax

Thorax - Peacock herl

Popular Fly Patterns - Terry Hellekson

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Squirrel Zonker

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Martin Joergensen’s version had a partridge collar but I prefer the markings on the pheasant; doubtful that fish will care one way or another.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown 
rib - small wire gold 
body - dubbing squirrel
wing - Zonker strip squirrel
collar - pheasant rump

Regards,
Scott

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Another nymph.    yellow feather barbs for tail, brown and red hair palmered for body. Thin skin wing case. dubbing for thorax, soft hackle feather over thorax. 

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20 hours ago, chugbug27 said:

Yeah, you otter have done that.

So very sorry. Irresistible.

Why I otter... 😏

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52 Buick Variation

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Hook: 2XL nymph

Tail: Olive Chickabou (original calls for olive Guinea)

Rib: Gold oval tinsel

Abdomen: Olive dubbing

Legs: Olive Brahma hen (original calls for olive Guinea)

Head: Peacock herl

 

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Call it what you want nymph

Hook - 14

Thread - black 8/0 uni

Tail - barred wood duck flank

Body - thread

Rib - stripped crawfish orange India hen quill

Wing - barred wood duck flank

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@RickZieger looks decent. Any thoughts on bringing your shots a little more in focus ? 

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@Jaydub Looks good !  What is the olive dub you used ? 

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Pacific King

Category - Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad S80-3906  (or equivalent), Size 8-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hackle fibers

Ribbing - Black thread

Back - Brown floss

Body - Light olive floss

Throat - Black hackle fibers

Wing - Black calf tail

Popular Fly Patterns - Terry Hellekson

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Speaking of focus I should have done better myself.

”Iron Dun flymph

Hook .....   Mustad 9671 sz 10

Thread .... Utc 70.  Red

Tail.      .... Blue dun hen fibres

Body ..   ..  Muskrat dubbed lightly in the rear so thread shows through

Hackle.  ... Blue dun hen cape hackle

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