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5 minutes ago, Baron said:

I really appreciate it and have already tied one up. I'll have to invest in some new pheasant as the stuff I have is mostly picked through and small. Thanks

 

Should have mentioned... The flank is from Hareline. Bag full of crooked feathers, but good enough to wrap on a hook. The pheasant is from the upper (or back) part of a rump patch, the feathers with the longer fibers.

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Spruce Moth Jingler (Williams variation)

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Another idea I borrowed from Chris Williams; although the colors may be a bit off for a Spruce Moth, I haven’t found the fish to be real fussy when the emergence is on.

hook - BVFT Dry #12
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan
rib - x-small wire gold 
body - bleached peacock herl 
underwing - Congo Hair shiner tan 
wing - mottled hen/resin
hackle - dark ginger
collar - sharptail grouse

Regards,
Scott

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1 hour ago, DFoster said:

HYDROPSYCHE CADDIS NYMPH

Dfoster, that HYDROPSYCHE CADDIS NYMPH looks buggy. 😄Great Job.

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Bimini,

I'm glad for the clarification. I had also bought a bag of flank and it is working fine for size 8 or smaller. If I continue I'll want figure how to scale it up to #4 or even #2. I see that the bag of loose pheasant that I bought contained only a few of the long feathers while the rest are pretty well picked through. The smaller Rump feathers  may work for size #12 for spring Gills.

 

Below: Size #8, 3x Diachi streamer hook, Pink thread for Crappy and Gills

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7 hours ago, SBPatt said:

Williams’ Callibaetis Softhackle (variation)

Nice tie, but that hackle steals the show!

 

#33 Greentail

Hook: @ 12 or 14, taken from the recycle bin

Thread (thorax): Ash

Thread (tail): Green

Thorax: Hare’s Mask, well mixed 

Hackle: Bobwhite Quail, top of the wing

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A brighter green tail, I think, would look better.

Many variations of this old fly.  Here is the one I loosely followed, from T. E. Pritt, 'North Country Flies', p.32

No. 33. GREENTAIL (Grannom Fly). .  

Hook. 1

WINGS. - Hackled with a feather from the inside of a Woodcock's wing, or from a Partridge's neck,
or from under a Hen Pheasant's wing. 

BODY. - Lead coloured silk, twisted with a little fur from a Hare's face.

TAIL. - Green silk, wrapped over lower part of body.

This fly does not last very long, and appears to be quite extinct for the season in about eighteen days after its first appearance on the water. It is not always to be relied on
as a killer, although, now and then, trout will make a dead set at it, and take nothing else. It kills best in the morning and evening, on warm days.

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, adkfan said:

Hares lug and plover

Nice touch with the copper tag, adkfan.  Nice hook also, what is it?

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5 minutes ago, niveker said:

Nice touch with the copper tag, adkfan.  Nice hook also, what is it?

Thanks so much! That is a Partridge Spider L3AS

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1 hour ago, niveker said:

Nice touch with the copper tag, adkfan.  Nice hook also, what is it?

The tag and rib is shown counterwound in the dressing plate from The North Country Fly, by Smith but I wind it forward when there’s nothing to “bind” I also added a bit more taper to the lug to give me a bit more floatation in the surface film but haven’t a clue if it really makes a difference or just in my head. Lol

 

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Group discussion last weekend with John Shaner where it was discussed that many of the North Country spiders were tied a bit heavier and a bit longer than what we see is being tied and fished today.I generally don’t tie my hackle this long but others do . Here is a “Pritt’s Greentail”

Hook.      ........    Partridge Capt. Hamilton sz 14

Thread.   ........    Pearsall’s gossamer Highlander green

Body.       ........    “               “.              “

Thorax.    .......    Hare’s ear

Hackle.    .......    Hungarian partridge

 

 

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Franke Shiner

recipe from tight line video site (Tim Flagler) slight variation from this as I didn’t have any light olive buck tail. I used natural  instead. 

hook - mustad streamer limerick 3xh/7xl size 4

body - utc large opal mirAge tinsel over uni stretch

belly - white buck tail 

throat - kingfisher blue saddle hackle

back - natural buck tail / olive Krystal flash /olive buck tail 

thread - olive 6/0 uni thread 

head - coat of  sally hansen / painted eyes / another coat of sally Hansen

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This is a "Ronn lucas, lesson 2" tied with materials on hand.

Hook: daiichi Alec jackson steelhead irons, size three

Tag: oval tinsel

tail: golden pheseant crest.

I made a mistake and forgot herl, 

Body: half silver flat tinsel, half red floss

Rib, oval tinsel

Throat: pink schlappen 

wing: Ozark barred quill

Head: black, courtesy of inkzall pen

Thread, danville 140 white, flymaster plus

 

My wing tying still needs some work, but getting better after finding some really good detailed videos, I like seeing techniques done rather than just reading. I seam to pick them up quicker. I used white thread and painted the head black, I liked it better than tying with black thread. I am doing an experiment I tied with this thread a bit, now I am using veevus 6/0 black. takes some getting used to, but its ties very different from the danville. So need more ties to make a choice.

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