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That is the cleanest Pass Lake I've ever seen. I use these tied with calf for Gills all year with varying degrees of success. But they don't look like this.

Very nice.

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1 hour ago, Baron said:

That is the cleanest Pass Lake I've ever seen. I use these tied with calf for Gills all year with varying degrees of success. But they don't look like this.

Very nice.

post them up. we would like to see them

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Steen’s Split-Wing Spruce Moth

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Although his version is meant as a caddis/mayfly emerger, it should work just as well for the moths; don’t think they’re  trailing shucks when the hit the water but the Congo Hair adds a little sparkle that probably won’t hurt.  Use your favorite ungulate hair; the color of the pronghorn is a good match to the natural.

hook - BVFT Dry #12
thread - UTC 140 tan 
shuck - Congo Hair shiner tan
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - bleached peacock herl  
shellback - 1mm foam tan 
wing/head - pronghorn

Regards,
Scott

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1 hour ago, Baron said:

That is the cleanest Pass Lake I've ever seen. I use these tied with calf for Gills all year with varying degrees of success. But they don't look like this.

Very nice.

Gun shy, Lol, it shows that these were the first couple flies I tied besides some closer that went right to the can.  Looking forward I see how far there is to go, endless possibilities. Looking back is a hoot! They do catch in spite of the fact that perhaps they shouldn't. Bluegills just aren't that picky. 

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17 minutes ago, SBPatt said:

Steen’s Split-Wing Spruce Moth

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Although his version is meant as a caddis/mayfly emerger, it should work just as well for the moths; don’t think they’re  trailing shucks when the hit the water but the Congo Hair adds a little sparkle that probably won’t hurt.  Use your favorite ungulate hair; the color of the pronghorn is a good match to the natural.

hook - BVFT Dry #12
thread - UTC 140 tan 
shuck - Congo Hair shiner tan
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - bleached peacock herl  
shellback - 1mm foam tan 
wing/head - pronghorn

Regards,
Scott

Remarkable blend of old and new

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I have lots of twisted wire to use up. I hope twisted johns are effective as regular johns.

recycled hook and bead from a beat up fly. 

burnt orange 8/0 Uni

tail - brown goose biot

Body - Twisted sm gold wire

thorax - peacock herl

wing case - crawfish scud back

legs - brown India hen

 

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19 hours ago, SBPatt said:

  I hate to tie more than one of anything unless I have to but I’d be crazy to show up on tailwaters without some so repetition here we come.

hook - BVFT Dry #16
thread - Danville 6/0 brown 
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire copper 
abdomen - pheasant tail 
thorax - peacock herl 
hackle - hen furnace

Regards,
Scott

Oliver Edwards Says you always tie at least two, one for the fish and one for the tree- 

I have no choice.  Our river fishing here in New England is often on small streams with lots of overhanging fly eating brush surrounding the best holes. 

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I really prefer to use flies that are more traditional or older patterns.  If you saw me dreaming it would likely be a dream about Royal Wulff, Coachmen and Adams. Withe those coments out I have to admit that I like the triangle flies. I fish amongst the stumps and lily pads and in middle summer floating bugs are pretty valuable. Today I tied a Triange Bug. A buddy is trying to help me get the angles and proportions right but I think I'm far enough along that these will catch some nice panfish. 

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21 minutes ago, Upstate said:

Trying out craft fur

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have see what it looks like in the water 

I like the briefness of it and the eyes are appropriate and realistic. 

is that an 8x?

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14 minutes ago, Baron said:

I like the briefness of it and the eyes are appropriate and realistic. 

is that an 8x?

Thanks, 7x

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Nice innovation SBP!   I can see that helping flotation and looks on lotta other bugs.  Few years ago someone was trying to imitate a pink mouth of some kind...

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Oh yea, stealing the above foam wing divider for sure.

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