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Hemingway Caddis

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Hook: Daiichi 1180

Thread: Danville 6/0, light olive

Rib: Fine gold wire

Abdomen: Superfine, olive

Body hackle: Medium dun

Underwing: Wood duck flank

Overwing: Gray goose quill

Hackle: Medium dun

Thorax: Peacock herl

 

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37 minutes ago, Jaydub said:

Hemingway Caddis

I like tying and fishing a Henryville Special, but I think I'll tie a few of these.  The peacock thorax really adds to the fly.  Very nice tie, Jaydub, as usual.  

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@Jaydub very very nice !  I going to catalog the image for when I give this fly a go if I may. Very nice.

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Size 14 hook

8/0 uni burnt orange thread

Tail, wing,  dun fibers

body - red peacock quill, coated in SHHAN

thorax - peacock herl

hackle - dun

 

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Some crayfish patterns I've been working on.  I didn't take pictures of the all white one with pink eyes or the black and purple one.  I used the colors of the soft plastic crayfish bodies in the catalogs as models.

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Hook:  Eagle Claw Aberdeen Crappie hook, 3/0.  Otherwise whatever hook or size you want to use, the hooks are 3XL

Thread:  Match the color of the fly

Weight:  medium lead dumbbell eyes.  If you're tying a smaller pattern then small dumbbell eyes

Body:  Ice or sparkle chenille, or estaz depending on the size of the fly, and two saddle hackles or schlappen twisted together

Eyes:  Artificial flower stamens.  You can get them in craft stores. They come in different colors or you could make your own for smaller patterns

Claws:  Zonker strips

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On 4/3/2021 at 11:00 PM, Philly said:

Some crayfish patterns I've been working on.  I didn't take pictures of the all white one with pink eyes or the black and purple one.  I used the colors of the soft plastic crayfish bodies in the catalogs as models.

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Hook:  Eagle Claw Aberdeen Crappie hook, 3/0.  Otherwise whatever hook or size you want to use, the hooks are 3XL

Thread:  Match the color of the fly

Weight:  medium lead dumbbell eyes.  If you're tying a smaller pattern then small dumbbell eyes

Body:  Ice or sparkle chenille, or estaz depending on the size of the fly, and two saddle hackles or schlappen twisted together

Eyes:  Artificial flower stamens.  You can get them in craft stores. They come in different colors or you could make your own for smaller patterns

Claws:  Zonker strips

Nice Crayfish. They should work real well where you fish. Even in the Wisahickon. 

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On 4/3/2021 at 1:21 PM, Jaydub said:

Kings River Caddis

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Hook: Daiichi 1180

Thread: Danville 6/0, brown

Abdomen: Raccoon dubbing

Wing: Peacock secondary

Hackle: Brown

In the larger sizes I can see this as a hopper pattern.  Maybe a tuft of red at the back.

Kim

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Almost time for the Deerfield and the Hendrickson hatch.

Hook.   ........    Partridge dry fly supreme TUE sz 12

Thread. .......    Sheer.   Gray

Tail.       .......    Dun rooster fibres

Body.    .......     Cream urine stain from the belly of a vixen fox

Wings.  .......    Wood duck 

hackle.  ......     Collins chocolate dun #3 rooster cape

 

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The Woodruff using the Pattern recipe as described by the Dette's.

Hook. Allcocks. Model Perfect w170 size 14.

Silk. Pearsalls gossamer white.

Wing. Grizzly points tied spent.

Tail. Grizzly.

Body. Chartreuse.

Hackle. Brown.

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On 4/6/2021 at 5:22 AM, flytire said:

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Artillery

Very nice Norm, what's the wing? I like it.

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