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2 hours ago, upstatetrout said:

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.

 

Sweet.

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Two tone Hares ear.  hook size 10, silver bead head. white alpaca fur dubbing brush.  Olive Pantene Pen for back 

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I was finally able to get some more materials, I also bought some blind eye hooks to tie some Mary Orvis Marbury flies. So I decided to tie each patter on an eyed salmon hook before doing the blind eye. Here is the Claret Montreal MOM fly, tied on a size 5 Alec Jackson steelhead irons. The wing is the uniform color because I wasnt able to locate my new matched pair of turkey tail, so I had to use the tips of a mostly used up feather. Plus I should have tied in the wing, then the hackle, but did it the opposite like I normally do. 

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Chubby Chernobyl Salmonfly

Hook: Mustad 79580 Streamer, #8

Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, dk. brown

Tail: Krystal Flash, copper

Body: Ice Dub, chocolate brown

Bands: Ice Dub, Orange

Back: 2mm craft foam, gray

Wing: McFlylon Polypro, tan/lt. copper

Legs: Sili-legs nymph, pumpkin/green-orange barred

Heading back out to Southern Oregon in mid-may and talked with a guide I am going to go out with and he mentioned the possibility of hitting a salmonfly hatch...time to stock the box up a bit...

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14 hours ago, RickZieger said:

Two tone Hares ear.

Nice, now I know what I'm going to do with the alpaca dubbing brush that is sitting on my desk.  Thanks!  

  

13 hours ago, tetraodontoxin said:

the Claret Montreal

The claret and turkey tail slip colors go really well together.  I'll have to pick up some claret floss.  

  

On 4/5/2021 at 11:59 PM, Moshup said:

Deerfield and the Hendrickson hatch

Beauty, Moshup.  Do you fish that river much?  I haven't been on it in quite a few years.  Planning on hitting one of the Westfield branches later this month at spring turkey camp.  

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Tied up a few Pike Bunny streamers yesterday in preparation for a trip to upstate NY in the coming months

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Hook: Gamakatsu B10S Stinger (1/0)

Thread: 140 Denier (Red)

Tail: Zonker Strip (White)

Collar: Crosscut Rabbit Strip (Red)

Flash: Flashabou Holo Flash

Eyes: 4mm Stick-on (Silver)

Finish: Gulff UV Resin

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1 hour ago, RickZieger said:

Flies from some FTD dubbing in dubbing brushes.  Peacock sword for tail and wings. HOok size 10 and bead head.

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Nice ties!  Do I detect some ostrich for some tailing material as well?

Kim

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Dotterel & Yellow  spider variant 

Hook. ...... Partridge Captain Hamilton. Sz 12
Thread. ...... Pearsalls gossamer primrose
Body. ...... “. “. “
Ribbing. ...... Fine gold wire
Thorax. ...... Peacock
Hackle. ...... Ginger soft hackle* not Dotterel

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Great work everyone, very inspirational

Last night's Bugs and Bourbon 

Rene Harrop's captive dun. Flav style 

Hook: U002 size 14

Thread: Uni 8/0 olive 

Tail: wood duck flank fibers

Shuck: Harrop's brown CEN dubbing

Abdomen: brown turkey biot

Wing: Dark dun CDC. Two feathers paired 

Thorax: Harrop's pro BWO dubbing

Legs: olive CDC fibers. 

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@Sandan, If the bourbon was as good as those bugs, you're doing something right.  Is 'flav style' just a large version of a BWO pattern.  In smaller sizes those look like they would do very well for our eastern.  

Very nice ties, gents, love those spiders, @Moshup 

I have not had much time at the vise of late, but was able to squeeze in a few minutes this morning.  I came across this pattern a while back on another site, but have never heard of it before.  I did stumble upon one bit of info saying it's available for sale at a local sports shop, but have not had the chance to stop in there yet.  If anyone has more info, or critique, please let me know. 

Westfield River Bug

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Hook - #12 (I think)

Thread - Black

Weight: gold wire under thorax

Tail - Olive PT fibers

Rib - DNC gold thread, 1 strand

Body - green floss

Wing Case - FTD crinkle hair, white (I coated it with SHHAN when done, which darkened it and allowed the peacock to show through, will leave that final step out next time)

Thorax - Peacock

Legs - Olive PT 


 
 

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8 minutes ago, niveker said:

@Sandan, If the bourbon was as good as those bugs, you're doing something right.  Is 'flav style' just a large version of a BWO pattern.  In smaller sizes those look like they would do very well for our eastern.  

Very nice ties, gents, love those spiders, @Moshup 

I have not had much time at the vise of late, but was able to squeeze in a few minutes this morning.  I came across this pattern a while back on another site, but have never heard of it before.  I did stumble upon one bit of info saying it's available for sale at a local sports shop, but have not had the chance to stop in there yet.  If anyone has more info, or critique, please let me know. 

Westfield River Bug

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Hook - #12 (I think)

Thread - Black

Weight: gold wire under thorax

Tail - Olive PT fibers

Rib - DNC gold thread, 1 strand

Body - green floss

Wing Case - FTD crinkle hair, white (I coated it with SHHAN when done, which darkened it and allowed the peacock to show through, will leave that final step out next time)

Thorax - Peacock

Legs - Olive PT 


 
 

@niveker, Thanks, the bourbon was good, but for tying less is better than more. Flav is short for druenella flavilinea, it's more like a small western green drake in fact sometimes it's called Small Western Drake. They are mostly 14/16s. I don't see any reason to not use that pattern as a template for BWOs. In Rene Harrop's book "Learning from the Water" has quite a few recurring patterns with different materials to match different bugs. Fumbling with Flavs

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2 minutes ago, Sandan said:

Flav is short for druenella flavilinea,

Ah, so a different species of mayfly. Thank you.   

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