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Muddled Panfish Pazooka 

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hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Uni 8/0 black 
tail - golden pheasant tippet 
rib - Orvis saltwater thread fluoro orange (doubled)
abdomen - yarn olive 
thorax - Ice Dub hot orange
1st shoulder - golden pheasant tippet 
collar/head - 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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2 hours ago, Poopdeck said:

He is! What the heck is a 2X2?

2X2 = 2 materials or less added to a hook and thread and 2 minutes or less to tie the pattern.

I like the 2 materials but, since I time my tying with a calendar, I don't pay much attention to the second part!  I like working with newer tyers and 2X2's are a nice option to learn on.

Kim

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Thank you for the explanation. Simplicity is the hallmark of a great fly, to me. 

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Muddled Rainbow Warrior 

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A bit of a departure from the original nymph pattern although most of the ingredients remain intact.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange 
tail - pheasant tail 
rib - small wire silver 
underbody - tying thread
body - medium tinsel pearl
thorax - Sow/Scud dubbing rainbow
shoulder - pheasant rump 
collar/head - caribou 

Regards,
Scott

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21 hours ago, flytire said:

I wonder why whoever tied the reference pattern omitted the second band of peacock mentioned in the recipe 

peacock herl, yellow floss, Leacock herl

it says it’s tied like a royal coachman dry which would have peacock herl, red floss, peacock herl body

I noticed that also-  Maybe they just wanted to differentiate it just a little bit more from the Coachman line?  

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5 hours ago, Poopdeck said:

Thank you for the explanation. Simplicity is the hallmark of a great fly, to me. 

Yeah, it's one of the things I have in common with these flies!😁

Kim

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Here are a couple 2X2 patterns that were developed by looking at things differently.

Parachute Midge Cluster - Jim Cramer designed this fly by turning a Bivisible on its side, sort of!

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Hook - standard dry fly, 14-16

Thread - black, place thread base ~ 2 hook eye widths on either side of shank mid-point

Post - clump of black Antron yarn/dubbing, flatten post after hackle is wrapped (I have used black peacock as well, and either can be Ice dub as well)

Hackle - grizzly dry fly hackle, tied parachute style

Reversed Spider - Mike Kinney designed this cross between a spider and Tenkara style fly

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Hook - 3 XL curved hopper or Mustad 9672, 6-8

Thread - black or to match

Tail and Front Facing Hackle - Lady Amherst or Golden Pheasant tippet (dyed or natural color) or Mallard Flank (again either dyed or natural color)

Body - medium chenille, any color, start wraps at mid shank and wrap to eye then to the tail, tie off at the tail

NOTE: The front hackle doesn't show this as well as I'd like but should be a front facing cone shape.  I'm sending my flies out for the photos and this one is a little crunched from its travels!

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Grab Bag Muddler 

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Had to move my tying stuff to the basement for the evening.  First 2 things I pulled out of the bag I shoved everything in were a dyed hackle and chartreuse yarn; I took this as a sign.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 chartreuse
tail - yarn chartreuse 
rib - small wire silver 
underbody - tying thread
body - medium tinsel pearl
body hackle - dyed chartreuse (1 Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/1 cup water)
thorax - Ice Dub peacock black 
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed chartreuse 
collar/head - 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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Size 14 nymph hook

green/yellow 70 ultra thread

tail - olive dyed mallard flank

body - med chartreuse and silver ultra wire twisted together

thorax - peacock herl

case - green flash back. I don’t know why it’s blue

legs - black hackle

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Acid Green Drake Softhackle

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hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 chartreuse
tail - yarn chartreuse 
rib - small wire silver 
body - Ice Dub peacock black
body hackle - dyed chartreuse (1 Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/1 cup water)
1st shoulder - pheasant rump dyed chartreuse 
2nd shoulder - hen black

Regards,
Scott

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14 hours ago, Poopdeck said:

Size 14 nymph hook

green/yellow 70 ultra thread

tail - olive dyed mallard flank

body - med chartreuse and silver ultra wire twisted together

thorax - peacock herl

case - green flash back. I don’t know why it’s blue

legs - black hackle

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I really like the body.  Actually, I love the entire fly.  I may steal this one.

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Golden Retriever

Hook – Mustad 9671, 9672 or equivalent,

Bead - Gold brad or tungsten

Weight – Lead/lead free wire

Thread - Red

Tail – Tan/ginger marabou

Rib - Peach Estaz

Body - Tying thread

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