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TELICO NYMPH

HOOK: #14 1XL STANDARD NYMPH

THREAD: #70 BROWN

UNDER BODY: .20 WIRE

TAIL:  PHEASANT TAIL CHURCH FEATHER FIBERS

WING CASE: TURKEY TAIL WITH U.V. RESIN

RIB: PEACOCK HERL -NATURAL

ABDOMEN/BODY: ANTRON YARN - YELLOW

LEGS: PHESANT CHURCH FEATHER FIBERS

HEAD: LOON U.V.

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Trout here in New England seem to love orange as much as I hear trout in the Smoky's love yellow- So I tied a few with an orange dubbing body.

TELICO NYMPH NEW ENGLAND VARIANT

HOOK: #14 1XL STANDARD NYMPH

THREAD: #70 BROWN

UNDER BODY: .20 WIRE

TAIL:  PHEASANT TAIL CHURCH FEATHER FIBERS

WING CASE: TURKEY TAIL WITH U.V. RESIN

RIB: PEACOCK HERL -NATURAL

ABDOMEN/BODY:  DUBBING -RUST ORANGE

LEGS: PHESANT CHURCH FEATHER FIBERS

HEAD: LOON U.V.

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15 hours ago, SBPatt said:

Rex,

My apologies; I didn’t see that you had posted one a few days ago. No need to chew the same food twice.

Regards,
Scott

No need to apologize.  I love seeing how different tyers interpret the same pattern.  Your flies are always well done.

Rex

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A fly designed by Betty McNall from Denver, CO

The Betty (AKA Coachman Betty)

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 6-12

Thread - black

Tail - red hackle fibers or duck quills

Body - 1/3rd peacock herl then 1/3rd red floss then 1/3rd peacock herl

Wing - white calf tail, tied Trude-style and beyond hook curve

Hackle - brown dry fly

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1 hour ago, WWKimba said:

A fly designed by Betty McNall from Denver, CO

The Betty (AKA Coachman Betty)

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 6-12

Thread - black

Tail - red hackle fibers or duck quills

Body - 1/3rd peacock herl then 1/3rd red floss then 1/3rd peacock herl

Wing - white calf tail, tied Trude-style and beyond hook curve

Hackle - brown dry fly

Helllllo Betty

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4 hours ago, DFoster said:

TELICO NYMPH NEW ENGLAND VARIANT

Nice job on both those, DF. 

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2 hours ago, WWKimba said:

The Betty (AKA Coachman Betty)

Nice tie, as always.  Helleckson omits the front peacock herl in Popular Fly Patterns

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Amber Caddis Pupa (variation)

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Here’s the SBS if you’re interested.  Changed a few of the materials but the results are similar.  

hook - WFC Model 28 #12
thread - Uni 8/0 black 
underbody - medium tinsel opal 
abdomen - vinyl rib amber 
wingcase - 2mm foam brown 
thorax - Ice Dub Peacock Black 
legs - partridge

Regards,
Scott

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School canceled for snow 😒. Might as well tie some flies today 😏. Stocked some nymph patterns I was missing from the box and also got a few more flies added to the box for Florida this summer.

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On 3/3/2022 at 8:02 AM, WWKimba said:

Another of Jo's flies.

Hot Mustard - Josephine Sedlecky-Borsum (1963).  One of the earlier fly patterns using poly yarn as polypropylene was invented in 1954.  This is the pattern that I added to create a Stone Condiment series of ties.  IWe all stand on the shoulders of giants!  This pattern simulates the Little Yellow Stone and can be tied on a larger size (8-10) hook for a Big Golden Stone imitation.

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 10-14 (or size 8-10 for a Big Golden Stone imitation)

Thread - black

Body/Tail - golden poly yarn, wrapped with open spiral thread wraps to the front and folded back over itself

Hackle - grizzly dry fly, wrapped as an open spiral covering the thread wraps and used to tie down the folded back poly

I love Michigan originated flies.They don't get the attention they should.I have seen this one before but never knew the history.SB has done some great work with the deer hair bodies here in the past.

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On 3/6/2022 at 10:28 AM, Poopdeck said:

The green tentacled starling fish snatcher (I know everybody likes a name for a fly) Im pretty sure if I fished for trout this would kill them but I don’t so it will have to catch pannies in the creek. 

Hook - 14? Found it on the floor

Thread - yellow olive 70 ultra

Tail - green tentacle from a child’s ball

Body - stripped peacock herl

Wing - wood duck flank

Hackle - starling

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I love softies for panfish but they get tore up quickley.That is a beautiful fly tho.

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Meteor Minnow

Hook: O'Shaughnessy salt #2/0

Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, Fire Orange

Underbody: Lead free wire 0.035

Tail: FTD Pearl Web, Hot chartruese

Head: FTD BGD-Clyde dubbing, Orange

Eyes: 3D molded 8mm, yellow 

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Muddled Spruce Moth (Puterbaugh style)

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Started out as a completely different fly; the hook here is not optimal for a muddler head but there’s enough gap to hold a fish.

hook - Sierra 2312bl #14
thread - Veevus 8/0 tan 
abdomen - Starburst dubbing tan
overbody/underwing - 3mm foam tan
wing- Congo Hair Shiner Tan
shoulder - pheasant rump 
collar/head - pronghorn

Regards,
Scott

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Here's a pattern from a fine tyer from Norway, Torril Kolbu.  She is featured on the Mustad website for her woven/crocheted patterns method of tying. 

Torril's Daddy-long-legs - Though she is mostly known for her woven bodied patterns but here is one of "normal" ties.  In European countries these are called daddy-long-legs, here in America they are referred to as adult cranefly patterns.

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Hook - Mustad 80050BR or other 3XL hopper-style hook, 10-14

Thread - black

Tail - fl. orange yarn, cut short

Rib - fine pearl tinsel

Abdomen - SLF #2 orange dubbing

Thorax -SLF #20 red dubbing

Legs - 6 single PT fibers with a mid-point knot in each

Wings - 2 grey brownish cock hackle tips

Hackle -brownish grey cock with a couple wraps of natural CDC

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Next couple of days I'll show a couple from the husband/wife tying team of Gretchen and Al Beatty.

EZY Crawfish - One of the patterns included in their How to Tie!! EZY Trout Fies: Simple Flies Anyone Can Tie (February 15, 2017).  Even though they share credit for their ties'` this one was  a creation of Gretchen.  According to the story behind this fly she tied a few of these and hid them in Al's lunchbox while he was guiding a young man,  It was a slow day that morning so when Al opened his lunch and saw the ties with a note from Gretchen, and with the slow morning he figured that the fly was worth a try.  After lunch the young man hooked a nice fish and started "hootening and hollering" and startled two young ladies that were on the bank - getting an all over tan!  The guy lost the fish but caught a good glance.  It turned out to be a good day on the Madison River for the young man that day!

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Hook - 3 XL, 2-8

Thread -

Rib - copper wire. tied on bottom and far side of the hook

Body - brown chenille, anchored on the bottom of the hook shank

Hackle - brown dry fly, anchored on your side of the hook

Shellback - brown poly yarn, brushed out and tied on the top of the hook

Claws - brown marabou, tied on top of shank and cut off beveled

Optional eyes - bead chain, lead dumbbell or red dumbbell (red for late mid-season flies - red is egg sack. OR wrap lead wire on shank on before tying the rib

     

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Bugs and bourbon the other night. 

Size 18,200R hook, mercury cased caddis and a size 16, TMC 2487 hook, cowdung variant. Recipes upon request.

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