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November Flies From The Vise


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#1 flytire

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 07:21 AM

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Caplis

 

Hook - Mustad 94840, 94833 or R50X-94845

Thread - Black

Tail - Red hackle fibers

Body - Peacock herl, reinforced

Wing - Bleached elk hair, tied down, caddis style

Hackle - Furnace or brown


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#2 ggmiller

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 09:56 AM

 

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Caplis

 

Hook - Mustad 94840, 94833 or R50X-94845

Thread - Black

Tail - Red hackle fibers

Body - Peacock herl, reinforced

Wing - Bleached elk hair, tied down, caddis style

Hackle - Furnace or brown

 

Nice and clean tie! Thanks for posting this, Norm!



#3 utyer

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 02:34 PM

Excellent example of another pattern as always.  Keep em coming.


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#4 utyer

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 02:37 PM

Now for a couple of my favorite minnows:  The first is my version of a Glass Minnow, then a Shenks Minnow using yarn for the body.

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#5 Mogup

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Posted 02 November 2019 - 09:20 PM

Red Quill Variant

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#6 flytire

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 07:59 AM

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Weed Seed

 

Hook - Dry fly style Size: 8-14
Thread - Tan
Tail - Pearl Krystal Flash, 2 strands, tied long
Body - Deer hair, extended beyond the bend of the hook, flared at the rear
Ribbing - Crisscrossed threads
Wing - Deer hair, spread down and across the back
 
Tying Tips: Simple and quick to tie. Represents a variety of insects so it can virtually
be tied in any size. Also tied in gray and purple.
 
Fishing Tips: It floats well and is a good searching pattern, especially on new waters.
A very productive pattern.
 
Historical Note: This fly was created sometime between 2005-2009 by Mike Schultz.
Mike is the owner and head guide of Schultz Outfitters in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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#7 SBPatt

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:14 AM

Doobry Muddled Crippler

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A day (actually 3) late and dollar short for Halloween; using Rob Denson's wet as the framework.


hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Danville 6/0, Flymaster Plus black
tag - tinsel gold
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
body hackle - orange/black
1st shoulder - pheasant rump dyed black
collar - chukar dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed black


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#8 flytire

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:47 AM

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Teacher

 

Hook - Mustad #94840, #94833 or R50X 94845 Sizes 12-24

Thread - Black

Body - Deer body hair, tied around the shank of hook, extending over the bend in the hook, for the tail.

Tail - Extension of the body hair

Rib - Crisscrossed black thread

Hackle - Brown and Grizzly, mixed

 

Tying Tips: Easy to tie, using the standard techniques.

 

Fishing Tips: General purpose fly. Use larger sizes early in the summer and the smaller

sizes in the fall when the blue-wing olives are out.

 

Historical Note: Boyd Senter (1898-1982) was a professional musician having played with

Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Freddie Fisher. He played over 33 different

instruments. He retired to Mio, Michigan where he divided his time between

repairing high school band instruments and running a sporting goods shop,

where he tied and sold his own flies. He established himself as an accomplished

fly tied and fisherman. In 1959 he designed 4 flies honoring different models of

Fords: the Falcon, Fairlane, Galaxie and the Thunderbird


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#9 SBPatt

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:39 AM

Sawadas Grey Caperer

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hook WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
body - biot grey
wing - peacock swords
head - deer hair


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#10 chugbug27

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 09:55 AM

These are great FT, thanks for posting. Really liking the extra info (and Scott too, as always)
cb27

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#11 flytire

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:12 AM

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Catau's Michigan Hopper

 

Hook - Mustad #R74-9672 4XL Size: 6-12
Thread - Black or Yellow
Tail - Red duck quill, calftail, yarn or floss, trimmed short.
Body - Medium Yarn, yellow, green or brown.
Ribbing -  Brown, palmered.
Wing - Deer Hair, tied trude over the body.
Head - Trimmed butts from the wing, caddis style.
 
 
Tying Tips: Standard techniques. Substitute the body with a poly yarn. There is also a variation of this which has legs.
 
Fishing Tips: Any time the hoppers are on the water. Body color and hook size by the hoppers in your area.
 
Historical Note: This fly was developed by Dan Catau back in the 1980s. Dan was an established tyer back in the 70s through the 90s. He tied professionally for Skip’s Sport Shop in Grayling, MI. and later for Hank’s Fly Shop in Lake Orion, MI. He no longer ties but is enjoying his retirement in Washington, MI. He wrote a book on Michigan Hex fishing entitled, “In the thrill of the Night.”

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#12 flytire

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:14 AM

thanks

 

i like older fly patterns AND their histories (when its available)


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#13 Bruce Derington

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 10:47 AM

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Teacher


 


Hook - Mustad #94840, #94833 or R50X 94845 Sizes 12-24


Thread - Black


Body - Deer body hair, tied around the shank of hook, extending over the bend in the hook, for the tail.


Tail - Extension of the body hair


Rib - Crisscrossed black thread


Hackle - Brown and Grizzly, mixed


 


Tying Tips: Easy to tie, using the standard techniques.


 


Fishing Tips: General purpose fly. Use larger sizes early in the summer and the smaller


sizes in the fall when the blue-wing olives are out.


 


Historical Note: Boyd Senter (1898-1982) was a professional musician having played with


Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Freddie Fisher. He played over 33 different


instruments. He retired to Mio, Michigan where he divided his time between


repairing high school band instruments and running a sporting goods shop,


where he tied and sold his own flies. He established himself as an accomplished


fly tied and fisherman. In 1959 he designed 4 flies honoring different models of


Fords: the Falcon, Fairlane, Galaxie and the Thunderbird

We have a family cabin, 10 miles from his old shop. Spent much time with him! He was in his 80s and had every you could imagine in that shop. He invented one of the first rotary vices, wish I had a pic. This was the first pattern he introduced to me.

Bruce Derington


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 11:34 AM

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Michigan Moth
 
Hook - Mustad #R50-94833 Size: 8-10
Thread - Pale yellow
Body - Natural White Peacock Herl (isubstituted white yarn)
Wing: Natural Deer Hair, divided and pulled down to the sides of the fly
 
Tying Tips: You can use any dry fly hook and if you prefer you can substitute the deer hair light elk hair. Begin tying as if you were doing a caddis fly; once your hair is tied in simply divide the hair and pull it down toward the sides of the fly. Then, using your thread firmly secure the wings.
 
Fishing Tips: This fly is designed as a generalized moth pattern. Here in Michigan we have many species that we commonly call grass moths, lawn moths or just plane common brown moths. They are usually out April through September. They are attracted to light. When night fishing a river where the banks are lined with cabins the moths will often be found crossing the river, drawn by the lights of the cabins. That’s the most productive scenario for the use of this fly. I suspect that it might also be used on spruce moths.
 
Historical Note: Developed by Tom Deschaine for use on the Au Sable River, here in Michigan in 2014.

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 12:09 PM

I fished with a friend who used a fly just like the Teacher years ago.  He called it an Uncle Ed as his uncle tied it and it was the only fly Ed used. I was using a humpy same size and he out fished me two to one.  Simple effective pattern.  Flytire, thanks for giving my old brain a jump start to take me back to a fond old memory.