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#16 flytire

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:53 PM

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Eighty - Eight
 
Hook - 3xl or 4xl nymph style,  #6-12
Thread - Brown
Body - Rear two-thirds fine red wire; front one third fine green wire
(or substitute floss)
Wing - Wood duck flank
Collar - Grizzly hen hackle

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#17 SBPatt

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 06:20 PM

Conba's Telephone Fly #2

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hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing pale olive
body hackle - dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle - Mearns Quail (jay substitute) dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)
wing - bronze mallard


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:45 AM

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Star Fly

 

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tip - Oval silver Tinsel

Tail - Grizzly hackle fibers

Butt - Fluorescent green uni-stretch or floss

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Embossed silver tinsel

Wing - Dyed black squirrel tail

Hackle - Grizzly

 

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

 

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Autumn Gold

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6h

Thread – Black

Tail – Dyed hot orange hackle fibers

Ribbing – Oval gold tinsel

Body – Gold seal, goat, dubbing or yarn

Hackle - Dyed hot orange hackle

Wing – White polar bear or calf tail

 

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Curt's Special

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-6

Thread – Black

Tail - Dyed yellow hackle fibers

Butt - Dark orange chenille

Body – Embossed silver tinsel

Hackle – Dyed orange tied on as a collar and tied back and down or as a throat

Wing – Natural brown bucktail

 

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Helleckson

 

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Silver Bell

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-6

Thread – Red

Tail - White calf tail

Butt - Peacock herl

Body – Embossed silver tinsel

Hackle – Dyed red tied on as a collar and tied back and down or as a throat

Wing – Dyed red calf tail

 

Reference - Fish Flies Volume Two - Terry Helleckson

 

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Ive's Green

 

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Red

Tail - Dyed red hackle fibers

Ribbing - Flat silver tinsel

Body - Fluorescent green chenille

Hackle - Grizzly tied on as a collar

Wing - Dyed red bucktail

 

Reference - Fish Flies Vol 2 - Terry Hellekson


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 06:46 AM

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Oso Special

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-6

Thread – Black

Tail – Fluorescent orange floss

Body – Rear 3/4, fluorescent orange chenille and the front 1/4, black chenille

Hackle – Dyed black tied on as a collar and tied back and down or as a throat

Wing – Moose body hair

 

Reference - Fish Flies - Volume Two - Terry Hellekson

 

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Flirt

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-6

Thread – Black

Tip - Flat silver tinsel

Tail – Dyed purple hackle fibers

Body – Fluorescent orange floss with 2 turns of fluorescent orange chenille at the front

Hackle – Dyed purple tied on as a collar and tied back and down or as a throat

Wing – Natural brown bucktail

 

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Del Cooper

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 4-6

Thread – Black

Tip -Flat silver tinsel

Tail – Dyed red hackle fibers

Ribbing – Flat silver tinsel

Body – Dubbed with #30 purple lamb’s wool

Hackle – Dyed red tied on as a collar and tied back

Wing – White bucktail tied over the body

 

Developed by Mike Kennedy of Lake Oswego, Oregon

 

Tying note: This pattern call for “#30 lamb’s wool”. In Terry Hellickson’s book, the only reference to the numbers indicated is for a material called “Seal Brite”. I have no idea if this dubbing is still available, but I substituted Uni Yarn for the body material.

 

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson

 

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Witch

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-8

Thread – Black

Tail – Dyed black hackle fibers

Ribbing – Oval gold tinsel

Body – Dubbed with #6 yellow lamb’s wool

Hackle – Dyed black tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wing – Gray squirrel tail tied over the body

 

Witch, Black

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-8

Thread – Black

Tail – Dyed red hackle fibers

Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel

Body – Dubbed with #1 black lamb’s wool

Hackle – Dyed black tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wing – Dyed black squirrel tail tied over the body

 

Witch, Orange

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-8

Thread – Black

Tail – Dyed black hackle fibers

Ribbing – Oval gold tinsel

Body – Dubbed with #9 orange lamb’s wool

Hackle – Dyed black tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wing – Dyed orange fox squirrel tail tied over the body

 

Witch, Purple

 

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H – Size 2-8

Thread – Black

Tail – Dyed purple hackle fibers

Ribbing – Oval silver tinsel

Body – Dubbed with #30 purple lamb’s wool

Hackle – Dyed black tied on as a collar and tied back and down

Wing – Dyed purple gray squirrel tail tied over the body

 

The original Witch pattern was a product of Mike Kennedy of Lake Oswego, Oregon.

 

The other three patterns listed wee devised later by tyers in southern Oregon.

 

Tying note: These 4 patterns call for “lamb’s wool” in certain colors. In Terry Hellickson’s book, the only reference to the numbers indicated is for a material called “Seal Brite”. I have no idea if this dubbing is still available, but I substituted Uni Yarn for the body material.

 

Reference – Fish Flies Volume Two – Terry Hellekson


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#20 Mark Knapp

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:02 PM

Holy smokes Norm, you're tying up a storm. Lots of eye candy there for sure. They are very nice, thank you.



#21 Mark Knapp

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:28 PM

Some more from the Orvis Index.

 

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Grizzly King

 

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Royal Coachman Bucktail

 

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Light Spruce

 

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Red Matuka



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:54 PM

Conba's Telephone Fly #1 (variant)

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Apparently the original Telephone fly came about from a late-night conversation between 2 somewhat inebriated gentleman. Although the colors can change, the main ingredients are floss butt, gp crest tail, 2 hackles of differing colors, jay (or sub) shoulder and bronze mallard wing. As you can see I forgot the floss tag on this one - the pic on Hans site doesn't have it but the recipe does.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange (missing)
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing pale olive
body hackle - yellow/red
shoulder hackle - Mearns Quail (jay substitute) dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)
wing - bronze mallard


Conba's Telephone Fly #1

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Added the tag for a proper version. Wing on this one is rolled/folded as opposed to stacked/pinched on the first one because not all bronze mallard is alike.


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#23 flytire

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

ya i got tired counting my money so i decided to tie some flies :)


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#24 Mark Knapp

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

ya i got tired counting my money so i decided to tie some flies smile.png

It doesn't take me very long to count my money, cuz I have a wife.... and a boat. But for some reason, I still don't have much time to tie flies.



#25 retrocarp

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:04 PM

Reverse tied cased Caddis
#12B200
Four turns of lead Free wire
Wool with burnt end for grub head
Legs are Pheasant
Dubbing is buggy dub dubbing in brown mix79179692_10222379422221281_6834664995238


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 07:07 PM

New England Yabby variant Australian
This time instead of hackle I'm using rabbit in a dubbing loop
#10 long shank hook
Brass bead chain eyes
Claws are dark olive zonker
Body dubbing in between rabbit is super possum in dark brown
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Posted 04 January 2020 - 03:45 AM

Reverse Cased Caddis
#12B200
No weight
Wool for grub.. burnt
Legs are Pheasant tail
Body is buggy dub dubbing in dark brown81515977_10222381830041475_3358574308468


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Posted 04 January 2020 - 03:46 AM

Dyret Caddis fly
Fire hole 419#12
Tail and base for body is deer plus a tag of red wool in tail
Body three peacock herls
Rib is white dry fly hackle
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Posted 04 January 2020 - 07:47 AM

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Interceptor

 

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tag - Flat silver tinsel

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Black wool or uni yarn

Wing - Pine squirrel tail

Hackle - Dyed black hen


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#30 Mark Knapp

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 01:45 PM

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Olive Matuka This fly calls for a dyed olive hen hackle for the wing and the collar, and you'd think that with a room full of feathers, I'd have one. I had to substitute some dyed pheasant. I think I like it better.

 

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Grey Matuka