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Toothy

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  • Birthday 11/08/1978

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    Farmington, CT

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  1. Snowshoe Hendrickson Emerger This spectrumized alpaca dubbing sure creates a convincing color match when wet to the Hendricksons hatching in my neck of the woods. Materials: Hook: Daiichi 1160 Klinkhammer size 12 Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk Copper Tail: Bronze Mallard Shuck: TroutHunter CNE dubbing Abdomen: Michael Johnson's Fly Warrior Alpaca spectrumized dubbing (Delaware River Club) Ribbing: Semperfli fine gold wire Wing: Dark dun Snowshoe rabbit foot Legs: Dun Whiting weby saddle Thorax: Michale Johnson's Fly Warrior Alpaca spectrumized dubbing (Delaware River Club) -Nathan
  2. Hendrickson Emerger The Hendrickson hatch has been lots of fun thus far. I like how there is such variety in how the fish take this particular mayfly. Some days it's all about a soft hackle. Other days they will only hit emergers in the film. And then occasionally the trout are up on the duns. Combine that with the fact that most days the hatch only lasts an hour or two and it requires you to be on your A-game in regard to observing what is happening in order to catch fish. This particular emerger has been my most consistent producing fly thus far this season. Hendricksons bring some really nice fish to the surface ... see the second photo! Materials Used Hook: Tiemco 206 BL Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk Copper Tail: Wood Duck Shuck: TroutHunter CNE dubbing Abdomen: Canada goose biot dyed Rusty Brown Rib: Semperfli fine wire in March Brown Thorax: Michael Johnson's Fly Warrior spectrumized Alpaca dubbing in Red Brown (This is awesome stuff! Particularly when applied in a dubbing loop.) Wing: Snow Shoe rabbit foot in Dun Best, Nathan
  3. Looks like a blast!
  4. @FliesbyNight That trash feature is brilliant! Enjoy your set up!
  5. Quill Gordon Materials: Hook: Gamakatsu B10S size 14 Thread: Lagartun X- Strong 74D Burnt Orange Tail: Fiery Ginger Coq de Leon Abdomen: Polish Quills Natural Wing: Lemon Wood Duck Hackle: Barred Light Rusty Dun -Nathan
  6. Red Quill Downed Dun Materials: Hook: TMC 101 Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nano Silk Tail: MFC Micro Barred Fibbets Abdomen: Polish Quills in ginger Thorax: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in tan Wing: EP Trigger point Fibers (mixture of black white and gray) Hackle: TroutHunter CDC in brown applied via the split thread technique, and Whiting Speckled Golden Badger. -Nathan
  7. I like his idea of reversing the thread to help with the far wing position. That far wing is always the challenge. Thanks for sharing. Also it's pretty incredible when you think the Rene Harrop DID make his living tying no-hackles! Or at least that's what he reports in one of his videos, something to the effect that the majority of his commercial tying had been no-hackles.
  8. Back when I was a 9 year old and got a fly thing kit (long before all of the YouTube tutorial videos were even an idea, and when the only resource I had to learn how to tie flies was Jack Dennis’ Western Trout Fly Tying Manual that I constantly had checked out from my local library!) I must’ve tied wingless dry flies for at least three years before I figured out how to actually put wings on my flies. The lesson I learned during that time: wing less dry flies catch trout. If wings are hard, just work at them, but in the mean time learn how to wrap hackle without wings in the way. -Nathan
  9. Another Variant on Galloup's Down Dun in Red Quill I had the idea to add a bit of CDC via the split thread technique to the hackle. They always look a bit of a mess with hackle and CDC, but the CDC provides some movement which I think will contribute to the imitation of a crippled insect. Materials Hook: Gamakatsu B10S size 14 Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nanosilk Copper Tail: Montana Fly Company Barred Micro Fibbets Brown/Black Abdomen: D's Flyes Quill Body in Red Quill Thorax: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in Pink Albert Wing: EP Trigger Fibers Original (mix of black, gray, and white Hackle: Whiting Ginger Speckled Badger, and TroutHunter Natural brown CDC via a split thread technique -Nathan
  10. Hey Mike, I haven't tried those Truform patterns before. I have always wondered how they land on the water. I look forward to seeing yours. -Nathan
  11. Kelly Galloup's Down Dun Red Quill Variant This pattern is very effective as a dun or as a spinner. I find it works particularly well for early season hatches that can happen in windy, inclement weather. The bent hook gives the body a convincing radius. Materials Hook: Gamakatsu B10S size 14 Thread: Semperfli 18/0 Nanosilk Copper Tail: Montana Fly Company Barred Micro Fibbets Brown/Black Abdomen: D's Flyes Quill Body in Red Quill Thorax: TroutHunter Professional Dry Fly Dubbing in Pink Albert Wing: EP Trigger Fibers Original (mix of black, gray, and white Hackle: Whiting Ginger Speckled Badger -Nathan
  12. Thanks man! I look forward to seeing your photos! Photographing my flies has improved my tying tremendously.
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