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  1. You must be correct 'cause I see his name on the list! Welcome to the swap Psycho! Two more openings left. Do I see a show of hands?? Kim
  2. Deer Hair Popper - This pattern was likely credited to Dr, Samuel E. Lewis from the Kalamazoo, MI area and was first tied in the 1950's. He had a cabin on the Jordon River and fished this pattern during mayfly hatches during the spinner phase. It is also a good panfish/bass pattern. It is a 2X2 layered pattern in that it only uses 1 clump of deer hair and a brown hackle. The hair is applied by tying down the clump with the tips toward the tail, fold the hair forward and tie down then tie the hair back towards the tail and tie at the back. If measured correctly in the beginning, you should end up with the tips 1 shank length long as the tail - i.e., start with the deer hair cut at about 4 shank lengths long in the beginning. A pretty simple tie IF you get the hair measure correctly. Hook - Mustad 94840 or 94833, 10-14 Thread - black Tail/body/shellback - clump of 20-30 deer hairs, stacked, measured and tied as described in the opening paragraph Hackle - brown
  3. I find split thread is best with the harder synthetics. I'll load long then trim - old, decrepit fingers! Kim
  4. Welcome to the site. Kim
  5. Daphnia Cluster Midge - Designed in 1994 by Jeff Bonin of North Muskegon, MI for rainbows on the Muskegon River. This is a very easy tie! Hook - Mustad 94838, 18-22 (the above tied short on a Mustad 94833) Thread - cream or white (light Cahill used here) Body - clear antron, loosely dubbed Hackle - 2-3 turns grizzly hackle
  6. Corey's Calf Tail - This was created by Ralph Corey of Port Rapids, MI prior to 1929. It has been said that the first Corey Calf tails used a tied down wing and is considered to be one of the first patterns that used hair wings. It can be tied and fished using any color dubbing. First designed as a brook trout pattern, it has been successfully used to catch brown and rainbow trout as well. Hook - Mustad 94840, 8-16 Thread - black Tail - white calf tail Wings -white calf tail, tied as a single, upright wing and forward facing (a modern variation uses calf tail tied upright and divided) Rib - gold wire (gold tinsel may also be substituted), also, the split wing version above replaces the wire with a palmered grizzly and brown hackle combination Body - any color dubbing - the more oft used colors of yellow, red and grey are shown above Hackle - brown
  7. Two weeks to go and still a couple openings!
  8. Gee, it's not my TABLE that is naked when I tie!
  9. Catau's Brown Drake - Designed by Michigan's Dan Catau in the 1980's. Dan was a well-known professional fly tyer/fly designer for 40 years. It can be fished in the evening hours for both the Brown Drake ((Ephemera simulans) hatch as well as the slate grey drake (Isonychia sadleri) hatches. The PT body is pretty fragile so it is STRONGLY advised that you cover the body with a couple coats of lacquer - I like to use Sally Hansen's. Hook - Mustad 94840 or 94842, 10-12 Thread - black or brown Tail - 2 PT fibers, tied a little long Body - PT fibers, wrapped then lacquered Wing - furnace, tied upright and divide Hackle - furnace
  10. Welcome to the site! You'll find that is loaded with some fine and experienced tyers, fishers, teachers, and just all-around good folks! I'm a born and bred central NYer. Been tying for over 50 years and host fly swaps for the past 11 years. Check out my BS Swap that is still open on the books, Kim BTW - BS stands for Before Synthetics.
  11. Cabin Coachman - This pattern was developed by Aggie Bugby from Grayling, MI sometime in the 1930's to early 1940's. The tail can use red hackle fibers in place of the brown. It's a great all-around attractor pattern. In the rose by any other name category, this pattern should NOT be confused by the pattern with this same name tied by John Stephan and George Mason. Hook - Mustad 94840, 10-14 Thread - brown Tail - brown hackle fibers Body - peacock herl Wing - mallard flank fibers, tied upright and divided Hackle - brown
  12. Bob Fortney - Created by R. G. "Bob" Fortney as an attractor pattern in 1932. Bob was the District Supervisor of Fisheries for the Michigan DOC. Mr. L. Robey of Newaygo, Michigan named the fly and tied it professionally. The original thread color was black but white and pink are preferred by some tyers. Hook - standard Dry, 10-12 Thread - black Tail - barred woodduck fibers Body - pink floss Rib - gold tinsel Hackle - grizzly Wing - blue dun tips, tied upright and divided
  13. $$$🤩 Sandan knows a bad fly when he sees one!😉 Kim
  14. I sure do! I looked MUCH younger in those pictures!!
  15. The patterns are from different on-line sources - the ties are mine own. Well, at least my decent attempts! I'm building a database of fly patterns - mostly from sites in danger of going off-line - so they are not lost. I have a little over 3000 patterns now and will end up with another 2000 by the time I finish. It's a great resource when I have newer tyers join my swaps. Kim BTW, if you want to see a good tyer tie these more recent patterns check out - Fly Patterns (michigandryflies.net)
  16. Black Stone - This pattern (sometimes also known as the Dark Stone) was developed by Traverse City, Michigan fly tyer Art Winnie sometime between the 1920's to the '50's for use on the early season black stonefly hatches - February through April in Art's area. Hook - Mustad dry fly, 10-12 Body - grey yarn Rib - yellow monocord Wings - grey goose, divided and tied down along the back Head - peacock herl, tapered
  17. Berger's Deer Hair Hex - Designed by William Berger of Flatrock, Michigan in the mid 1950's to be fished during the hex hatch. NOTE: The though the body has a crosshatched thread rib, the tail is separately wrapped so that the fly's length can be cut to adjust the fly's length. Hook - Mustad 94840, 10 Thread - black Body - natural deer hair, tied parallel and extended front and back Rib - black thread tied crisscross Wings - extended deer hair body butts, tied spent Hackle - flared deer hair Tail - extended deer body hair, tied in segments with separate thread wraps NOTE: Though this fly is made up of only two bunches of deer hair it is NOT an easy tie! It'll take a few tries to get the proportions right.
  18. Beel's March Brown - This pattern was developed by Paul Beel from Terra Haute, Indiana in 2013 to match the March Brown hatch on the Au Sable River in Michigan. Paul is the founder of the Frankenfly Fly site. It is best fished in the evening and is also a good bass fly as well. Hook - Mustad 94840, 10-12 Thread - tan Tail - small clump of mallard flank fibers Post - white poly Hackle - grizzly, tied parachute Rib - dark brown monocord Body - fine PMD color dubbing
  19. This series is dedicated to the late Tom Deschaine. He was a biology teacher (retired), an avid fly fisherman and fly tyer, and a fly historian from the state of Michigan. Thanks to his efforts he collected and tracked down the history of many Michigan-based dry flies and their designers. If you want to refer to how these ties are SUPPOSED to look, please feel free to check out his site - Fly Patterns (michigandryflies.net). Here are my interpretations. Awsome - This is a nice imitation for a deer fly. It is a variation of a pattern originally designed by Anne Schweigert and Clem Thompson in the 1950's called the Lake erie King. This variation came about in the 1990's but the originator's name has been lost to time. Hook - Daiichi 1180, 12-16 Thread - orange Tail - moose body fibers Body - peacock herl Post - white poly Wings - grizzly hackle tips Hackle - grizzly, tied parachute
  20. WWKimba

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    Maybe you're holding the shot glass too firmly!🥴 Trigger finger would affect your forefinger but never heard it affecting the thumb. A doctor would be a nice idea. Potassium is a POSSIBILITY, BUT remember, that's also what they use as apart of the chemical cocktail for death row! I had kidney failure and one lesson was when you lose the ability to pee you have to watch your "P" intake - Potassium and Phosphorus! Kim
  21. You are in my friend, Kim
  22. All set and thank you for your offer Dr. D. Kim
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  24. I thank you all for your valuable input! I have some coming my way thanks to your help. Kim
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