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  1. Thanks for the info. I found some of the patons bohemian yarn. Can’t wait for it to get here now
  2. Does anyone have a good source for material to tie a senko worm fly? I’m looking for the yarn/chenille thanks
  3. They liked this fly a lot. Maybe there favorite so far. Today was the last day. They really made some progress skill wise from day one. It was fun teaching it. It improved my skills to.
  4. Went with the creek leech. Had everything I was looking for. Rabbit, dumbbell eyes and dubbing. Plus I thought it would be an awesome addition to my smallmouth flybox. Used materials I had on hand size 6 ahrex curved nymph hook small dumbbell eyes barred/clear silk legs Krystal dub medium brown brown marabou gold variant/black rabbit strip I think the smallies will like it
  5. I like the looks of that! Thanks!
  6. thanks for the reply's so far. A clouser would be a good one. I should have also said that I was looking to maybe incorporate some rabbit strips into the fly. we haven't used that for a material yet.
  7. Been awhile since I've been on but I figured this would be the best place to get an idea. I've been teaching a fly-tying class at my my school for the past couple months. Next week is the last day and the kids want to tie something with dumbell eyes. Anyone have a pattern that uses small/medium dumbell eyes that they would be interested in sharing? Warmwater pattern for trout/bass would be great. here are some examples of the stuff we've done.
  8. Bead head buggers hook - daiichi 2340 size 4 thread- brown veevus 6/0 , some are finished with other colors to help with identifying weight. ( number lead wraps) head- 7/32 tungsten gold bead tail - brown marabou flash - copper flashabou body- dark brown opal estaz - standard size hackle - whitings bugger pack- grizzly dyed brown
  9. Lefty’s deceiver 1/0 saltwater hook tail- white saddle hackle, pearl Krystal flash, flashabou polar flash silver body - white & chartreuse deer hair throat- red flash material thread- uni 6/0 chartreuse sally Hansen head finish
  10. Brown gulf shrimp, variation of a “Mcfly angler” pattern. His body uses kraken dubbing hook 1/0 saltwater head - medium brown Congo hair bead chain eyes antenna etc….. - rusty brown Krystal flash, brown & orange speckled rubber legs body - same Congo hair, rusty brown Krystal flash chenille, Uv resin legs- brown polar chenille tan 6/0 veevus thread
  11. Went to the Edison show for the first time ever this year. First fly fishing show ever actually. Drove 4-1/2 hrs through the storm. Stayed for two days, spent a bunch of money, went to a seminar. watched some casting demo's, talked with some great people. It was nice to be able to actually cast some different rods, try some different lines. Overall I had a blast. It was great to get out the damn house. I thought the setup with the guest fly tiers was great.
  12. Some “dubbed body shrimp” from Mcfly Angler hook - gamakatsu ss15 #4 weight - small lead eyes thread - uni 6/0 fire orange Feelers/antenna etc…… hot spot- para post hot pink brown barred rubber legs pearl crystal flash homemade crustacean eyes dubbing- senyos laxer dub tan getting ready for a trip to Texas this spring
  13. Similar in use, but Swiss straw in a natural material I believe. I want to do a side by side caparison.
  14. Found it online (amazon), didn’t look in the craft stores yet.
  15. Cruncher muncher nymph- Ian Collin James - smallmouth/trout pattern hook - ahrex fw540 #8 body- grey dubbing /rabbit legs- mottled hen feather thorax- brown dubbing Wing case- tan plastic raffia thread - veevus black 6/0
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