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A dry fly

Hook - Mustad size 14

Thread - 70 ultra, burnt orange

Tail - Wood duck

Body - Red stripped peacock herl

Wing - Pearl red Krystal flash

Hackle - Grizzly  

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Doodlebug -This is an attractor tie from Jack Schweigert in 1940.  It can be fished wet or dry and on moving or still water situations and is designed to be fished when there are no other flies on the water.

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 8-10 (can use Mustad 94833 as well)

Thread - black

Tail - red hackle fibers (can sub red calf tail or red bucktail)

Rib - fine flat gold tinsel

Underbody -yellow wool yarn (some tyers find success using yellow poly for its added buoyancy)

Over Body - peacock herl

Wing - woodchuck guard hairs

Head - deer hair, tied tight to flair then trimmed to a top-knot

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Some pike/musky flys top 2 are tied on 3/0 hooks, bottom 2 5/0 hooks, lol random fly is the 1st fly I ever tied

 

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Prince Nymph

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Hook: #14 nymph hook

Thread: Uni 8/0 black

Tail: brown goose biots

Body: Peacock herl

Rib: small gold tinsel

Hackle: Rust brown India hen back

Wings: White goose biots

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Just now, chugbug27 said:

Prince Nymph

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Hook: #14 nymph hook

Thread: Uni 8/0 black

Tail: brown goose biots

Body: Peacock herl

Rib: small gold tinsel

Hackle: Rust brown India hen back

Wings: White goose biots

That's awesome

 

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I am a believer in simplicity...and this fly fills the bill. However...the Mustad 94842 is NOT an up eye hook, only available as a down eye.

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3 hours ago, Sessions said:

That's awesome

Yours, too. Thanks

 

22 minutes ago, SalarMan said:

I am a believer in simplicity...and this fly fills the bill. However...the Mustad 94842 is NOT an up eye hook, only available as a down eye

Thanks Salar, appreciated. Re the hook..., I'm guessing you're thinking of the 94840. 🕺no biggie. I did have a typo by leaving off the hackle, though. It's a cool feather, too, the starling undercovert. Dun with buff yellow tips.

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10 hours ago, chugbug27 said:

Yours, too. Thanks

 

Thanks Salar, appreciated. Re the hook..., I'm guessing you're thinking of the 94840. 🕺no biggie. I did have a typo by leaving off the hackle, though. It's a cool feather, too, the starling undercovert. Dun with buff yellow tips.

Actually chugbug27 the 94840 is also a down eye hook. The 94842 is the up eye version of Mustad's standard dry fly hook...based on the old numbers of course.

George

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Foam-Backed Sedgehog

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Tied in this size to use as a short-wing stonefly so this should actually be called a Stonehog. Again, added a strip of foam on the top of the body for a bit more buoyancy because I plan to fish this in pretty rough water.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Uni 6/0 tan 
body - Starburst dubbing tan
overbody/head - 2mm foam tan
wing(s) - deer hair
hackle - pheasant rump

Regards,
Scott

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Lil' Dorothy

a Mark Libertone pattern

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Hook: #16, wet fly/nymph

Thread: Lt Cahill, 8/0

Body: DMC embroidery thread, #722.  Two strands, tied in at thorax, wrapped flat to bend, twisted tight for return wraps

Thorax: #1 Light hare's ear blend, #2 blend of Great Pyrenees/yellow egg yarn/brown floss

Hackle: #1-India hen, pale ginger.  #2, hen pheasant neck

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53 minutes ago, niveker said:

Lil' Dorothy

a Mark Libertone pattern

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Hook: #16, wet fly/nymph

Thread: Lt Cahill, 8/0

Body: DMC embroidery thread, #722.  Two strands, tied in at thorax, wrapped flat to bend, twisted tight for return wraps

Thorax: #1 Light hare's ear blend, #2 blend of Great Pyrenees/yellow egg yarn/brown floss

Hackle: #1-India hen, pale ginger.  #2, hen pheasant neck

Nice tie.  Mark and I were neighbors for about 12 years before his death.  I lived in Fairmount (still do) and he lived in Solvay.  A great guy and fantastic family man.

Kim

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Thanks WW.  I never had the pleasure, but a highly regarded man by all accounts.    

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Gimp - A pattern from Lacey Gee.  The story goes that he was packaging an order of Amherst pheasant neck feathers and saw the little feathered extensions at the base of the feathers and thought that they looked fishy.  His first attempt was a tail and collar of dun hackle feather/fibers (just 2 turns for the collar, dun-colored wool yarn and 2 of the "Gimp" feathers tied on the back.  He tried them out and they worked!  Oh, and he was packaging those Amherst feathers for the Waspi Fly company - the company he founded in 1948 on the Wapsipinicon River.  One last thing, next time you tie a Wooly Bugger you can thank Mr. Gee.  He found that marabou - from the Marabou Stork at that time and getting harder to find - is almost identical to marabou from the common turkey!  

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Hook - Mustad 3906B, 10-16 (I have seen this pattern tied on up-eye and ring-eyed equivalent hooks as well)

Thread - black

Tail - dun hackle fibers, rolled

Body -grey or dun colored dubbing or wool yarn (grey wool yarn used here

Wing - 1 or 2 feathers extensions from the base of an Amherst neck feather (a single feather used here

Hackle - 2 turns of dun hackle, swept back

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