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I'm at a loss to see how that fly would fall "in odd positions" which I take to means in various ways.

Wouldn't a parachute fly land the same way all the time, on its body with the wing upright?

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Peachy Octopus Variant

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hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange 
tail - yarn sunburst 
rib - small wire copper
body  - dubbing dyed neon peach (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Coral/ 2 cups water)
body hackle - grizzly dyed sunburst (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
shoulder - bleached pheasant rump dyed neon peach 
collar - aftershaft dyed neon peach (loop dubbed)

Regards,
Scott

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Muddled Peachy Mayfly

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hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange 
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed neon peach (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Coral/ 2 cups water)
rib - small wire copper
body  - dubbing dyed neon peach
body hackle - grizzly dyed sunburst (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
1st shoulder - dyed sunburst
2nd shoulder - bleached pheasant rump dyed neon peach 
collar/head - pronghorn

Regards,
Scott

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23 hours ago, SilverCreek said:

I'm at a loss to see how that fly would fall "in odd positions" which I take to means in various ways.

Wouldn't a parachute fly land the same way all the time, on its body with the wing upright?

Well, this pattern is tied as a dun but works well as a spinner for this species of mayfly as well.  Possibly the multiple moose mane tails may help as well.  I don't have this species of mayfly in my area, so I was passing on info from some other fishers not first-hand knowledge.

Kim

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Lacey Stephan - Designed by Au Sable boat builder, guide and fly-tyer Lacey Stephan Sr. this was one of only two patterns he ever fished with.  The other was the Bicolored Walker.  This pattern can be fished any time of day in any water.  When Lacey first tied this fly he called it the "Deer Hair Brown Hackle" but most people now know it under the Lacey Stephan moniker.

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Hook - Mustad 38941 (if you can find one!) or Mustad 94840, 10

Thread - black

Tail/Body - natural deer hair tied parallel to and beyond hook shank, tail made from extension of hair that is tied as spun

Wing - separate natural deer hair, tied trude and just extended beyond hook curve (calf tail may be used instead)

Hackle - grizzly and brown mixed

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On 6/3/2022 at 9:22 AM, WWKimba said:

Jeff's Para Drake -Designed by Jeff Bonin in 1993 to imitate the Grey Drake spinner.  Grey Drake spinners do not fall in the "classic" spent wing fashion but land on the water in odd positions and this pattern imitates this,

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 10-14

Thread - black or grey

Tail - 6-8 moose mane fibers

Rib - brown mono-cord

Body - light Hendrickson dubbing

Post - grey antron carpet fibers (grey poly used above)

Hackle - medium dun

 

On 6/1/2022 at 10:27 AM, SilverCreek said:

It seems to me that the palmered hackle would float the fly so what is the purpose of the parachute hackle?

 

34 minutes ago, WWKimba said:

Well, this pattern is tied as a dun but works well as a spinner for this species of mayfly as well.  Possibly the multiple moose mane tails may help as well.  I don't have this species of mayfly in my area, so I was passing on info from some other fishers not first-hand knowledge.

Kim

 

I convert parachutes to spent spinners by cutting the post off just above the palmered hackle and then trimming the parachute hackle in the front and rear so they form the spent wings on the water. The fly will look more like a spinner with fewer turns of the parachute hackle and a thinner body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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No hackle elk hair caddis

hook 14

Body- 70 uni tan/lt olive

Rib - black and green uni wire

Wing - bleached elk hair

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Peachy Stimulator Variant

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hook - WFC Model 3 #8
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange 
tag - Orvis saltwater fluoro orange/resin
tail - deer hair
rib - x small wire gold
abdomen - dubbing neon peach (2 Tsp Rit Neon Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Coral/2 cups water) 
body hackle - sunburst (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water) 
underwing - Congo Hair shiner tan
wing - deer hair 
thorax - Ice Dub hot orange
hackle - grizzly dyed neon peach

Regards,
Scott

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Hemlock

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Body - Gray floss (or uni stretch)

Throat - Brown hackle fibers

Wing - Dark mottled turkey

Trout - Ray Bergman

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Gibb's Striper Fly

Hook: Mustad 34007 #2

Thread: White 3/0

Body: Silver body braid

Wing: White bucktail, blue craft fur, white bucktail

Throat: Red bucktail

Cheek: Jungle cock 

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Michigan Hopper

Hook - Dry Fly XL, size 4-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Red duck quill, tied in a ‘V’ (I used red hackle fibers for durability)

Body - Yellow chenille, tapered

Wings - Mottled turkey wing, tied flat, down over the body

Hackle - Brown

MichiganHopper.pdf - Google Drive

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Catau’s Little Yellow Stone Fly

Hook - Mustad #94840 or equivalent, size 14-16

Thread - Yellow

Body - Yellow polypropylene or dubbing

Wing - Wood duck flank, tied trude, extend just slightly beyond the bend of the hook.

Hackle - Brown, two hackles, tied heavy

Dan Catau developed this pattern back in the 1960s. 

CatausLittleYellowStoneFly.pdf - Google Drive

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Lady Bicolor Walker - Originated by Michigan fly tyer Ralph Hanna around the late 1950's to early 1960's to be used during the Brown Drake hatch.

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Hook - Mustad 94831, 10-14

Thread - black

Tail - PT fibers, tied in a "V"

Egg Sack - yellow yarn, tied just beyond the curve of the hook

Body - reddish brown yarn

Body Wing - brownish grey deer hair, tied trude and extended beyond curve of the hook

Throat Wing - white hen hackle tips, tied spent

Hackle - brown and grizzly hackle, mixed

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Alexandra Tandem

Hooks - Rear Mustad 3399 size 8, Front Mustad 3399 size 6

Connecting wire - .024 diameter Beadolon wire

Thread - Black

Tail - Red uni yarn

Body - Silver tinsel

Wing - Peacock sword fibers

From an Internet Photo - Fly used 3 hooks but my peacock sword fibers were just long enough for 2 hooks

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