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Sand Eel

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Hook: #6, freshwater streamer

Thread: white, 3/0

Body: white craft fur, blue craft fur, 2 strands peacock hurl, pearl mylar piping, coated with Aileen's Fabric Fusion, 

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Hairwing Found Link Spinner

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Found this on Tim Sickles’ site. Tied here as a grey drake; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 black
tail - moose body hair
rib - tying thread
body - deer hair
hackle - grizzly
underwing - Congo Hair shiner tan
wing - deer hair 

Trim out the hackle for a flush floater (optional)

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Regards,
Scott

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Hod 

Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tag - Gold tinsel

Ribbing - Gold tinsel

Body - Green dubbing

Throat - Brown hackle fibers

Wing - Cinnamon turkey

Flies - J Edson Leonard

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Martin's Deer Hair Hex Fly - This pattern came from a Michigan veterinarian C. R. "Doc" Martin n the late 1970's for the Hex hatch.

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Hook - Mustad 9672, 4-8

Thread - orange

Tail - a small clump of moose body hair

Body - natural deer hair, tied parallel to the shank

Rib - crisscrossed thread

Wing - matched pair of ringneck pheasant wing cover or shoulder feathers, tied upright and divided

Hackle - variegated ginger

NOTE: Variations include using white deer body hair for the body, wings can be tied spent, and/or you can substitute white hackle for the ginger.

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Viz-a-Dun (Michigan body)

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Tied here as a western green drake; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 chartreuse 
tail - moose body hair
rib - tying thread
body - deer hair dyed olive 
wing - Congo Hair black
hackle - grizzly dyed chartreuse (1 Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/1 cup water)
thorax - dubbing olive

Regards,
Scott

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Lake Erie King

Hook - Mustad 94840 or equivalent, size 12-18

Thread - Black

Tail - Black hackle fibers

Body - Peacock herl

Wing - Grizzly hackle tips, tied delta wing style

Hackle - Brown & grizzly, mixed

This fly was co-created by Ann Schweigert and Clem Thompson sometime in the 1950's.

LakeErieKing.pdf - Google Drive

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Dished Out Muddler

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Trying a different head shape (not that the fish will notice).

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 camel 
egg sac - yarn chartreuse
rib - tying thread
body - deer hair
wing - Congo Hair shiner tan 
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed olive
collar/head - deer hair

Regards,
Scott

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Michigamme - Originated by Len Halliday as an all-season, all-around general pattern.

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Hook - standard dry, 8-14

Thread - black

Tail - 2 grizzly hackle tips

Body - grey wool

Wing - natural deer hair, tied spent

Hackle - 2 brown plus 1 grizzly hackle, mixed

 

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A Rusted Development 

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This one’s about the color, not the fly. A nod to the Bluths.

hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tag - Orvis saltwater fluoro orange/resin
rib - small wire copper
body - dubbing neon rust (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Neon Green/2 cups water)
body hackle - neon olive (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Neon Green/2 cups water)
shoulder - bleached pheasant rump dyed neon rust
collar - bleached aftershaft dyed neon rust (loop dubbed)

Was working my way towards brown (1/8 of a teaspoon at a time) when I hit this; need to get some ungulate in the dye bath before the wife returns from a few days away. As always, pics don’t do it justice.

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Regards,
Scott

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Michigan Caddis - Created and tied by the owner and tyer of Bill’s Fly Shop, Bill Koernke of Grayling, Michigan. Bill owned the store in the 1980's through the 1990's.  This nice floating tie was designed for the Hex hatch.

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Hook - Mustad 94831, 6

Thread - black

Tail - 2 moose mane hairs tied at a 45 degree angle

UnderBody - yellow dyed deer hair, tied extended to ~ 1/3rd tail

Overbody - natural deer hair, tied extended to ~ 1/3rd tail

Post - white deer hair

Hackle - grizzly and brown, mixed

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Texas 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 - White chenille, tapered 

Underwing - Red calf tail or squirrel tail 

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

Hackle - Brown 

Art Winnie created this fly in 1949.

TexasHopper.pdf - Google Drive

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Muddled Kate McLaren (variation)

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hook - WFC Model 3 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 black
tag - medium tinsel holo silver 
tail - yarn sunburst 
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dun Peacock Black 
body hackle - black 
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed black
collar/head - pronghorn dyed neon golden olive (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Neon Green/2 cups water)

Regards,
Scott

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Michigan Caddis - NOTE:  This is how the fly is fished MINUS the vise, of course!  Originated by Frank Cupp of Redford, MI and estimated first tied in the 1950's.  It is rare for a dry pattern to be tied on an inverted, down-eyed hook.

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Hook - Mustad 94840, 6-10

Thread - black

Tail - several moose body hairs

Body -natural deer hair, tied parallel to the shank and flaired at the tail

Rib - thread tied as a figure 8

Wing - grizzly hackle tips, tied tent style over the body

Hackle - grizzly and ginger, mixed and trimmed on the bottom

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Michigan Grey Drake - This is a newer fly, first designed in the 1990's, but the originator is currently unknown.  Even though it does have a following in Michigan.

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Hook - dry, 10-12

Thread - black or brown

Tail - 2 moose mane fibers, tied long

Wing - calf tail, tied spent and sparse

Body - fine grey dubbing

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