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Michigan Hillbilly - Credit for this design goes to 3 brothers - Harry, Leon, and George - Martuck who were avid fly fishers in the '30's and '40's on the East Branch of the Au Grey River.  Of the 3 brothers, Leon probably is the best remembered as the founder of the Scientific Angler's in Midland, MI.  The fly got its name for a stretch of the river that ran through a local farmer's land - the farmer was respectfully referred to as the hillbilly by the brothers.

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Hook - Mustad 39840 (if you can find some!) or 94844, 8-14

Thread - black or brown

Tail - brown hackle fibers

Egg Sac - peacock herl

Body - red chenille

Wing - woodchuck hair, tied down and just beyond bend of the hook

Hackle - brown

NOTE: You will need to treat with a lot of floatant if fished dry or may be fished as a wet fly.  May be tied with a yellow egg sac or yellow body and you may substitute fur or synthetic for chenille.

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Michigan Night Caddis - Designed by Art Winnie in the 1920's.  It was named "caddis" and the name has stuck over the years even though this is a pattern for the nighttime Hexagenia limbata mayfly hatch.

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Hook - long shank dry, 8 or larger (above tied on a Daiichi 2220, 😎

Thread - black

Tail - grey turkey primary quill, about 1/2" long and tied in a "V" (as grey turkey is rare to find, you may use grey goose as I did in the above)

Egg Sac - yellow wool yarn

Body -yellow wool yarn

Rib - brown and grizzly hackle, palmered together from in front of the egg sac to the throat and trimmed short

Wing - 4 grizzly hackle tips, tied spent

Hackle - brown and grizzly, mixed

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Kate McLaren Mayfly

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Notional.

hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 camel
tag - medium tinsel silver 
tail - bleached pheasant rump dyed neon golden olive (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Neon Green/2 cups water)
rib - small wire silver
body - Ice Dun Peacock Black 
body hackle - black 
1st shoulder - bleached pheasant rump dyed neon golden olive
2nd shoulder - pheasant body feather dyed brown

Regards,
Scott

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Klinkhammer

Emerger Fly Pattern

Hook - Drennan Suspender

Thread - Black

Wing post - White antron yarn

Hackle - Brown

Ribbing - Pearl holographic tinsel

Body - BWO kapok dubbing

Thorax - Peacock herl

Devised by a Dutch angler Hans van Klinken in the early 80's to imitate an emerging caddisfly.

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Flashback Pheasant Tail Nymph

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Brown

Tail - Pheasant tail fibers

Ribbing - Copper wire

Body - Pheasant tail fibers

Wing case - Pearl tinsel, wide

Thorax - Peacock herl

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...starting a tailwater box for use later this year...

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GRAY REEFER MIDGE

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Materials...

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Box...first time I have tied a dozen of one pattern since June 2018...won't let that happen again

 

PT/TB 🤪

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Puget Bug

Hook - Mustad 7957BX or equivalent, size 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Black goose biots

Body - 1 dark & 1 light moose mane wrapped in alternating bands*

Thorax - Peacock herl

Hackle - Hungarian partridge

*Coat the hook shank with super glue prior to wrapping the body or overcoat with uv resin for durability

Created by Enos Bradner

Popular Fly Patterns - Terry Hellekson

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Zero

Hook - Mustad 3906 or equivalent, size 12-16

Thread - Black

Tail - Mallard flank (I used teal)

Body - Dark gray fur or synthetic

Wing case - Black raffia (I used black magic foil)

Legs - Grizzly hackle

Thorax - Dark gray fur or synthetic

Popular Fly Patterns - Terry Hellekson

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I should be finishing packing and taking care of my "honey do" list before leaving tomorrow for church camp...but instead I'm adding some last minute flies to the box 🤷.

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Sickles’ Foam Hopper (variation)

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Added an underwing and changed the foam head tying sequence; when I try it his way I get way too much buildup and the head looks lumpy.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - Uni 6/0 tan
rib - tying thread (body only)
body - 2mm foam tan
overbody -2mm foam dark brown
underwing - Congo Hair shiner tan 
wing - deer hair
head - 2mm foam tan
legs - medium rubber brown 
indicator - 1mm foam orange

Regards,
Scott

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Bull Moose

Hook - Mustad 3906B or equivalent, size 12-16 

Thread - Black 

Ribbing - Fine oval gold tinsel 

Body - Blue dun muskrat dubbing fur

Hackle - Brown partridge wound as a wet fly collar with tips extending to bend of hook 

The Book of Fly Patterns: Over 1,000 Patterns for the Construction of Artificial Flies - Eric Leiser

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Needlefly Nymph

Hook - Mustad 9672 or equivalent, size 8-10-12

Thread - Black

Tail - Brown hackle fibers (1½ gap widths past bend) 

Body - Flat silver tinsel 

Hackle - Mottled gray/brown rump feather from male ringneck pheasant, tied spey fashion as a wet fly collar

Head - Peacock herl

Originated by Dawn Holbrook.

The Book of Fly Patterns: Over 1,000 Patterns for the Construction of Artificial Flies - Eric Leiser

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Snow Fly Cluster

Griffiths Gnat Variation

Hook - Mustad 94840 or equivalent, size 14 -18

Thread - Gray 

Hackle - Grizzly palmered through body

Body - Muskrat dubbing fur 

This pattern, from Taylor Streit, is used on the Rio Grande in late November to represent a cluster of midges. The fly is very effective when these small flies are grouped together for “mating.”

The Book of Fly Patterns: Over 1,000 Patterns for the Construction of Artificial Flies - Eric Leiser

Many years ago, I fished a fly similar to this one but with a cream dubbed fur body and grizzly hackle on the Green River in Utah. That was one of my better days of fly fishing!

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Striper 2022 has come to a close. Time for some furry, fuzzy and twitchy things for smallmouth. Actually, every year I say I’m going to target carp but I never do. Fortunately carp flies and smallmouth bass flies seem to be the same thing. All are tied on 2/0 eagle claw jig hooks with your basic  zonker strips, chenille, lead dumbbell eyes, uni wire, and maybe an estaz collar. I really have to follow through with my desire to fly fish for carp. One of these days.

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