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Peachy R/A Peterpus

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hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange 
tag - medium tinsel holo red 
rib - small wire gold
body  - Starburst Dubbing olive 
body hackle - brown
1st shoulder - golden pheasant body feather red
2nd shoulder - sharptail grouse dyed neon peach (2 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/8 Tsp Rit Coral/ 2 cups water)

Regards,
Scott

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I don't post here too often but I thought I'd add this fly that I've been having a lot of success with so far this season.  Striper can't get enough of the Big Eelie in the surf over sandy beaches.

 

Hook - EC 254 3/0

Thread - Uni 6/0 in white

Tail - Sparse white bucktail, under 1 white hackle, under 4 strands of pearl flash, under a thin yellow hackle, under a thin blue hackle, under an olive hackle.  All hackle tied in flat.

Body - Bills Bodi-braid in pearl

Neck - white marabou folded in half.... 2ish turns.

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BillNye nice fly.  I’ll have to tie up a few.

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BillNye- that just looks dangerous…. “Salty Dangerous “. Nicely done

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Squirrel Back - Boyd Senter from Mio, MI designed this fly.  Boyd was a professional musician who played with the bands of Jimmy Dorcey, Glenn Miller and Freddie Fisher.  He could play 33 different instruments!  Boyd was approached in 1959 by the Ford Motor Company to design 4 patterns for each of Ford's car models at that time - the Fairlane, Galaxy, Thunderbird and Falcon (posted earlier in this series).  The Squirrel Back was designed as a generalized attractor pattern.

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Hook - Mustad 94840 or 94833, 12-14

Thread - black

Body - peacock herl

Wing - grey squirrel body hair, tied down over body

Hackle - brown and grizzly, mixed (when he first tied the fly, Boyd used brown and grey, mixed)

 

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McPhail’s Hill Loch Muddler (variation)
 
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Spinning the hair as shown in his video I was able to pack a good bit into a small space for a denser head. Skipped the wing because my hen pheasant quills seem to have flown the coop, figuratively; doubtful the gullible cutthroats I fish for will care.
 
hook - WFC Model 6 #10
thread - UTC 140 woodduck
body  - Ice Dub hare’s ear 
shoulder - hackle ginger
collar/head - deer hair
 
Regards,
Scott 

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11 hours ago, WWKimba said:

Squirrel Back - Boyd Senter from Mio, MI designed this fly.  Boyd was a professional musician who played with the bands of Jimmy Dorcey, Glenn Miller and Freddie Fisher.  He could play 33 different instruments!  Boyd was approached in 1959 by the Ford Motor Company to design 4 patterns for each of Ford's car models at that time - the Fairlane, Galaxy, Thunderbird and Falcon (posted earlier in this series).  The Squirrel Back was designed as a generalized attractor pattern.

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Hook - Mustad 94840 or 94833, 12-14

Thread - black

Body - peacock herl

Wing - grey squirrel body hair, tied down over body

Hackle - brown and grizzly, mixed (when he first tied the fly, Boyd used brown and grey, mixed)

 

Your historical information for these Michigan flies is very interesting.  Thanks for posting it.

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The Dancer

Created by Andy Barr 

Rainbow, brown and speckled trout 

Hook - Mustad 3906B or equivalent, size 10 & 12

Thread - Red

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets and red floss

Body - Red floss or uni stretch

Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel

Hackle - Black hen

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Al French

Created by Tec Morphy

Al French was created to fish for brook trout (speckled trout) in the lakes that are now part of the ZEC Saint-Patrice, in the Outaouais.

Hook - Mustad 79580or equivalent, size 2, 4 or 6

Thread - Black

Tail - Golden pheasant tippets

Body – Yellow chenille

Throat - Orange hackle fibers

Wing – Mixed brown and orange deer hair or bucktail

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Olive Soft Hackle

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent

Thread - Black

Body - Turkey body herl

Thorax - Peacock herl

Collar - Hungarian partridge

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11 hours ago, DarrellP said:

Your historical information for these Michigan flies is very interesting.  Thanks for posting it.

Just passing on information collected by Tom Deschaine.  I love the stories behind the flies, he worked the stories behind the flies!

Kim

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SRB (Secret Rubber Bug) - Designed by well-known Michigan tyer, Rusty Gates back in the late 1980'3 early 1990's to imitate a deer fly.  To tie, first cut the foam to shape (think a double capital "P" shape with one of the P's backwards), tie the foam handle on the shank, wrap thread and peacock then wrap body, then pull foam over as a shellback and tie down, lastly add wings and hackle.

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Hook - standard dry, 12-16

Thread - black

Shellback - 2 MM black foam

Body - peacock herl

Wings - grizzly hackle trips, tied spent and swept back

Hackle - grizzly

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Hare’s Ear Muddler (variation II)


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Should have stopped the body a wrap or two sooner (next time) so I didn’t crowd the front end but the eye is clear enough to pass 4x tippet through.

hook - WFC Model 6 #6
thread - UTC 140 woodduck 
tail - yarn red 
rib - small wire gold
body  - Ice Dub hare’s ear 
body hackle - badger
shoulder - golden pheasant body feather red
collar/head - deer hair

Regards,
Scott 

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