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A foam-bodied variation on the Norm Woods Special; here’s the link with a video, if you’re interested. Interesting pattern but with all that naked, unprotected hackle on a hook I don’t care for, I’ll stick with my Carnage salmonflies, thanks.

hook - Tiemco 200 #4
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tag - tying thread/resin
body hackle - ginger (undersize by 2; trimmed flat on the bottom) 
body - 1mm foam colored with black magic marker
wing - tan calftail dyed NWS (1/4 Tsp Rit Petal Pink, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tangerine/2 cups water)
hackle - brown

Regards,
Scott
 

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22 hours ago, Sandan said:

CDC for the legs this time. I'm liking it. 

+1 👍

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9 hours ago, billj60 said:

It is partridge that I dyed a soft yellow.

Thanks, nice markings on it.  

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4 hours ago, SBPatt said:

MFFR

A foam-bodied variation on the Norm Woods Special; here’s the link with a video, if you’re interested. Interesting pattern but with all that naked, unprotected hackle on a hook I don’t care for, I’ll stick with my Carnage salmonflies, thanks.

hook - Tiemco 200 #4
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tag - tying thread/resin
body hackle - ginger (undersize by 2; trimmed flat on the bottom) 
body - 1mm foam colored with black magic marker
wing - tan calftail dyed NWS (1/4 Tsp Rit Petal Pink, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tangerine/2 cups water)
hackle - brown

Regards,
Scott
 

Yeah, too much hackle for me.  If you trim the bottom of the hackle,  on a  Norm Woods Special and fish it half sunk, it's often more effective. If you want a high floating fly, there are better choices IMHO.

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5 hours ago, SBPatt said:

MFFR

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A foam-bodied variation on the Norm Woods Special; here’s the link with a video, if you’re interested. Interesting pattern but with all that naked, unprotected hackle on a hook I don’t care for, I’ll stick with my Carnage salmonflies, thanks.

hook - Tiemco 200 #4
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tag - tying thread/resin
body hackle - ginger (undersize by 2; trimmed flat on the bottom) 
body - 1mm foam colored with black magic marker
wing - tan calftail dyed NWS (1/4 Tsp Rit Petal Pink, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tan, 1/8 Tsp Rit Tangerine/2 cups water)
hackle - brown

Regards,
Scott
 

Love this!

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Ida May (a searcher pattern)

Hook: Size 14 3x long nymph (Daiichi I believe)

Tail: Olive hen fibers half the length of body.

Body: 3 strands peacock herl (not twisted)

Rib: Copper wire counter wrapped

Hackle: Speckled hen dyed olive

Thread: Light olive 

2/3 of the body is wrapped in .015 lead wire.

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6 hours ago, Jaydub said:

Yeah, too much hackle for me.  If you trim the bottom of the hackle,  on a  Norm Woods Special and fish it half sunk, it's often more effective. If you want a high floating fly, there are better choices IMHO.

I don’t mind the amount of hackle but if I’m going to take the time to wind that much on, I’d add a rib for a little protection (I was tying this one true-to-pattern so omitted it here); otherwise the back end could come apart after a fish or two.  Give me a Carnage any day

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Easier, quicker to tie, floats all day and no chickens are harmed in the process.

Regards,
Scott

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Destroyer Nymph
 
Hook - Standard nymph/wet fly hook
Thread - Black
Tail - 3 Javelina hairs*
Ribbing - Gold wire
Wing case - A shellback from tail to head of 5-6 
peacock herls bound by the ribbing wire
Body - Orange floss
Hackle - Grizzly dyed yellow as a collar
 
* I substituted moose body hairs for the javelina
 
Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies

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42 minutes ago, flytire said:
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Destroyer Nymph
 
Hook - Standard nymph/wet fly hook
Thread - Black
Tail - 3 Javelina hairs*
Ribbing - Gold wire
Wing case - A shellback from tail to head of 5-6 
peacock herls bound by the ribbing wire
Body - Orange floss
Hackle - Grizzly dyed yellow as a collar
 
* I substituted moose body hairs for the javelina
 
Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies

Ironic you should post this. I just tied a dozen. Nice old school pattern!

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Wolf River #5 (Wet)

Hook - Standard wet fly style, size 10-12

Thread - Black

Tail - Red hackle fibers

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Throat - Brown hackle fibers

Wing - White calf tail

Wolf River #5 (Dry)

Hook - Standard dry fly style, size 10-14

Thread - Black

Tail - Red hackle fibers

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Hackle - Brown 

Wing - White calf tail, upright and divided (Wulff style)

Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies

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2 hours ago, zip said:

Ironic you should post this. I just tied a dozen. Nice old school pattern!

okay

post them up

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Yakima River

Hook - Standard wet fly style, size 10-12

Thread - Black

Tail - Brown hackle

Ribbing - Gold wire

Body - Kelly green yarn

Hackle - Brown hen

Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies

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Comparadun with CDC legs

Thought the idea floating through this thread of adding legs to a Comparadun sounded interesting.  Here is my take on the idea. No doubt it will catch fish. I might like the CDC a bit shorter though...

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Materials

Hook: Hanak 103 BL

Tail: Fiery Ginger Coq de Leon

Abdomen: Hendrickson goose biot

Wing: Short/fine deer hair

Legs: CDC applied via a split thread technique

Thorax: Pink Albert TroutHunter Dry Fly Dubbing.

Thread: 8/0 Uni in Camel

 

Nathan

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