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Pulsating Caddis Emerger - Tan (Jim Pettis, var.)

 I got this one from Schollmeyer & Leeson's "Emergers," a book I had not looked at for a very long time but really like. The very first fly in the book was a big success for me, so I thought I'd try the very last fly in the book. The original called for Tiemco 2312, lava brown Paxton's buggy nymph dubbing, light orange 14/0 glass beads, olive brown marabou, and pale olive Scintilla dubbing. I subbed the closest matches I had available.

Best I can determine, "pulsating" refers to the effect of light on the beads and dubbing in the water. Designed for an evening caddis hatch straddling the surface -- apply floatant, but only to elk hair and mallard flank.

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Here's one from the top, showing how the beads look when they light up under the dubbing.  895676771_PulsatingCaddisEmergerTan16TopLit.thumb.jpg.a61f6e23d67a0b212151491e78d509a1.jpg

And from the bottom. 

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13 hours ago, Upstate said:

A couple Dalai (dolly) lamas (Llama) I don’t know which spelling is correct. I’ve seen both. 
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hook - gamakatsu b10s #4 (back hook) 

Body - olive and white rabbit zonker 

conehead - large black/nickel 

pearl lateral flash 

Nicely done. I could be wrong but I think the correct spelling of the first part of the name is  "Dolly" in reference to Dolly Varden, which it is used for in Alaska. It is also a great fly for the closely related Bull Trout here in PNW.

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SLIP WING DETACHED BODY MAYFLY

HOOK: # EMERGER

THREAD: #70 LIGHT CAHILL/#70 BLACK

TAIL: MICROFIBBETS -BLACK

ABDOMEN/BODY: WHITE CLOSE CELL FOAM

RIB: LIGHT CAHILL THREAD

THORAX: LIFE CYCLE SUPER FINE DUBBING- BROWN, BACK COVERED WITH PHEASANT TAIL FIBERS.

HACKLE: ROOSTER- GINGER

WING: MALLARD SLIPS- NATURAL

HEAD: SH HARD AS NAILS

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Thanks @Sandan, lots of great stuff on this thread as usual, + always looking forward to the results of your weekly bugs & bourbon

 

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13 minutes ago, chugbug27 said:

Thanks @Sandan, lots of great stuff on this thread as usual, + always looking forward to the results of your weekly bugs & bourbon

 

@chugbug27, there's always great stuff here. It's actually quite inspiring. Thanks, the ants were from last night's B&B. Next week, who knows?

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1 hour ago, DFoster said:

SLIP WING DETACHED BODY MAYFLY

 

HOOK: # EMERGER

 

THREAD: #70 LIGHT CAHILL/#70 BLACK

 

TAIL: MICROFIBBETS -BLACK

 

ABDOMEN/BODY: WHITE CLOSE CELL FOAM

 

RIB: LIGHT CAHILL THREAD

 

THORAX: LIFE CYCLE SUPER FINE DUBBING- BROWN, BACK COVERED WITH PHEASANT TAIL FIBERS.

 

HACKLE: ROOSTER- GINGER

 

WING: MALLARD SLIPS- NATURAL

 

HEAD: SH HARD AS NAILS

 

 

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Sharp

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Phillips Usual...
Cream and a few with hot orange base thread, good sulphur translucency 

 

 

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Quigley’s Hi-Viz Callibaetis Spinner

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Another summer fly because I can’t convince myself I need to tie up some scuds and Zebra’s for the coming tailwater season.  Changed a few of the materials based on what was within my grasp.

hook - WFC Model 3 #14
thread - MFC 8/0 sand 
tail - grizzly hackle fibers
rib - x-small wire silver 
abdomen - turkey flat fibers light dun
thorax - dubbing coyote 
hackle - grizzly
shellback/wing - FTD Parachute Post Yarn hot orange

Regards,
Scott

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February is almost gone and I'm still working  on my top waters for bass and panfish.  I've heard a lot about the "Bluebill Bug" or "Triangle Bug"  I got a sample from a member of one of my fly fishing clubs when we were tying at the last Fly Tying Symposium in NJ.  He's one of the many that believe you need to tie your panfish flies on size 10 or size 12 hooks.  I'm not.  

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 Hook: Partridge Sea Predator size 6

Body:  2 mm craft foam

Legs:  Spinner Bait skirt layers

Tail: Grizzly Fibre(that's what it says on the package)

Eyes:  5 mm Living Eyes

I call this one a Floating Woolly Bugger.  It's distantly related to the Booby Fly

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Hook: Mustad 3777BR, size 30(that's Mustad's designation not mine)

Body: two saddle hackles and estaz twisted together

Tail: Marabou

Head: 20 mm piece of a 7/16th inch foam cylinder

Eyes: 8.5 mm Living Eyes

I posted a larger version of this fly, Tony's Froggie, last week.  This is the panfish version

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Hook: Partridge Sea Predator size 6

Underbody:  Micro Crystal Chenille wrapped on shank

Body:  5 mm wide strip of 3 mm craft foam

Tail: Marabou

Eyes:  5 mm Living Eyes

And a couple of panfish size soft hackles

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Hook :  Partridge Klinkhammer hook(I think) size 6

Body:  Kreinik Glow in the Dark thread, wrapped with a clear craft store material similar to larvae lace

Weight: silver bead head in front of body

Hackle:  Starling on steroids', actually black hen hackle of unknown orgins.

Head: black thread coated with UV resin

 

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10 hours ago, Philly said:

February is almost gone and I'm still working  on my top waters for bass and panfish.  I've heard a lot about the "Bluebill Bug" or "Triangle Bug"  I got a sample from a member of one of my fly fishing clubs when we were tying at the last Fly Tying Symposium in NJ.  He's one of the many that believe you need to tie your panfish flies on size 10 or size 12 hooks.  I'm not.  

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 Hook: Partridge Sea Predator size 6

Body:  2 mm craft foam

Legs:  Spinner Bait skirt layers

Tail: Grizzly Fibre(that's what it says on the package)

Eyes:  5 mm Living Eyes

I call this one a Floating Woolly Bugger.  It's distantly related to the Booby Fly

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Hook: Mustad 3777BR, size 30(that's Mustad's designation not mine)

Body: two saddle hackles and estaz twisted together

Tail: Marabou

Head: 20 mm piece of a 7/16th inch foam cylinder

Eyes: 8.5 mm Living Eyes

I posted a larger version of this fly, Tony's Froggie, last week.  This is the panfish version

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Hook: Partridge Sea Predator size 6

Underbody:  Micro Crystal Chenille wrapped on shank

Body:  5 mm wide strip of 3 mm craft foam

Tail: Marabou

Eyes:  5 mm Living Eyes

And a couple of panfish size soft hackles

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Hook :  Partridge Klinkhammer hook(I think) size 6

Body:  Kreinik Glow in the Dark thread, wrapped with a clear craft store material similar to larvae lace

Weight: silver bead head in front of body

Hackle:  Starling on steroids', actually black hen hackle of unknown orgins.

Head: black thread coated with UV resin

 

Nice flies. I'm like you I never go smaller than an 8. It keeps the babies away.

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