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Blue Wing Olive

Hook: TMC 100, size 18

Tail: Dun 

Body: Olive super fine dubbing

Hackle: Dun 

Notes: Simple pattern, yet with the batch I tied I kept making minor mistakes, but of the variety that the trout/salmon probably won't notice the difference, but we do. 

 

 

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Gilly variations      hook size 10 bead head, tail feather barbs. abdomen red floss, thorax another color floss. wing blue peacock neck feathers barbs. dry fly hackle 

This uses dry hackle to push water.

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3 hours ago, RickZieger said:

Gilly variations      hook size 10 bead head, tail feather barbs. abdomen red floss, thorax another color floss. wing blue peacock neck feathers barbs. dry fly hackle 

This uses dry hackle to push water.

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Pan fish will eat those for sure.

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Little Yellow Stone Dry (Polly Rosborough) Variation

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Hook: Daiichi 1280, size 12

Thread: Danville 6/0, Yellow

Egg sack: Poly yarn, red

Tail: Hackle fibers, Grizzly died yellow

Aft Hackle: Ginger

Rib: Danville 3/0 Monocord, Yellow, closely spaced

Abdomen: Uni-stretch, chartreuse

Fore Hackle: Ginger

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46 minutes ago, Sandan said:

24s now you're talking

Yeah, crazy talk. 

Nice ant, BTW.  

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Starling & Red

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Thorax could be more evenly dubbed

Hook: #14 Saber

Thread: Red silk

Thorax: mole, touch dubbed

Hackle: Starling

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Just playing around with the Little Yellow Stone pattern. Why not add a wing?

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“The Yellow Woodcock”

Hook. ........ Varivas S 2000. Sz 12
Thread ....... Pearsall’s Gossamer light yellow
Body. ....... Yellow seal fur
Thorax. ....... Hare’s ear
Hackle. ....... Outer covert feather of a woodcock. Stripped one side

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“Quill Gordon”

Hook.     .......  Varivas 2000S.      Sz 14

Thread.  .......   Veevus 14/0.   Light yellow

Tail.        .......   Rooster hackle fibres.   Dun

Body.     .......   Peacock stripped

Wings.  .......    Woodduck flank

Hackle. .......    Metz speckled light dun

 

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So here is a Smokey Dun Quill Gordon.

Hook.     ..... Varivas 2000s.    Sz 12

Thread.  ..... Utc 70. Rusty brown

Tail.       .....  CDL

Body.     ....   Stripped peacock

Wing.   ......  Woodduck flank feather

Hackle.  ....  Collins Smokey dun rooster cape.  Grade 3. *** Very happy with the sz 12 hackle. Harder to come by these days.

 

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