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My wife was working on sewing projects in the bedroom so I set up shop in the kitchen. Got a few more seaducers tied up. Might be my favorite pattern to tie right now.

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X-Spruce Moth

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Used the version from Nomad Anglers; just fattened it up a bit. The pronghorn is a close match color-wise for the wing; bleached or just light-colored elk or deer would work fine, too.

hook - BVFT Dry #12
thread - Danvillle Monocord tan 
shuck - Krystal Flash rootbeer
body - dubbing cream
wing/head - pronghorn

Regards,
Scott

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Something that I've been thinking about, but don't think I've seen. A comparadun with legs. 

What do you all think of the concept, not necessarily the actual tie?

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16 hours ago, upstatetrout said:

Just a little something  from  the North Country.

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Beautiful Tie-  Greenwell's Glory variant?

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What a great day yesterday was!  We got 8" of snow so my wife and I went snow shoeing with our pup.  That was followed by a couple of hours at my vise before the Super Bowl.  For some reason I love to tie on snowy afternoons. 

 

GOLDEN MERSHON

HOOK: #10 NYMPH 1XL/1XS

THREAD: BLACK 6/0

TAIL: HEN SADDLE FIBERS- BROWN

TAG:  MYLAR TINSEL - GOLD/SMALL

BODY: FLOSS-BLACK

RIB: FRENCH OVAL TINSEL -GOLD

HACKLE: HEN SADDLE -BROWN

WING: MALLARD WING -BLUE

HEAD: GLOSS CEMENT

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SILVER BUTCHER

HOOK: #10 NYMPH 2XL/1XS

THREAD: BLACK 6/0

TAIL: GOOSE PRIMARY SLIPS – DYED RED

BODY: MYLAR TINSEL -SILVER

RIB: FRENCH OVAL -SILVER

WING: MALLARD WING SLIPS -BLUE

BEARD: HEN SADDLE -BLACK

HEAD: GLOSS CEMENT      

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MARCH BROWN

HOOK: #12

THREAD: ORANGE 6/0

TAIL: BRONZE MALLARD FIBERS

TAG: MYLAR TINSEL – GOLD SMALL

BODY: 50/50 MIX OF HARELINE KRYSTAL MEDIUM BROWN AND HARELINE DARK HARE’S EAR

RIB: MYLAR TINSEL – GOLD SMALL

HACKLE: PARTRIDGE BROWN

WING: HEN PHEASANT PRIMARY SLIPS

HEAD: GLOSS

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Very nice tying DFoster. Flies tied on a snowy day have extra mojo ! The Mershon is especially nice.

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23 minutes ago, denduke said:

Buggy!

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And the horse? :)

Kim

Nice tie!

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Been building up a collection of crayfish in different sizes.


claws - gold variant barred rabbit strip
antennae - pheasant tail
legs - partridge or pheasant rump feather
eyes - melted mono and black polish
shell - antron yarn, light brown, dark brown, and olive mixed
body - angora dubbing, ginger, brown olive, and fiery brown mixed
rib - gold wire
weight - gold tungsten jig bead

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2 hours ago, Scarface Z said:

Been building up a collection of crayfish in different sizes.


claws - gold variant barred rabbit strip
antennae - pheasant tail
legs - partridge or pheasant rump feather
eyes - melted mono and black polish
shell - antron yarn, light brown, dark brown, and olive mixed
body - angora dubbing, ginger, brown olive, and fiery brown mixed
rib - gold wire
weight - gold tungsten jig bead

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Nicely done!   What is the size range?

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Wow @DFoster, terrific winged wets there! 

5 hours ago, Sandan said:

comparadun with legs. 

What do you all think of the concept

I like the concept, a lot, but I'm not sure it'll float. They already are challenged floaters. Maybe a sparse loop of cdc barbs starting behind and ending in front of the deer hair wing? My tying stuff is undergoing reconstructive surgery at the moment or I'd try it myself and post.

 

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36 minutes ago, chugbug27 said:

Wow @DFoster, terrific winged wets there! 

I like the concept, a lot, but I'm not sure it'll float. They already are challenged floaters. Maybe a sparse loop of cdc barbs starting behind and ending in front of the deer hair wing? My tying stuff is undergoing reconstructive surgery at the moment or I'd try it myself and post.

 

@chugbug27 Hmmm, I like it too. I'll chuck that one into a bowl of water and see what happens. I'll let you know. I like your CDC idea also. I'll give that a try too. I hope your tying stuff recovers swiftly and is in even better shape than prior to surgery.

And yes @DFoster some beauty wets.

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4 hours ago, DFoster said:

a couple of hours at my vise

Very nice, DF, classic I would say.  You really have those wings down pretty well.  

 

6 hours ago, Sandan said:

A comparadun with legs.

I like this, Sandan.  I'm pretty sure I have seen it done with hackled dries before, but not with a comparadun.  I can't remember from where.  I'll look through my notes and  bookmarks later tonight.  I can see Chug's point, though I don't know if the soft hackle will be enough to sink them.  I fish soft hackles on the surface often enough.  Also, I think it's Charlie Craven who leaves the butt end of the deer hair exposed on comparaduns to provide more of a thorax and some additional flotation.  Could try that if they don't float high enough.  

@Scarface Z - wowza, those are really nice c-dads.  Mind never look that good, but I'm kinda lazy when it comes to tying them: lead wire, chenille body, soft hackle wrapped for legs, and 2 cock pheasant neck feathers for claws.    

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