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Polar Commander - Orange

Hook - Mustad R72-9672, size 2-10

Thread - Orange

Tail – Ginger or light brown goose/turkey biots

Body – Orange, yellow, olive, gray etc. deer hair using crisscrossed windings of thread

Wing - Polar bear hair or substitute

Hackle – Cree or brown & grizzly mixed

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@Sandan  thanks Sandan.  This was my inoculation site today. Wanna know the name of the road ?  “Bass Rock Road”.  Kid you not.

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3 hours ago, Moshup said:

@Sandan  thanks Sandan.  This was my inoculation site today. Wanna know the name of the road ?  “Bass Rock Road”.  Kid you not.

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@Moshup, I got mine at a drive thru. Not quite as scenic as yours. Bass Rock Road you say? I'll ask is it a fitting name? 

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@Sandan My Mass. buddies told me that it’s an awesome place to fish.

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Jim's Smelt

Hook - Mustad R79-94720 9XL Streamer Hook

Thread - White and Black

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Gills - White thread colored with a red marker

Wing - Peacock herl over 5 strands each of mixed red, white, blue, yellow, lavender and purple bucktail, and pearl krystal flash

Head - Black thread with yellow and black painted eyes

Original tying method required individual layers of bucktail colors but they would only mix together when wet. Individual layers will no longer be distinguishable.

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Seth Green

Hook - Mustad R50-94840, Size 12 

Thread - Black

Tail - Woodchuck 

Wing - Grizzly, tied spent 

Rib - Yellow uni stretch 

Body - Dark olive floss or uni stretch 

Hackle - Brown

Created by Clarence Roberts of Michigan back in the 1950s

 

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Rivergod Emerger

Hook -  Mustad R50-94840, size 12-20

Thread - Color too match the natural insect 

Tail - Wood duck flank fibers

Shuck - Dun Z-Lon

Body - Natural or synthetic dubbing, uni stretch, floss, color to match the natural insect

Thorax - Natural or synthetic dubbing to match color of the insect

Wing - Dun Z-Lon 

This pattern was created by Dennis Potter, of Grand Rapids, Michigan around 1985 

The above photograph is of a Sulphur, Pale Morning Dun (PMD)

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On 3/25/2021 at 7:05 AM, flytire said:

the body is harder than it looks

i retied it three times before getting it somewhat right

Yeah but the result is amazing.

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Maybe but I wasn’t exactly sure were the leading and trailing tinsels are supposed to be tied in

it worked out in the long run 

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The predictable result when you let a 5 year old princess (notice the tiara) choose all the materials herself.  😊

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2 minutes ago, DFoster said:

The predictable result when you let a 5 year old princess (notice the tiara) choose all the materials herself.  😊

 

Oh my gosh she's a cutie, and the fly is pretty too. Way to go Grandpa. U a lucky dude.

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@DFoster   Terrific all the way around.

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Very cool DFoster, I never thought I would live long enough to have grand kids but I’m now the grandfather of three beautiful kids! Life is good.

mike.

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On 3/25/2021 at 12:04 AM, Moshup said:

“Black Magic”
 

Hook. ....... Alec Jackson soft hackle. Sz 15
Thread. ....... Pearsall’s gossamer black
Body. ....... “. “. “
Thorax. ....... Fine red wire wrapped on shank covered by peacock herl
Hackle. ....... Blackbird *** I’m sure any nice black hackle would do.

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Simple but oh so effective.  Well done 

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