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Muddled Adams Crippler

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hook - WFC. Model 6 #8
thread - MFC 8/0 sand 
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing muskrat 
body hackle - grizzly/brown 
1st shoulder - hen grizzly  
2nd shoulder - pheasant rump dyed brown 
head/collar - caribou

Regards,
Scott

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10 hours ago, niveker said:

Lovely color combination, DFoster.  

Thank you and I agree but I can't take credit as I was following Mr. McPhail's prescribed colors. ☺️ 

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STARLING TIP

HOOK: #12 NYMPH 1XL 2XS

THREAD: BLACK

TAIL: HEN SADDLE FIBERS -BLACK

BODY: BLACK THREAD

WING: STARLING BACK

HACKLE: HEN SADDLE -BLACK

HEAD: SH HARD AS NAILS

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Minch Stonefly

(Matt Minch Originator)

Hook - Size 4-10, 4X long
Weight - Brass or tungsten bead and lead/lead free wire
Thread - Black
Tail - Brown marabou clipped short or tied short
Body - Flash chenille in black, yellow or olive
Thorax - Tan or pale brown dubbing
Hackle - Brown grizzly saddle hackle

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“Shooting Star” Hans Weilenmann

Hook. ......... Hanak 550BL. Sz 16
Thread. ........ Veevus 14/0. Black
Body. ........ Natural mole
Wing. ........ (Short & sparse) Golden pheasant tippet dyed red
Hackle. ........ Metallic Black & Blue. Ringneck pheasant neck feather. ***very nice feather for tying small stuff”

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6 hours ago, Moshup said:

“Shooting Star” Hans Weilenmann

Hook. ......... Hanak 550BL. Sz 16
Thread. ........ Veevus 14/0. Black
Body. ........ Natural mole
Wing. ........ (Short & sparse) Golden pheasant tippet dyed red
Hackle. ........ Metallic Black & Blue. Ringneck pheasant neck feather. ***very nice feather for tying small stuff”

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I watched Han's video on this one the other day- Nice job!

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6 hours ago, Moshup said:

“Shooting Star” Hans Weilenmann

Pretty little thing - reminds me that I have a bag of those feathers ... somewhere.  

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Clark's Stonefly

Hook - Curved style, size 4-8

Thread - Orange

Body - Flat/embossed gold tinsel

Underwing - Rust/burnt orange antron yarn

Wing - Deer hair

Thorax - Orange dubbing 

Hackle - Brown

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Another dozen, turkey tail nymphs from last night's Bugs and Bourbon. 

Hook: 200R size 16

Rib: small gold UTC wire

Everything else: wild turkey tail fibers

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4 hours ago, niveker said:

Pretty little thing - reminds me that I have a bag of those feathers ... somewhere.  

Thanks niveker but be careful of the language description as the Taliban will make short work of you. 😁

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Getting ready for spring break. Stocking the bass box and replenishing a few things.  I got my saltwater hooks in today so I'll be starting to tie some flies for my summer vacation shortly.

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Saw this elsewhere and have been playing with it.  Looks and swims great on a small streamer hook, decided to change it up a bit.

Fatal Attraction Variant.

HOOK                       Umpqua TMC 7999 Sz 4

THREAD                   UNI 8/0 BLK

TAIL                          Krystal Flash, Rainbow/Pearl

ABDOMEN/BODY    Krystal Flash, Rainbow/Pearl

RIB                            BR copper counter wrapped

HACKLE                   Peasant Rump Green, Orange, & 1 hen Crawdad Orange

Wing                          Rainbow Flash, Gray Squirrel, Pearl, Peacock

HEAD                        Thread

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Time to break the pattern of excellently tied flies.  There's a lot of noise up here about the arrival of Brood X, 17 year locust/cicada, coming sometime in May.  I tied up 3 different patterns for the last "hatch" back in 2004.  There was no "hatch" in the immediate area.   One of the patterns caught me several bass, and frustrated a lot of sunfish.  I found a couple of the other two patterns, but all I have of the one that caught fish are some fuzzy photos.  It's a big fly.  These are the largest of the cyclical cicadas.  They measure about 1 1/2 inches long.  My attempt to resurrect it.  Maybe they'll show up this time.

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Hook:  Mustad 3777BR, Size 30(Mustad's designation)

Thread:  Black 3/0

Body:  2 mm craft foam, Black and Orange

Wing:  Orange Mirror Image

Legs:  Spinner Bait Skirt layer

Eyes:  small orange map pins

Still working on some bass flies.  Trying to finish off some modern Calcasieu Pig Boats.  An even dozen to put in the box.  2 more to go

8 in the box.  Two others fit under crayfish patterns.  Found it was easier to organize the box if I slipped a small rubber band over the body.

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Hook:  Daiichi 2461, Size 3/0

Thread: color to match pattern

Under body:  sparkle chenille or other material tied on top of shank, 1 saddle hackle tied on each side of shank.  Materials twisted together and wrapped on shank

Outer body:  Spinnerbait skirt

Eyes:  Living eyes

Head:  Thread(bullet shape) coated with UV resin

One of the crayfish Pig Boats.  They ride point up, but both came out too heavy for my taste.  I was traumatized by getting hit on the back of my head by large clouser minnow when I first started fly fishing salt water.

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Let's bring this to an end.  What I did for my crayfish pattern was drop the spinner bait skirt, went to a smaller lead dumbbell eye and a lighter hook, an Eagle Claw 202, Aberdeen Crappie hook in 3/0. The only difference between this body and my standard Calcasieu Pig Boat body is the hackle is tied in stem first.

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