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Afternoon Delight

Category - Atlantic Salmon

Hook – Gamakatsu T10-6H

Thread - Black

Tag - Flat silver tinsel

Tail – Golden pheasant crest

Body - Rear 1/2 flat silver tinsel, front 1/2 peacock herl

Rib - Oval silver tinsel

Wing - Yellow dyed grey squirrel tail

Collar Hackle - Yellow hen

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Two totally different types of fishing for this lot....

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Last night's Bugs and Bourbon. Rene Harrop's standard CDC biot dun. Flav style 

Hook: U002 size 16

Thread: Uni 8/0 olive

Wing: Dark gray dun CDC paired

Tail: CDL med pardo

Abdomen: BWO goose biot

Thorax: Harrop's Pro BWO dubbing

Hackle: Whiting grizzly dyed med. dun saddle. 

 

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I posted this under March flies by accident in April.  April fool, I guess.. This is my simplified floating Dragon Nymph to be fished on a sinking line to hover over the muck.  Based on Phil Rowley's Dragin fly

Hook: generic barbless #8 nymph hook

10/0 vevus thread

Body: light olive crystal chenille 

Eyes: med round black Rainey's float foam

Shellback: 3 mm olive sheet foam

Legs: olive and black silicone with glitter.

 

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Great to see LilDave posting again from DownUnder!  Any feed back from my bugs?   Ever catch a Barrimundi?  Watched this show awhile back...Bilk Dance

 

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Anyone else thinks that fishing for Barramundi in Florida ain’t right?

Then again, we do farm salmon south of Miami, so...

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Peacock bass have been stocked in lots if places.   Only successful so far I think has been Fla. back in 1984.  I’m not sure how this lake/pond is legal for Barrimundi cuz regs say “indoors”.  Seems like possible some hooligans could get some out somehow and start the next invasive species.  That’s how Oscars, Cichlids, FeatherBacks, and all the weird catfish things got started...aquariumists.  Iquanas, snakes, all kinds of vegetation’s.  
https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/64567/file/Restricted-Species-Aquaculture-Rules-and-Regulations.pdf

i called the outfit for pricing.  Got answering machine .   It’s on FB do the search...The number $800 showed up but not sure how many people that included.  Lotta bikini babes in the pics, maybe some new fly tiers.... 😳    Big equipment rental outfit had Dove hunt for clients few years back.  They had “girls” for retrievers.  Never could get any of the guys to own up to anything. Glad I missed that coulda been some killins😝

https://www.google.com/search?q=barramundi in fla.

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Sandan, those flies are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

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4 hours ago, partsman said:

Awesome sandan, I love biot and quill body flies.

Mike.

Thanks Mike. @skeet3t@skeet3t,  thank you. My pleasure sharing here

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Metal tape minnows

from autumn 2019 fly tyer magazine 

jay fullum article 

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Hooks - size 4 and 2 6x long 

thread - white 6/0 uni

underbody - layers of foil tape

body - pearl mylar piping 

hook wrap- sparkle braid pearl

wing- small bundle of white buck tail 

throat- red flash material I had. Don’t even know what it’s called. 
 

eyes- 6 mm 

sawbellys will be coming in soon and I thought these would make a nice imitation for a hungry trout or salmon and even a early smallmouth. 

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Have heard of using chewing gum foil in a pinch. I have used Christmas tree tinsel for woolly buggers.

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Reverse Copper John

Hook: Mustad size 14, 2XL

Tail: Partridge

Abdomen: Peacock

Ribbing: Copper wire

Thorax: Copper wire

Wings: Goose biots

Wing casing: Black backing, Flashabou

Notes: While knocked on my butt a bit after my second Pfizer vaccine dose the other day, this pattern appeared in a bizarre dream. Easy to remember it, since it just reversed most of the front half with the back half in the traditional pattern. Looks a lot like a Prince Nymph, but it was fun to experiment. 

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Kings River Caddis

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Hook: Daiichi 1180

Thread: Danville 6/0, brown

Abdomen: Raccoon dubbing

Wing: Peacock secondary

Hackle: Brown

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