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Nice tie!  You will love the action in the water. They do get heavy, but it sounds like you have a good strategy for casting. 
 

MFG

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The Plover Dun 

Hook size 14.

Silk. Pearsalls copper.

Body copper silk dubbed with pine squirrel.

Hackle. Golden Plover outer covert!

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Big game season is coming. I'm filling up the boxes for big pike. In this box are 7 to 8 inch Clousers, crease flies, deer hair poppers, foam head poppers, and streamers. I'll do a few more Clousers and some more streamers. I'm going for a 40 inch plus pike on a fly rod this year. Wish me luck. To date, my all time best is 38 1/2 inches.

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Softhackle Parachute Dun (Michigan body)

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Here’s an old SBS with the hackling sequence (and the Photobucket seal of approval, so you know it’s fresh), if you’re interested.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 camel 
tail - moose body 
rib - tying thread 
body - deer hair
wing - Congo Hair white
thorax - Ice Dub hare’s ear tan
hackle- grizzly/hen brown (oversized by 2 with the brown hen)

Regards,
Scott 

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On 4/21/2021 at 8:02 PM, niveker said:

Real purdy.  

Well thank you, pretty new to the wool heads, but it came out decent. I decided to switch it up this week and added black ostrich herl to the butt, tied the hackle as a throat, but broke my thread while setting the wing, but was able to catch the thread, put in a half hitch, and put a drop of cement on the spot, then tied in the thread over the cement and let it dry. Set the wing, added red goose horns, finished with a wool head. Same hook, alec Jackson steelhead irons size 5.

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Softhackle Spundun Potter’s Opal Caddis II

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hook - Maruto 7989 #10
thread - Uni 6/0 camel 
shuck - Congo Hair white
body - medium tinsel opal
collar/thorax - deer hair 
shoulder - hen grizzly/brown

Regards,
Scott

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7 hours ago, Mark Knapp said:

I'm going for a 40 inch plus pike on a fly rod this year. Wish me luck. To date, my all time best is 38 1/2 inches.

good luck Mark, really nice selection of flies.

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14 hours ago, upnorthtier said:

good luck Mark, really nice selection of flies.

Thanks mister.

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Two more size 9/0, 7 inch Clousers and one more 11/0, 8 inch Clousers in the box. Just about ready for a pike safari. All we need now is some open water.

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Another 11/0, 8 inch Clouser ready for the box. These are, of course, variations on a Clouser. The originals called for deer hair. Its very hard to get deer hair long enough for an eight inch Clouser so I substituted dyed mountain goat hair. I also added feathers and on this one, some marabou.

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An 8 inch crease fly on a 11/0 Owner hook

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And a 7 inch Crease on a 9/0 Owner hook.

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On 4/2/2021 at 10:25 AM, Sandan said:

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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Very cool tie. I never thought of using the CDC like that.

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