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This little creek which is called a RIVER ,  in the Southern Sierras, holds a good population of stone flies. On this particular visit, Michael was workin’ the locals over with dries while I tossed small stone fly nymph patterns into the deeper drops that can be seen at Michael’s feet. I took some of the larger residents… on those patterns…

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Michael…somewhere in the Southern Sierras…on a small river that is full of stone flies…

What follows is a series of fairly easy to tie Stones that inhabit Western waters we visit…These bugs require clean, oxygenated unpolluted water!!! Please note that I have updated the links (in bold type) to some of the Fly Tying companies whose products I use…they will be updated on my front page under catalogs…eh…soon…

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STONE BOX completed…

THE PICKLE 2 -2-

THE PICKLE – Pat Dorsey …

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Materials for THE PICKLE…

HOOK:  Daiichi 2220, #6 – #12

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown

WEIGHT: .020-.025 Lead or Lead Sub.

LEGS: Black/Brown – Cascade Crest

BODY: Variegated Chenille, Medium, Lt.Olive/Rust – Wapsi

This has been around for awhile…good to have when Golden Stones are about (and they generally are in a range of sizes) in the waters me and my guys fish. Charlie Craven ties it HERE
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Some PICKLES…ready to be eaten…An ROACH FLY -1-

Yoraperla nigrisoma (Roach Fly) …

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Materials YOPERLA nigrisoma (Roach Fly)…

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…and NO, they won’t be found in most backyards…they are however,found ( so far ) in two additional states, that are not colored…

HOOK: TMC 2302, #10 – #12

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown

WEIGHT: .010 Lead Wire

TAIL(s): Goose Biots, Sulphur Orange

RIB: Micro Tubing, Brown

BODY: AZ Simi Seal #.34 Canadian Orange

WINGCASE9s): Medallion Sheeting, Mottled Brown

LEGS: Speckled Hen Back, Yellow

ANTENNAE: Goose Biots, Sulphur Orange

BEAD: Brass or Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

Yup…they are up there on the East Side and while most fishermen don’t know about them, the Trout do…plan accordingly…

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YOPERLA nirisoma (Roach Fly) herd…

ALLOPERLA boreallis -1-

Sweltsa borealis …

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Materials for Sweltsa borealis…

HOOK: Daiichi 1260, #14 – #16

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Amber

WEIGHT: .010 Lead Wire

TAIL(s): Goose Biot, Tan

BODY: Emergence Dubbing, #.70, Amber – Nature’s Spirit

RIB: Ultra Wire, SM, Amber

BACK: Scud Back, 1/8″, Tan

LEGS: Speckled Hen Saddle Feather, Amber, * tied convex side up and pulled over… like a Bat Wing Baetis

WINGCASE(s): Scud Back, 1/8″, Tan –  * whip finish and coat the entire top of fly with UV resin

 

Yeah…I go for the obscure latin names…these guys are found in a number of places here in the WEST. They are certainly in the Sierras and Ally ain’t waitin’ in vain below…

SWELTA BORE GRP -2-

A few Sweltsa borealis nymphs…

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Ally, waiting for those little guys to move into the shallows, on a late June evening, in the Madison channels…OLIVE UGLY -1-

UGLY BUG – Variegated (Black/Olive) …

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Materials for the UGKY BUG - Variegated (Black/Olive)…

HOOK:  Daiichi 2220, #6 – #10

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Black

WEIGHT: .015 -.025 Lead or Lead Sub.

BODY: Variegated Chenille, Medium, Black/Olive – Wapsi

LEGS: Medium, Olive/Black - Cascade Crest

 

This pattern goes by a number of different names and they may be tied in various colors,some imitative and some, like this, as more of an attractor. Just depends on what Mr. Trout is up for on any given occasion…

UGLY BUGS -2-

Some UGLY BUGS…BELOW VARNEY BRIDGE -2-

Some UGLY BUG water…Below Varney Bridge, on the Madison River…

BROWN RUBBERLEGS -1-

PAT’S RL ( Brown/Amber)…Pat Dorsey …

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Materials PAT’S RL  (Brown/Amber)…

HOOK:  TMC 5262, 5263 – #6 – #12

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown

WEIGHT: .015 Lead or Lead sub.

BODY: Medium or Fine Dark Brown Chenille

LEGS: Super Floss, Amber – Larva Lace

This is a simple and effective tie that can be done in a number of sizes and colors to match a wide variety of Stone Flies. They are very useful in pocket and turbulent water where the Trout have to make a quick decision on food items…

PATS RL BRN AMB -1-

PAT’S RL (s)…SOUTH FORK CARSON RIVER -1-

Another STONE FLY factory in the Eastern Sierras…which takes a 4X4 to get into…

SF EAST SIERRA SAGEHEN CRK

Some Stone Flies identified during a stream survey, in a watershed, not too far away from the above location…TIMS STONE CM -1-

TIM’S LITTLE BLACK STONE – Matthews/Variant …

Mat TIMS STONE -1-

Materials TIM’S LITTLE BLACK STONE…

HOOK:  TMC 2302, 5212 – #14 – #16

THREAD: Abdomen – Veevus 16/0, Black – Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Black

WEIGHT: .010 lead wire

TAIL(s): Goose Biots, Black

RIB: Ultra Wire, SM, Hot Orange or Red

BODY: AZ Simi Seal, Black/Red … * taper with scissors

HACKLE: English Grouse

BEAD: Brass or Tungsten – sized to hook

Small black stoneflies represent many different orders of Plecoptera…they are good to have in a selection of sizes and configurations. This particular pattern is a recent addition done by Craig Matthews of Blue Ribbon Flies and as with most of the patterns he does, it is simple and very effective. It may be used ALL YEAR LONG… some the larger orders of stone flies take up to three years to mature…so they start out small and become larger each season…

TIMS STONES -2-

TIM’S LITTLE BLACK STONE(s)….
MOO WEST WALKER RIVER -2-

Michael, working a stone imitation, on the West Walker River…with a stick he needs to remove above his indicator…NEMORA FLYMPH -1-

NEMOURA STONE FLYMPH…

Mat NEMOURA STONE -1-

Materials NEMOURA STONE FLYMPH…

HOOK: TMC 5262, 2302 #10- #12

THREAD: Abdomen – Danville #47, Tobacco Brown, 6/0 – Thorax forward – Veevus 16/0, Brown

TAILS: Two short fibers, Iridescent Peacock, Brown – Spirit River

ABDOMEN: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing,Brown

RIB: Olive/Brown Micro Tubing

WINGCASE(s): Bustard Thin Skin * coat with UV resin prior to adding hackle

HACKLE: Speckled Hen Saddle, Amber

That little Brown Stonefly  (NEMOURA) found in the Eastern Sierras, is this guy. It is also found in other areas, primarily throughout the U.S. and Europe in various shadings…this is a good imitation to work along banks when they are preparing to exit the water and their nymphal form, to hatch in the stream side rocks and vegetation…

NEMOURA STONES -2-

NEMOURA STONE FLYMPHS – #10 & #12…HOLO SALLY UV2 -1-

HOLO SALLY UV2 …

Mat HOLO SALLY UV2 -1-

Materials HOLO SALLY UV2…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1260, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill

WEIGHT: .010 lead wire

TAIL: Goose Biots, Tan

UNDER BODY: Veevus Holographic Tinsel, Small, Yellow

OVER BODY: D-Rib, Medium, Yellow

BACK: Amber Zelon

RIB: Ice Thread, Rusty Brown

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

WINGCASE: Mottled Brown, Thin Skin – * coat with UV resin

ANTENNAE: Goose Biots, Tan

BEAD: Tungsten, Copper or Gold, sized to hook

The Little Yellow Sally is present throughout the West. I have seen some great hatches of this small stonefly, in the evening, on the Madison River, below Ennis Lake, in Beartrap Canyon. They also available to Trout in most watersheds in the Eastern Sierras (HERE) . It is a must carry stonefly imitation both in the nymphal and adult form…

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Ally, down in Beartrap Canyon on the Madison river…and there is a reason they call it BEARTRAP!!!

HOLO SALLYS UV2 -1-

HOLO SALLY(s) UV2…

 

NEXT: Finally getting around to SBSing these updated versions of GLF’s SPARKLE PUPA   done by Eric Slagle ,in Fly Tyer Magazine, Spring 2006…

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In use… on the East Walker River …

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Affirmed…the addiction is a genetic thing…

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PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

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 MONTY ALLY SAWTOOTHS -2-

The Rainbow Bridge…inspired by a Norse legend
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

“Monty”…Summer 1998-Jan. 10, 2014

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Michael and Aimee came in from NYC for Christmas and Michael and I wanted to do something with his sister Ally that we have not done together in awhile…at his time of year…

ICE GOOSE LAKE LP -1-A pond which will remain nameless somewhere in the middle of the Owens Valley around which native Americans lived and hunted…

M A GOOSE LAKE LP -21-Déjà (Ally & Moo) vu…

MOO GL LP -5-Michael checks the map coordinates…

HERO ROAD DOG LP -2-HERO says, “This must be the place !!!”…

ALLY GL LP -3-Ally says. “Yup, he’s right !”…

GL LP SIERRAS -7-The black obsidian and yellow or red jasper thingees may be found in the surrounding area…

GC LP -8-Ally and HERO at the George’s Creek Sand Trap…a stop for a bit of lunch and a lot more water than when we were here in March…

MOO GC LP -9-Michael prepares the Sierra standard…

LUNCH GC LP -6-Mmmmm…good stuff !!!…

ALLY HERO GC IP -8-HERO gets his handout…

CREEK BIG POINT LP -9-Back in the day, I found the largest obsidian spear point ever…along that creek bed in the distance…my Dad wore it around his neck in a gold setting…

MOO CREEK LP -10-Michael scours the landscape…

MOO LP CREEK LP -17-A stop by Lone Pine Creek where Michael learned how to fish when he was little…

ALLY LP RD  LP -11-Ally in the parking area below Whitney Portal…getting ready to look for a snowball to hit Pop with…HERO lurks in the background…

PORTAL RD LP -12-There was a little snow up there…

PORTAL RD DOWN LP -15-Looking down the same road towards the Owens Valley and Lone Pine below…

PORTAL RD LP -14-The colors at sunset…

LAST LIGHT LP -19-Last Light…Mt. Whitney Portal RD.  ….

BRIDGE LP -20-The Bridge on Lone Pine Creek…

MAH LP XMAS 13 -1-Ally, Michael and HERO…hanging out for a time before…

SEASONS LP -16-…dinner here…

SEASONS DIN LP -19-…eats…

ARR HEAD PLATE LP -18-A plate of stuff we found, during the day…Hit some areas we had not been to in about 15 years…lot of much older obsidian on the plate…

NEXT: Finish the SCUDS and then some new attractor patterns including Euro Jigs…

PT/TB 

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Michael and Aimee left the environs of the Big Apple and headed out to do some exploring on one of the rivers I hope to visit with him when I travel back East later this year…these are some preliminary photos which he sent to me…

BK -1-Yeah…well, I don’t know about THAT…

BK-7-The surrounding area…

BK-2-Moo’s BIIX Winston, 9′, 5wt. with a Tibor CL Reel and Aimee’s Sage SP, 9′, 6wt. with a Ross Canyon…

BK-3-The Beaver Kill…

BK-5-A local resident…I will be focusing on a lot more Eastern bugs in upcoming posts…to fill some additional fly boxes for the kids (and maybe for me)…

Beaverkill Hatch ChartBeaver Kill Hatch Chart from troutu.com…looks like I have a few patterns to tie…

BK-4-More Beaver Kill water…

BK-6-Camping by the river…that kid keeps the most organized campsite I have ever seen…

I will finish the Retro Crippled Caddis series in a couple of days. Frankenfly is off Trouting the Ausable and he will be posting the SBS on those guys sometime in the next week…

After that…some additional Cripple, Emerging and Caddis dries that would work in the above water and some places here in the West…

PT/TB 

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Time to get to some patterns that have been on the back burner for awhile. A portion of these will go into a box for a person who is new to Fly Fishing. So, these are patterns that will put that person into fish, no matter where they might use them…

BUGS 4 OTHER -1-

In on a book and done…

ANG CIN CAD LARVA -1-ANGORA CINNAMON CADDIS LARVAE  – Culton/Variant …

MAT ANG CAD -1-Materials for ANGORA CINNAMON CADDIS…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #14 – #18

THREAD:  Ultra 70 denier, Burnt Orange – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

WEIGHT: *NOTE…this pattern is underweighted (wire dia. smaller than shank dia.)  – 0.10 lead wire

ABDOMEN: 60% Ginger Angora Goat / 40% SLF Standard Cinnamon Dub

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Brown

BEAD: Copper Brass or Tungsten, sized to hook

This is a Steve Culton pattern that I first saw in the Summer 2012 Issue of Flyfishing & Tying Journal. He now has his own BLOG on WordPress and it is linked to under his name <-. I have used both Angora Goat and Seal-EX for bugger and streamer patterns. My take on this fly differs a bit from Steve’s. I like a buggier effect, using the “brushed method” ( that is why there is a bore brush and Velcro in the materials photo) so I use the material like I do with Mink, in tying the “Mink Thing”.That is just my preference, it may be tied as one chooses…in any case, it is a buggy, translucent pattern that will take Trout – anywhere there are Caddis…I will be tying more up in some other colors so that Michael can match this experience…

MOO EW JUMP RAIN -1-…on waters he will be Fly Fishing in the East. The Brown above… was caught on the East Walker River…

UV2 SW RS2 -1-UV2 SPARKLE WING RS2 – Craven/Variant…

MAT UV2 RS2 _1-Materials for UV2 SPARKLE WING RS2…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #24

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Gray – Head / Tiemco 16/0, White – under abdomen...* When using UV2 dubbing ALWAYS use a reflective base under it !

TAIL: White Fluoro Fibre – 2 short strands propped up by one THIN turn of dubbing under the tail(s)

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Grey

WING BUDS: 2 srort looped strands of DNA Holo Chromosome Flash, Pearl …or, what Charlie uses…

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Grey

Ever since Rim Chung designed it, RS2′s take Trout…This is Charlie Craven’s version which may be found HERE.

I have taken good Trout in just about every location I have Fly Fished, using this pattern and a number of it’s variations. It may be tied to imitate just about ANY May Fly. They may be worked from the bottom of the water column to the top…I don’t leave home without them…

LO O 1 4.8.13 6The RS2 has taken a lot of nice fish for me and my crew here, in the Lower Owens River, in Spring and Fall. The above pattern, in Grey, is a good BWO/Baetis imitation for the Owens…

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HB PSF NYMPH …

MAT HB PSF NYMPH -1-Materials for HB PSF NYMPH…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #14 – #18

THREAD: Under Abdomen – Ultra 70 Denier, Brown / Thorax forward, Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead… stuffed into bead

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Light Speckled

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Brown

RIB: Wapsi Wire, Copper, SM or X-sm

WING CASE/LEGS; Six strands Rusty Brown Krystal Flash, pulled over Thorax then separated

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel, Brown

BEAD: Orange Hot Bead, sized to hook

A pumped up Pheasant tail nymph that works well on the East Walker River and other locations, in the Spring when waters are off colored. I use a lot of Rusty Brown Krystal Flas for abdomens, wing cases and legs…in the rivers I fish. in the Sierras, it goes over well…

DNA DIP PINK -1-DNA DIP (PINK)…

MAT DNA DIP -1-Materials DNA DIP (PINK)…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #16 – #18

THREAD: Under Abdomen – Tiemco 16/0, White /  Head – Tiemco 16/0, Brown

RIB: Brown Ice Thread – coat body with SHAN for durability

WING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear White

A simple Caddis Serndipity pattern in PINK. For Hydropsyche or any other Caddis that appears TAN…Walter Wiese, of Park’s Fly Shop in Gardiner, MT has been playing around with a lot of patterns in Pink… because they work

STILLWATER 4.8.13 1…and they will slay in here, in the evening…on the Stillwater River, MT

YAMSI SPECIAL -1-YAMSI SPECIAL – Dave Hughes/Variant …

MAT YAMSI -1-Materials YAMSI SPECIAL…

HOOK:  TMC 2487, Daiichi 1130, #16…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead Stuffed into bead

ABDOMEN: Ultra Wire Copper, SM and Fl Chartreuse, SM…I coat with SHAN

THORAX: SLF Squirrel Spikey Dubbing Dave uses black Hare’s Ear

BEAD: Black Brass or Tungsten

Dave Hughes created this wire pattern for Brachycentrus (Grannom) hatches on the Yamsi Ranch in Oregon. He notes that it works well in many “other” places. I have used a number of wired abdomen patterns ( excluding the Copper John series) and they have produced for me. I like to coat the abdomens with Dave’s Flexament  or Aqua Tuff, which adds dimension to the fly…in this instance, I have used SHAN

MADISON 2 4.8.13 4Wired patterns have put me into some rather large Browns in this section of The Madison River, below Ennis, MT…

$#.00 Wired SEREN -1-

WIRED $3.00 DIP – Matthews/Variant…

MAT WIED DIP -1-Materials for WIRED $3.00 DIP…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, TMC 2487, #14 -#18

THREAD: Danville 6/0, #47, Tobacco Brown

RIB: Waspsi Wire, Hot Orange, SM and Copper Brown, SM

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair – Nature’s Spirit

Another fish catching machine from Blue Ribbon Flies and Craig Matthews. The original $3.00 Dip works anywhere…so will this. I have tied it on a curved, scud hook rather than a straight hook as seen in BRF’s instructional video

$3.00 BRIDGE SUNSET -1-The location , from whence, the above pattern got it’s name…$3.00 Bridge on the Madison River, MT…and the BEST time to be there…

NEXT: Fill this up…

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PT/TB

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So Ally has been asking me to take her and her rescue pup, Hero, up to the Owens Valley to do some exploring, arrowhead hunting Ally’s favorite pastime and getting her dog familiar with the great outdoors and it’s inhabitants (ie. the ability to distinguish between a lizard and a buzz worm). What follows is a pictorial record of that one-day experience in the present and some related experiences from the past…

lone-pine-area1The general Lone Pine area…

OWENS WHITNEY SR -1-The view of Mt. Whitney as the sunrises in the Owens Valley…

OWENS WHITNET SR -1-A closer view of the morning sun striking the peaks…

OWENS SUNRISE -2-Looking a bit South at the Sierra Range…

OWES A H ST -1-Pit stop for Hero…

OWES GEO ST -1-…at the Georges Creek Sand Trap…I have never seen the water this low in here. The was no outflow. This is one of the spots I brought Ally and Michael when they were young, to catch planted Rainbow Trout, first on Power Bait and later on a fly and bubble…

mikelonepinesandtrapA smaller Michael using a spinning rod, bubble, sliding sinker and Power Bait in the Georges Creek Sand Trap…looks like he has got something…

OWENS GC ST -2-Hardly any outflow…

BOX SCANS I 14Michael, lounging at the Georges Creek sand trap when he was thirteen and there was a lot more water…

OWENS ALLY H -2-One more walk about for Hero…

OWENS CMP RD-1-A long, long climb up from the Owens Valley floor to this spot,  just at the base of the Sierras…

OWES CMP ENT -1-We walked in here, this time…it is a tight fit for 4X4 although it can be done…

allygunAlly has been doing this, here, since she was five…

ALLY .40 OWENS 3 -1-Target away !!!

ALLY BHP GC -1-In Winter too…

OWENS ALLY 9 -1-She’s pretty good now…

tim-ally-mike-rocks-01Michael has been up more than once…

OWENS CAMP -1-This is what is at the end of the road…

OWENS GC CS -1-Among the Oaks…

OWENS GC -1-…and this as well – Georges Creek – and there are Browns in here that get up to 18″… I have caught them…

OWENS VALLEY FLR -1-Looking down on the floor of the Owens Valley…

OWENS RIDGE R -1-Ridge running towards Independence…

OWENS SOUTH -1-Looking South to Lone Pine, CA…

OWENS NORTH -1-Looking North, up the Owens Valley…

OW HERO SC -1-Hero cools off in Symmes Creek…the vegetation has yet to turn green at this elevation and the water is running low…

HERO CREEK -1-Hero seems to like the water…

OWENS LL -1-Back down to the desert to look for these…

OWENS ALLY ARR -1-Three perfect bird points and 1/2 top and 1/2 bottom – all obsidian…

tim-ally-angelo-sitting-2Ally, when she was younger with our dog pal Angelo, who loved this spot…

MOO ROCKS -1-…and a selection of “SPARKLY” rocks Ally and I picked up for my Grandson, Miles – per his Mother’s instructions….

OWENS LPC -1-Back up the mountain to Lone Pine Creek where I learned to fish for Trout…

malonepinecreek…and so did Michael and Ally…

ALLY HERO 13 -1-Ally and Hero – posing…

OWENS A H LPC -1-Ally and Hero, waiting for sunset, above Lone Pine Creek…

OWENS 13 -1-Sunset falls on the Alabama Hills – looking towards the White Mountains…All’s Grandmother made a few films down there, in those hills…

MOM RAWHIDE -1-Mom in “RAWHIDE”… in 1951…I was there with my brother and Dad…

OWENS LP -1-Ally and I grab a quiet dinner at the Mt. Whitney Cafe as a storm brews up, blowing  60mph. winds down the valley…rough ride home…

NEXT: Finishing the Simuliids and bumping it above this post…

PT/TB  

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Attractor patterns are just about my favorite flies to tie – and use…Many times we have been standing on an Eastern Sierra tail water and Michael will ask me, “Which fly should I use Dad ?” So, I peruse the boxes and after a few years of practical application and experience, I will choose a pattern and say, “Try this one” – with my fingers crossed behind my back…

Here are some guys that I and Ally will be using this Spring ( I’ll be giving them to her now since Michael and Aimee have moved to NYC).

AIMEE SS $3.00 -1-Aimee at sunset, at $3.00 Bridge this past July…

ATTRACTORS SPRING 2013 -1-SPRING 2013 ATTRACTOR BOX…

DLS BLACK RB LAV -1-Delektable Lil’ Spanker… BLACK, Rainbow-Lavender…Dan Delekta/Variant…

LIL DELEK MATERIALS -1-Materials for Delektable Lil’ Spanker…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #12 – #18

THREAD: ABDOMEN -UTC, 70 denier, Black…Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Black

Tail: Medium Dun Mallard Flank Fibers

RIB: Lagartun Silver Wire – sized to hook

THORAX REAR: Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing

WING CASE: DNA Holo Chromosome, 6 strands, pulled over and divided to make 3 legs on each side – longish

HACKLE: Light Dun CDC – premium select – Trout Hunter

THORAX FRONT: Ice Dub UV Lavender

BEAD: Silver Tungsten , sized to hook

These are killer on the Madison River and I suspect elsewhere as well…

BEARTOOTH FF CAM MT -1- Beartooth Fly Fishing…home of the Delektable Lil’ Spanker…where Dan Delekta ties these critters and his wife thought I was a guide when I dropped in with my crew…Above the Madison River South of Cameron, MT…HERE is a video on how to tie ‘em…

LGM VAR DNA -1-LGM (Little Green Machine) DNA – Wilox/Variant …

LGM MATERIALS -1-LITTLE GREEN MACHINE Materials…the original by Vince WilcoxHERE

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #14 – #20

THREAD: Uni. 8/0 Gray – for underabdomen…Tiemco, 16/0 Gray – Thorax forward

TAIL: Three Brown Pheasant Tail Fibers

RIB: Fl. Chartreuse Ultra Wire – SM

OVER ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing, Chartreuse

WING CASE: DNA Holo Chromosome Flash, coat with UV Knotsense, Clear Cure Goo or 5 Min. Epoxy

GILLS: White Antron

THORAX: Ice Dub Olive/Brown or Peacock

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, one size under ( ie. 5/64″ for #16)

I tie these in a number of colors and they ALL work…especially the Green version…I am doing a series of these now in different sizes on curved LIGHT hooks…try some this Spring !!!

MADISON RIVER TWILIGHT 2012 -1-MACHINE water, at twilight…on the Madison River, MT…

UV 2 BH RENEGADE -1-UV 2 BH RENEGADE WET…

MAT UV 2 BH REN WET -1-Materials for UV 2 BH RENEGADE WET…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #6 – #16

THREAD: UTC 70 denire, White – Under abdomen…Tiemco 16/0, White, rest of pattern (Remember !!! USE WHITE THREAD,  SILVER TINSEL or PEARL TINSEL UNDER UV 2)

TAG: Datum Glo-Brite Floss #5, Fl. Green…coat with Aquaflex or hard As Hull

BACK HACKLE: Brown or Furnace Hackle, dull side back, Wet style

ABDOMEN: UV 2 Peacock Herl, from Eye, I use 2 strands and reinforce with Tiemco tying thread

RIB: Tiemco 16/0 Thread, White

FRONT HACKLE: White or Silver Badger…dull side back – Wet style

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

I have been using variations on the WET RENEGADE since 1975 when Georges Odier turned me on to them on the Roaring Fork River in CO. This one is from Al and Gretchen Beatty and believe me, IT IS a good one…So good, that I talked about it HERE…but let me show you a photo of what it did on the Madison River…

DAD MAD BROWN BH RENEGADE -1-A Brown to a BH Wet Renegade…Madison River, above $3.00 Bridge…

BH RENEGADE IN BOX -1-I carry a whole bunch of these in different sizes (lower right hand corner)…BECAUSE they WORK…

MADISON CHANNELS M n' A -1-Like right in here in the channels section of the Madison where Michael and Ally are standing…I took a series of some of the largest Browns I have ever caught…Boom, Boom, Boom right through this area in June 2004…It also slays on the Lower Owens River in size #16 – #18, in late March and early April…

GINGER MINKER -1-FULL GINGER MINKER SH…

MAT F GINGER MINKER -1-Materials for FULL  GINGER MINKER SH….

HOOK: TMC 100 SP BL, #16 – #20

THREAD: Combo 6/0 Thread Tan/Orange – Cascade Crest – For Abdomen…Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

THORAX: Dubbed Mink Fur, Natural Brown

HACKLE: Starling, Bleached Ginger

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Brown, sized to hook

Another little soft hackle to throw at the Browns on the East Walker River (and some other locations) when the little Amber Caddis are about…

RUSTY DNA BBE -1-

RUSTY DNA BUBBLEBACK EMERGER- Trina/Variant…

MAT RUSTY DNA BB E -1-Materials for RUSTY DNA BUBBLEBACK EMERGER…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #20

THREAD: Ultra 70 Denier, Brown or Tiemco 16/0, Brown dependent on hook size

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: Rusty Brown Goose Biot, Fringed or plain – YOUR call

RIB: UTC Copper Wire, Sm or X-sm, dependent on hook size

WING CASE: DNA Holo Chromosome Flash – tied with a prominent hump

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown

LEGS: Natural Partridge, Brown, V-Notched

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

This is a pattern designed by Adaam Trina who started Montana Fly Co. It has been around for a number of years. I first used it on the Madison River in 2004. HERE are a number of variants on Steve Schalla’s site. Note that all are tied on curved, scud type hooksthis one isn’t…

GLINT NYMPH VAR -1-

GLINT NYMPH – Mercer/Variant (Olive)…

MAT GLINT NYMPH -1-

Materials for GLINT NYMPH VARIANT…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: UTC Ultra, oOlive, 70 Denier – Under abdomen, Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAILS: 3 Ringneck Pheasant tail fibers, natural

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, metallic Olive, BR or SM, dependent on hook size

FLASHBACK: Spirit River Holo Mylar Motion, Black 1/32″ or 1/64″, dependent on hook size

ABDOMEN: Olive thread covered with wraps of DNA Holo Fusion, 3-5 Large. Strands and 3-6 Small Strands

WING CASE: 1/8″ Black, Scud Back

THORAX: UV 2 Caddis Nymph, Olive

LEGS: Natural Partridge, V-Notched

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A Mike Mercer pattern, new from Umpqua, that I have taken liberty with. Notice the color variations the pattern is listed in…then notice the  above color variations of DNA HOLO FUSION…I REALLY like this synthetic material for all its’ possibilities…

MADISON RIVER MOO 2012 -1-

Something for the “fifty mile riffle”…

HTS OLIVE -1-

HOT TUNG SQUIRREL, Olive – Bethke/Variant…

MAT HOT TUNG SQUIRELL-2-Materials for HOT TUNG SQUIRREL VARIANT…

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, #12 – #18

THREAD: UTC Ultra 70 denier, Black for #12 – #14 – Tiemco 16/0, Black, #16 – #18

SHUCK/TAIL: DNA  Holo Chromosome Flash – Pearl – Mixture of large and small fiber strands, sized to hook

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, Hot Orange, BR – SM. sized to hook

ABDOMEN: Squirrel Blend, dark Olive, brushed back with a velcro strip or bore brush after being ribbed

THORAX REAR: Micro Polar Chenille, Black

THORAX FRONT: Ice Dub UV Hot Orange

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Metallic Green, sized to hook

An Olive/Orange variation of John Bethke’s “Pink Squirrel” using some different materials in it’s construction…the original is a good’un…

SILVERBAK TUNG RED -1-

SILVERBAK TUNG REDVersion # 1.

SILVERBAK RED TUNG -2-

SILVERBAK RED TUNG – Version #2.

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black (for #18) – Ultra 70 Denier, Black (for #14 – #16)

TAIL: Coq De Leon Light, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Red Pheasant Tail Fibers

RIB: Ultra Wire, Black – X-sm or SM

WING CASE: Version #1. – Silver Holographic Tinsel, Med or SM…Version #2. – Silver Fire Fly 1-2 strands – * coat with UV Knotsense, Clear-Goo or 5 Min. Epoxy

LEGS: Midge Flash, 3 strands each side

THORAX: Strung Peacock Herl, dyed red

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, sized to hook

Real Flashy and toned down version of a Red attractor that these guys might just like…

MOO MAD FISH  2 HAND -1-

A Rainbow to Michael’s hand on the Madison River…

SILVERBAK RT MAT -1-

Materials for SILVERBAK RED TUNG…

BLUE DIAMOND SH -1-

BLUE DIAMOND SH -

MAT BLUE DIA SH -1-

Materials for the BLUE DIAMOND SH…

HOOK: TMC 5262, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon fibers, Medium speckled

ABDOMEN: UTC Thread, Dark Gray

RIB: UTC  Wire,  Gray, SM

THORAX: Arizona Diamond hair, #.11, Silver/Blue

GLASS BEAD: In front of thorax, Killer Caddis Diamond Bed, sized to hook

HACKLE: Speckled Hen Saddle, Black #.33 – Nature’s Spirit

BEAD: Tungsten Plummeting Bead, Blue, sized to hook

Just another soft hackle, in neutrals and blue – ’cause Michael likes ‘em and they catch fish…

CASPER CADDIS LARVA -1-

CASPER CADDIS LARVA -

HOOK: Daiichi 1120 or TMC 2457 – #16 -#20

THREAD: Underabdomen – Tiemco 16/0, White…Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: AZ Diamond hair, #1., Pearl Green

RIB: Copper Ultra Wire, x-sm

THORAX: Peacock Ice Dub

BEAD: Black Tungsten , sized to hook

MAT CASPER CAD LV -1-

Materials for the CASPER CADDIS LARVA…

MOO CASPER CAD LAR -2-

CASPER CADDIS water.. before the leaves burst out…

GR GUIDE DIP -1-

GR GUIDE DIP – Matthews/Variant…

MOO SS $3.00 BRIDGE -1-

Where this GUIDE DIP originated…

MAT GR GUIDE DIP -1-

MATERIALS for The GR GUIDE DIP…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0. Black – for Under abdomen and head

ABDOMEN: Glimmer Thread, Olive – Cascade Crest

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, Red, x-sm

WING: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear/White

I tie a lot of variations on this pattern, the original came out of Craig Matthew’s Blue Ribbon Flies…some other ones I use with further information, may be found HERE and HERE…these have taken many good Trout for us…

ewr-mike-brown-grn-18Like this Brown on The East Walker River…

PECCARY No. 47 -1-

PECCARY #47 HS…

MAT PECCARY No. 47 -1-

MATERIALS for The PECCARY #47 HS…

HOOK: TMC 2499 SP BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: 3 of ‘em…Danville #47, 6/0, Tobacco Brown – Tiemco 16/0, Brown, Datum Glo-Brite Floss, #5, Hot Orange

TAIL: Two Peccary fibers

RIB: UTC Amber Wire, SM

ABDOMEN: Danville, #47, 6/0, Tobacco Brown – to thorax

THORAX: 70% Squirrel Blend, Rust – Spirit River/ 30% SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Brown/Olive – Wapsi

WINGLETS: Grizzly Krystal Flash, Copper/Blue

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #5, Hot Orange

This is a pattern I will use on the East Walker River as a lead fly with a Midge larva or pupa off the bend when working swift water…just never know what will jump on it…

NEXT: More thoughts on some CADDIS for Spring 2013…

PT/TB   

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Ally and I went North to Occidental, CA for the wedding…These are some of the photos that we took. The other photos I took, were taken with film and will be added with some additional photos taken by other guests and family, at the wedding…later…

Occidental, CA ….just West of Sebastopol…

ALLY arrives on time so I can get a photo of before sunrise on the I-5, near the Grapevine

Somewhere in the Central Valley…South of Bakersfield…

The only photo I have ever taken of the Golden Gate Bridge…North into Marin County…

The hilly, curvy roads of West Sonoma County…got lost more than ONCE

ALLY, working on the slide and video presentation for the wedding…

The families gather for the Friday dress rehearsal…

Jean Marie and I prepare to walk Michael down the aisle…er, path in the field…

Ally checking Michael out while Mom takes his picture…

Michael…waiting for Aimee…

There she is…

Ally and Jean Marie approve…

After rehearsal Pizzafest  for Families and friends at the Union Hotel in Occidental, CA…mmmmmm good !!!

Nadia and Greg chow down while Lil’ MOO (MILES) is electronically inclined…

Michael and Jean Marie…posing…

Nadia and Michael…posing…

Nadia showing Aimee a load of baby photos…Hmmmmm…

Lil’ MOO , Lammy and Auntie Ally…

My Daughter Nadia…is henceforth, NOT ALLOWED to touch my camera settings…

PT with Michael and Aimee…

Greg and Lil’ Moo at the house in the redwood grove that Nadia found for us…

In the background – the Yoga and Meditation platform…

Nadia’s viewpoint…

Surrounded by a redwood deck…

A view from the back of the house…

Nadia catches up on herbal reading…

Ally continues working on the slide show…

PT takes a stroll to the meditation garden…

Putting things into perspective…

Lil’ MOO wants to look for bears…

Thanks Nad, this place was GREAT !!!

The seating is ready…

The dinner tables are ready…

Michael has to run additional wire for sound and lights…

Ally gives further instructions…

The dance area is done…

Aimee and Ally prep the wine bar…

The Wedding Cake table for serving…

The guest book sign in and leave a Polaroid…

Where U been, Where U going…pin the map, leave a card…kittys and dogs eat here…

Flowers and candles...everywhere

Michael does more chores…

Ally tests the minted water…

One last beer with the guys…

Ally and Michael…

Michael with his Grandparents, Larry and Marie, Dad, Ally and Jean Marie…

Ally and Dad…

The Groom waits…

…for Aimee, on the arm of her Dad and a kiss from Mom…

Michael and Aimee exchange vows…(all this was shot on film and will be added to…later)

During the ceremony, Lil’ MOO samples a GRAVENSTEIN APPLE while O’POP fiddles with his film camera…

Miles, Nadia, Greg, Aimee, Michael, Aunt Cindy and Jean Marie…

Just ALLY….

Michael and Aimee a moment alone …(well, kinda’ – Nadia captured them)…

Lil’ MOO, looking to make mischief before the wedding dinner…

Aimee’s Sister, Noelle, offers a toast…

Nadia catches Dad – lost in thought…

A toast from Michael’s friend…one of many…

First (MARRIED) dance…

The Wedding Cake…

Michael shares a few thoughts before he and Aimee cut the Wedding Cake…

Aimee gives Michael the first bite…

Back to San Francisco…

Ally picks up HERO – aka/Zero from her friend Liz in San Francisco on our way back to LA…

Next: MORE for above and the flies…

PT/TB  

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So Ally and I headed North to visit Michael and Aimee in San Francisco and to deliver those flies in the previous post for their trip to Montana next week. What follows is a account of some of the activities we engaged in including what we do best when together…try out eateries and try out eateries…with a visit to a Fly Shop, if possible…

Michael’s favorite joint for Szechuan, blow your head off, spicy seafood…I couldn’t tell what any of this was, since there was no ENGLISH on the menu and Aimee and I were the only non-asians in the place…

Really good vegetables…

Noodles…

Fish stew…

Dumplings…

Saturday morning, we left San Francisco and headed up to Sonoma County and paid a visit to the Leland Fly Fishing Ranch…an interesting place that is now their HQ – until they open another brick and mortar store in the city…I like this indoor/outdoor experience…with a casting and fishing lake

A view from the deck…

Michael finds a buddy…

Aimee takes ALL of it in with a stroll on the deck…

Some of the “Red Truck” reels on the table…

Waders and a sail on the wall…

Small fly selection and a Trout…

Reading material…

Staff and friend spooling a reel with some guy looking to buy something in the BG…

Medium fly selection…

More “Red Truck” reels…

Must have PRINTED MAPS…

Michael purchases the MONTANA MAP BOOK…

Salty stuff…

Eye wear and informational materials…

Michael and the SHOP CATS…

TIME TO EAT LUNCH…

The Freemont Diner, Sonoma, CA

Michael and Aimee – decision time…

For those so inclined – go left…

Kid friendly…

Where the families come together… at the Wedding House on September 8, 2012…out in the woods when Aimee and Michael speak their vows…

Whole lot of work still needs to be done…

Some dancin’ be going on when everything is moved…

Me (Virgin Mary), Michael (Lager) and Aimee…what in the hell is that ???…UNION HOTEL

Bread and bakery – goodie stop…WILD FLOUR BAKERY

Across the road from this place…

Gardens…

Lots of fresh herbs and flowers…

Sun flowers…

PT and Michael, Sunday brunch at Suppenküche

Menu’s…

Going for it…

‘Ya gotta’ be fast in this family…

Ally and her friend Liz…

The “LOOK” from Ally…it’s OK – it’s NA…

…and FINALLY…

Michael and Aimee…Chinese food again with the Hong Clan in San Mateo…and there were too many people at two tables … , and this was just the first of way too much food to be placed on that lazy susan…

NEXT:

Montana reports from Michael and Aimee…a mixed bag of patterns for Fall and THE WEDDING

PT/TB  

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These are some patterns that I put together for my recent trip to the EASTSIDE of the Sierras, in Bridgeport, CA, May 20th. through May 29th., 2012 go there <- (LINK) to see what worked…

A close friend Michael and I visited with on this trip…

I came across this site, somewhat belatedly, the other day. It is probably the current “HOLY GRAIL” on DUBBING…this is a Bookmark must:

Dubbing Techniques - UKFly Dressing-scotfly

THE BOX:

A report on how they fished, may be found by clicking on the word EASTSIDE, above…these patterns went in HERE – East Walker River, Bridgeport, CA…

.and…I have put in an add on or two……while I wait for the Aqua Seal, Goop and Zap-A-Gap to set…

RAO MIDGE (Rusty/Amber/Organza)…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457, # 18-#20

ABDOMEN: Rusty Brown Krystal Flash

RIB: Amber Wapsi wire, SM

WING: Sparkle Organza, White

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

I also tie a version of this pattern with a light coastal deer hair wing and copper wire rib. It is taken as a small Caddis that inhabits the East Walker River.

METRO MIDGE…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18-#20

SHUCK/TAIL: Pink Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Pink Holographic Flashabou

RIB: Wapsi wire, Black, x-sm

THORAX: Spirit River Purple Iridescent Peacock Herl

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead (HARELINE), Purple, sized to hook

HOLO HOTTIE (Black/Orange)…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18-#20

SHUCK/TAIL: Two short strands, Pearl Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Holographic Tinsel, SM, Black

RIB: Fl. Orange Wapsi wire, SM

THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Black

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

This pattern took some nice fish, early in the AM, on the East Walker…

CREAM MIRACLE MIDGE…

THREAD: For ABDOMEN, Tiemco 16/0, White…For HEAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: TMC 2487, Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Copper

* Coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense for durability…

This simple pattern accounted for a whole lot of fish on that trip and netted myself and Michael Browns like this:

East Walker River Brown Trout…

COPPERGANZA MIDGE…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: TMC 2499 SPBL, #18

ABDOMEN: Copper Krystal Flash

RIB: Wapsi wire, x-sm, Copper

WING: White Sparkle Organza

BEAD: Copper Tungsten…5/64″ or 2mm.

CRYSTAL DIP, GREY…(Variant/Tom Loe)…

THREAD: For the ABDOMEN- Tiemco 16/0, Grey…For the HEAD – Tiemco 16/0, Black

RIB: Lagartu Copper wire, x-fine

WING: 3 short strands, Pearl Midge Flash

This pattern is a variant on a Tom Loe, Sierra Standard…Tom is a guide in the Eastern Sierras…

OLIVE/COPPER CRYSTAL TIGER…(Variant/Tom Loe)…

THREAD: For the ABDOMEN – LT. Olive Uni-Thread, 8/0, For the THORAX/HEAD – Tiemco 16/0, Olive

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457, #14 -#22

RIB: Wapsi wire, Copper, x-sm

SHUCK/TAIL: 2 strands, Olive Krystal Flash

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

* I coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense for durability

Another Tom Loe , Sierra Standard…

The above led to this:

MOO ( Michael) on the East Walker River…8 AM…

BLUE TUNG /  UV GRAY TIGER…MIDGE EMERGER…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Gray

HOOK: TMC 2499 SPBL, #16- #18

SHUCK/TAIL: UV Gray Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Tying thread

RIB: Lagartun Copper wire, x-fine

WING: Grizzly Krystal Flash, Black/Silver – 3 short strands…

THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Black…* Twist around thread for durability and stroke to the rear while wrapping…

BEAD: (HARELINE) Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Blue, sized to hook

Gray, on this trip, was not a Midge color that was effective on this trip…it WILL BE on some other occasion…

A REFILL…6 Boxes into 1…

SIDE # 1  …BAETIS/BWO’s – Nymphs and Emergers…

SIDE # 2  …BAETIS/BWO’s – Nymphs and Emergers…

ICE-T MIDGE EMERGER (Light Olive)…

THREAD: For the ABDOMEN – Lt. Olive, Uni-Thread, 8/0, For the THORAX/HEAD – Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18- #24

RIB: Ice Thread, Black * NOW, coat abdomen with SHAN or UV Knotsense..

WINGCASE/LEGS: Six strands Black Fluro Fiber, split and pull back 3 strands in each side, while making the HEAD…

ICE THREAD (Mono)…

“BROWNIE” (PINKIE’S Cousin)…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, TMC 2487 _ #16 – #18

TAIL: Six strands, Brown Fluro Fiber

ABDOMEN: Brown Holographic Flashabou

RIB: Wapsi wire, Copper, x-sm…* NOW coat with SHAN or UV KNOTSENSE

WINGCASE/LEGS: 6 steands of Rusty Krystal Flash, pulled over BEAD and 3 strands on each side, tied back as legs…

BEAD: Copper, Brass or Tungsten…depending on where one wants this pattern in the water column…

Methinks “BROWNIE” will get a work out the first week in August…(see rock in river photo – below)…

FLURO FIBER MIDGE (Olive Dun)..Zimmerman/Variant…

THREAD: For the ABDOMEN -Uni-thread, Olive Dun, 8/0, For the THORAX/HEAD – Tiemco 16/0, Brown

RIB: Wapsi wire, Chartreuse, x-sm…* NOW coat with SHAN or Loon UV KNOTSENSE…

WINGCASE/LEGS: Brown Fluro Fiber, pulled over, split and tied back…

Another pattern that will be employed further NORTH come August…

Déjà vu…soon…

Déjà vu…done…

SHUCKA KAHN… Emerging Midge,CREAM-ISH/TAN…Variant/Paul Freeman…

THREAD: Wapsi Ultra 70 denier, Cream – (Paul uses Gudebrod size A rod wrapping thread) – Good luck with that at the moment…

HOOK:Daiichi 1110, #18 -#24 – (Paul uses Daiichi 1100)

SHUCK: Amber Sparkle Emerger Yarn  – (Paul uses copper brown Antron)

ABDOMEN: Tying thread

LOOPED WING: White Sparkle Organza

RIB: Wapsi wire, Copper, x-sm – (Paul uses twisted white thread)…* NOW coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense _ (Paul does not coat)

HEAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill…pull wing over and tie off at head when the coating dries…

I really wanted to use this pattern along the edges on the EWR on this trip…the lower flows made this a difficult proposition…so, I did not…maybe next time …. ???

PURUV’s and SIMPLY RED (and PURPLE’s)

SIMPLY RED…(And, PURPLE)…

HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18
THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
BEAD: 5/64 Black Nickel, (4 wraps 0.10 lead)…or Tung
ABDOMEN: Red Krystal Flash
RIB: Wapsi, Silver, xsm
THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent dyed peacock eye, Purple

This was a KILLER pattern in May and September of 2011 on the EWR…this year…not so much…again, I attribute this to the higher temperatures and lower flows on the river..

PURUV…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: TMC 2499 SPBL, #16 – #18

TAIL: Pearl Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: UV Purple Krystal Flash (over black tying thread)

RIB: Lagartun Silver wire, x-fine

THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Black…twisted around thread and stroked to the rear…

BEAD: (HARELINE) Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Purple, sized to hook

MOO’S (TRUE) BLUE MIDGE…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18 – #20

SHUCK: Blue Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Blue Holographic Flashabou

RIB: Lagartun Silver wire, x-fine…*NOW coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense…

THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Purple…twist around thread and stroke to the rear…

BEAD: (HARELINE) Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Blue, sized to hook..

MOO is Michael…and it works…REAL GOOD !

DEEP PURPLE PERIL…Variant/Kelly G. Glissmeyer…

THREAD: Ultra, 70 Denier, Black…for ABDOMEN then, Tiemco 16/0 Black from THORAX forward…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 -#18

TAIL: Pearl Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Tying thread

RIB: Purple Holographic Tinsel, SM -  I used purple haze holographic 1/64″…*NOW, coat with SHAN or Loon UV Knotsense…

WING: Three short strands of Grizzly Krystal Flash – Black/Silver

THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent Peacock Herl, Purple…twist around thread and stroke to the rear

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook…

Lots more to come…fixin’ up Michael’s Waders and so on…

The PROBLEM…why Michael’s rear keeps getting wet…a little sprayed rubbing alcohol reveals the source…AQUASEAL solved the problem…

NEXT :

Some PMD, Epeorus Albertae and Caddis patterns for two of the brood who will be standing right about HERE..

…come the first week in August…

Git ‘r done…

PT/TB  Fish

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