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That time again, so this box will be filled with BWO/ Baetis nymphs, emergers, cripples and duns:

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Richard Wheatley Fly Box – These come from the Orvis Store in Pasadena, CA…

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RADIATION BAETIS, Brown – Gunkel/Variant – TMC 2488, #16 – #18…

 

 

PT/TB

These are the patterns tied while I was waiting for Michael to come out from NYC. Not all of them were used on that trip. Ally and I will make further use of them in October. Follow the highlighted link below to the post:

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Waiting for the son…A nymph,terrestrials and Seal Buggers…

 

NEXT: Fall 2016 Baetis/BWO’s…

 

PT/TB

 

Finally got these patterns done after Michael and I traveled up to the Eastern Sierras. We were hoping to get some of these guys wet on our trip but our visits to the East Walker River were frustrating. Five years of drought have warmed, weeded and silted this great Trout water…

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Not worth using the PMDs. Michael on the East Walker River…

For the finished PMD recipes, links and materials used:

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Click on HERE

 

Next:  1,Complete “Waiting for the son…”
2.Tie Baetis/BWO’s for me n’ Ally to use on the Lower Owens in October

PT/TB

I have been waiting for this guy to show up for the past three months so we could travel North to wet our lines in some Eastern Sierra water…

1 MOO BLOG 1

Michael…”Let’s go Dad !!!”…

BRIDGEPORT SIGN

From here to there…

2 MOO BLOG RRC 2

Red Rock Canyon...

VOLCANO AT LITTLE LAKE

The cinder dome at Little Lake…

3 MOO BLOG DINO HUT 3

The Dino Hut…Olancha, CA…

4 MOO BLOG EASTSIDE SPORTS 4

Eastside Sports, Bishop, CA…

5 MOO BLOG MSM 5

Mahogany Smoked Meats, Bishop, CA…

7 MOO BLOG LEE VINING POP 7

PT, takin’ a break in Lee Vining, CA…

6 MOO BLOG MONO LAKE 6

Mono Lake…

8 MOO BLOG MONO INN 8

The Mono Inn

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The East Walker River…Fly Fishing here for the first time in four years…

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Four years of drought have done the following…Silted the bottom in the “Miracle Mile” section and most of the river down to the pond, allowed the growth of weeds the likes of which I have never seen in the river since I started coming here, on a regular basis, in 1974 and turned the water to a dingy, chocolate color…

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PT workin’ the milk shake…The water temp., at 4PM, was 62 degrees, I was picking up weeds on every cast using a #18 Frenchie jig…

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Michael… experiencing the weeds…

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Dam !!!…

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Downriver MOO…

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In the soup…

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Where I once have taken some very large Brown Trout…

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“Are we having fun, yet ???”…

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More frustration…

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In 3 1/2 hours, I took one 7″ Rainbow…Moo…ZIP…On the upside, because this river has not been receiving the usual foot traffic, the stream side vegetation has come back with a vengeance…that is a good thing !

20 MOO BLOG BRIDGE INN POP 20

The Dinner was excellent at The Bridgeport Inn

 

DAY2……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Up to Lower Virginia Lake …

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7:30 AM…

22 MOO BLOG LVL MORN 22

“Row me Dude !!!”…

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“Yep, right about here”…

24 MOO BLOG LVL MORN TROUT 24

Moo’s first Rainbow on a #16 Peacock and Partridge Soft Hackle…

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The fly on the right…

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Looking good…

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I tied on one of these…in #12…

PURPLE PEACOCK & PARTRIDGE SH …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #12 – #18

THREAD: Ultra 70 Denier, Purple

RIB: Lagartun Silver wire, Fine or X-Fine

ABDOMEN: Purple Iridescent Peacock Herl – Spirit River

HACKLE: Partridge

…and the hits by football sized ‘Bows, just kept on coming…

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#1…

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#2…

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#3…

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#4…

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#5…

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#6…

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#7…

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#8…

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#9…

Michael switched over to one of these…

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OWENS “OFFENDER” II, Brown / Black …

HOOK: TMC 5263 #4- #6, Daiichi 2220 #6 – #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Brown or Olive

WEIGHT: .015 Lead or Lead Sub.

TAIL: Black Marabou

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands each side, Flashabou Dyed Pearl, orange, 6967 / 2 strands each side, Black Krystal Flash

RIB: UTC Copper Wire, Med

HACKLE: Ewing Bugger Hackle, Brown Grizzly

BODY: J. Fair Seal Sub Dubbing, Dark Brown

CONE: Wapsi, Copper, SM

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite Floss, #5, Fl. Orange

…and took several more Rainbows…

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All in all, it was a great day! We brought an uncountable number of Rainbows to hand using both patterns…

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Sunset…

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Down the mountain for dinner…

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…at the usual location…

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Virginia Creek Settlement…

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Tired MOO…

 

DAY # 3…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Back to Little Virginia Lake and up there…

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A brief pause for cell service…

41 MOO BLOG RD UP VLR 42

I’ll just look around…

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…towards Nevada…

43 MOO BLOG MOO%22S RAINBOW DAY 2- 43

Moo’s first Rainbow…

44 MOO BIG TROUT 2nd DAY BP 44.

Not bad…

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We will be back for you !!!

Michael hits the trail while I play with different fly patterns…

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Trail info…

47 MOO BLOG WILD MAP 47

More trail info…

48 MOO BLOG HIKE 48

Trail to the summit…

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A lake along the way…

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Looking back, down at Big Virginia Lake…

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…another view…

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Another lake on the way up…

53 MOO BLOG TRAIL 53

Almost there…

54 MOO BLOG SELFIE SUMMIT 54

At the top…

55 MOO BLOG POP BROOKIE 55

Meanwhile… a lot more Trout for Dad, including this Brookie…

56 MOO BLOG POP VCS 56

Tired PT…

DAY #4 Rosaschi Ranch, Nevada………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

It’s here:

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View from a bridge…

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Michael takes a look…

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Downriver…

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Upriver…

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We started here, about 1/4 mile down stream…through the “wait- a- minute” bush…

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Michael ties up with a hopper and midge dropper…

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The water temp. was 57 degrees, a lot less weeds and much clearer than on the CA side. There was evidence of flooding from rainfall and it was hot and humid…

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Did I mention HOT & HUMID ???

9 BLOG RR 9

Arctic Creel with Coke,Squirt and water…

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Typical riffle water…

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What Michael was using… Winston WT, 9′, 5wt. with a Tibor Tailwater…I uses a Winston Nexus 9′, 5wt. with a Hardy Lightweight…

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This looked interesting…I said “looked”…

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Michael hooked a 5″ Brown here…

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Almost back to the bridge…

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Let’s see…this old dude vaulted one 3″ Rainbow 15′ upstream…catch of the morning…

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Upstream after lunch…

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Michael switched to using the Nexus…

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Working a long run…

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Score…

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A smallish Brown…

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Nope… nothing for PT here…

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But Michael gets another small Brown…Must be the rod !

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Michael… working beneath the willows…

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It certainly looks “fishy” in there…

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PT TRUDGE…

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This is a very pretty river…

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Another likely spot that did not produce…

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Old dude in the sage…by the river…

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Back to the vehicle…

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Late afternoon, looking downstream…

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But WAIT !… Michael wants to give this spot, next to the bridge another try…because there has to be something big, behind the rock…

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” Just ONE more cast, Dad!!!”…

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Right here…

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Michael’s GREAT CATCH – a Tui Chub

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There was more activity in the hornet’s nest on the side of the bridge…

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Notice…

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Back to Bridgeport and dinner at the Bridgeport Inn…

DAY 5, slowly back to L.A. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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A quick trip up to Trumbull Lake…

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Something from The Trout Fly in Mammoth Lakes…

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Mmmm…Schat’s Bakery in Bishop, for lunch…

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Up to North Lake for one last fly fling…

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Aspens above the lake…

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“Cast over there MOO !!”

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Limit in a hour…all released…

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Recon at The Homestead near Ridgecrest. It would appear that there is construction activity going on here. This was a favorite dining spot focus for many years …hope springs eternal !!!

 

NEXT:

  1. Complete the PMD’s
  2. Complete Waiting for the son
  3. Tie Baetis/BWO’s for me n’ Ally to use on the Lower Owens in October

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Michael is supposed to be traveling out here to CA for time on some Eastern Sierra waters…here are a few things I am whipping up before he gets here. Our trip to the Eastern Sierras is HERE. Due to water conditions, our best fishing came on the high elevation lakes…a lot of these patterns will see use, in October when Ally and I got up up Bishop to fish some lakes and the Lower Owens river from there…

RAINBOW LV LAKE AUG 16

A taste of some Trout we caught yesterday…(8.25.2016)…

SEAL BUGGER BOX 2016

SEAL BOX completed…

TERR BOX 2016

BOX 1/2 FULL…of stuff for Michael (& me) to play with…

OLIVE - BROWN HS CH SEAL BUGGER

OLIVE / BROWN HS CH SEAL BUGGER …

HOOK: Daiichi 2220, #8 – #10

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

WEIGHT: .015 or .020 Lead

TAIL: Marabou, Brown

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands Rusty Brown Krystal Flash / 2 strands Orange Flashabou

RIB: UTC Wire, Fl Orange, Medium

ABDOMEN: Seal Sub. Dub., Olive Brown – Jay Fair

HACKLE: Lt. Olive Grizzly – Ewing

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite #5, Fl. Fire Orange

CONE: Brass, Copper, x-sm

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It Woiks…

Mat OLIVE BROWN HS CH SEAL BUGGER

Materials OLIVE / BROWN HS CH SEAL BUGGER…

OLIVE BROWN HS CH SEAL BUGGERS GRP

OLIVE / BROWN HS CH SEAL BUGGERs…#10’s…

DOUBLE SEAL IN PINK 2

DOUBLE SEAL IN PINK …

HOOK: TMC 300, #8 – #12

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .015 or .020 Lead

TAIL: Marabou, Black

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands Krystal Flash, Fl. Cerise / 2 strands Micro Pearl Flashabou

RIB: UTC Wire, Pink, Medium

ABDOMEN: 3/4 Gray Seal Dub. Sub. – Jay Fair / 1/4 #13 Black Peacock Mega Simi Seal – chopped

HACKLE: Whiting Bugger, Pink Grizzly

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #3 Fl. Red

CONE: Black Nickel, SM or x-sm

Yes PINK

Mat DOUBLE SEAL IN PINK

Materials DOUBLE SEAL IN PINK…

DOUBLE SEAL IN PINK GRP

DOUBLE SEAL BUGGERs IN PINK…#12’s…

HATCH 4 +

Something for Big MOO to play around with…

STROFT GTM

Stocked up…Thanks Nadia & Lil’ Moo and Angelcenter Karlsruhe !!! Why Stroft ???…READ

SUNSET SEAL - PURPLE OLIVE

SUNSET SEAL HS CH (Purple/Olive) …

HOOK: TMC 300, #12

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .015 Lead

TAIL: Marabou, Purple

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands UV Purple Krystal Flash / 2 strands Opal Mirage Flashabou

RIB: UTC Wire, Red, Medium

ABDOMEN: Dark Olive Seal Sub. Dub. – Jay Fair

HACKLE: Olive Grizzly – Ewing Hackle

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #3 Fl. Red

CONE: Black Nickel, x-sm

For here:

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…this Fall…

Mat SUNSET SEAL

Materials SUNSET SEAL BUGGER…

SUNSET SEAL BUGGERS GRP

SUNSET SEAL BUGGERs … #12’s…

PINK CINNAMON SEAL BUGGER

PINK / CINNAMON HS/CH SEAL BUGGER …

HOOK: TMC 300, #8 – #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Brown

WEIGHT: (not pictured) >015 Lead

TAIL: Pink Marabou

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands Holographic Pink Flashabou / 2strands UV Pear Krystal Flash

RIB: UTC Wire, Silver, Medium

ABDOMEN: Seal Dub. Sub.,Medium Cinnamon – Jay Fair

HACKLE: Whiting Bugger, Orange Grizzly

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #3, Fl. Red

CONE: Silver, x-sm

More color than does not fit the norm, to turn a Trout’s head…

Mat PINK CINNAMON SEAL BUGGER

Materials PINK CINNAMON SEAL BUGGERS…

PINK CINNAMON SEAL BUGGERs GRP

PINK CINNAMON SEAL BUGGERs …#10’s…

SIMMS G3 BOOTS

A pair for me, a pair for Big MOO…

SCORCH CH SEAL BUGGER - PURPLE

SCORCH HS/CH SEAL BUGGER – Purple …

HOOK: Daiichi 2220, #6-#10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: (not pictured) .015 – .020 Lead

TAIL: Marabou, Burnt Orange

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands Orange Flashabou / 2 strands Purple Flashabou

RIB: UTC Wire, Hot Orange, Medium

ABDOMEN: Purple Seal Dub. Sub. – Jay Fair

HACKLE: Whiting Bugger, Purple Grizzly

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite #5, Fl. Fire Orange

CONE: Brass Roe Red, 4.6MM

Keeping with the theme of otherwise outrageous Seal Bugger colors, something in PURPLE for the lakes and some moving water I know…

Mat SCORCH CH SEAL BUGGER PURPLE

Materials SCORCH HS/CH SEAL BUGGER – Purple…

SCORCH CH SEAL BUGGERS PURPLR GRP

SCORCH HS/CH SEAL BUGGERs – Purple…#10’s…

ALLY'S CH POWER BAIT SEAL BUGGER - F2

ALLY’S POWERBAIT HS CH SEAL BUGGER …

HOOK: Daiichi 1750, #8 – #12

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

WEIGHT: (not pictured) .015 Lead

TAIL: Yellow Marabou

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands Yellow Flashabou / 2 strands Brown Holographic Flashabou

ABDOMEN: Tan Seal Dub. Sub. – Jay Fair

RIB: UTC Wire, Copper Brown, Medium

HACKLE: Whiting Bugger, Yellow Grizzly

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #1, Yellow/Chartreuse

CONE: (Not pictured) Hardline Pink Brass, SM – X-sm

Mat ALLY%22S POWERBAIT CH SEAL BUGGER

Materials ALLY’S POWERBAIT HS CH SEAL BUGGER…

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The Fall Powerboat Princess…Allo

ALLY%22S POWERBAIT CH SEAL BUGGERS GRP

ALLY’S POWERBAIT HS CH SEAL BUGGERs…#12’s…

UV2 GULP BEETLE -2

UV2 GULP BEETLE (Purple) – Shutz/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 101, #18, TMC 100BL #12-#16

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Black

ABDOMEN: UV2 dyed Purple Peacock, 3 – 6 fibers

OVER ABDOMEN: Razor Foam, Black – .5MM – 1MM

SIGHTER FOAM: Razor Foam – .5MM or 1MM, Yellow or a color that is easier for you to see…

LEGS: Flexi-Floss, Black

This is a Jake Shutz pattern. He designs for Montana Fly Co. Note the other crazy colored abdomens for this pattern HERE …

UV2 GULP BEETLE -3

Top View UV2 GULP BEETLE (Purple)…

Mat UV2 GULP BEETLE

Materials UV2 GULP BEETLE (Purple)…

UV2 GULP BEETLE PURPLE GRP

UV2 GULP BEETLEs (Purple)…#18’s…

UV2 FLYING CARPENTER ANT

UV2 FLYING CARPENTER ANT -Lawson/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1190, #10 – #14

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Black

WING: Puglisi Trigger Point Intl. Fibers – Lemon Gray

LEGS: Krystal Flash, Grizzly – Black/White

This is a variant on Mike Lawson’s HONEY ANT PATTERN

Mat UV2 FLYING CARPENTER ANT

Materials UV2 FLYING CARPENTER ANT…

UV2 FLYING CARPENTER ANTS GRP

UV2 FLYING CARPENTER ANTs …#14’s…

SEAL DUB CINNAMON ANT

SEAL DUB CINNAMON PARA-ANT…

HOOK: Daiichi 1190, #16 – #18

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

ABDOMEN /HEAD: Chopped Medium Cinnamon Seal Dub. Sub. – Jay Fair

POST: McFlyon, Gold

HACKLE: Whiting 100, Orange/Grizzly

A generic ant pattern in Cinnamon…twitch this guy gently…they work better that way…

Mat SEAL SUB CINNAMON ANT

Materials SEAL DUB CINNAMON PARA-ANT…

SEAL DUB CINNAMON ANT GRP

SEAL DUB CINNAMON PARA-ANTs…#16’s…

EXTRA TERRESTRIAL ORANGE

 UV2 EXTRA TERRESTRIAL – Griffiths/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 100 BL, #16 – #18

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: UV2 Peacock, natural 3-4 fibers

OVER ABDOMEN: Black Razor Foam, 1MM

POST: Poly Yarn, Orange

HACKLE: Whiting 100, Grizzly/Orange

LEGS: Tarantu-Legs, Orange/Black, Mini

Marc Griffith, a South African tier, designed this pattern in larger sizes (#10-#12) with a standard Grizzly hackle and a bit more peacock and 2MM black foam. I downsized it and made it a bit more otherworldly for Western waters…

Mat EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

Materials UV2 EXTRA TERRESTRIAL…

EXTRA TERRESTRIALs GRP

UV2 EXTRA TERRESTRIALs…#18’s…

MOO CROTON 2 - 7.24

Hmmmm…somebody was on the East Branch of the Croton River, tossing bugs, this AM…(7.24.16)

MOO CROTON 1 - 7.24

…and got one or two…

ANT ACID

UV2 ANT ACID – Galloup/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 102Y, #11 – #17

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Brown

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry Tan – Abdomen and Head / Awesome Possum, Brown, chopped – Mid Section

UNDER WING: 8-10 strands Flashabou, 6992, Gold Holographic

WING: Coastal Deer Hair

LEGS: Centipede Legs, Speckled, Mini-Brown – Montana Fly Co.

One of Kelly Galloup’s favorite ant patterns…that he ties in THIS VIDEO …I prefer this hook and twitch this guy from time to time…

Mat ANT ACID

Materials UV2 ANT ACID…

ANT ACID Grp

UV2 ANT ACIDs…#17’s…

#47 UV2 BP SHOP VAC

#47, UV2 BP SHOP VAC – Nyman/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #20

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

RIB: UTC, Gold, x-sm

WING: Zelon, White

THORAX: UV2 Dyed Peacock, Black – Spirit River

BEAD: Brite Brass, sized to hook – as and alternative, stuff with .010 lead or use a Tungsten bead

When I first came across the “Shop Vac”, at Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, it was tied with this thread abdomen and did not have a peacock thorax. They caught plenty of Trout on the Madison and on the East Walker and Lower Owens rivers. I always carry some of these and the variants in my nymph boxes because they work…

Mat #47 UV2 BP SHOP VAC

Materials #47, UV2 BP SHOP VAC…

#47 UV2 BP SHOP VACs GRP

#47, UV2 BP SHOP VACs…#18’s…

 

 

PT/TB

Summertime and PMD’s…What follows will be a smattering of patterns to cover the Western versions – to include Nymphs, Emerger/Cripples, Duns and Spinners. I have not attended, in scope, to these little crawler fellows in about seven years…so here goes…

PMD BOX SUMMER 2016

PMD BOX, Summer 2016…

TWO TONE PMD SPINNER

TWO TONE PMD SPINNER – Streeks/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110. #16 – #20

THREAD: Benecci 12/0, Yellow

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

WING: Lt. Dun Zelon, Kinky

THORAX: #.2 Infrequens – Nature’s Spirit

The first of Montana Guide Neale Streeks PMD patterns…All three of these included patterns have appeared in Flyfishing & Tying Journal, they are good ones…

Mat TWO TONE PMD SPINNER

Materials TWO TONE PMD SPINNER…

TWO TONE PMD SPINNERs GRP

TWO TONE PMD SPINNERs…#18 – #20…

BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT - 2

BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER – Brooks/Variant…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #16 – #18

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Brown – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill – Thorax forward

SHUCK: Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: Veevus Rusty Brown Body Quill over Lagartun thread

PARACHUTE POST: Rainy’s 1/16″ Cyl. Foam – color of choice – Yellow in this instance

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

HACKLE: Whiting, Dun

A Bob Brooks pattern variant using Vevus Body Quill for the Abdomen…I like this material !!! Double it over for these small patterns…Brooks designs fly patterns for Solitude Fly

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Where Bob Brooks originated the above pattern…Hot Creek, CA…

Mat BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER

Materials BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER…

SPROUT PMD EMERGER

PMD SPROUT EMERGER/CRIPPLE – Brooks/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #16 – #18

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier,Yellow – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill, Thorax forward

SHUCK: Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: UTC 70 Denier, Yellow

PARACHUTE POST: Rainy’s 1/16′ cal. foam – color of choice, in this instance – White

THORAX: Fine & Dry PMD dubbing

Hackle: Whiting 100, Dun

Another Bob Brooks pattern. This patter was developed while he was the river keeper at Hot Creek. I go there once in awhile…

Mat PMD SPROUT EMERGER-CRIPPLE

Materials PMD SPROUT EMERGER/CRIPPLE…

BODY QUILL UV2 PMD SPROUT EMERGER & PMD SPROUT EMERGER-CRIPPLE GRP

SPROUTIN’ out…All #18’s…

TWO TONE PMD DUN

TWO TONE PMD DUN – Streeks/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Benecchi 12/0,Yellow

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbing, Sulphur Orange

PARACHUTE POST: McFlyon, Gold

THORAX: Micro Fine Dubbing, PMD, Olive Dun

HACKLE: Dun

The second Neale Sreeks  PMD dry pattern included in this series. He is among those tiers that like to hackle their parachutes with the hackle facing dull side up so that the pattern floats lower in the surface film…

Mat TWO TONE PMD DUN

Materials TWO TONE PMD DUN…

TWO TONE PMD DUNs GRP

TWO TONE PMD DUNs… #18’s…

T-47 SH PMD EMERGER

T-47 SH PMD EMERGER …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #16 – #18

THREAD: Danville #47 Tobacco Brown, 6/0 – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill, thorax forward

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck over Brown Zelon

RIB: Lagartun x-fine, copper

ABDOMEN: Danville #47, 6/0, Tobacco Brown thread

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

HACKLE: Hen Neck, Dun

A simple PMD soft hackle which may be fished in the surface film dead drift or swung…

Mat T-47 SH PMD EMERGER

Materials T-47 SH PMD EMERGER…

T-47 SH PMD EMERGERs GRP

T-47 SH PMD EMERGERs…#18’s…

FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNER

FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNER – Streeks/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbing, Sulphur Yellow

WING: White Antron Yarn

THORAX: Fine & Dry PMD Dubbing

The third of Neale Streeks PMD patterns. I tie a version of this in a BWO as well. They imitate the duns that have collapsed onto one side as the float downstream, about to give up the ghost…

Mat FLOP OVER PMD

Materials FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNER …

FLOP OVER PMDs GRP

FLOP-OVER PMD SPINNERS…#18 & #20…

MOO'S HC BANKER PMD

MOO’S HOT CREEK BANKER PMD …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #18

THREAD: Benecchi 12/0, Yellow

SHUCK: DNA Holofusion, Brown, 6-8 fibers

ABDOMEN: Working thread

THORAX: #.14 Tannish Yellow Natural Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

HACKLE: Dun, 5-6 wraps, v-notch at bottom so it floats flush in the film

Something small and thin for Michael, in a PMD version, that is meant to be fished tight up against an undercut bank…oh yeah…

Mat MOO'S HC BANKER PMD

Materials  MOO’S HOT CREEK BANKER PMD…

MOO'S HC BANKER PMDs GRP

MOO’S HOT CREEK BANKER PMDs – #16 & #18…

FOUND LINK PMD

FOUND LINK PMD – Galloup/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 102Y, #15 – #19

THREAD: Benecchi 12/0, Yellow

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: UV2 Turkey Biot – PMD – * Coat thread with Zap- A- Gap before wrapping biot for durability

THORAX: Ice Dub UV Lt. Yellow

UNDERWINGS: Zelon, Golden Ginger

WING: Premium Yearling Elk, #.49, Bleached – Nature’s Spirit

A Kelly Galloup pattern which may be found HERE. I really like this particular threader PMD patterns and have started using a lot more Coq De Leon for tailing floating May Fly patterns…

MAT FOUND LINK PMD

Materials FOUND LINK PMD…

FOUND LINK PMD'S GRP

FOUND LINK PMD’s …#17…

FOLDED FOAM PMD C-E

FOLDED FOAM PMD C/E – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: Fine & Dry Dubbing, PMD

WINGCASE: Razor Foam, Translucent Dun, 1MM, doubled over and tied in at rear of thorax

HACKLE: Dun – v-notch hackleso it floats flush, in the film

Craig Matthews ties the Baetis version HERE …note that I have hackled my version though the thorax and not in front of it…just a preference…

 

Mat FOLDED FOAM PMD C-E

Materials FOLDED FOAM PMD C/E…

FOLDED FOAM PMD C-E GRP

FOLDED FOAM PMDs C/E…#18’s…

PMD BOX SUMMER 2016 HALF

PMD BOX …half-way there…

DOWNEY'S WONDER NYMPH PMD

DOWNEY’S WONDER NYMPH – PMD, Downey/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #14 – #18

THREAD: Uni. 8/0, Rusty Brown

TAIL: Mallard Flank, Dyed Woodduck

RIB: UTC Wire, Hot Yellow, sm

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbing, Cinnamon

THORAX: 50% Awesome Possum – Orange, chopped / 50% Ligas #.35 Medium Hare’s Ear

WING: Fluff on stem from the base of a Grizzly Hen Neck, tied in convex side up and pulled over the thorax

A Brad Downey pattern that Charlie Craven ties a version of HERE…I also tie BWO/Baetis versions of this fly…They work real good…

Mat DOWNEYS WONDER NYMPH PMD

Materials DOWNEY’S WONDER NYMPH – PMD…

DOWNEYS WONDER NYMPG PMD GRP

DOWNEY’S WONDER NYMPHs – PMD – #16’s…

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD Cripple- Chung/Variant…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Semperfli Nano Silk, 12/0, Yellow

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: UV2 Turkey Biot, PMD – * Zap-A-Gap thread before wrapping for durability

WING: DNA Holofusion, White – include 3 strands of flash with white fibers

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, PMD

Simple Rim Chung cripple take on the PMD…

Mat UV2 DNA RS2 PMD

Materials UV2 DNA RS2 PMD Cripple…

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD GRP

UV2 DNA RS2 PMD Cripples…#16’s…

PMD EMERGER LT OLIVE PEPER

PMD EMERGER, LT. OLIVE – Peper/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #14-#18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL/SHUCK: Lemon Woodduck over Brown Zelon

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot #.1 PMD – Nature’s Spirit – * use Zap-A-Gap on thread abdomen before wrapping biot for durability

UNDERWING: Zelon, Lt. Dun, Kinky

WING: #.1 Blue Dun CDC – Marc Petitjean

THORAX: Stalcup’s Micr Fine PMD, Olive Dun

This is an Eric Peper variant. Some of his other PMD patterns may be viewed HERE

Mat PMD EMERGER LT OLIVE

Materials PMD EMERGER, LT. OLIVE…

PMD EMERGERS LT OLIVE GRP

PMD EMERGERs, LT. OLIVE…#16’s…

PT & FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLE

PHEASANT AND FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLE – Gantner/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1167, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dk. Brown – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill – Thorax forward

SHUCK: Zelon, Brown

ABDOMEN: Rusty Brown Pheasant Tail, (Wapsi PT P051)

THORAX: (*not pictured) UV2 Fine & Dry PMD Dubbing

WING: Razor Foam, .5MM,Translucent Dun, Folded over and tied to shank

HACKLE: Dun, 6-8 wraps

These John Gantner patterns are normally tied on straight shank hooks. I wanted to try some on the Klinkhammer hooks and will be doing some BWO’s/Baetis on these Daiichi 1167 hooks in my Fall Baetis post…The hackle is tied in front of the thread at an angle, pushing the foam wing forward. Then the tread is worked through the hackle and whip finished in front of the foam wing…

 

Mat PHEASANT TAIL AND FOLDED FOAM PMD

Materials PHEASANT AND FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLE…

PT & FOLDED FOAM PMD GRP

PHEASANT AND FOLDED FOAM PMD CRIPPLEs…

FIREFLY PMD TAN 2

FIRE FLY PMD (Tan)…

Hook: TMC 2488, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

TAIL: Partridge, Lt. Brown

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Gold

ABDOMEN: Stripped Peacock Eye, Natural

WINGCASE: 10-12 Strands Fire Fly, Pearl – * Coat wit UV Resin

THORAX: Dyed Peacock, Orange

LEGS: V-Notched Partridge

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, 5/64″ or 3/32″

A Tan, small PMD Nymph – keeping with the theme that PMD nymphs appear in a wide variety of colors even in the same bio mass…

Mat FIEFLY PMD TAN

Materials FIRE FLY PMD (Tan)…

FIREFLY PMD TAN GRP

FIRE FLY PMDs (Tan)…

PMD HOLOSHIMMER NYMPH BROWN

LT. COPPER HOLOSHIMMER PMD NYMPH (Brown)…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #14 -#18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Dyed Brown Pheasant Tail

RIB: Holoshimmer #6011, Lt. Copper

ABDOMEN: Dyed Brown Pheasant Tail

WINGCASE: Medallion Sheeting, Buggy Brown – * Coat with UV Resin

THORAX: UV2 Dyed Peacock, Brown

LEGS: Dyed Brown Pheasant Tail, 3 fibers each side

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten, Brown – sized to hook

A pheasant tail nymph done in a Dark Brown to more directly represent PMD nymphs, which vary in color ,more than any other May Fly…

Mat COPPER SHIMMER PMD BROWN

Materials LT. COPPER HOLOSHIMMER PMD NYMPH (Brown)…

COPPER SHIMMER PMD Brown GRP

LT. COPPER HOLOSHIMMER PMD NYMPHs (Brown)…

LOWRIDER PMD W&M NYMPH

LOWRIDER PMD NYMPH (Jig/Wire/Mink) …

HOOK: Umpqua/Hanak C 400BL, #16

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

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Ginger speckled

ABDOMEN: UTC Copper Brown, sm – * Coat with Dave’s Flexament

THORAX: Mink Body, natural brown

BEAD: Copper slotted Tungsten, 3/32″

This is a heavy jig version of this fly pattern which has consistently produced for me during PMD hatches…

Mat LOWRIDER PMD NYMPH

Materials LOWRIDER PMD NYMPH…

LOWRIDER PMD NYMPHs GRP

LOWRIDER PMD NYMPHs… #16’s…

SLIM ICE PMD NYMPH

SLIM ICE & ICE PMD NYMPH – Wiese/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #18

THREAD: Uni. 8/0, Rusty Brown – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – Thorax forward

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck, Barred

ABDOMEN: Uni. Thread

RIB: Black Ice Thread – * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Black – * Coat with UV Resin

THORAX: Ice Dub., Pheasant Tail

LEGS: V-Notched Brown Partridge

I used Walt Wiese’s “Skinny Nymph” as a template for this pattern with some variations…

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Yeah…they work here…

Mat SLIM ICE PMD NYMPH

Materials SLIM ICE & ICE PMD NYMPH…

SLIM ICE PMD NYMPHS GRP

SLIM ICE & ICE PMD NYMPHs…

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1110, #16-#18

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rusty Brown – Abdomen / Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, Orange – Thorax forward

TAIL: Brown Partridge

CARAPACE (BACK):Single Strand Micro Opal Flashabou, 1/100″

ABDOMEN: Lagartun Rusty Brown Thread

RIB: Lagartun x-fine, Copper – * Coat abdomen with Hard As Hull for durability

WINGCASE/LEGS: 6 Strands Black Krystal Flash

THORAX: STS Tribal Dubbing, Fiery Brown

Keeping with the theme of thin, a PMD nymph that would probably be most effective on waters close to hillsides with Iron Ore deposits – like the Frying Pan or Stillwater River in MT.

Mat OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH

Materials OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPH…

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPHS GRP

OPAL & BLACK PMD NYMPHs…

QUILL N' FOAM PMD NYMPH BRN

QUILL N’ FOAM PMD NYMPH, Brown – TMC 113BLH, #14- #18…

HOOK:  TMC 113BLH, #14- #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dk. Brown – Thorax forward

TAIL: Woodduck, Lemon, barred

ABDOMEN: Veevus Body Quill, Rust

RIB: Fine or X-fine Copper Lagartun wire  *Coat with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: .5MM Black Razor Foam

THORAX:  #.23 PMD Brown Emergence Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit picked out  for legs

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

Something very thin, exactly what the abdomens on PMD’s are…

Mat QUILL & FOAM PMD NYMPH

Materials QUILL N’ FOAM PMD NYMPH…

QUILL & FOAM PMD NYMPHS GRP

QUILL N’ FOAM PMD NYMPHS…

YNP HATCH CHART

They are already hatching in some places…

 

 

PT/TB

 

This post  includes additional Caddis Cripples, Emergers and Adults to fill up the slots in this Wheatley Fly Box. There are a good number of these patterns done in Gray because it is a color that works well in the Eastern Sierras and in other locations as well…like here, where Michael is fishing on the Stillwater River in Montana…

MOO STILLWATER

Michael on the Stillwater just below Cliff Swallow…

CADDIS BOX (WHEATLEY) INT

Caddis Box Completed…

CADDIS BOX (EXTERIOR) WHEATLEY

EXTERIOR…

WINSTON WT ('5wt. Box Elder

A small gift to myself for tossing these patterns…Winston 9′, 5wt. WT Fly Rod…

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS FINAL

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2487, #18

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

ABDOMEN:  6″ strands UTS x-sm, Black & Red Wire – twisted 75 times

BUBBLE: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Clear White – * tie in yarn before wire

WINGS: Flexi-floss, Black – tie in as one piece, sweep back and tie down, hold upright and cut at an angle

THORAX: UV2 Black Peacock Eye – 2 fibers, twisted

This is an older Craig Matthew’s pattern I started using in 2005. I have made some changes to it. Read HERE (scroll down to TBT) for more information…it’s a killer

GLOSSOSOMA TERRITORY

GLOSSOSOMA TERRITORY…

Mat GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS

Materials GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS…

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS GRP

GLOSSOSOMA DIVING CADDIS PUPAE…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS GRAY

UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray – Matthews/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 900BL, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax Forward

SHUCK: Kinky Zelon – Dark Dun

ABDOMEN: Uv2 Fine & Dry – Adams Gray

UNDER WING: Ice Wing Fiber – UV & Pearl Minnow Mix

WING: Snowshoe Hare – Medium Dun

A variation of Craig Matthew’s classic X Caddis using snowshoe hare with a bit of sparkle under the wing …for right here on the East Walker River where Michael is standing…

MOO CADDIS CONTINUATION

…as the current sweeps by those dead willow branches at sunset…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS

Materials UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray…

SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS GRP

UV2 SNOW & ICE WING X CADDIS, Gray…

PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH

PRISM PUPA – Tan-ish – Nemec/Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 2499 SPBL, #14- #18

THREAD: tierce 16/0, White – Under Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: SLF Prism – Sand

BUBBLE: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Tan

WINGS/LEGS: V-Notched Partridge Feather – Brown

THORAX: 2 UV2 Peacock Fiber – Brown – twisted and wrapped

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

A variant on a Jan Nemec pattern. He fishes and guides in the Eastern Sierras. Check his other patterns HERE

Mat PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH

Materials PRISM PUPA…

PRISM PUPA TAN-ISH GRP

PRISM PUPAE…

GRAPHIC CADDIS DK GRAY

GRAPHIC CADDIS – Dk. Gray, John Barr/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Gray – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

OVER ABDOMEN: Gray Micro Tubing

LEGS: V-Notched Gray Partridge Feather

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

ANTENNAE: (Optional) Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

GRAPHIC CADDIS GRAY

GRAPHIC CADDIS – Lt. Gray, John Barr/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Fl. White Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

TAG: Silver Holographic Tinsel

OVER ABDOMEN: Gray Micro Tubing

LEGS: V-Notched Gray Partridge Feather

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

ANTENNAE: (Optional) Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

John Barr’s Graphic Caddis has been a very successful pattern for me ever since I started tying them a number of years ago. This version is in two shades of Gray…

Mat GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS

Materials GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS Lt. & Dk. …

GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS LT & DK GRP

GRAY GRAPHIC CADDIS Lt. & Dk. – #16’s…

POP CADDIS GRAY 2

POP CADDIS (Pearl, Opal, Poopah) Gray – Fox/Davies Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2302, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

ABDOMEN: Micro Opal Flashabou, 1/100″, over working thread – *Zap-A- Gap for durability

BODY: Midge Pearl Core Braid – Gray Ghost – * Zap-A- Gap to top of the covered hook shank

LEGS: Grizzly Marabou – Natural

ANTENNAE: UV2 Mallard Flank Fibers – 2

THORAX: Ostrich Herl – Natural Gray

BEAD: Silver or Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A variation on Tim Fox’s Poopah Fly Pattern with the use of Pearl Core Braid without a wire rib (Jeremy Davies). I tied a bunch of patterns in Gray for this post because an inventory of my boxes revealed a lack of them. There are just some places a Gray Caddis will be the ticket…

Mat POP CADDIS GRAY

Materials POP CADDIS (Pearl, Opal, Poopah) Gray…

POP CADDIS GRAY GRP

POP CADDIS…

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA …

HOOK: TMC 226BL, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Larva Lace Super Floss – Amber

RIB: Veevus Body Quill – Brown, 1 stand, doubled, twisted and wrapped

HACKLE: Hen Neck – Furnace

HEAD: Uv2 Peacock Eye, Brown

I am always tying variations on small Amber caddis because they have been particularly successful for me on the East Walker River. This is a soft hackle version for use on that water…I suspect there are some other locations where it might be effective…

Mat AMBER WRAP CADDIS

Materials AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPA…

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPAE

AMBER WRAP CADDIS PUPAE – #16’s…

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Might be a Caddis fly or two in here…(along with a bunch of Stones)…

SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS

SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown – Merigold/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 3761, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Flexi-Floss – Brown

RIB: Veevus Body Quill, Tan – Double strand, twisted and wrapped

HACKLE: Hen Neck – White

This is an older pattern developed by Ross A. Merigold, who guided on the Madison River in Montana. I have been using them in a myriad of colors since the late 70’s – because they just plain work. This is a bronze plaque that was placed on the Madison River above Raynold’s Pass Bridge in his honor:

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Mat SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS

Materials SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown…

SUBTLE RIB RAM CADDIS GRP

SUBTLE RIB R.A.M. CADDIS, Brown…# 14’s…

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER (Gray) …

HOOK: TMC 206 BL, #14 – #18

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

ABDOMEN: Gray Antron Sparkle Dub – in a loop, brushed back with Velcro or a bore brush and cut

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank – Natural

WINGLETS: Sparkle Emerger Yarn -Gray, tie in as one piece, tie down so that yarn extends on both sides, lift and cut at an angle

HEAD: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Black

This is a very simple pattern which may be quickly tied to imitate any number of different Caddis species, as emergers, Just alter the size and color…

 

Mat BRUSHED ANTRON SPKL WING CADDIS EM

Materials BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGER (Gray)…

BRUSHED ANTRON SPKL WING CAD EM GRP

BRUSHED ANTRON SPARKLE WING CADDIS EMERGERs (Gray)…

X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN - 1

X3 CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1120, TMC 2457 – #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

ABDOMEN: Midge Pearl Core Braid – Tan

WING: CDC #.35 Wood Duck – Nature’s Spirit

WINGLETS: Stripped Goose Biots, one each side, cut at an angle, #,27 Hendrickson – Nature’s Spirit

ANTENNAE: Wood Duck Mallard Flank Feathers, 3 each side

THORAX: Wapsi (not Hareline) Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing – trust me there is a difference

BEAD: Tungsten, Black 2.4 mm or 3/32″

X3 because I have only seen three tiers who have used Micro Pearl Core Braid for Caddis patterns. In order, they would be Jeremy Davies who is the first that I have seen using it. Brian Silvey who uses it for this pattern and this guy, scroll down…

 

Mat X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN

Materials X3 CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

X3 CADDIS PUPA TAN GRP

X3 CADDIS PUPAE (Tan)…

SILVEY'S PRIMETIME CADDIS TAN

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER , Tan – Brian Silvey/ Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

ABDOMEN: Opal Micro Flashabou, 1/100″. over working thread,* Zap-A-Gap for durability

TEARDROP: Tan Antron, *tied, melted and glued

LEGS/THORAX: Grizzly Marabou – Tan

WINGLETS: Flexi-Floss – Brown

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank, 2 fibers

HEAD: Emergence Dubbing #.83, Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

A Brian Silvey pattern. This style, however, was developed by Bob Braendle. This is the Cinnamon  Teardrop Caddis that he put together many years ago, I suggest following his steps for a durable teardrop. Here is a video on tying the PRIMETIME CADDIS…I like both the TMC 226BL and TMC 102Y Hooks for these types of patterns…

Mat SILVEY'S PT CAD TAN

Materials SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER , Tan…

SILVEY'S PT CAD TAN GRP

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER(s), Tan…

SILVEY'S PRIMETIME CADDIS OLVIE W WING PADS

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER, Olive – Brian Silvey/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: Pearl Micro Flashabou, 1/100″ – over working thread –*Coat with Zap-A-Gap for durability

TEARDROP: Medium Olive Antron Yarn – tied, melted then glued with Super Glue or Zap-A-Gap

LEGS/THORAX: Grizzly Marabou – Brown

WINGLETS: 1 Starling Feather, Natural, tied on each side

ANTENNAE: Mallard Flank, 2 fibers

HEAD: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown

Another Brian Silvey pattern that has been around for awhile. The above Olive version, took this Rainbow…

POP MAD SILVEY CADDIS

…on the Madison River, above $3.00 Bridge, at sunset. The fish took fly, on the swing, as it was rising through the water column…

Mat SILVEY%22S PT CADDIS OLIVE

Materials SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER, Olive…

SILVEY'S PT CADDIS OLIVE GRP

SILVEY’S PRIMETIME EMERGER(s), Olive – #16’s…

CADDIS BOX 2

Windows filled – 4.19.2016…on to filling the slots…

WHEATLEY BOX FLIP-SLOT

They will be patterns for The East Walker River, The Upper Owens River and Hot Creek that I have wanted to collect into one location…All are applicable to other locations in the West.

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Like here…Madison River, MT – above $3.00 Bridge…

MOO HOUSY 4

…and some will work here, on the  Housatonic River, where Michael fished today (4. 17.2016)…

UV2 CDC BLACK CADDIS

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS …

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #19

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Black

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Black

Another adult Glossosoma imitation. Most of these little guys that I see in the Eastern Sierras ,or on the Madison River, in Montana, are BLACK. One may also use Black Snowshoe Hare for the pattern. Use a tiny ball of this, about six inches above the fly, on the tippet, to detect it’s location on the water…

Mat UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS

Materials UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS…

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS GRP

UV2 & CDC BLACK CADDIS #19’s…

DARK E-C CADDIS

OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS – Cutter/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 102Y, #15 – #19

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Crinkled Zelon, Olive Brown

ABDOMEN: Brown/Olive Natural Dubbing #.49 – Nature’s Spirit

THORAX: Emergence Dubbing #.83 Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

Hackle: Badger Variant

The standard Ralph Cutter E/C Caddis pattern done in a Brown Olive color. Ralph believes a two tone color Caddis out performs  a Caddis tied with a single abdomen/thorax color…developed a long time ago, it remains one of the most effective Caddis Emergers…

Mat OLIVE-BROWN EC CADDIS

Materials OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS…

OLIVE-BROWN EC CADDIS GRP

OLIVE/BROWN E/C CADDIS…#17…

UP-WINGED CINNAMON CADDIS EMERGER

UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGER (Cinnamon) – Ames Jr./Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #14- #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Lt. Cahill

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dubbin Cinnamon

THORAX: X-Fine Natural Dubbing, #.35 Cinnamon Caddis – Nature’s Spirit 

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

Hackle: Yellow Grizzly, oversized, one size

A variation on a Thomas Ames Jr. Caddis pattern. For a crippled version, add a bit of Amber antron, Sparkle Emerger Yarn or Zelon for a shuck. The abdomen, unlike the E/C Caddis, hangs beneath the surface film…

Mat UP-WING CINNAMON CADDIS

Materials UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGER (Cinnamon)…

UP-WING CINNAMON CADDIS GRP

UP-WINGED CADDIS EMERGERs (Cinnamon)…

BLACK X CADDIS GLOSSOSOMA

BLACK X CADDIS – (Glossosoma) – Matthews/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 101, TMC 900BL, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Hare’s Ear Ice Dub, Harder’s Bloody Black

WING: Premium Yearling Elk #.49, Bleached – Nature’s Spirit

This is a Craig Matthews pattern designed to imitate the Little Black Glossosoma adult that hatches on the Madison River in June, July and again in September. Ralph Cutter delves in to this bug’s importance in the Eastern Sierras HERE

Mat BLACK X CADDIS

Materials BLACK X CADDIS…

BLACK X CADDIS GRP

BLACK X CADDIS – #20’s…

TB HC CADDIS 2

TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray) – Otzinger/Variant… 

HOOK: TMC 900BL, TMC 100BL – #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Gray

TRAILING BUBBLE: Mirage Accent Opal, 2 strands

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Adams Grey

WING: Coastal Deer Hair

HACKLE: Grizzly

Eric Otzinger worked out of Bob Marriot’s Fly Shop, back in the day. This is a pattern he designed for Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierras. The original tie on the pattern may be found HERE  (PDF. scroll down). It may be adapted for other Caddis species by changing sizes and colors

Mat TRAILING BUBBLE HC CADDIS

Materials TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray)… 

TRAILING BUBBLE HC CADDIS GRP

TRAILING BUBBLE HOT CREEK CADDIS – (Gray) – #16 & #18…

POP N' NAD

PT and Nadia at Hot Creek Ranch…back in the day…

EWR CADDIS CENTRAL

CADDIS CENTRAL – The East Walker River…

THE PUPIL Hydropsyche

THE PUPIL  – Hydropsyche – Frank F. Johnson/Variant… 

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

ABDOMEN: Fine & Dry Dubbing, Tan

WING: Mottled CDC #.45, Caddis Tan – Nature’s Spirit

This is a Tan version of Frank F. Johnson’s below pattern. I would also suggest carrying these in Cinnamon, Gray, Brown and White/ Nectopsyche for fishing Eastern Sierra Hatches. Note that the abdomen ends over the hook point, a departure from standard Caddis Dry patterns…

Mat THE PUPIL HYDROPSYCHE

Materials THE PUPIL _ Hydropsyche…

THE PUPIL HYDROPSYCHE GRP

THE PUPIL(s) – Hydropsyche…

THE PUPIL - BLACK CADDIS

THE PUPIL – (Black Caddis) – F. Johnson/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 100BL, Daiichi 1110, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Golden Yellow Antron

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dubbing, BWO Olive

WING: Trouthunter CDC, Dark Dun

This pattern was designed by Montana Guide Frank F. Johnson. Easy and simple to tie, it may be adapted to nearly all Caddis Hatches. Here are three tips/ materials I use to keep dry CDC patterns floating high, after being slimed by Trout:

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Do not be intimidated to not use these excellent feathers…

Mat THE PUPIL Black Caddis

Materials THE PUPIL – (Black Caddis)…

THE PUPIL Black Caddis

THE PUPIL – Black Caddis – #16 – #18…

 

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