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So I got this BOX… (SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW FLY ADDITIONS – the most recent is last). This post will be completed after August 28, when I return from a trip up to the Eastern Sierras with my Grandson, Son, Daughters and significant others…Oh YEAH !!!

Michael says bring MORE soft hackles… :)…8.23.2017

COMPLETED FALL SOFT HACKLE BOX…

RICHARD WHEATLEY 6″ BLACK BOX…

Somebody was on Willowemoc Creek on July 29 – 30… 🙂

Something to get flies down quick that is not lead (suggested for 4x leaders and larger)…Lead is a big No-No in YNP, in flies or on leaders and tippets…

This batch is just about ready to go into the box…

INTERIOR…

Many of the patterns going inside will be hackled with THIS:

…and THIS, because Fall is a great time to swing soft hackle fly patterns in the waters in and around Yellowstone National ParkEverything in this box will be soft hackle patterns…Starting with this:

MICRO FLOSS IN LIGHT OLIVE SH – TMC 5262, #14 – #18…

Materials MICRO FLOSS IN LIGHT OLIVE SH…

MICRO FLOSS IN LIGHT OLIVE SHs…#16’s…

YELLOW SOFTIE – Daiichi 1560, #12 -#14…

Materials YELLOW SOFTIE…

YELLOW SOFTIEs…#14’s…

BARKER’S BAETIS – Daiichi 1560, #18…

Materials BARKER’S BAETIS…

BARKER’S BAETIS…#18’s…

BWO UV2 TRANSITION FLYMPH – McGee/Variant – Fulling Mill 35050, #18…

Materials BWO UV2 TRANSITION FLYMPH…

BWO UV2 TRANSITION FLYMPH…#18’s…

GOLD PROSPECTOR-McGee/Variant – TMC 3761, #12 – #16…

Materials GOLD PROSPECTOR…

GOLD PROSPECTORs…#12’s…

SHUCK EMERGER (Nectopsyche albida)- McGee/Variant – TMC 102Y, #15…

Materials SHUCK EMERGER (Nectopsyche albida)…

SHUCK EMERGERs (Nectopsyche albida)…#15’s…

MADISON DRIFTER – McGee/Variant – TMC 5262, #12 – #16…

Materials MADISON DRIFTER…

MADISON DRIFTERs…#14’s…

KINGFISHER PEACOCK SH- Alec Jackson Covert Nymph Hook, #11 – #15…

Materials KINGFISHER PEACOCK SH…

KINGFISHER PEACOCK SHs…#13’s…

STRUNG RED & PINK SH – TMC 113 BLH, #12 – #14…

Materials STRUNG RED & PINK SH…

STRUNG RED & PINK SHs…#12’s…

UV2 3P’s SH (Purple) – TMC 5262, #14 – #18…

Materials UV2 3P’s SH (Purple)…

UV2 3P’s SHs (Purple)…#14’s…

CHARTREUSE TAG P & P SH – Daiichi 1560, #12 – #16…

Materials CHARTREUSE TAG P & P SH…

CHARTREUSE TAG P & P SHs – fourth aisle from the left – # 14’s…

DMC EMERGING BWO SH – TMC 100SPBL, #18 – #20…

Materials DMC EMERGING BWO SH…

DMC 640 Floss…

DMC EMERGING BWO SHs…#18’s…

BLEACHED FALL FURNACE SH – TMC 5262, #12 – #16…

Materials BLEACHED FALL FURNACE SH…

BLEACHED FALL FURNACE SHs…#14’s…

AMBER TRILOBAL SH – Alec Jackson Covert Nymph Hook, #13 – #15…

Materials AMBER TRILOBAL SH…

AMBER TRILOBAL SHs…#13’s…

UV2 DATUM #3 COACHMAN SH – TMC 5262, #12 – #16…

Materials UV2 DATUM #3 COACHMAN SH…

UV2 DATUM #3 COACHMAN SHs…#12 & #14…

SMOLT N’ STEEL SH – TMC 113BLH, #12 – #14…

Materials SMOLT N’ STEEL SH…

SMOLT N’ STEEL SHs…#12’s…

DIVER SH  (B. americanus) – Daiichi 1130, #16 – #18…

Materials DIVER SH  (B. americanus)…

DIVER SHs  (B. americanus)…#16’s…

GOLD TAG P & P SOFT HACKLE – TMC 5262, # 12 – #18…

Materials GOLD TAG P & P SOFT HACKLE

GOLD TAG P & P SOFT HACKLEs…#16’s…

PURPLE PEACOCK & PARTRIDGE SOFT HACKLES – TMC 5262, # 16’s…

Materials PURPLE PEACOCK & PARTRIDGE SOFT HACKLES

 

My next BLOG POST“Fishing’ With Lil’ Moo” will explain why I tied so many of the above pattern…

 

PT/TB

 

 

 

 

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So these  will be emergers, duns and maybe a spinner or two along with more detailed information on the little guys that are available almost year round and the most important May Fly hatch perhaps anywhere…Gary LaFontaine had a book in the works, at one time, on Blue Winged Olives. It was never completed prior to his passing. I would have definitely enjoyed having a copy of THAT…Here are some great resources for learning more about the Baetis Complex…books and links…

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My first book on Mayflies…and still a good one…

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A must…

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Shane Stalcup’s classic…

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…another classic from Swisher & Richards…

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A recent publish that has excellent informations and BWO patterns with recipes…

These links provide a primer on Blue Winged Olives…one may notice a few of my fly patterns included in the photos from Fly Fishing Traditions:

Baetis Complex – Part I

Baetis Complex – Part II

Baetis Complex – Part III

Baetis Complex – Part IV

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Completed BAETIS BOX…and a little something from Rick Hafele on BWO’s:

Hafele’s Bug Blog

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Winston BORON IIIX SUPER 10, 5wt. – Hatch  4 Plus Finatic…

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Frozen MOO…

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PQ BWO PARA EMERGER …

HOOK: TMC 206BL, #16 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Olive/Brown

ABDOMEN: Polish Quill, Olive – * Coat with UV Resin for durability and Bling

THORAX: Superfine Dry Fly Dubbing – BWO

POST: Blue Dun McFlylon #.24

HACKLE: Dun

Michael likes his dry flies, so this is a hanging emerger for his use. I gots to tie more Mayfly emergers on this hook…me likee…

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Materials PQ BWO PARA EMERGER…

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PQ BWO PARA EMERGERs …# 20’s…

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Baetis water…0 degrees at the 45th. parallel – halfway between the North Pole and the Equator…

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BWO PARA SPINNER – Schollmeyer/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Micro Fibetts, Light Dun

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Rust

POST: White Poly Yarn

HACKLE: Dun

A simple Jim Schollmeyer spinner pattern when one encounters them and the Trout are receptive to flush floaters…

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Materials BWO PARA SPINNER…

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BWO PARA SPINNERS…#20’s…

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CHART DOT I.C.U. BAETIS – McCormick./ Variant …

HOOK:  TMC 2488, #20

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – Thorax Forward

SHUCK: Zelon, Dun

POST: Rainy’s Parachute Post ( foam cylinder), Chartreuse, 1/16″

THORAX: Orvis Spectrablend – Olive Gray

WING(s): Zelon – Dun

Another Bucky McCormick pattern from Blue Ribbon Flies for these old eyes to see…

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Materials CHART DOT I.C.U. BAETIS …

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CHART DOT I.C.U. BAETIS…#20’s…

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BUCKY’S KLINKHAMMER SHUCKIN’ BAETIS …

HOOK: McCormick/Variant- Daiichi 1167, #18 – #20

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Olive – Abdomen / Thorax Forward, Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Dark Olive Dun

ABDOMEN: UTC 70 Denier, Olive

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

POST: Poly Yarn, Orange

THORAX: Dark Tan Beaver

Bucky McCormick, of Blue Ribbon Flies, ties this pattern as a Midge. I have adapted it for an emerging Baetis…

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Materials BUCKY’S KLINKHAMMER SHUCKIN’ BAETIS…

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BUCKY’S KLINKHAMMER SHUCKIN’ BAETIS…#20’s…

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A visit to SPOOL CITY

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PQ BAETIS EMERGER – Barr/Pennington Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Zelon, Amber

ABDOMEN: Polish Quill, Olive – * Coat with UV Resin

OVER/WINGCASE: 2 strands Holographic Mylar Motion, Black, 1/32″

WINGCASE/LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Brown or Black, 16 strands or less depending on hook size * Coat Mylar Motion with UV Resin

This is a composite of John Barr’s BWO Emerger and Carl Pennington’s Biot Emerger ,using a Black Holographic wing case. Why Black ??? Because BWO’s are most active when their wing cases darken, just prior to hatching…This pattern is meant to be fished from the bottom of the water column to just under the surface. Grease thy leader or hang it off a larger dry pattern…I prefer the wing case be pronounced as a trigger…

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Materials PQ BAETIS EMERGER…

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PQ BAETIS EMERGERs…#20’s…

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SPANFLEX CDC CDL OLIVE BAETIS EMERGER …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #20

THREAD: Underabdomen – Tiemco 16/0, White / Thorax Forward, Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Whiting CDL Fibers

WING: Marc Petitjean Blue Dun CDC tips * tied in opposed

THORAX: Superfine BWO Dubbing – BWO

LEGS: * ( not Pictured ) Coq De Leon, Light Speckled – Hareline …and yes, there is a big difference between the Whiting and Spanish CDL

This is a pattern that sits with the abdomen just below the surface film. It is meant for slick, slow water below riffles…

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Materials SPANFLEX CDC CDL OLIVE BAETIS EMERGER….

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SPANFLEX CDC CDL OLIVE BAETIS EMERGERs…# 18’s….

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FOAM BIOT EMERGER BWO – Bill Black/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #18 – #22

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

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Olive/Brown

ABDOMEN: UV2 Turkey Biot – fringed side out

WINGCASE/BURST WING: Razor Foam, Translucent Dun , 1mm or .5MM -sized to hook

LEGS: Dyed Brown Partridge, V-Notched

This is a Bill Black pattern. He was the President of Spirit River and the developer of the UV2 products. That company no longer exists. They were acquired by Hareline this past Fall (2016). This is an excellent floating emerger pattern for slick water…

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Materials FOAM BIOT EMERGER BWO…

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FOAM BIOT EMERGERs BWO…#18’s…

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In hand, on the East Walker River…

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DOA BWO CRIPPLE (Olive/Gray) – Nyman/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 -#21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Zelon, Olive/Brown

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dub, Gray/Olive

BURST WINGCASE/WING: EP Trigger Point Int’l.  – Dun or Black (for those Gray Days)

Hackle: Dun, clipped so it rides low

This is a version of Rowan Nyman’s pattern tied on a TMC 103BL hook. This is an older pattern that was first presented by Blue Ribbon Flies awhile ago. It still works, real good, when Trout are feeding on cripples, in the surface film…

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Materials DOA BWO CRIPPLE (Olive/Gray)…

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DOA BWO CRIPPLEs (Olive/Gray)…#21’s…

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CDL TPI PARACHUTE BWO …

HOOK:  TMC 102Y, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dun

ABDOMEN: Orvis Spectrablend Dry Fly – BWO

POST: Enrique Puglisi Trigger Point Into. Fibers Dun (BWO) or color of choice

HACKLE: Dun

Just a simple little BWO parachute for darker BWO hatches. I find that the BWO’s on the East Walker River tend to have a deeper Olive color than those, lower down, on the Owens River, below Pleasant Valley Reservoir. The Fl. Orange post is for me and the Dun post for Big MOO and Ally…they have better eyes…I am a big fan of this hook because of it’s color and wide gape…

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Materials CDL TPI PARACHUTE BWO…

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CDL TPI PARACHUTE BWOs… #19’s…

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Fill’er up…

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UV2 BROOK’S SPROUT BWO – Bob Brooks/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #16 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn – Olive/Brown

ABDOMEN: Premo Goose Biot, BWO

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry – BWO

POST: Rainy’s Parachute Post (Foam Cylinder), White or color of choice, 1/16″

HACKLE: Dun

Bob Brooks developed this style pattern for Midges and small May Fly hatches when he was the river keeper on Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierras. This pattern has found wide-spread use throughout the world since it’s inception. With the shuck, it imitates an merging BWO…

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Materials UV2 BROOK’S SPROUT BWO…

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UV2 BROOK’S SPROUT BWOs…#20’s…

 

NEXT: Up the road with MOO then a smattering of patterns which will be done individually and not for a complete box…

 

PT/TB

 

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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…

 

 

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The “Dancing Caddis” pattern, a Gary LaFontaine design, appears in his 1981 tome –” CADDISFLIES”, (pages 51-61)

CADDISFLIES GLF

Those pages include an SBS for tying the pattern (* pay particular attention to step # 6).Below is the hook design that Gary La Fontaine settled on for this pattern…

PARTRIDGE K3A SWEDISH DRY FLY HOOK

PARTRIDGE K3A Swedish Dry Fly Hook… The Swedish dry fly hooks were designed in Sweden by Nils Eriksson and Gunnar Johnson who were well known Swedish fly tyers. Partridge first made them in 1979. Good luck to finding them now – in quantity.  So, I used this:

GAMAKSTSU C-16B HOOK

GAMAKATSU C-16B Cripple/ Emerger Hook…

GAMAKATSU C16-B HOOKS

The hooks, in various sizes…

He states, in his book, that the new fly proved very effective with both dead-drift and twitch presentations. It worked as a flush imitation on fish that were feeding selectively on passive female Caddis, and it also worked as well as a high-riding imitation on fish that were feeding on active females.

Am imitation tied on an upside-down hook could be effective for all types of adult Caddisflies, the fly not only resting on the wing edges and body, but also skating on them. Without the hook to interfere, one fly could simulate the important characteristics whether drifting, drag-free or moving.Further tactics for fishing this pattern may be found on pages 128 – 134 in the book. The key to the success of this fly pattern is the twin streaks of light created on the water by the wing edges of this skating pattern (pg. 54). The Gamakatsu C16-B hook is probably the best currently available hook to compliment this design and provide the desired effect of those streaks.

DANCING CADDIS UV2 HYDROPSYCHE

DANCING CADDIS HYDROPSYCHE (Uv2 Tan)…

HOOK: Gmakatsu C16-B, #14 – #18…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Light Cahill

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Tan

WING: Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

HACKLE: Barred Dark Ginger – Whiting

Mat DANCING CADDIS UV2 TAN

Materials DANCING CADDIS HYDROPSYCHE (Uv2 Tan)…

DANCING CADDIS UV2 TAN GRP 1

DANCING CADDIS HYDROPSYCHE (Uv2 Tan) – #16 & #18…

HC DANCING CADDIS GRAY1

HOT CREEK DANCING CADDIS – (Gray)…

HOOK: Gamakatsu C16-B, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

ABDOMEN: UV2 Fine & Dry, Grey

WING: Medium Dun Deer Hair

HACKLE: Grizzly

Mat DANCING CADDIS GRAY

Materials HOT CREEK DANCING CADDIS -(Gray)…

DANCING CADDIS GRAY GRP 16 & 18

HOT CREEK DANCING CADDIS -(Gray)…#16 & #18…

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Michael on Hot Creek, CA…

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MOO…at Caddis time on the East Walker River…

DANCING CADDIS BRACHY 2

(B.occidentalis)…MOTHER’S DAY DANCING CADDIS…

HOOK: Gamakatsu C-16B, #14 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: Stalcup’s Micro Fine Dubbing, BWO Olive

WING: Coastal All Purpose Deer Hair

HACKLE: Grizzly Dyed Dun

Mat BRACHY DANCING CADDIS

Materials (B.occidentalis)…MOTHER’S DAY DANCING CADDIS…

BRACHY DANCING CADDIS GRP

(B.occidentalis)…MOTHER’S DAY DANCING CADDIS…

DANCING CADDIS GRANNOM

DANCING CADDIS Grannom – 

HOOK: Gamakatsu C16-B, #14 -#18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: UV2 Peacock Eye, Natural – Spirit River

WING: Medium Dun Deer Hair, #.37 – Nature’s Spirit

HACKLE: Whiting Hackle, Olive/Grizzly

DANCING CADDIS 2

Yes. it rides hook point UP…

Mat DANCING CADDIS GRANNOM

Materials “DANCING CADDIS” Grannom…

DANCING CADDIS GRANNOM GRP

“DANCING CADDIS” Grannoms…

NEXT: Caddis Continuation

 

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Finally, next to the last day of the year. This group includes Larvae, Pupa, Emergers and Adults. Several are being tied for Michael to toss in some water back East. He’s  gone on a dry fly bender, so a couple of these will meet his needs for catching some sippers and slurpers while his fingers freeze…I had an inquiry from a reader beyond the U.S. about where to find a substitute for the Iridescent Peacock colors from Spirit River in Europe. There ain’t none. I am not aware of anything (including the “other colored peacock” from a U.S. source) that even comes close to the quality of the SR material I use in many of my fly patterns…If ya’ want the real deal, SPIRIT RIVER  will ship it to ya’ !… a tying friend of mine received it in Serbia…

SMALL FACES MIDGES

Completed MIDGE BOX….

XMAS 14 MOO FACE -4

Miles says,  “That’s Just The Way It Is !”

TUNG YQM MIDGE 3

TUNG. YQM MIDGE…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #18 – Gamakatsu 13U, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

SHUCK: UV Gray Krystal Flash

ABDOMEN: Synthetic Quill Body Wrap, Adams Gray – Hareline  – * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability before and after wrapping

WING: CDC Puffs, White…more than one maybe needed

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Black – Spirit River

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

YQM stands for…Yer’ Quillin’ ME…

Mat YQM MIDGE

Materials TUNG. YQM MIDGE…

TUNG YQM MIDGES

TUNG. YQM MIDGES…

QUILL MIDGE OL 1

OLIVE QUILL MIDGE – Ritt/Variant ..

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #19 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

ABDOMEN: Baetis Olive, D’s Flyes, Quill – (* Soak in H2O, wrap, then coat wit Hard As Hull) or use McLean’s Quill Bodies

WING: Sparkle Organza, White

WING CASE/ FORWARD POST: Hi-Vis, Yellow

HACKLE: Olive Grizzly, v-notched

This is an Al Ritt pattern with which, I used a different quill and indicator yarn for the wing case and post (I generally see yellow better). It is an easy tie and may be done in a range of colors for dry fly fanatics like my son…(sigh…)

Mat OLIVE QUILL MIDGES

Materials OLIVE QUILL MIDGE…

OL QUILL MIDGES

OLIVE QUILL MIDGES…

MOO WINTER DAY LO -1-

Good place for Midges and Midge clusters……in the back eddy on the left…Lower Owens River…

UV CHOC MIDGLING

UV CHOCOLATE MIDGLING – Mercer/Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

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

SHUCK: AZ Diamond Hair, #.7, Lt. Purple

OVER ABDOMEN:  Pearl Krystal Flash then Micro Tubing, Brown

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Silver Wire

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Black – Spirit River

WING(s): Looped UV Pearl Krystal Flash

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook

Mike Mercer came up with this California variant on the Zebra Midge and his pattern works very well here and in most other places too. The original may be viewed on Steve Schalla’s Site (scroll down). I wanted some in Chocolate for the Lower Owens River…

Mat UV MIDGLING BRN

Materials UV CHOCOLATE MIDGLING…

UV MIDGLINGS BRN

UV CHOCOLATE MIDGLINGS…

OPAL SUSPENDER MIDGE 2

OPAL SUSPENDER MIDGE EMERGER – Cannon/Matthews Variant …

HOOK: Daiichi 1167, #20 or TMC 2488, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

SHUCK: AZ Simi Seal, #.34, Crayfish Orange

ABDOMEN; Micro Opal Flashabou, 1/100″ – * Coat thread with HAH or SHAN, ten wrap Opal Flashabou

RIB: Black,x-sm UTC Wire – * Coat again with HAH orSHAN for durability

UPRIGHT WING: Snowshoe Hare White and Black mixed

THORAX: Stalcup’s Micro Fine Dub., Black

A Jim Cannon pattern with a hint of Craig Matthews (with the Opal Abdomen)…the original is HERE … another basic Midge Emerger that may be tied in a number of colors with a wing that will keep the pattern in the meniscus… like a cork

OPAL SUSPENDER RBG 1

Same pattern…Wing Schollmeyer style…

Mat OPAL SUSPENDER MIDGE

Materials OPAL SUSPENDER MIDGE EMERGER…

OPAL SUSPENDER MIDGES

OPAL SUSPENDER MIDGE EMERGERS…

DIRTY SPIDER MIDGE OL VAR

(DIRTY) SPIDER MIDGE (Olive) – Matthews/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #18, TMC 206BL, #20, Gamakatsu 13U, #20

THREAD: Abdomen – Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, Olive / Thorax forward – Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, Olive

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Copper Wire – * Coat with HAH or SHAN for durability

THORAX: Fly-Rite, x-fine Poly, #.10, Brown/Olive

WING CASE/ WING: MP Select CDC, Dirty Yellow

HACKLE: Olive Grizzly

Delicious !!!…another winner from Craig Matthews … a good flat water pattern for below…not the choppy stuff in the center …when Michael wants to work the surface…and maybe the “old guy” when hen sees Michael nailing ’em…

EWR MIDGES F-W 14

There might be some Olive Midges in this water…maybe…

Mat DIRTY SPIDER MIDGE (OL)

Materials (DIRTY) SPIDER MIDGE (Olive)…

DIRTY SPIDER MIDGES

(DIRTY) SPIDER MIDGES (Olive)…

RED MORSEL MIDGE

RED MORSEL MIDGE …

HOOK: Daiichi 1153, #18, Gamakatsu C-12B, #18 – #20

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

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion – 8 strands Red / 1 Strand Flash – * Coat with HAH or SHAN

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Purple – Spirit River

Red is a Midge color that has worked for me at various times on the East Walker and other places when oxygen levels are fairly low, in the water. These two articles HERE and HERE explain why certain Midges are Red and when they should be considered for use…

Mat RED MORSEL MIDGE

Materials RED MORSEL MIDGE…

RED MORSEL MIDGES

RED MORSEL MIDGES…

UV BLUE WISP MIDGE 2

UV BLUE WISP SH MIDGE …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110 – #18 – #22

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

ABDOMEN: Krystal Flash UV Blue

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Silver Wire – * Coat with HAH or SHAN

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

HACKLE: Starling feather, Blue (dyed) – White Fox Fur & Feather Co. or HERE

Another small Midge pattern in Blue. Use any number of UV Krystal Flash colors over White thread to make these little guys with a dark-ish Thorax. Starling is a particularly good feather for soft hackling these small Midges and if ya’ have to ask “Why over white thread ?”…ya’ ain’t been reading the BLOG…

Mat BLUE WISP MIDGE

Materials UV BLUE WISP SH MIDGE…

BLUE WISP MIDGES

UV BLUE WISP SH MIDGES…

MIDGES FALL 14 IP

MIDGES….coming along…slowly…

BP BRN ML 1

BP MIDGE LARVA (Brown)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Black – Head

ABDOMEN: Working thread, Olive

RIB: Ice Thread, Yellow – * Coat with SHAN or HAH for durability

A very simple Midge pattern with a high contrast ribbing that hardly anyone uses…something different for the Lower Owens River where Brown Midges are prevalent throughout the year…

Mat BP MIDGE LARVA Brown

Materials BP MIDGE LARVA (Brown)…

BP MIDGES LAR BRN

BP MIDGES – Brown Larva…

STUCK SHUCK MIDGE 1

STUCK SHUCK MIDGE – Luallen/Variant (Cream) …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #24

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

SHUCK: Darlon, Amber

ABDOMEN: Working Tiemco 16/0, White Thread

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Copper Wire – * Coat with SHAN or HAH for durability

WING: MP Select CDC, Lt. Mallow

ABDOMEN: Beaver dubbing, Dark Tan

HACKLE: Ginger Grizzly, V-notched

This is a Wayne Luallen pattern I specifically tied for those occasions that Cream Adult Midges are in and on the surface of the East Walker River. There are major hatches of these Midges (in Cream) in late May and at other times during the year on this water. Most anglers that visit the EWR are not even aware of their importance much less have a single pattern in their boxes that imitates them…that’s OK with me…

MOO EWR MIDING

There are prolific hatches of Cream Midges on the East Walker River…the adults are most readily seen at dawn and sunset…The MOO knows about them…

Mat STUCK SHUCK MIDGE CRM

Materials STUCK SHUCK MIDGE…

STUCK SHUCK MIDGES CRM

STUCK SHUCK MIDGES…

GRAY XMAS MIDGE 2

GRAY XMAS MIDGE …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

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

SHUCK: UV Pearl Krystal Flash

OVER ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Gray – 8 strands Gray / 1 strand Flash

RIB: Red Ice Thread – * Coat with HAH or SHAN for durability

WING: Sparkle Organza, Dun

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Red – Spirit River

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

Gray is a color that is often overlooked when it comes to  color for Midge patterns.The Trout don’t overlook them – when they are present…have some in yer’ box…

Mat GRAY XMAS MIDGE

Materials GRAY XMAS MIDGE…

GRAY XMAS MIDGES

GRAY XMAS MIDGES…

Tying BM's 14 -2

Tying at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Fair, November 22-23, 2014…

LX7 K-SS PT RED 1

K-SS PT MIDGE EMERGER- (RED)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1167, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Red Pheasant Tail Fibers

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Silver Wire

WING CASE/WING: Snowshoe Rabbit, White or Cream

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Black – Spirit River

This is a suspender Midge pattern using the Daiichi “Klinkhammer Hook” that comes in black nickel or bronze. Do not be opposed to using Pheasant Tail fibers for patterns with abdomens that hang below the surface film. Once well soaked, they are very effective. I usually will cut Snow Shoe hair wings with scissors (like Jim Schollmeyer does) rather than lining up the tips…the Trout don’t care and it’s faster. One may substitute Poly Yarn,Puglisi Trigger Point Int’l Fibers, CDC , Foam or Electronic packaging for the Wing Case and Wing..all float better than deer hair…If desired, put a shuck on it…

Mat K-SS PT MIDGE

Materials K-SS PT MIDGE EMERGER- (RED)…

K-SS PT MIDGE EMERGERS

K-SS PT MIDGES…

NANO DNA BLUE 1

NANO DNA CB MIDGE …

HOOK: Daiichi 1250, #18 – Gamakatsu 13U, #20

THREAD: Nano Silk, White, 18/0

SHUCK: Crystal Mirror Flash, Pearl – Cascade Crest

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Blue – 8 strands Blue / 1 strand Flash

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, Copper Wire – *Coat with HAH or SHAN for durability

WING(s): Grizzly Krystal Flash – Copper/Blue

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Dun

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

I am using the White, Semperfli, Nano Silk in 18/0 as the base for this pattern. It is slippery as all get out so I use two half hitches to secure it to the hook when first wrapping it on the shank. For this pattern, it adds to the translucence of the abdomen and as a refltor for the UV Ice Dub in the Thorax. Blue is a color, in Midges and other patterns, that have taken good fish for me and the crew throughout the year, for Rainbows and Browns – not just in the Winter. Michael got the Brown below on a “Moo’s Blue Midge” on the East Walker River in September…

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Michael’s Birthday Brown…East Walker River…as my friend, Jim Reid, who owns Ken’s Sporting Goods, in Bridgeport, CA, once said – “There are times when Browns ‘turn on’ to the color Blue.” Best to have some when THAT happens…

Mat DNA CB BLUE MIDGE

Materials NANO DNA CB MIDGE…

DNA CB BLUE MIDGES

NANO DNA CB MIDGES…

MATT'S MIDGE PW

MATT’S MIDGE PW – Matt Miles/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #18 – #24

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Working thread

WING: Pearlescent White Nymph Shear – Cascade Crest

WING CASE/ FORWARD INDICATOR: Poly Yarn, Orange

HACKLE: Grizzly, V-notched a bottom for a lower profile, if desired

A Matt Miles pattern…he worked for Pat Dorsey in CO and may have fished a Midge or two while there. It is an excellent flat water pattern. There are many stretches of such water on both the Lower Owens and East Walker Rivers, where this pattern will take fish that are picking off adults, drifting in the current…

Mat MATT's MIDGE PW

Materials MATT’S MIDGE PW...

MATT's MIDGES PW GRP

A gathering of MATT’S MIDGES…

TAN DNA ICE LARVA MIDGE

TAN DNA/ICE LARVA MIDGE …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

THREAD: Abdomen- Tiemco 16/0, White / Head-Tiempo 16/0, Black

OVER ABDOMEN: Tan DNA Holo Fusion – 8-10 strands solid color / 1 strand flash

RIB: Rusty Brown Ice Thread – * Coat with HAH or SHAN for durability

Just a simple little Tan Midge Larva that has flash , translucence and segmentation – that is fairly “tooth proof” when coated…I do these in a bunch of colors using DNA Holo Fusion. It is good stuff !

Mat TAN DNA ICE LARVAE MIDGE

Materials TAN DNA/ICE LARVA MIDGE…

TAN DNA ICE LARVAE MID GRP

TAN DNA/ICE LARVA MIDGES…

AM OWENS RIVER

The Lower Owens River at dawn…in the late Fall…

KIMBALL'S MIDGE EMR TP 1

KIMBALL’S EMERGER TP MIDGE – Mike Kimball/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #20 – #28

THREAD:Tiemco 16/0, Black

SHUCK: Natural Teal Flank (Midges do not have tails!)

ABDOMEN: Working thread

THORAX: Stalcup’s Micro Fine Dub, Black or omit on smaller sizes

WING CASE: Puglisi Trigger Point Int’l fibers, Dun (use a dubbing needle to “hump” it and it will trap air beneath and it will           float mo’ better’)

HACKLE: Grizzly – notched at bottom

This along with Matt’s Midge (above),  “V-Midge”  are three excellent dry patterns to use when the tiny guys are drying their wings before becoming airborne and yes, I will use them from time to time…Michael, now an expatriate to the East, uses dry patterns of all types more frequently than I do…

Mat KIMBALL'S EMERGER MIDGE

Materials KIMBALL’S EMERGER TP MIDGE…

KIMBALL'S EMERGER MIDGES

KIMBALL’S EMERGER TP MIDGES…

UV PURPLE CHASER 3

UV PURPLE CHASER MIDGE…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1250, #18, Gamakatsu 13U, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

UNDER ABDOMEN: Krystal Flash UV Purple

SHUCK: Tag end of the above UV Purple Krystal Flash

OVER ABDOMEN: Micro Tubing Purple

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

BEAD: Killer Caddis Diamond Bead, x-sm

*NOTE: On this pattern, tie the UV Purple KF and Micro Tubing on behind the bead, wrap the KF around the hook to the bend first, hold it in the material clip on the vise and then wrap the Micro Tubing back to the bend, then forward, decreasing the tension as ya’ wrap forward…tie off at the thorax…

One may also use a TMC 200r or Daiichi 1270 for this guy but I prefer the hook gape and shape on the Keel  hooks listed with the pattern. Any combo of KF and Micro Tubing may be conjured up for this fly…go for it !

Mat UV PURPLE CHASER MIDGE

Materials UV PURPLE CHASER MIDGE…

UV PURPLE CHASER MIDGES

UV PURPLE CHASER MIDGES…

OWENS VALLEY WINTER MIDGES

OWENS VALLEY in Winter….

DIS'-GO UV MIDGE GRY 1

DIS’-GO UV MIDGE (Gray) …

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

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

RIB: UTC Wire, Gun Metal Blue, x-sm

OVER ABDOMEN: UV Gray Krystal Flash – * Coat with HAH or SHAN for durability

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Kingfisher Blue – Spirit River

These may be tied using any of the UV colored Krystal Flash products. Use WHITE THREAD beneath the flash…hit it with yer’ UV Torch after completion and watch it light up…reflectivity is the purpose for using that combination and for me, it works…

Mat DIS' GO UV MIDGE

Materials DIS’-GO UV MIDGE (Gray)…

DIS%22 GO UV MIDGES

DIS’-GO UV MIDGES…

OP TUNG FB BLK B -2-

TUNGSTEN OPAL FLASHBACK BLACK BEAUTY – Dorsey/Variant…

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

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

RIB: Lagartun, X-fine, Copper Wire

FLASHBACK: Flasabou, Opal, 1/100″ – *Coat with Hard As Hull or SHAN for durability

THORAX: Iridescent Black Peacock – Spirit River

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A variation on Pat Dorsey’s pattern which may be tied in a number of colors. This uses Opal instead of Pearl for the Flashback…It is a good deep water pattern…One may also use Ostrich Herl for the thorax but I am a big fan of the Iridescent Peacock colors from Spirit River

Mat OP T BB 1

Materials TUNGSTEN OPAL FLASHBACK BLACK BEAUTY...

OPAL TUNG BB GRP 1

TUNGSTEN OPAL FLASHBACK BLACK BEAUTIES…

 

MORE MIDGE PATTERNS – scroll down

 

Next: Some patterns for Michael…

 

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These will be some patterns that I have had in mind for a while…Several are older, but not forgotten, NW fly patterns that have stood the test of time and have produced Trout both in lakes and moving water. A couple of the others will be variations on old themes that also are patterns I turn to in the Fall in the Eastern Sierras…Just below, are a couple of links on Streamer techniques and rigging…Some of this information has greatly enhanced my experiences with using patterns like the ones below…

RALPH CUTTER Streamer Strategies…

HATCHES – 5 Tips for Better Streamer Fishing…

MIDCURRENT How to tie a non-slip loop knot..

RIFFLE HITCH-NetKnots.com…

STR BOX FALL 14

FALL 2014 STREAMER BOX… done…

ALLY'S PINATA STREAMER

ALLY’S Piñata STREAMER …

HOOK: TMC 5263, #4 – #6

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or Lead Sub.

TAIL: Marabou Blood Quill, Black

ABDOMEN: Wooly Bugger Chenille, Black, so

BODY HACKLE: Jay Fair Schlappen, Burnt Orange – * three turns at the front

RIB: UTC Wire, Hot Orange, sm

WING: UV2 Rabbit Strip – Jailbird – straight

HACKLE: Zonker Strip, Crawdad Orange Variant – Cross Cut

1. Make dubbing loop

2. Insert short strip of fur

3. Cut from skin

4. Twist

5. Stroke fur rearward while wrapping

A larger attractor pattern which imitates something LARGE…for use in dark, turbulent or off color water – like when the DWP is messing with the flows on the Lower Owens River…

ALLY'S PINATA STR

Materials ALLY’S Piñata STREAMER…

ALLY'S PINATA

ALLY’S Piñata STREAMER…ready for busting…

ALLY FALL

Ally…looking for her Piñata…

MOO OWENS STREAMER

STREAMER water…

HONEY BUN

HONEY BUN…

HOOK: Daiichi 2220, #2 – #6

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

TAIL FLASH: 2 strands each side, Medium Brown Krystal Flash – lay one batch of Marabou, then flash, then another batch of Marabou

ABDOMEN REAR: Petite Estaz, Pearl Olive

ABDOMEN/THORAX: Petite Estaz, Black

HACKLE: Zonker Strip – Olive Variant – Straight …yes straight works too done this way…

1. Make dubbing loop

2. Insert short strip of fur

3. Cut from skin

4. Twist

5. Stroke fur rearward while wrapping

Mat HONEY BUN STREAMER

Materials HONEY BUN…

HONEY BUNS ST

HONEY BUN STREAMERS…

YIP DOG 1

YIP DOG …

HOOK: Daiichi 2220, #6 – #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, White -Under abdomen – Danville 6/0 Red, thorax forward

TAG: Angel Hair, Shrimp Pink fibers

RIB: Veevus Holographic Tinsel, small, Brown

ABDOMEN: Uni Floss, Orange – white thread should be used under ANY floss for translucence

UNDER WING: Four strands UV Pearl Krystal Flash

WING:  Coyote, Natural (hence the Yip Dog)

OVER WING: Two Strands of Peacock Herl

HACKLE: Zonker Strip, Gold Variant – Cross Cut

1. Make dubbing loop

2. Insert short strip of fur

3. Cut from skin

4. Twist

5. Stroke fur rearward while wrapping

This is totally an attractor, something to dabble with when I just don’t want to do anything except test an outrageous fly pattern…everyone should have a few on hand for those occasions … expect to be surprised!!!

Mat YIP DOG

Materials YIP DOG…

YIP DOGS

YIP DOG(s)…

MOO OWENS DAWN

Big MOO…pumping a Seal Bugger on the Lower Owens River at 6AM… PW PUNK PERCH 2

PW PUNK PERCH – Loe/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 5263, #6 – #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Red

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015. Lead Sub.

TAIL: Marabou, Dark Brown

ABDOMEN: 80% Ice Dub UV Lt. Olive / 10% Ice Dun UV Brown / 10% Hares Ice Dub, Olive Brown

RIB: UTC Wire, Hot Orange, sm

HACKLE: Silver Badger Saddle, tied dry style…PW stands for “pushing water”

*Tease out the dubbing after ribbing, wit a bore brush or Velcro strip so that the maters “pulsates” when stripped, twitched or pumped. This is a proven perch imitation from Guide Tom Loe mainly for use in Crowley Lake. I have found Perch Fry in other locations, in the Eastern Sierras, thanks to the “bucket brigade”…and they work…try some

Mat PW PUNK PERCH

Materials PW PUNK PERCH – (*Red 6/0 Danville Thread not pictured) PW PUNK PER GRP

PW PUNK PERCH Bunch… PUMPKIN BUN 1

PUMPKIN BUNNY …

HOOK: TMC 5262 or 5263, #6 – #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

TAIL: Marabou Blood Quill, Black

RIB: UTC Wire, Silver, sm – ( * not pictured in materials photo)

ABDOMEN: Black Sparkle or Plain Chenille – (* not pictured in materials photo)

WING: Zonker Strip, Black, Straight

HACKLE: Zonker Strip, Fl. Orange, Cross Cut

1. Make dubbing loop

2. Insert short strip of fur

3. Cut from skin

4. Twist

5. Stroke fur rearward while wrapping

Just another Black Fly pattern with a giant hot spot…for exploring deeper, dark water at dawn and dusk…

Materials PUMP BUN less Chen

Materials PUMPKIN BUNNY –*abdomen not pictured – more later) PUMPKIN BUNNIES

PUMPKIN BUNNIES… MAINE 3

Michael and Aimee in Maine a couple of weekends ago…a good place to tow a streamer behind a kayak… OWENS DESERT DACE

DESERT DACE …

HOOK: TMC 300, #8 – #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Olive

TAG: Angel Hair fibers, Rusty

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Olive – *coat with Hard As Hull or SHAN

WINGS: Stacked 2 Peacock Hers over, Brown Marabou, Lt. Olive Marabou

UNDER ABDOMEN: White Marabou

GILLS: Danville 6/0 Red

Another old but favorite design…Marabou just comes alive in water and I tie a lot of streamer patterns that utilize this material…Oh yeah… and about some of the FINNY RESIDENTS of the Owens Valley…

Mat DESERT DACE

Materials DESERT DACE… DESERT DACE GRP

DESERT DACE(s)… FALL OWENS PKG

DESERT DACE place…. MUTHA OF PEARL ST 2

MUTHA OF PEARL

HOOK: TMC 5263, #4 – #8

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Red (* not pictured with materials)

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

TAIL: Marabou Blood Quill, Black

ABDOMEN: Sparkle Braid, Pearl

WING: Black Barred Rabbit Strip, White – Straight

LATERAL LINE FLASH: One strand, Grizzly Krystal Flash, Black/Red – on each side

HACKLE: Zonker Strip – Cross Cut – Black

1. Make dubbing loop

2.  Insert short strip of fur

3. Cut from skin

4. Twist

5. Stroke fur rearward while wrapping

I like these bunny strippers. One does not have to add a lot of weight to these patterns. Using a short leader with a sink tip or full sink line will generally get them into the zone and the action of the fur, when wet, is quite enticing… Variations of Black and White have always performed well for me on Easter Sierra waters…THIS is an old stand-by for me on the Lower”O” and East Walker River…

 Mat MUTAH OF PEARL ST

Materials MUTAH OF PEARL… MUTAH OF PEARLS GRP

MUTAH(s) OF PEARL… CAREY SPECIAL 2

CAREY SPECIAL – Col. Thomas Carey …

HOOK: TMC 5262, #6 – #12

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

TAIL: Ringneck Pheasant Rump fibers, Natural

ABDOMEN: 4-6 Peacock Herl Ffibers, natural

RIB: UTC Gold Wire, sm

WING: Ringneck Pheasant Rump, feather, Natural

A Northwest pattern that has been around since 1925 that is one any fly fisherman should have in the streamer box. Here is what my buddy, Dean Endress has to say about this pattern…

“I have used this pattern for 30 plus years, and it is still very effective on Trout, I often fish it in lakes , usually on a type 2 or 3 Uniform sink line. use a 4 ft. leader of 10 to 6lb. test . in rivers swim it deep like a nymph or swing it like a wetfly/streamer.. however you choose to fish it, always remember to animate the hackle fibers, they twitch and wiggle very well..

Thought not exactly tyed to imitate one food type, the Carey Special suggests : Dragonfly Nymphs, Chubs, Water beetles, leeches, Crayfish, maybe even baby trout – plenty of food items..

I have used the Carey Special in numerous Sierra Nevada lakes. effective indeed and a great change up from Midge indicator fishing.
It also works great for Smallmouth and Largemouth bass, plus Bluegill and other Sunfish species.. while i have not tried it yet, i am fairly certain it will work well for Carp.”

The pattern is also mentioned in HERE:

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…amen…

Mat CAREY SPECIAL

Materials CAREY SPECIAL… CAREY SP GRP

CAREY SPECIAL(s)… MOO'S SIERRA STEER -2-

MOO’S SIERRA STEER (Unroyal) Olive/Chartreuse …

HOOK: TMC 5262, #6-#10, 5263, #6- #10

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

TAIL: Speckled Hen Saddle Fibers, Black

UNDER ABDOMEN: Medium Holographic Tinsel, Chartreuse – (* Not pictured with materials)

OVER ABDOMEN: Olive Micro Tubing

WING: UV2 Calftail, White

PEACOCK POINTS: Iridescent Peacock, Black – Spirit River

BEARD: Speckled Hen Saddle Fibers, Black

If this looks familiar, it is because it is similar to THIS… the wing may be clipped if desired. In it’s original form, Frank Arcularius used a clipped version on the Upper Owens River on the family ranch..it is mentioned in Ray Bergman’s “Trout” and is still a very effective streamer pattern when fished beneath overhanging banks and willow sweeps…this is an attractor, streamer pattern…

SIERRA STEERS REAL

…other SIERRA STEERS, near the Upper Owens River…

. Mat MOO'S SIERRA STEER

Materials MOO’S SIERRA STEER… MOO'S SIERRA STEERS GRP

MOO’S SIERRA STEER’s… FALL MONO CTY

Fall…around Bridgeport, CA… SIX PACK 1 ADD

SIX PACK – Haufner/Caryl (Brown Rump PT)…Rusty Brown/Variant

HOOK: TMC 5262, #6 – #12

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

TAIL: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Rump Patch fibers, Brown

ABDOMEN: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Rump Patch fibers, Brown

HACKLE: Ringneck Pheasant Tail Rump Patch, feather

The SIX PACK was developed by Carl Haufner with help from angler Everett Carl. It is a Pacific Northwest pattern that was originally tied with yellow-dyed pheasant rump ( thanks Preston Singletary ). Along with the Carey Special, it is a tried and true fly that dates from 1963. It has caught a load of fish…

Mat SIX PACK

Materials SIX PACK… SIX PACKS GRP

SIX PACKS…

Older stuff…

STREAMERS I

STREAMERS II

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Back to what I do every Fall and Spring, more Baetis/BWO’s…These little guys are always about in some instar, just about everywhere, in moving water…I never have enough…and yes, there is a box full...My favorite time of year… BIG PINE FALL

…the first fly below the box is the last of eighteen patterns. The recipes, links and additional information are now below… FALL BAETIS 2014  

BAETIS/ BWO BOX – FALL 2014… COMBO BAETIS SH

COMBO BAETIS SH …

HOOK: Alec Jackson Chironomid Trout Fly Hook, #17

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck Fibers

ABDOMEN: Combo Thread 6/0, Yellow/Brown – * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability

THORAX: #.13 Dark Honey dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

HACKLE: Dun Hen Neck

I wanted to try this hook out on a soft hackle fly pattern,,,I would also go with the Gamakatsu C13U just because it provides a different profile from the standard soft hackle hooks…it’s what I do… Mat COMBO BAETIS SH

Materials COMBO BAETIS… COMBO BAETIS SH GRP

COMBO BAETIS SOFT HACKLES… . KLINK CDC OL BAETIS

K-BAETIS EMERGER (Olive) …

HOOK: Daiichi 1160,1167, #20 – and smaller when Daiichi makes ’em…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL/SHUCK: AZ Simi Seal, Olive – fringed side out

ABDOMEN: Goose Biot, Olive

RIB: UTC x-sm, Gold Wire

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Black

THORAX: Emergence Dubbing, #.3 BWO – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Marc Petitjean CDC fibers, Dun

Totally experimental…I never use Hans’ designed hooks for their initial, intended purpose. Maybe one day… Mat K-BAETIS EMERGER

Materials K-BAETIS EMERGER… K-BAETIS EMERGERS

K-BAETIS EMERGERS…   MOO OWENS LOWER MOO…working his MOJO on the Lower Owens… BAETIS BLUE 14

BLUE FL. PT/BLACK BAETIS …

HOOK: Daiichi 1560, #18, Daiichi 1110, #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: Fl. Blue Pheasant Tail – Nature’s Spirit

RIB: Gun Metal Blue, x-sm UTC Wire

WINGCASE: Midge Flash Lt. Blue Dun Pearl

THORAX: AZ Simi Seal, #.21 Black Blue

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook For really cold and blustery late Fall days…

Blue can work miracles on such days on the Lower Owens River… Mat FL BLUE PT BAETIS

Materials FL. PT/BLACK BAETIS… FL BLUE BAETIS GRP

FL. PT/BLACK BAETIS…

OWENS BROWN DEPART

Fall friend…

PEARL ON PEARL BLACK BAETIS

PEARL ON PEARL (Black) BAETIS…

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black – * not pictured in materials

TAIL/SHUCK: Darlon, Amber

ABDOMEN: 1 strand of Black Krystal Flash

RIB: 1 strand of Krystal Flash UV Pearl – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Pearl

THORAX: Iridescent Peacock, Black

LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Black – 6-8 strands each side

A small Black attractor type Baetis…for those time the Trout are up for something a bit different… Mat PEARL ON PEARL B BAETIS Materials PEARL ON PEARL (Black) BAETIS… PEARL ON PEARL B BAETIS

PEARL ON PEARL (Black) BAETIS… RTO BWO 1

RTO/BWO…

HOOK: Gamakatsu R17-B, #18 – #22

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – thorax forward

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: Lagartun 74 Denier, Olive

RIB: x-sm UTC Gold Wire – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull for durability

BURST WING: Marc Petitjean Dun CDC

THORAX: AZ Simi Seal, #.12 Olive

BEAD: Tungsten, Black, 1/16″

New hook from Gamakatsu that makes for a slim design…which is exactly what most Baetis/BWO’s are… SLIM Mat RTO:BWO Materials RTO/BWO… RTO:BWO GRP . MOO FLY SHOP

MOO does some FLY SHOP recon (back East)…good things come in small packages MOO FLY SHOP 2

…in early September…  SKARKA EMERGER BWO

SKARKA EMERGER BWO – Dennis Skarka/Variant…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, 2457 , #18 – #22

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – thorax forward

TAIL/SHUCK: Olive Antron

ABDOMEN: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun

RIB: Lagartun x-fine, Copper Wire

WINGCASE: EP Trigger Point Int’l Fibers

THORAX: Micro Fine BWO Olive

LEGS: Dun Hen Neck fibers or Nymph Shear Lt. Gray – I tied ’em with both

The SKARKA EMERGER was originally designed to imitate the Sulphurs on the Delaware System by Dennis Skarka of Roscoe, NY. Me and Michael will pay a visit to Catskill Flies and pick up some of his other ties…in the near future Mat SKARKA EMERGER BWO

Materials SKARKA EMERGER BWO… SKARKA EM GRP

SKARKA EMERGERS BWO… NANO BAETIS OL -1-

NANO BAETIS NYMPH (Olive) …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #20 – #22

THREAD: Nano Silk 12/0, Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – thorax forward

TAIL/SHUCK: Sparkle Organza Fibers, Dun

ABDOMEN: Nano Silk 12/0, Olive

WINGCASE: Midge Diamond Braid, Black

THORAX: #.9 Baetis – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Gray – 10- 12 strands each side

A little generic Baetis/BWO using Nano Silk. This is great stuff once one learns how to start it on the hook shank. It is now available through Cascade Crest and I had my bud Dean, at the Spot order, almost every color for me in 18/0…It is a GSP thread that lays extremely flat and will bend saltwater hook before breaking… Mat NANO BAETIS 

Materials NANO BAETIS NYMPH (Olive)… NANO BAETIS GRP

NANO BAETIS… . LOWER OWENS TWILIGHT LOWER OWENS RIVER …at twilight… GFORCE 2 NYMPH BAETIS OLIVE

GFORCE NYMPH (Baetis Olive) – Glen-Young/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – under abdomen and thorax

TAIL/SHUCK: Nymph Shear, Lt. Gray

OVER ABDOMEN: Krystal Flash, UV Pearl – 1 strand – * color entire abdomen with a WP marker in Olive

RIB: Lagartun, x-fine Gold Wire

WINGCASE: Holographic Mylar Motion 1/32″, Black (1/64″ for #21)

THORAX: SLF PRISM, Peacock

LEGS: Nymph Shear, Lt. Gray

BEAD: Killer Caddis Diamond Bead, Midge

HOT SPOT: Veevus 14/0, Red * Cover the back and wingcase of fly with UV Resin of choice…hit with UV Lamp and do final dry/hardening in  sunlight

This is a pattern from South African tier Gary Glen-Young. He spent a lot of time developing it and I have no doubt a lot of Eastern Sierra (and Montana) Trout will gobble this fly. It has a lot of the triggers that I like ! Here is the video… Note how few have witnessed this video, at this point…pity GFORCE UV LIGHT 1

GFORCE NYMPH (Baetis Olive)…UV Torched… Mat G FORCE NYMPH

Materials GFORCE NYMPH… G FORCE OL

May the “G” FORCE be with ya’ !… BURST WC BAETIS L:O

BWC BAETIS (Lt. Olive) …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #16 – #20

THREAD: Uni 8/0, Lt. Olive – Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Olive  – thorax forward

TAIL: Partridge Fibers, Brown Olive

ABDOMEN: Super Hair 3-4 strands, Olive

RIB: DNA Holo Fusion, Pearl – 1 strand of flash

THORAX: Ostrich Herl, Olive

WING: DNA Holo Fusion Pearl, small strands and 2 strands of flash, mixed and cut short

WINGCASE/LEGS: 6 strands of Midge Flash, Black

BEAD: Killer Caddis Diamond Bead, Midge – * not pictured in materials for this pattern – see fly pattern above

This is primarily a dropper pattern I would use in the Spring or Fall behind a larger pattern like a Missing Link Caddis that imitates  Brachycentrus… Mat BWC BAETIS

Materials BWC … BWC BAETIS OL

BWC BAETIS (s)….. FIVE BRIDGES LO

Below FIVE BRIDGES on the Lower Owens River outside of Bishop, CA… 5 BRIDGES BAETIS -2-

FIVE BRIDGES BAETIS (Olive) …

HOOK: Daiichi 1110, #18 – #22

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL/SHUCK: Antron, Copper Brown

ABDOMEN: Working thread

RIB: Ice Thread, Rusty Brown

WINGCASE: Midge Tubing, Black

THORAX: Micro Fine Dubbing, Gray Olive

LEGS: Nymph Shear, Pale Olive – * tie in fibers as a group, pull over thorax and tie down, split and pull to the rear and tie down, then, pull midge tubing over and tie off. Clip the fibers, just past the thorax, on each side

A simple, thin, easy and effective tie. I have never seen anyone using midge tubing for a wingcase…I don’t know why… Mat 5 BRIDGES BAETIS

Materials FIVE BRIDGES BAETIS (Olive)… 5 BRIDGES BAETIS GRP

FIVE BRIDGES BAETIS… QWENS BAETIS 14 BAETIS/BWO HEAVEN… BRN SHEER BAETIS -1-

BROWN SHEAR BAETIS…

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rust – Under abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – thorax forward

TAIL/SHUCK: Nymph Shear, Brown – Cascade Crest 

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Brown  – solid fibers and one strand of flash

RIB: Lagartun x-fine Copper Wire – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull

THORAX: 50/50 mix SLF Prism, Hare’s Ear – Hareline #.33 Seal Brown (retro stuff) use a soft brown rabbit dubbing

WINGCASE/LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Brown or Black, 12-14 strands tied in at thorax, pulled over and split

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

HOT SPOT: * not pictured in materials, 14/o Veevus Thread, Fl. Orange

A flashy Brown Baetis nymph for searching and somewhat off colored water on the Lower “O” – like when the DWP is messing with the flows… Mat BRN SHEAR BAETIS

Materials BROWN SHEAR BAETIS… BRN SHEAR BAETIS GRP

BROWN SHEAR BAETIS… TRIG LOOP EMERGER BWO -1-

TRIGGER LOOP EMERGER/CRIPPLE BWO UV2 …

HOOK:  Gamakatsu C16-B, #18…

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – under abdomen and thorax / Tiemco 16/0, Olive – head

SHUCK: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Amber

OVER ABDOMEN: of white thread – UV2 Turkey Biot, BWO

THORAX: UV2 Fine & Dry, BWO

BURST WINGCASE/WING: Looped EP Trigger Point Int’l fibers – Dun

HACKLE: Whiting Midge Saddle – Dun

An Emerger/Cripple half in and out of the surface film…these are interesting hooks that I will be playing with a lot more… Mat TRIGGER LOOPBWO

Materials TRIGGER LOOP EMERGER… TRIGGER LOOP BWO GRP

TRIGGER LOOP EMERGERS… T TRIG NYMPH GRY BAETIS

TUNGSTEN TRIGGER NYMPH (Baetis Gray) – Mercer/Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1560, #18/Daiichi 1110, #20

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

TAIL: Partridge Fibers

ABDOMEN: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

RIB: Ice Thread, Black – * coat abdomen with Hard As Hull for durability

LEGS: Partridge Fibers – Feather V-Notched

THORAX: Micro Fine Dub, Baetis Gray

WINGCASE/TRIGGER: Ice Dub, Purple – tightly spun on thread, pushed down into a ball and pulled over thorax

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook

A Mike Mercer pattern that as usual, I have taken artistic license with…Purple wingcase – but of course!!! Mat TRIGGER NYMPH BAT GRY

Materials TUNGSTEN TRIGGER NYMPH (Baetis Gray)… TRIGGER BAETIS GRAY

TUNGSTEN TRIGGER NYMPHS (Baetis Gray)…. OWENS FALL (BAETIS 14)

One of my favorite places…in the Fall… BOB 2

BOB (Brown/Olive Baetis) …

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion, Olive – fine strands and one strand of flash – * coat with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: 4-6 strands Black Krystal Flash

THORAX: #.8 Brown Olive Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Brown Olive Partridge, V-Notched

Something in thin and small on a wide gape hook with just a hint of flash… HOOKMat BOB NYMPH

Materials BOB (Brown/Olive Baetis)… BOB NYMPH GRP

BOB(s)… MOO LOW O -1- Where these would be used this Fall… SNIPER BAETIS RUST -1-

SNIPER BAETIS – Rust – Ramirez/Variant …

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18 – #24

THREAD: Lagartun 74 Denier, Rusty Brown- Abdomen / Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown – Thorax forward

TAIL: Hen Back Fibers, Natural

RIB: UTC Wire, x-sm, Black

WINGCASE: Veevus Holographic Tinsel, Brown, Medium

THORAX: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

LEGS: Fluoro Fiber, Brown – 8-10 strands each side (* I tie this in as a group , pull over the thorax and split…pull back to either side and wrap a couple of turns of thread. Then I pull the tinsel over and whip finish. I then add a coat of Hard As Hull to the top of the tinsel for durability)

A nifty little Baetis pattern from the Hopper Juan/A.K.A Juan Ramirez that can be tied in a bunch of colors including PURPLE. It is an offering from Montana Fly CoMat SNIPER BAETIS RUST

Materials SNIPER BAETIS – Rust… SNIPER BAETIS RUST

SNIPER BAETIS – Rust…. DIPHETOR HAGENI -2-

DIPHETOR hageni – family Baetidae …

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #18 -#20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Light Speckled

ABDOMEN: 3-4 twisted Golden Brown Marabou Fibers

RIB: x-sm UTC Wire, Gold

WINGCASE: 0.5MM Razor Foam, Opaque Brown

WINGCASE SPLITS: 1 Black Goose Biot tied on each side of wingcase

THORAX: #.19 Dark Honey Dubbing – Nature’s Spirit

LEGS: Speckled Hen Feather, Amber, V-Notched

DIPHETOR hageni would be this guy. Formerly known as Baetis pervus, this little Baetis is the Brown one on the Lower Owens River that is seen in the Fall and Spring. The nymph poses HERE…not a bad idea to have some of these in the fly box… Mat DH BAETIS

Materials DIPHETOR hageni… DH BAETIS

Some DH’s… CDC BUBBLEBACK BLK BAETIS -1- CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS, BLACK – Silverman/Variant …

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #18- #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Hen Hackle Fibers, Black

ABDOMEN: DNA Holo Fusion,Black – thin fiber strands and one flash strand – * coat with Hard As Hull for durability

BUBBLEBACK: CDC feather, looped loosely, MP – Lt. Mallow or Dun

WING CASE/LEGS: Midge Flash, Black

THORAX: Ice Dub, Peacock

BEAD: Brass or Tungsten, Silver – sized to hook

A Joel Silverman pattern/variant similar to Trina’s Bubbleback Emerger…I am kinda’ partial to using black materials for the wingcase on most of the May Fly Emerger patterns I tie…mostly because May Fly Emergers and nymphs, that are active in the drift, have dark wingcases. Marc Petitjean offers some of the best hand selected CDC that is available in the U.S. I get mine at that place behind the Orange CurtainMat CDC BUBBLEBACK BAT-1-

Materials CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS, BLACK… CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS GRP -1-

CDC BUBBLEBACK BAETIS … WD-50 GRY -2- WD-50, GRAY – Stout/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 2488, #18 -#24

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Charcoal Gray

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck

ABDOMEN: Working thread

BURST WING: Mallard Flank Fibers. Medium Dun, cut short

WING CASE: Holographic Mylar Motion, 1/32″, Black

THORAX: Micro Fine Dub, Baetis Gray

A variation on the WD-40 designed by Carl Stout. They may be tied in a number of different colors and work exceedingly well in the Eastern Sierras… Mat WD-50 GRAY -1- Materials WD-50, GRAY… WD-50 GRAY GRP -1- WD-50(s), GRAY… NEXT: A couple of streamer patterns, then…the usual small faces…of Diptera

 MORE BAETIS/BWO’s

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