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Jeremy Davies ties interesting patterns that catch Trout…this fly, which is a take off of one his designs, created for use in some of the freestone and tail water fisheries that me and the kids frequent in California and other locations in the West. This is an attractor, larvae pattern that I would use at almost anytime of the year – since stoneflies are always present and at some stage of their growth process in rocky and boulder strewn streams and rivers…

The TROOP…lined up…

Michael contemplates which pattern to use in the Canyon of the West Walker River…a location LOADED with stoneflies…

“Try this one, son…”

In this spot, Buffalo Jump, Stillwater River, MT…I’d use something with copper/brown or rust wire built into the abdomen…YES rust wire

STONEd

HOOK: TMC 2302, #10-#16 or Daiichi 1760, #10-#16 (GREAT HOOK)

THREAD: Danville 6/0, Black

WEIGHT: Lead or lead substitute

BEAD: Black Brass or Black Tungsten

TAIL: Two Brown Goose Biots

ABDOMEN: Black Brassie 1 Strand, Hot Yellow 2 strands – or wire of choice Red, Black, Rust, Olive, Brown, Copper/Brown etc…I use TWO coats of AquaHead on abdomen…

LEGS/THORAX: Brown Goose Biots…two pairs on each side of thorax

THORAX: Awesome Possum Black, SLF PRISM…mixed

MOTION: India Hen Neck Feather, 1-1 1/2 turn, split at top and covered by Thin Skin

WING CASE: Thin Skin, Mottled Oak

CENTIPEDE LEGS: Montana Fly Company, Speckled Yellow/Black/Red, medium

Prior to hatch, stoneflies will move to edges of moving water or will crawl out on exposed rocks, boulders and logs to become the winged adults..I fish ’em deep prior to this…

Another good stonefly environment…The Stillwater River, MT…

“GET BACK…in formation!!!…

Michael, on the East Walker River, where Skwala stoneflies abound…

Weave some of these into the fly boxes…

NEXT:  THE ” V” MIDGE

PT/TB

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The following photos are panoramic pictures of various places that involve mountains, rivers, lakes and a kid with her favorite desert…Thanks to my daughter Nadia, I can play around with them and put them up…Most will be used as kind of “rotating header” through the coming months. Until Nadia assisted me, they were going nowhere. I have this nifty little feature on an older Olympus Stylus Epic that I picked many years ago…that camera has been in the drink several times … Being old school, I keep using all of my film cameras…I just like ’em…

So Michael says to me, as we are coming around this curve on the way to the Stillwater River…”COOL DAD, ROADKILL…stop I want to shoot it!!!” Here it is…I should have bagged the remains for Fly Tying…good deer hair on the parts that weren’t scattered all over the place…

This is one of many Trout on the wall at Dan Bailey’s Fly Shop in Livingston, Montana… Michael went berserk taking photos of almost every fish on the wall..I didn’t know he was using the panorama feature…that costs one hell of a lot of $$$ to print up…oh well…

This is a great spot on the Madison River, above $3.00 Bridge at sunset…Ally and I scored some nice Browns and Rainbows here…

Little Virginia Lake up above Bridgeport, CA…just about sunset when a Retro Caddis will put a bend in ‘yer rod…Michael had a bunch of “bends” on this particular evening…

The backyard at Montana Hanna’s in Nye, MT… unfortunately this primo eatery, saloon and fly shop is in a state of flux at the present moment…perhaps, it will open again?…

Ally and her favorite desert..at the Continental Divide Restaurant in Ennis, MT…that would be creme brulee she is preparing to devour…with an “evil” look…

The Stillwater River, South of Buffalo Jump, MT…a great place to fish Caddis dries in the evening….

Ally, taking a break before the evening hatch on the Madison River, MT…above $3.00 Bridge…

Ennis Lake at sunset…me and Ally had been down in Beartrap Canyon and decided to leave before dark (good idea)…Ally took this picture…

Madison River below Varney Bridge… I have caught many nice Browns in this back channel…and no driftboats go through here…unless they are totally lost…

Sunrise coming up over the Absarokee Mountains…Michael has a fascination with sunrises…me…SUNSETS

Down in the Channels Section of the Madison River, North of Ennis, before the lake…

There is one Big Brown in this water near Varney Bridge…I know, he broke me off…

Everyone of the little islands in the channels section of the Madison River have nice fish lurking around them… I like to FF in here in the early Summer and Fall…

Anyone who FF’s the Eastern Side of the Sierras knows this place… this was just after the first October snowfall…

Another nice stretch of the Madison below Varney Bridge…

Another view of the Absarokee Mountains near Roscoe, MT…on the road to Red Lodge…

My favorite section of the Stillwater River…

A Rainbow Trout that Michael captured, on film, somewhere…

The backway into Bridgeport, CA from Yerington, NV…this is a spectacular drive…

PT/TB


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