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Well…after a four month break of not tying any fly patterns, I finally set up my vice and started making some wraps around a hook shank. This time out is the longest I have gone since 2004 and not tying flies. Many of the patterns below were very successful on my trip to Montana with my son Michael and needed to be replenished. Time to get back in the groove:

DEEP ANGLER’S IMAGE FLY BOX …Done…!!!

Hanak Hook heaven at Bob Marriott’s Fly Fishing Store…2.17.2018…

Econo – Masu Beads and Jig Hooks…

Not Econo Hanak Hooks…

TMC Hooks and Plummeting Tungsten Beads, Matte Black…

UV2 Collared Crystal Serendipity – Peacock…Matthews / Variant…

HOOK: Firehole Stick 316, #18

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

ABDOMEN: Krystal Flash, Peacock – 2 strands wrapped flat

RIB: UTC Wire, Copper, x-sm

WING: Bleached Premium Yearling Elk Hair or Bleached Coastal Deer Hair

COLLAR: UV2 Dyed Peacock, Black

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, 5/64″

So…I tie a lot of these type of attractor midge patterns using various colors of Krystal Flash and UV2 Peacock. They work particularly well on the East Walker River from Springtime through the Fall…

Materials UV2 Collared Crystal Serendipity – Peacock

UV2 Collared Crystal Serendipities – Peacock…#18’s…

ANGLER’S IMAGE DEEP 6 COMPARTMENT FLY BOX...with some small stuff that will appear below…

OPAL Z-APPLE TWIST SERENDIPITY…Matthews / Variant…

HOOK: Firehole Stick 633, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

ABDOMEN: 1 Strand Apple Caddis Zelon (BRF), 1 strand Black KF, 1 Strand Mirage Opal Accent – twisted and wrapped on the hook shank

WING: White Zelon, Kinky

This is a variant on Craig Matthew’s Guide Serendipity that I have been using for years when the Mother’ Day hatch ( Brachycentrus – Caddis ) begins on the Lower Owens River, in the Spring. In case one has not heard, the Lower Owens River , from Pleasant Valley Reservoir to just about Highway 6 near Laws, CA…burned extensively Feb. 18 – Feb. 19, 2018. It looked like this today (Feb. 19 ):

 

Early Sunday afternoon & Evening…

 Late Sunday, February 18…

Monday morning, February 19… 

Mid – Day Monday, Feb. 19… I will be going elsewhere in a couple of weeks with Ally & Nick…

Materials OPAL Z-APPLE TWIST SERENDIPITY…

I like to use these hackle pliers when twisting Zelon, Antron and Sparkle Emerger Yarn with Krystal Flash…they work well..

OPAL Z-APPLE TWIST SERENDIPITY(s)…#18…

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

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

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

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

ABDOMEN: Tying thread

LOOPED WING: White Sparkle Organza

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

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

This was a surprise pattern that just killed at $3.00 Bridge on a very cold and snowy morning in mid – September…

Materials SHUCKA KAHN… Emerging Midge

SHUCKA KAHN… Emerging Midges…#18’s…

SHOP VAC (Thread Version)…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #2o

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

RIB: UTC gold wire, x-sm

WING: White Standard Zelon

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, sized to hook

This is the thread version of the Shop Vac. It has bee working for me and my guys just about everywhere since 2000. I always have a bunch of these in my boxes…

Materials SHOP VAC (Thread Version )…

SHOP VAC(s), #18 & #20…

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

This was Michael’s favorite Montana Midge pattern …so, I tied more of them up for him…

Materials UV BLUE WISP SH MIDGE…

UV BLUE WISP SH MIDGE (s)…

UV2 RC MIDGE – Freeman / Variant…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1130, #18 – #24

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

ABDOMEN: Gold Micro Floss, Cascade Crest

THORAX: Iridescent Peacok Eyes, Black

This Midge pattern just smashed for me on the East Walker River in late September. I will be tying up a number of variants on this great little bug in my next post…

Materials UV2 RC MIDGE…

UV2 RC MIDGES, #18’s…

 

NEXT: More BUGS fo the Eastern Sierra…

 

PT/TB

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Ally took me out for a birthday dinner and a trip to the craft store to pick up some materials, to fix to metal, this past Sunday…

Ally ICHIBAN RAN 1

Ally at dinner…

IR MENUE

Here…

 

I was recently give these beads and hooks by fly tying friend Jacob Adamerovich. They are available his shop, along with a host of other products, at CompetetiveAngler in Latrobe,PA

JACOB'S MAT

Hanak Hooks and beads…Below are some of the items that will be featured in upcoming posts…

COATS & CLARK THREAD

Coats and Clark Thread…

SULKY MAT

SULKY Holoshimmer and Metallic Threads…

DMC EM FLOSS

DMC EMBROIDERY FLOSS…

STONFO THREAD SPLITTER

From Bob Marriott’s – Stonofo Thread Splitter…

BOB MARRIOTTS 1.15

Bob Marriott’s…

STONFO HAIR CLIPS

Also from Bob Marriott’s…Stonfo Hair Clips…and finally, some Partridge Patriot hooks that my friend,fly designer Dean Endress turned me on to at the Fishermen’s Spot

PARTRIDGE HOOKS

 

 

PT/TB

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These are fly patterns which are used in Eastern European waters by Scorpio (PETR Hašler). I have a fascination with the creations of my fellow Fly Fishers and Fly Tiers worldwide. There is a tremendous amount of useful information that may be derived from the experience of others…I think that someone once said: “That is how one gains wisdom…”

Petr on the water…That´s me, nymphing on my river in the Jeseniky Mountains .My note: I prefer these nymphs on fast flowing rivers and springs. I like parts where chutes pass to slower water.

Czechnymph

Olive bobesh

Hook: Gammaride, no. 10, BL, Hanak competition company

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Body: Superfine dubbing – olive, Hends products

Thorax: black opossum

Back: Grey-green body stretch

Hauled weight: lead wire 0,5mm

Czechnymph1

Beige bobesh

Hook: Tiemco, no. 10, BL

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Body: UV blend dubbing – beige, Hends products

Thorax: black opossum

Back: Greyish body stretch

Hauled weight: lead wire 0,5mm

Nymph

Silverhead

Hook: Pupa, no. 12, Hends products

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Head: silver tungsten

Thorax: black opossum

Body: UV blend dubbing – beige, Hends products

Tip: UV blend-green

Ribbing: olive wire

Tail: partridge

Nymph1

Silverhead, version with spectra flash tail

Hook: Pupa, no. 12, Hends products

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Head: silver tungsten

Thorax: black opossum

Body: UV blend dubbing – beige, Hends products

Ribbing: olive wire

Tail: light olive spectra flash

Nymph2

Scorpio´s silverhead

Hook: wet, no. 12, Hanak competition company

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Head: silver tungsten

Thorax: black spectra flash

Body: white surgical glove

Tail: partridge


Nymph3

Black celebration

Hook: wet, no. 12, Hanak competition company

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Head: chartreuse tungsten

Thorax: opossum

Body: black UV blend

Ribbing: dark violet metalic thread

Tail: krystal flash, Hends


Nymph4

Black celebration

Hook: wet, no. 12, Hanak competition company

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Head: black tungsten

Thorax: opossum

Body: black UV blend

Ribbing: dark violet metalic thread

Tail: light olive spectra flash, Hends


Nymph5

The same as nymf.jpg, without green tip


Nymph6

Hare´s Ear

Hook: wet, no. 12, Hends

Thread: UNI black 6/0

Body: beige UV blend

Ribbing: gold flat Tesel

Legs: partridge

Back: pheasant

Tail: partridge

Petr’s note: I prefer these nymphs on fast flowing rivers and springs. I like parts where chutes pass to slower water.


Olive emerger

Hook: no 12, type 347BL, Hends

Thread: UNI light olive 8/0

Body: Body Quill, Hends, finished

Wing: white ADW

Legs: olive hackle Whiting

Iron blue dun

Hook: no 18, BL, Hanak competition

Thread: UNI Iron dun 8/0

Wing: natural CDC

Body: heron

Tip: UTC red

Tail: grey microfibets, Hends

Iron blue para dun

Hook: no 18, BL, Hanak competition

Thread: UNI Iron dun 8/0

Wing: white ADW

Legs: grey hackle Whiting

Body: heron

Tip: UTC red

Tail: grey microfibets, Hends

Mighty midge

Hook: Gammaride no 16, Hends

Thread: UNI grey 8/0

Body: peacock

Wing and back: natural CDC

Tail: two hackle tips, grizzly

Petr’s note: I use these dry flies on slow flowing parts in the evening.

A stream in the Jeseniky Mountains…

Here are some notes that Petr provided to me about himself and some links to beautiful waters that see his flies:

I got my first fishing licence in 1982. Up to 1990 I was fishing in the lowlands – specialised on chubs, barbels and similar fish. In 1990 I started fly fishing on the lowland rivers. I got my first experience with nymphing. It is nice technique, so I´m nymphing every time it is possible. In 2006, I stared fly fishing on the small rivers and springs in the Jeseniky Mts, because I moved close to these rivers, where live brown, brook and rainbow trouts together with grayling. Since that time I have specialised on dry flying and Czech nymphing. Both techniques I like very much. My favourite flies are Mayflies, goldheads and Czech nymphs. My favourite color is olive, olive-green or olive-brown. I prefer med-fast rods for dry flying and slow or medium rods for Czech nymphing. Because our rivers aren´t too large as well as fish aren´t too big, I use light rods, mostly no 3 or 4. I like build my own rods using US blanks. Fly fishing in the Jeseniky Mts is about how you spend a nice day in nice nature, not about big fish. Here are some links to pictures, which made my friend Michal, one of the best local photographers and fly fishermen:

PHOTO # 1.
PHOTO # 2

PHOTO # 3.

PHOTO # 4.

Petr is a moderator at MUSKARINA.NET

Thank you for sharing Petr!!!

PT/TB


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