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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…

below-buffalo-jump_2

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.

moo-ss-3-00-bridge-1

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:

One 

Two

Three

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…

 

NEXT: Some PMD’s...

 

 

PT/TB

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So Michael was here over the Holidays, bugging me for more flies to use this year on the rivers he fishes outside of N.Y.C. These will be some fly patterns that BOTH of us can use this coming Spring. Looks like there might be a bunch of water in the Eastern Sierras this year and I would like to try these on the East Walker River and the Owens River as well. There will be eighteen patterns in all, several will be tied in two different sizes, to accommodate our needs…When Michael comes out in the next few weeks (April) he will be taking some of these to tryout on the rivers he fishes in NY, MA, and CT…

HOUSY BLACK STONE

Michael & friend…

MOO HOUSY

…on The  Housatonic River, yesterday (3.13.2016)…

EAST AND WEST BOX

EAST N’ WEST ATTRACTOR BOX…finished…

BROWN EWR

Brownie on the East Walker River…

BLUE R.A.M. CADDIS

BLUE RAM CADDIS – Ross A. Merigold/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 113 BLH, #10-#14

THRAD: Tiemco 16/0, White – Under Abdomen

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer Silver Metallic Opalescent #8040

ABDOMEN: Super Floss, Blue, Larva Lace…  (They have excellent stuff) – * Coat Abdomen with Hard As Hull

HACKLE: Hen Nec, White

HEAD: Gordon Griffith 14/0 Sheer, Red – two coats of Hard As Hull

I started using a R.A.M. Caddis  a very long time ago, in Olive and in Purple. It was designed by the same person who came up with the Serendipity pattern, on the Madison River – Ross A. Merigold. One of the largest Rainbow Trout I have ever caught in a river was on a #14 Purple RAM Caddis, on the East Walker River in 1980. I keep a bunch of them in one of my Caddis boxes…they are that good

Mat RAM CADDIS BLUE

Materials BLUE RAM CADDIS…

RAM CADDIS BLUE GRP

BLUE RAM CADDIS #12 & #14…

mike-ewr-dusk-1

MOO… in attractor mode, at sunset, on the East Walker River…

S CADDIS PUPA Brown

S CADDIS PUPA (Brown)…

HOOK: Umpqua (Hanak) C300BL #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Danville 6/0, #47 Tobacco Brown

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer, #6055, Cranberry

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Brown

WINGLETS: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Olive Brown

THORAX: Hare’s Ear Ice Dub, Brown

HACKLE: Hen Neck Furnace

BEAD: Tungsten, Copper, sized to hook

An attractor Caddis Pupa with a thinner body, in a large size, flash and movement built in…yep

Mat S CADDIS PUPA BROWN

Materials S CADDIS PUPA (Brown)…

S CADDIS PUPA BRN GRP

S CADDIS PUPAe (Brown)…

ew-42-mike-bend

A place where BLUE works…The East Walker River…

BLUE HERESY JIG

BLUE HERESY JIG…

HOOK: Umpqua (Hanak), C400BL, #12 – #16

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Black Pheasant Tail

ABDOMEN: Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Royal Blue #8052  – * Coat with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: 4-5 Strands Holographic Mylar Motion, 1/32″, Black

THORAX: Wapsi Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing (the real deal)

BEAD: Slotted Tungsten, Silver, sized to hook

A parallel universe Rainbow Warrior with the wing case on top of the hook…which is heretical…

ew-54-mike-bend-trt-hld

Yeah…right…

Mat BLUE HERESY NYMPH

Materials BLUE HERESY JIG…

BLUE HERESY NYMPHS

BLUE HERESY JIG(s)…

SPOOKY TOOTH

SPOOKY TOOTH …

HOOK: Umpqua (Hanak) C550BL, #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAIL: Ancient Claret Hackle Fibers (like the name, from the 70’s)

RIB: UTC Wire Hot Yellow

ABDOMEN: Natural Pheasant Tail Fibers

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite Floss Fl. Red

BEAD: Tungsten, Copper, sized to hook

Another simple PT attractor with a Hot Spot and tail color that no one but me uses…on a PT nymph…

Mat SPOOKY TOOTH NYMPH

Materials SPOOKY TOOTH…

SPOOKY TOOTH NYMPHS GRP

SPOOKY TOOTH(s)…

LASER WINGED SHIMMER NYMPH

LASER WING SHIMMER NYMPH…

HOOK: TMC 113 BLH, #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

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

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer # 6045, Multi Dark

ABDOMEN: Sulky Holoshimmer #7043 (Rainbow Prism Purple)  – *Coat with Hard As Hull

WING: Sanyo’s Laser Dub White – tie in fibers lengthwise and cut at an angle

THORAX: Hare’s Ice Dub, Black

BEAD: Tungsten, Black, sized to hook

This is the kind of pattern I like to toss into fast water that drops into deep holes along the edges of the East Walker River. It’s the one some of the big guys have never seen before and there are times that it is exactly what they want…

Mat LASER WINGED SHIMMER NYMPH

Materials LASER WING SHIMMER NYMPH…

LASER WINGED SHIMMER NYMPHS GRP

LASER WING SHIMMER NYMPH(s)…

BAT WING NYMPH OLIVE FIRE FLY -1

BAT WING NYMPH- Peterson/Variant – Olive/ Fire Fly…

HOOK: TMC 100SPBL, #12 – #16

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub. – 6-8 wraps at thorax, tied down with thread and Zap-A-Gaped

THREAD: Veevus 8/0, Olive

TAIL: Olive Ozark Turkey Quill Fibers

RIB: #1 – UTC Chartreuse Wire, sm / #2 Sulky Holoshimmer #145, Opal/Pearlescent

ABDOMEN: Olive Ozark Turkey Quill Fibers

WING: Fluffy base Grizzly Hen Neck, tied in convex side up and pulled over thorax

WINGCASE: Pearl Fire Fly, 6-8 strands…UV resin, be careful not to get it in the wing

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Olive

A generic Olive May Fly nymph meant to be bounded along the bottom. If I were going to tie it as an Emerger, I would use a Daiichi 1130 hook, Olive pheasant tail – tail, Olive Biot body and a Diamond bead in front of the Thorax. The wing case would be omitted…

Mat BAT WING NYMPH OLIVE FIRE FLY

Materials  BAT WING NYMPH – Olive/ Fire Fly…

BAT WING NYMPH OLIVE FIRE FLY GRP

BAT WING NYMPH(s) – Olive/ Fire Fly…

RUSTY THE BUG

RUSTY THE BUG …

HOOK: Partridge Czech Nymph Fine Hook, #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

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

TAIL: Brown Partridge

RIBBING: #1 – Sulky Holoshimmer, #8014 Red Metallic / #2 Gutxrmann Red #247

ABDOMEN: Hare’s Ice Dubbing, Rusty Orange

WINGCASE: Razor Foam, Opaque Red, 1mm.

LEGS: Brown Partridge

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Rusty Brown

This is one of those patterns that my son Michael will look at and ask me, “What’s that?”…I will tell him to attach it to the end of his 4x tippet and he will proceed to catch the largest Trout of the day…always happens…

Mat THE RUSTY BUG

Materials RUSTY THE BUG…

RUSTY BUGS GRP

RUSTY THE BUG(s)…

UPPER OWENS ALLY

Upper Owens River…2.14.2016…

HOT CREEK CAMPSITE

A cold campsite tonight, on Hot Creek (2.13.16)…

HERO CULVER'S

HERO at Culver’s Sporting Goods, in Bishop, CA this AM ( 2.13.16 ) – picking up some Seaguar 5x and 6X tippet material & some Twist-ons…

ICE WINGED OLIVE QUILL EMERGER 2

ICE WINGED OLIVE QUILL EMERGER – Stephenson/Variant…

HOOK: TMC 113 BLH, #16 – #18

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

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

RIB: Black Nylon or Ice Thread

ABDOMEN: 2 strands of Veevus Body Quill, Olive – * Coat with Hard As Hull

WING: Ice Dub, UV Gray – tie in the fibers lengthwise and cut at an angle

BEAD: Tungsten, Copper, one size under

I tie many patterns like this with a white dubbing wing. Other materials I use are Zelon, CDC, Antron, Organza and Fluro Fiber all in the color white, which I believe, is a most excellent trigger on these kinds of flies…

Mat ICE WINGE OLIVE QUILL EMERGER

Materials ICE WINGED OLIVE QUILL EMERGER…

ICE WINGED OLIVE QUILL EMERGERS GRP

ICE WINGED OLIVE QUILL EMERGER(s)…

ATTRACTOR BOX IP

…a little over half-way there…

DNA BUBBLE SHEATH TAN PUPA 1

DNA BUBBLE SHEATH CADDIS PUPA (Tan) Hydropsyche…

HOOK:  TMC 226BL, #14 – #16

WEIGHT: 6-8 wraps of .010 Lead at the Thorax. Secure with thread and Zap-A-Gap

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

SHEATH: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, Tan

ABDOMEN #1: DNA Holofusion, White – 8strands fiber, 1 strand flash

ABDOMEN #2: Tan Micro Tubing

THORAX: UV2 Peacock Eye, Brown

WINGLETS: Hungarian Partridge, Brown, V-notched

A simple bubble sheath Caddis Pupa for the Hydropsyche hatch tied on the new TMC 226 BL Hook. I like the translucent effect of the micro tubing over the white DNA Holofusion…

MAT DNA BUBBLE SHEATH CADDIS TAN

Materials DNA BUBBLE SHEATH CADDIS PUPA (Tan)…

DNA BUBBLE SHEATH CADDIS PUPA TAN GRP

DNA BUBBLE SHEATH CADDIS PUPAE (Tan)…

FARMINGTON RIVER

Hydropsyche water on the Farmington River…

UV2 BIOT BUFFALO JUMP

UV2 BIOT BUFFALO JUMP – PlanetTrout/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 113BLH, #8 – #12

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Lemon Wood Duck fibers

RIB: UTC Wire Copper Brown

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

THORAX: Orange Ice Dub 50%., Nat. Squirrel Belly 50%

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

BEAD: Tungsten, Nickel, sized to hook

In have been using this pattern for about five years. It is particularly effective in the Eastern Sierras in the Spring. The original Buffalo Jump was ties on a TMC 100SPBL hook. This version uses a biot for the body and is tied on the new TMC 113 BLH Hook…

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They might work…Jason Bordash Watercolor…

Mat BIOT BUFFALO JUMP

Materials UV2 BIOT BUFFALO JUMP…

BIOT BUFFALO JUMP GRP

UV2 BIOT BUFFALO JUMP(s)…

WINGED NYMPH Black -1 REVISION

WINGED NYMPH (Black) Vasies/Variant…

HOOK:  Umpqua (Hanak) C400BL, #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Black

TAIL: CDC #.35 Wood Duck, Nature’s Spirit

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail, Black

RIB: Gutxrmann W251, Copper

WING: Marc Petitjean CDC Cream – 2 tips, opposed

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel, Rusty Brown

BEAD: Faceted Slotted Tungsten Bead, Black, sized hook

Another Lucian Vasies inspired attractor jig. His site has a lot of interesting patterns, information and tying tips…

Mat WINGED NYMPH BLACK

Materials WINGED NYMPH (Black)…

WINGED NYMPH BLACK GRP

WINGED NYMPHs (Black)…

REUNION CADDIS

REUNION CADDIS PUPA (Attractor)…

HOOK:  Umpqua JB01, #10- #14

WEIGHT: >010 Lead or >015 Lead Sub.

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

SHUCK: Midge Flash, Silver

ABDOMEN: Dyed Pearl Purple Flashabou – * Coat with Dave’s Flexament

OVER ABDOMEN: Swiss Straw, Dun

RIB: Gutxrmann Metallic Effect Thread W331, Black* Coat with Dave’s Flexament for durability

REAR THORAX: Ice Dub UV Lavender

HACKE: Marc Petitjean CDC, White

COLLAR: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Gray

BEAD: Tungsten, Nickel, sized to hook

This attractor is tied on the  Barr’s Pupa Emerger Hook from Umpqua. It is meant to be a heavy anchor fly in a two fly rig…

Mat REUNION CADDIS

Materials REUNION CADDIS PUPA…

REUNION CADDIS GRP

REUNION CADDIS PUPAE (Attractors)…

SPARKLE QUILL MACHINE

SPARKLE QUILL MACHINE – Wilcox/LGM Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 113 BLH #10 – #14

WEIGHT: (Optional) .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

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

TAIL: Pheasant Tail, Olive

ABDOMEN: Veevus Body Quill, Olive

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer, Metallic Lime Green #6032 – * Coat with Hard As Hull

WINGCASE: Krystal Flash, Black, 8-12 strands – * Coat with UV Resin

WINGLETS/GILLS: Sparkle Emerger Yarn, White

THORAX: Ice Dub, Peacock

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Metallic Olive, 1 size under

A variation on Vince Wilcox’s LGM. I have been using a bunch of Vince’s LGM’s, in the Eastern Sierras, for the past ten years. It is just a fish catching machine and I tie them in a bunch of different sizes and colors. The original is HERE

Mat SPARKLE QUILL MACHINE

Materials SPARKLE QUILL MACHINE…

SPARKLE QUILL MACHINES GRP

SPARKLE QUILL MACHINE(s)….

Michael and I might be tossing some of the above in these two places…in the not too distant future…

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East Walker River…

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Willowemoc Creek…

ALLY MORT'S DELI

So Ally says, after I treated her at the Deli, ” We need to go to Jo-ann’s Dad!” …And so, we did…

SULKY METALLIC HOLOSHIMMER 1. 16

SULKY HOLOSHIMMER…

GUTERMANN THREADS

GÜTERMANN DEKOR THREAD…

DMC EM FLOSS PINK-ORANGE

DMC EMBROIDERY FLOSS…

Some materials that will be appearing in the patterns I am now working on…

ALLY'S PEARL YELLOW PERIL SH

ALLY’S PEARL YELLOW PERIL SH…

HOOK:  TMC 113BLH, #10 – #12

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax Forward

TAIL: Woodchuck Fibers

ABDOMEN: Cascade Crest Micro Floss, Yellow

OVER ABDOMEN #1: Dyed Pearl Flashabou #6971, Yellow – * Coat with Dave’s Flexament

OVER ABDOMEN #2: Swiss Straw, Amber

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer Cranberry #6055 – * Coat with Dave’s Flexament a second time

REAR THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel, Rusty Brown or Dark Brown

HACKLE: Hen, Yellow

COLLAR: Ice Dub, Peacock

BEAD: Tungsten, Gold, sized to hook

Another attractor pattern that appears to be a long, involved process…see SWISS N’ FLASH JIG – below…

Mat ALLY'S PEARL YELLOW PERIL

Materials ALLY’S PEARL YELLOW PERIL SH…

ALLY%22S PEARL YELLOW PERIL GRP

ALLY’S PEARL YELLOW PERIL(s) Soft Hackles…

MOTHER'S DAY MUNCH

MOTHER’S DAY MUNCH (Caddis Pupa, Brachycentrus)…

HOOK:  TMC 226 BL, #14 – #18

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

ABDOMEN: Datum Glo-Brite Floss Fl. Chartreuse

RIB: UTC Wire, Gunmetal Blue, x-sm

WING: Marc Petitjean CDC, #5 White – * Two tips tied in opposed

THORAX: UV2 Dyed Peacock Eye, Black

This is one of my favorite patterns for the Spring Mother’s Day hatch on the Lower Owens River. The hook is the new, heavier version of the TMC 206BL When using floss, I always tie a base of white three beneath the the material – an old tip from those guys who tie with a ton of it when I got started…

Mat MOTHER'S DAY MUNCH

Materials MOTHER’S DAY MUNCH (Caddis Pupa, Brachycentrus)…

MOTHER'S DAY MUNCH GRP

MOTHER’S DAY MUNCHies…

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Where the Mother’s Day Caddis gets hot and heavy around mid-March, on the Lower Owens River…

SEALED DEAL CADDIS PUPAE OLIVE

SEALED DEAL CADDIS PUPA (Olive) …

HOOK: Umpqua JB01, #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Veevus 8/0, Chartreuse – Under Abdomen / Veevus 16/0, Brown – Thorax forward

ABDOMEN: Jay Fair Seal Dubbing, Medium Olive – * In a loop, brushed back wit a bore brush and cut with curved scissors

RIBBING:  Veevus Iridescent Thread – Silver  / Sulky Holoshimmer Opalescent 8040

WINGLETS: Sili LegsNymph, Fl. Chartreuse Barred

THORAX: Hare’s Ice Dubbing, Brown

HACKLE: Marc Petitjean CDC, #14 Dirty Yellow

BEAD: Tungsten, Nickel, sized to hook

A fuzzy, hot spotted Caddis Pupa Attractor. Jay Fair Seal Sub. has a lot of other uses than just for Bugger patterns…play with it

MAT SEALED DEAL CADDIS PUPA

Materials SEALED DEAL CADDIS PUPA…

SEALED DEAL CADDIS PUPAE GRP

SEALED DEAL CADDIS PUPAE…

SWISS N' FLASH JIG 2

SWISS N’ FLASH JIG, (Olive) …

HOOK: Hanak 403 BLJ, #10 – #14

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

THREAD: Danville 6/0 Brown

TAIL: Lemon Wood Duck

ABDOMEN: 2 strands Olive Dyed Pearl Flashabou 6969 – * Coat with Dave’s Flexament

OVER ABDOMEN: Thin strip Olive Swiss Straw

RIBBING: 1 strand Sulky Holoshimmer, Black 8051 / UTC Wire Hot Orange, SM – * Coat Abdomen again with Dave’s Flexament

THORAX: Micro Polar Chenille, UV Olive Brown

BEAD: Faceted Slotted Tungsten Bead, sized to hook

Tying this pattern, using two coats of Dave’s Flexament, may seem like a laborious process. Trust me, it pays off when these are plunked in the water. The coatings secure the materials to the hook shank and provide a subtle effect to the material beneath the Swiss Straw. The second coat may also use a thin coat of UV resin.

Mat SWISS N' FLASH JIG OLIVE

Materials SWISS N’ FLASH JIG (Olive)…

SWISS N' FLASH JIGS OLIVE GRP

SWISS N’ FLASH JIG(s) …

QUILLER NYMPH

QUILLER NYMPH – Stephenson/Variant…

HOOK:  TMC 113 BLH, #12 – #16

WEIGHT: .010 Lead or .015 Lead Sub.

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

TAG: UTC Fl. Fire Orange, 70 Denier – * Coat with Hard As Hull

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark Speckled

ABDOMEN: Veevus Body Quill ( 2 strands) Lt. Olive * Coat with Hard As Hull for durability

REAR THORAX: UV Ice Dub, Hot Orange

FRONT THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Brown

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

This is a variation on a Hans Stephenson Jig pattern using the new TMC 113 BLH Hook. Slender and meant to drop like a rock. I prefer using white thread under the body quill to bring out the true color of the material. I will be using more of this product; coating, in some cases, with UV resin…

 

Mat QUILLER NYMPH

Materials QUILLER NYMPH…

QUILLER NUMPHS GRP

QUILLER NYMPHS, #12 & #16…

 

Next: Some Caddis patterns by Gary La Fontaine that are updated…a bit

 

PT/TB

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