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…and some other bugs to be added now. I’d like to say I know all about Black Flies, however, I don’t. I have been aware of their presence in spring creeks and tail waters that I frequent, but have never fished imitations which have been created for them. What follows are some patterns by some  tiers who are out there and have used them. Jeff Morgan is perhaps the most important Fly Fishing author on the subject and I will include some links to his work and some additional information on these interesting Diptera that make up a good percentage of Trout food…as usual, the materials for the ties will be photographed and included…These bugs are important to Trout !!!

SIMULIIDs -1-A batch of SIMULIID(s)…

BF LARVA WF -1-BLACK FLY LARVAE – (Image from Westfly)…

RIFFLE EWR SIM -1-Riffle water on the East Walker River – habitat for the Black Fly Larvae…

SIM OWENS -1-Here are some SIMULIID LARVAE in a photo taken of a stomach sample from a Trout, in the Lower Owens River, by Rob (clouserfreak) one of the members of The Kern River Forum

SJE BF -1- CDC SLEEPY JOHN ESTES – SIMULIID ADULT- Jeff Morgan…

MAT SJE -1-Materials for the CDC SLEEPY JOHN ESTES…

HOOK:  TMC 5212, #12 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

UNDER ABDOMEN: Black Razor Foam, .5mm

RIB: Silver Wire, SM

ABDOMEN: Micro Fine Dry Fly Dub, Black

WINGS: CDC Gray, Lt. Dun or Mallow

HACKLE: Black CDC

HEAD: Black Deer Hair, dubbed

Jeff Morgan’s slow water pattern that he also uses for fast water…and, it is at this point, if one wishes to know more about these insects and patterns to represent them, I suggest a visit HERE…and HERE

UV 2 RISING BF A -1-UV 2  RISING BLACK FLY ADULT – Morgan/Variant…

MAT RISING BF -1-Material for the UV2  RISING BLACK FLY ADULT…

HOOK:  TMC 101, #12 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

WEIGHT: 7 turns of 0.10 Lead or Lead sub.

ABDOMEN:  UV2 Caddis Nymph, Black or Black Rabbit. mixed 60% – 40% with Peacock Ice Dub

WINGS: Opalescent Sheet or Pearlescent Sheet, which I used

HACKLE: Black CDC

This is the pattern that Jeff suggest for the stage of the bug that rockets to the surface, not as a Pupae, but as an Adult. He states that it makes a Caddis pupae rising look like an accountant meeting…

BH SIM LAR OL -2-

BH SIMULIID OLIVE/BROWN – Morgan/Variant…

MAT BH SIM OL -1-Materials BH SIMULIID LARVAE OLIVE/BROWN…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #12 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

RIB: Oval Silver Silk Core – Lagartun – X-Fine

ABDOMEN: Buggy Nymph Dub, Brownish/Olive

THORAX: Hare-Tron Dubbing, Dark Brown

GILLS: White CDC

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

The rear 1/3 portion of the Simuliid larvae can almost be twice the thickness of the head. Simulid color can range from smoky gray, dirty yellow, olive, olive/brown and creamish to black. The predominate colors I have seen, in the Sierras, are olive, olive/brown and black…

BRN OL BF LARVAE -1-BROWN/OLIVE BLACK FLY LARVAE ( Simulium vittatum ) – Parrott/Variant…

MAT OLIVE SIMULIID L -1-Materials BROWN/OLIVE BLACK FLY LARVAE ( Simulium vittatum )…

HOOK: Daiichi 1130, #18 – #22

THREAD: Olive 70 Denier Ultra – for Abdomen –  Olive Tiemco 16/0 – for Head area

RIB: Single strand of the fine Chartreuse DNA Holo Fusion

ABDOMEN/ BODY: 70 Denier Ultra

OVER ABDOMEN: Clear Micro Tubing

GILLS: White CDC

This is a curved version of the Steve Parrott design offered by UMPQUA Feather MerchantsSimulium vittatuis the dominant species in Inyo and Mono counties, CA…

MINI BF LARVA MORGAN -1-MINI SIMULIID LARVAE- Jeff Morgan…

MAT MINI BF LARVAE -1-Materials for MINI SIMULIID LARVAE…

HOOK: Dai Riki 135, TMC 2487, Daiichi 1130, #12 -#20

RIB: Ultra Silver Wire, SM or x-sm

ABDOMEN: Black Sparkle Dubbing – I used Black Gnat Antron

GILLS: White CDC

This is a very simple tie that one could replicate in other colors and sizes…

CREAM BF LARVAE -2-

CREAM SIMULIID LARVAE – Parrott/Variant…

MAT CREAM BF LARVAE -1-Materials for CREAM SIMULIID LARVAE…

HOOK:  Daiichi 1110, #18 – #22

THREAD: Ultra 70 Denier Cream – for Abdomen, Tiemco 16/0, Brown  – for Head area

RIB: Fine strand of DNA Holo Fusion, Brown (DNA Holo Fusion comes with two different strand diameters)

ABDOMEN/BODY: Cream 70 Denier Ultra Thread

OVER ABDOMEN: Clear Micro Tubing

GILLS: White CDC

Most Fly Fisherman are unaware of the importance of this insect to Trout…As Jeff Morgan states; ” If no one else imitates them, the fish are more forgiving.”

NEXT: A mix of patterns and some for that newbie fly box at FFA

PT/TB  

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