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These will be a few patterns that Michael has requested that I tie up for his use back East this coming Spring. I will also be testing them out on some Western waters as the weather warms and the flows (finally) subside…These are primarily attractor patterns meant to be fished sub-surface…the next SMATTERING will be surface and film patterns…

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SMATTERING FLY BOX .1

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THE PHANTOM , Vince Wilcox Variant…

HOOK: TMC C200BL, #10 – #14

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

WEIGHT: .010 Lead

TAIL: 3 Black Pheasant Tail Fibers

ABDOMEN: Black Veevus Body Quill over working thread

RIB: 1 strand DNA Chromosome – * Coat with UV Resin

WINGCASE: 1/32″ Holographic Mylar Motion, Black

GILLS: Fluoro Fibre, White

THORAX: Ice Dub, Purple

BEAD: Silver Tungsten – sized to hook –  *Coat Wingcase with UV Resin

The Phantom is a loose adaptation of Vince Wilcox’s “Little Green Machine” using different materials and having a thinner profile. Here is Vince tying the pattern…

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Moo in the water of the Trout that like the PURPLE…East Walker River

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Materials THE PHANTOM…

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THE PHANTOM(s)…#12’s…

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FLOSS DIVER 

HOOK: Umpqua C300BL, #10 – #14

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Olive – Abdomen / Veevus 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

WEIGHT: .010 Lead

TAG: Chartreuse Fluoro Fibre

OVERABDOMEN: (Over Olive thread) – Chartreuse Flashabou #6962

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Thread, Black – #8051*Coat with UV Resin

WINGS: Flexi Floss, White

THORAX: Micro UV Polar Chenille, Black

BEAD: Black Tungsten – sized to hook

A Caddis attractor due for plunking here:

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East Walker River…some residents…

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Materials FLOSS DIVER…

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FLOSS DIVER(s)…#10’s…

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UV2 CCC (Claret/Copper/Coq) Jig…

HOOK: Umpqua 400BL, #10 – #14

THREAD: Danville 6/0, #47 Tobacco Brown

WEIGHT: .010 Lead

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck

ABDOMEN: Claret Veevus Body Quill – over working thread

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Lt. Copper #6011 – * Coat with UV Resin

THORAX: UV2 Dyed Peacock Herl, Brown – 3-4 fibers

HACKLE: Whiting Natural Coq  De Leon

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite #5, Fl. Orange

BEAD: Slotted tungsten, Copper – sized to hook

An attractor jig pattern in a dark color with some perky, sparkly hackle…That Micheal will be trying out here:

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Upper Delaware River…

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Materials UV2 CCC (Claret/Copper/Coq) Jig…

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UV2 CCC (Claret/Copper/Coq) Jig(s)…#12’s…

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FLOSS N’ FLASH (BUG) COLLARED GREEN…

HOOK: Tiemco C200BL, #12 – #14

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

WEIGHT: .010 Lead

TAIL: Guinea Fowl feather fibers

FLASHBACK: Opal Tinsel, Med.

ABDOMEN:Spanflex, Olive – over working thread base

RIB: UTC Ultra Wire, Red – SM. – * Coat with UV Resin

WING: White Fluoro Fibre

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Dark Brown

HOT SPOT: Bug Collar (Bozeman Fly Goods), Fl. Orange, – sized to hook

BEAD: Tungsten, Black  – Sized to hook

A pure attractor pattern for use here… in the late Spring…

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East Walker River…

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Materials FLOSS N’ FLASH (BUG) COLLARED GREEN…

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FLOSS N’ FLASH (BUG) COLLARED GREEN(s)…#14’s…

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UV PF TWO TONE STONE – Williams/Variant – Olive- Olive/Brown …

HOOK: Tiemco 403BLJ, #8 – #10

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Olive

WEIGHT: .015 Lead or Lead Sub.

BODY: 1 strand each, tied in and brought to hook bend then back behind hook eye – 1 UV Olive / 1 UV Olive Brown

BEAD: Slotted faceted tungsten, Gold -sized to hook

This is the first of a series of variants on Loren William stonefly pattern. Michael has used two of these variants patterns I have tied for him and has done quite well with them. So well, he requested more. Try some…

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Materials UV PF TWO TONE STONE – Olive- Olive/Brown…

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UV PF TWO TONE STONE(s) – Olive- Olive/Brown…#8’s…

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Stone water, in the Canyon of the West Walker River…

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TWO-TONE PF STONE, Brown/Tan – Williams/Variant…

HOOK: Tiemco 403BLJ, #8 – #10

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Black

WEIGHT: .015 Lead or Lead Sub.

LEGS/ANTENNAE: Wapsi Sili Legs, Barred Brown

BODY: 1 strand each, tied in and brought to hook bend then back behind hook eye – Micro Polar Chenille – 1Brown, 1 Tan

BEAD: Slotted Black Tungsten – sized to hook

A second variation on Loren Williams pattern to imitate smaller Brown-ish stonefly nymphs. I would use these in larger CA freestone rivers on the Eastside like the West Walker River and the East Fork of the Carson River as well as some West Slope Sierra waters…see here for suggestions…they would work well on this water as well…

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SFK…Monache Meadows…

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Materials TWO-TONE PF STONE, Brown/Tan…

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TWO-TONE PF STONE, Brown/Tan, #10’s…

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UV DARK PF TWO-TONE STONE – Black/Purple – Williams/Variant …

HOOK: Umpqua U506 #2 – #4

THREAD: UTC 140 Denier, Black

WEIGHT:.025 Lead or Lead Sub.

LEGS/ANTENNAE: Cascade Crest Silicone, Orange/Black

BODY: 1 strand each,tied in and brought to hook bend then back behind hook eye – Micro Polar Chenille – 1 UV Black, 1 UV Purple

BEAD: Slotted Tungsten, Black – sized to hook

A further continuation on the Loren Williams pattern. I prefer stonefly patterns that are suggestive and that have a lot of movement built into their construction…I would fish this wherever these might be found and in the following manner …Below would be a good place to start the follow the migrating hatch upstream (just remember to stay well ahead of it)…

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Above Ennis Lake on the Madison River…

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Materials UV DARK PF TWO-TONE STONE – Black/Purple…

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UV DARK PF TWO-TONE STONE (s) – Black/Purple…#2 & #4…

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TWO TONE PF STONE – Williams/Variant – Olive Brown/Yellow…

HOOK: Umpqua s506, #4

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Olive

LEGS/ANTENNAE: Cascade Crest Silicone Legs, Olive/Black Flake

BODY: 1 strand each, tied in and brought to hook bend then back behind hook eye – Micro Polar Chenille Yellow/ UV Olive/Brown

BEAD: Slotted tungsten, Gold – sized to hook

Another variation on Loren Williams stonefly pattern which has demonstrated it’s effectiveness on this water for Michael…

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Willowemoc Creek, NY…

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Materials TWO TONE PF STONE…

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TWO TONE PF STONE(s) – #4’s…

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The hook and bead…

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GOLD DEVIL JIG – Steve Parrott/Variant …

HOOK: Umpqua 403 BLJ Hook, #12 – #16

THREAD: Danville 6/0, #61 – Lt. Olive

WEIGHT: .015 Lead or Lead Sub.

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck

RIB: UTC Tinsel (Gold side) x-sm –  * coat with UV Resin

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squireell dubbing, Golden Olive

BEAD: Slotted Tungsten, Gold – sized to hook

A Steve Parrott design. For instructions, see the link on the below Blue Devil Jig pattern. Here is another version which is where this guy will be going this Summer with me and Michael…

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Above $3.00 Bridge, on the Madison River, MT…

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Materials GOLD DEVIL JIG…

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GOLD DEVIL JIG(s) – #12’s…

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BLUE DEVIL JIG – Steve Parrott/Variant…

HOOK: Umpqua 400BL Hook, #14 – #16

WEIGHT: .015 Lead or Lead Sub. – *not pictured

THREAD: UTC 70 Denier, Black

TAIL: Guinea feather fibers

ABDOMEN: Working thread

RIB: Sulky Holoshimmer Metallic Thread #8052, Royal Blue* Coat with UV Resin

THORAX: Arizona Synthetic Peacock, Black

BEAD: Slotted Faceted Tungsten, Black – sized to hook

A Steve Parrott atractor pattern. The video maybe found HERE…I used Sulky instead of flashabou because it is more durable and a black, instead of Silver, bead to tone it down a bit…

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Materials BLUE DEVIL JIG…

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BLUE DEVIL JIG(s) – #14…

 

NEXT: SMATTERINGS II…What floats

 

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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

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Time to put some materials on all these TMC Competition Jig Hooks I have accumulated in the past several months…I will also be using TMC 100SPBL, TMC 2499 SP BLB and some TMC 103BL hooks for the majority of the ties. Some of these will be sent to Michael for a trip he is planning with Aimee up to Roscoe, NY and the waters in that area…as usual, I will put the patterns up, shoot the materials then include the recipes and whatever else slips into my mind…

EURO NYMPHS 2013 -1-COMPLETED EURO NYMPH BOX…

RAINBOW 3.8 -1-What I get to see… while tying flies…

PURPLE PEARL PT -1-PURPLE PEARL PT  NYMPH …

MAT PURPLE PEARL PT -1-Materials for PURPLE PEARL PT  NYMPH…

HOOK: TMC 100SP BL, #12 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Purple

RIB: Lagartun Silver Wire, SM or Fine

THORAX: Arizona Simi Seal,  #.14, Purple

PEARL HOT SPOT: Pearl Glimmer Thread

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, sized to hook

It’s Spring, it’s the East Walker River..What?…I wasn’t going to do something in PURPLE ?

EWR MOO 12 -2-Michael, playing out a drift on the East Walker River…

ELECTRIC BROWN-OLIVE -1-ELECTRIC BROWN/OLIVE  NYMPH …

MAT BROWN - OLIVE  E NYMPH -1-Materials for ELECTRIC BROWN/OLIVE  NYMPH …

HOOK:  TMC 103SP BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Olive

RIB: Ultra Wire, Metallic Green

THORAX: UV Ice Dub, Brown

BEAD: Black Tungsten, Sized to hook

Just a little olive nymph for Olives and Baetis…

PINK TAG UV 2 PEA JIG -3-

PINK TAG UV 2 PALMERED PEACOCK JIG NYMPH …

MAT UV2 PEA JIG -1-Materials for PINK TAG UV 2 PALMERED PEACOCK JIG NYMPH …

HOOK:  TMC C400BL, #14 – #16

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub.

THREAD: Danville 6/0, White

TAG: Electric Shrimp Angel Hair

ABDOMEN: UV 2 Peacock Eye, Natural

RIB: Ultra Wire, Fl. Chartreuse, SM

HACKLE: Palmered – #.2, Hen Neck, Dun

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, #.3, Red

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, Sized to hook

A general Caddis Attractor which may be fished dead drift or swung in the current (like up against the bank, down there)…

EWR ROCK IN AFTERNOON -1-Good bank water to drop that Caddis imitation (above) and let it swing in the current below…the East Walker River…

EWR MOO SEPT -1-The kind of water we like for heavy, tungsten bead and wire wrap nymphs…the East Walker River…

BANK EWR  HIDEOUT -1-…and pay close attention to the edges. I saw three, over 20″ Browns, laying under this grass carpet in the East Walker, while Michael was casting in the above photo…

RED AND BROWN TRIG NYMPH -1-RED QUILL TRIGGER NYMPH …

MAT RED QUILL TRIG NYMPH -1-Materials RED QUILL TRIGGER NYMPH…

HOOK:  TMC 103 BL, #13 – #15

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub. wire

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Premo Goose Biots, Red Quill – this was a Shane Stalcup product, distributed by Hareline – just find the longest biots possible – tie in notch down

TRIGGER SPOT: Orange Flashabou, Marabou Motion

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Brown/Olive

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten, Metallic Brown – undersized to hook

* Coat with UV resin of choice prior to wrapping thorax

Yes, there are RED QUILL May Flies in the Sierras…this is for that bug –  (Timpanoga hecuba hecuba -East Slope…hecuba pacifica – West Slope)

PINK SPOT NYMPH -1-PINK SPOT NYMPH …

MAT PINK NYMPH -2-

Materials for the PINK SPOT NYMPH…(missing) Pink Holographic Flashabou…I will fix that… …FIXED !!!

DRYING UV KNOT S -1-Any ties that I do using UV Knot Sense, Clear Goo or ANY other UV resin, after a torch on the vise…gets it’s time on the block, in the SUN…

HOOK:  TMC 103 BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Brown

TAIL: Coq De Leon:, Medium, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Stripped Peacock Eye, Natural – Spirit River –  *they no longer offer this product, so it’s make your own…or order from (my friend Marc Fauvet loves these) HERE –

PINK SPOT: Pink Holographic Flashabou

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, undersized to hook

* Coat with UV resin – your call

A style of nymph that has become popular in France, Spain and Germany in the last several years. I wanted to try some out on Eastern Sierra Trout to check out their interest…

MON NYMPH -1-MON NYMPH …

MAT MON NYMPHMaterials for the MON NYMPH…

HOOK:  TMC 2499 SP-BLB, #18

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Mottled Olive Nymph Rib – from Tiewell –  *coat with SHAN, for durability

THORAX: SLF Spikey Squirrel Dubbing, Black

BEAD: Black Tungsten

Something small with a hint of flash for dark days on the east Walker River…Tiewell has some other interesting color combinations for small patterns…check the link above…

UV 2 HW FRENCHIE -1-UV 2 HW FRENCHIE – Egan/Variant…TMC 100SP BL, #14 – #20…or TMC 403 BLJ  #12 – #16…

MAT FRENCHIE VAR UV2 -1-Materials for UV 2 HW FRENCHIE…

HOOK: TMC 100 SP BL, #14 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Brown or Ultra 70 Denier, Brown on larger size hooks

WEIGHT: 0.10 or 0.15 Lead or Lead Sub. wire

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Light, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Natural – or your call

RIB: Ultra Wire, Hot Orange, SM

THORAX: UV 2 Scud Shrimp Pink Dubbing

HOT SPOT: Datum Glo-Brite, # .5 , Fl. Orange

A Lance Egan pattern the has been around for awile, jazzed up with some hot wire and UV 2 dubbing…try these on Daiichi 1120 or TMC 2457 hooks too. I see that ORVIS finally got the word on this pattern …last month

GGC PAR -2-EURO JIG NYMPH (GGC) Parrott/Variant …

MAT CCG NYMPH -1-jpgMaterials for EURO JIG NYMPH (GGC)…

HOOK:  TMC 403 BLJ, #12 – #16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0 Black

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub’ wire

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Black Glitter Thread – Cascade Crest

TRIGGER SPOT: DNA Holo Chromosome – Short strand – * Coat with SHAN for durability

THORAX: Arizona Synthetic Peacock, Dark Hares Ear

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Metallic Green, Sized to hook

A take-off of a Steve Parrott design, from Blue Quill Angler. He is among the first I have seen to use a “trigger spot” – first on Midges and now on nymphs...  from experience, the trigger spot works…

RED RAINBOW PT -2-RED RAINBOW PT …

MAT RED RAINBOW -1-Materials RED RAINBOW PT…

HOOK: TMC 100 SP BL, #18 – #20

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail Fibers, Red

RIB: Ultra Wire, X-sm, Gunmetal Blue

THORAX: Arizona Diamond hair, #.23, Rainbow

HOT SPOT: Ultra 70 Denier, Fl. Pink

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Red, sized to hook

A small, searching pattern, when ‘Bows or browns are keying on RED...

 

SPECKLED CANARY -1-SPECKLED CANARY NYMPH …

STILLWATER YELLOW HUMP -1-That little yellow guy works here, in August, when I have come across a blizzard hatch of Sulpher-like Mayflies which I actually think is this –Drunella spinifera – at 6AM…The Stillwater River, MT…there are some other places, in the Sierras, where this pattern would be effective…

MAT SPECKLED CANARY -1-Materials for SPECKLED CANARY NYMPH…

HOOK: TMC 103 BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/o, Cahill

Tail: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

ABDOMEN: Lady Amherst Tail Fibers, Yellow/Black

RIB: Lagartun Copper Wire, Fine or X-Fine

THORAX: Arizona Synthetic Dubbing, Burnt Orange

BEAD: Plummeting Tungstn Bead, Metallic Brown, sized to hook

A little yellow nymph for a May Fly I see from time to time…

CBC PT JIG -1-CBC PT JIG NYMPH …

MAT CBC JIG -1-Materials CBC PT JIG NYMPH…

HOOK:  TMC C400 BL, #12 – #16

THREAD: Ultra 78 denier, Black – Under Abdomen,,, Tiemco 16/0, Black – Thorax forward

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub. Wire

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium Speckled

OVER ABDOMEN: Pheasant tail Fibers, Brown

RIB: Ultra Wire, Copper/Brown, SM or BR

THORAX: Arizona Simi=Seal,  # .18, Canadian Brown

BEAD: Copper Tungsten Sized to Hook

Yhis is a generic Brown May Fly imitation to mimic many of the bugs present in the biomass of East Slope of the Sierra waters…meant to be fished deep with just a hint of flash in the thorax. Simi-Seal comes in a wide range of colors and I use a lot of it on my May Fly patterns…

E. delantala -1-E. delantala ( Attenela delantala )…MONO BUG …

CA MAYFLIES -1-Yeah easy

monobasicMono County, California…

MONO COUNTY MF -1-…other MONO BUGS of interest…

MIKE HOT CREEK-1-MOO…tossing BUGS in Mono County…

MAT MONO BUG -1-Materials for the MONO BUG…

HOOK: TMC 100 SP BL, #16

THREAD: Veevus 16/0, Light Cahill – Thorax forward

TAIL: Bronze Mallard Fibers

ABDOMEN: 70 Denier Ultra, Yellow

RIB: Flashabou, Holographic Brown

OVER RIB: Lagartun Wire, Fine, Gold – * Coat abdomen with SHAN

WING CASE: Strands of DNA Holo Fusion, Black

THORAX: UV Ice Dub, Yellow

BEAD: Gold Tungsten, 3/32″

A pattern for a May Fly only seen in some areas of the Western US…Mono County and certain of it’s waters – has them and this is the nymph…

OLIVE FLAS EURO JIG Var -1-OLIVE FLASH EURO JIG NYMPH – Parrott/Variant …

MAT OLIVE FLASH JIG SP -1-Materials for the OLIVE FLASH EURO JIG NYMPH…

HOOK: TMC C400BL, #12 -#16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Medium, Speckled

ABDOMEN: 70 denier, Ultra, Olive Green

RIB: Ultra wire, Black, x-sm

BETWEEN RIB: 1 Strand, Dark Olive DNA Holo Fusion – * Coat with SHAN

THORAX: Arizona Synthetic Peacock, Light

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

A Steve Parrott design from Umpqua and Blue Quill Angler’s in Colorado…his stuff works !

MOO EURO EWR -1-MOO with a Brown that took one of Pop’s Flashy Nymphs, on the East Walker River…

HOT CHOC RUST -1-HOT CHOCOLATE RUST…

MAT RUSTY CHOC -1-Materials for HOT CHOCOLATE RUST…

HOOK: TMC C400 BL, #14 -#16

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Dark Brown

TAG: 1 Strand, DNA Holo Fusion, Brown

TAIL: Lemon Woodduck Fibers

ABDOMEN: Lagartun, 74 Denier Thread, Rusty Brown

RIB: Ultra Wire, SM, Hot Orange – *Coat with SHAN

THORAX: Ice Dub, UV Brown

BEAD: Copper Tungsten, sized to hook

Anywhere the bottom of the stream bed is a rusty brown color, I toss rusty brown nymphs – it seems to work out well…

STILLWATER UP BUFFALO JUMP -1-One of the places I would use that HOT CHOCOLATE RUST…Above Buffalo Jump on the Stillwater River, MT…

LOB EURO -1-LOB … (Little Olive BUG) Nymph …

MAT LOB NYMPH -1- 

Materials for LOB … (Little Olive BUG) Nymph…

HOOK: TMC 2499 SP BLB, #16 – #18

THREAD: Tiemco16/0, Black

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub. wire – keep it in the thorax area

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Veevus 16/0, Olive Dun Thread

RIB: Ultra Wire, x-sm, Black – * Coat with SHAN

THORAX: Arizona Pheasant Tail Dubbing

BEAD: Black Tungsten, sized to hook

Just a generic little Olive Nymph, with lots of weight, to bounce on the bottom with a Cream or Olive Miracle Midge to be used as a trailer, that will slide in the water column, a bit higher…

G VIOLET DUSKER -1-G. VIOLET DUSKER NYMPH – TMC 103BL, #15 – #19…

MAT G VIOLET D -1-Materials for G. VIOLET DUSKER NYMPH…

HOOK: TMC 103 BL. #15 – #17

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead SUB. – keep in the thorax area

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAIL: Coq De Leon, Dark, Speckled

ABDOMEN: Purple Glitter Thread – Cascade Crest

WING CASE: DNA Holographic Chromosome Flash

THORAX: Wapsi Rainbow Sow Scud Dubbing – the Gray, not the Tan

BEAD: Plummeting Tungsten Bead, Purple, sized to hook

Purple is the color in the spectrum that is the last to disappear in deep water. I tie them, as nymphs for use in high, low light and off-color water conditions…Michael just slams the residents on the East Walker River with patterns I tie in this color when the flows are in the 350cfs. – 450cfs, range…he will get out in the current and wade in places that I might have gone into – years ago...

DUSKER MOO EWR -2-MOO go “BOOM”, with violet (purple), at dusk, on the East Walker River…

SLIMBOU OLIVE -1-SLIMBOU OLIVE TUNG NYMPH …

I have been asked a couple of times how the Marabou is used for an abdomen…so here goes…

TWISTING MARABOU -1-For the hook being used, clip the proper ( your call) number of fibers, at the base , off a Marabou stem. I use select Marabou from Wapsi…here, I am using 4 fibers

TWISTING MARABOU -2-Tie in the fibers at the rear of the shank by the TIPS, wrap the thread (Tiemco 16/0, Olive) forward, locking in the tips then back to the tie in point…

TWISTING MARABOU -3-Twist the marabou fibers clock-wise around the thread THEN, advance the rope forward to the thorax area…

TWISTING MARABOU -4-Tie off the Marabou rope and clip the excess… I add a half hitch here…

TWISTING MARABOU -5-Rib the Marabou abdomen – because it is fragile, with material(s) of choice… I am using x-sm Copper wire with 1 strand of Rusty Brown Krystal Flash wrapped – clock wise around the wire for this pattern…and NO, the tail won’t look like that when I am finished…

MAT for SLIMBOU -1-

Materials for SLIMBOU OLIVE TUNG NYMPH…

HOOK: TMC 103BL, #17 – #21

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Olive

TAIL: Lemon Wood Duck Fibers

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub. wire

ABDOMEN: Select Marabou Plume Fibers, Light olive – Wapsi

RIB: X-sm Copper wire wrapped with Rusty Brown Krystal Flash

WING CASE: DNA Holo Fusion Fibers, Black

THORAX: SLF Squirrel Spikey Dubbing,Brown/Olive

BEAD: Copper Tungsten sized to hook

A Baetis-y nymph with a darkened wing case getting ready to migrate to the surface and hatch…one could add a strip of black Thin Skin , Scud Back or Black Krystal Flash along the top of the abdomen but, in keeping with the intent of Euro Style patterns, it is kept simpler…This will be plunked in the Lower Owens River around the last week in March…

GT DNA JIG -1-GREEN TAG DNA JIG …

MAT DNA JIG -1-Materials for GREEN TAG DNA JIG …

HOOK: TMC 403BLJ, #14 – #16

WEIGHT: 0.10 Lead or Lead Sub. wire

THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black

TAG: 1/2 Strand Green Zelon

ABDOMEN: Strands of DNA Holo Fusion, Black

RIB: Chartreuse Ulra Wire, sm (#14) or x-sm (#16)

THORAX: UV 2 Scud Dubbing, Fl. Orange

HACKLE: CDC , Brown #.23 –  Nature’s Spirit

BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook

Something Caddis-y for the Lower Owens River and later, the East Walker River…meant to be fished deep in the water column then swung like a rising Caddis Pupa…the Green tag imitates the egg sac on a diving Brachycentrus Caddis….the front colors of Orange and Brown have risen some very large Trout for me on the Lower Owens using an Black wired abdomen…

NEXT: A mix of patterns and some flies for a newbie on FFA

 

PT/TB

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