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The rusty owl variant

This quick little rusty owl variant is a great still water pattern, fished static during evening midge hatches.

Hook: Mustad R43 # 14
Body: Macaw biot
Wing: CDC
Thorax: Rusty brown red fox dubbing
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Pheasant tail X-Caddis

 

This is a variant of the original John Juracek’s & Craig Mathews pattern of a little egg laying caddis. In smaller sizes it also works well when midge fishing.
Hook: Ahrex FW501 #14
Tail: Z-Lon
Body: Pheasant tail fibres
Rib: Fine silver wire
Thorax: Olive superfine dubbing
Wing: Yearling elk hair

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# 14 Grey Wulff

One of the classics. A # 14 grey Wulff and a tying technique that is well worth mastering. A generic pattern for many mayflies.

Hook: Mustad R30 # 8 -14
Thread: Grey
Wing: Yearling elk bleached
Tail: Yearling elk bleached
Body: Grey tying thread
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Yellow Sally stonefly

A parachute version of this popular little stonefly with a couple of unusual techniques.
Hook: Mustad R43 # 12-14
Tail: Yellow grizzle fibres
Wing: Two light dun hackles
Body: Yellow CDC hackle
Thorax: Yellow CDC
Post: Poly yarn
Hackle: Grizzle dyed yellow

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The fluttering caddis

This quick CDC and deer hair variant of the original, will float all day long and then some!

Hook: Mustad C53 # 8-14
Body: Two CDC hackles
Wing: Natural deer hair
Hackle: Brown cock saddle

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Sulphur no hackle dun

 

A simple yet effective little no hackle yellow mayfly pattern that sits beautifully in the surface.

Hook: Mustad R30 # 12-14
Tail: Coq di Leon
Body: Yellow turkey biot
Thorax: Yellow super spike dubbing
Wing: Deer hair & CDC

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Deer mask prep

Like a hares mask, the deer mask offers an abundance of material for the fly tyer. In this tutorial I show how to skin and prep a European roe deer mask. If you don’t hunt yourself, you may know a hunter, or an estate that has deer, if so the heads are normally discarded, so ask if you could obtain one. Its a little work but well worth it!

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Cripple green drake

Often may flies become trapped in their shucks during the hatching process and become easy pickings for feeding trout. This pattern effectively imitates the struggling mayfly and can be deadly during hatches.

Hook: Mustad C53 # 10-12
Tail: Olive marabou
Body: Three moose mane hairs
Thorax: Olive & brown superfine dubbing
Hackle: Green Grizzle
Wing: Olive deer hair

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Improved sofa pillow

The stimulators big brother, a real fat boy pattern, that has more attractor qualities than you can shake a stick at.

Hook: Mustad C53 # 6-10
Rib: Fine silver wire
Tail: Bleached elk hair
Wing: Bleached elk hair
Body: Tying thread & Silver badger hackle
Thorax: Cream dubbing
Hackle: Silver badger

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Tying the klinkhopper

 

A grasshopper tied Klinkhammer style, that has worked well for me and gives a lttle different presentation but a great footprint of a hopper.

Hook: Mustad C49 14-6
Thread: Dark green
Body: Bright green dubbing
Rib: Tying thread
Wing: Yellow dyed partridge hackle
Legs: Yellow pheasant tail fibresThorax: Ostrich herl
Hackle: Polypropylene post & Yellow Grizzle hackle

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