Pattern familiar to some... a Carey and Skwala


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As promised, I am tying atleast one each of the patterns submitted in the 1st Timers fly swap- let me be the first to say that "these guys and gal are "good" .

Here are a couple.

Islander submitted a Carey Special, and I have shown here a popular steelhead version from the eastside ( Methow).... ala Davy ofcourse. :rofl: :rofl:

Hook=# 4,6,8,10 Mustad 9672 or similar
tail= Pheasant rump
Body= Spun peacock herl ribbed in flat red tinsel
Hackle= Pheasant rump collared and optionally tyed back.

IBN submitted a nice Skwala version and I too have just finished what I hope resembles his pattern. I do know it works- three of last weeks trout came to one of his patterns,including one of the larger fish.

Hook = TMC 200 #10 or similar
Thread 6/0 Golden Stone
Under body= UV green "Hareline ICE" dubbing
Dark green foam on top = trimmed& segmented.
Wing- Elk, topped with poly "fl red" yarn
Under head- Brown UV ICE dubbing
Legs- Spotted green rubber legs

I can't wait for the rest of the patterns to arrive.

Davy :beer2: