Army of darkness: New nymphs for 2013

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Pat Lat, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    Just finished a round of about 40 nymphs, I usually tie new patterns in sets of 4-5, depending on how long it will take me or how much fun they are to tie. Also, there always ends up being about a handful of rough drafts that end up in the recycle bin for scrapping later.

    So here are some of my favorites: stoneflies, caddis pupa, and diving adult caddis

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  2. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    That's some badass looking bugs. Those stones are sweet.
  3. Mark Mercer Member

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    Those diving caddis are really sweet, nice ties.
  4. Beachmen Active Member

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    those look very nice.
  5. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Great looking flies as usual Pat!

    The Ty-Rite makes a great tool for holding flies for pics , but do you use it while you're on the water?

    BTW: if you need to re-home some "rough drafts"... :)
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Geez, if those don't work I don't know what will!
  7. Beachmen Active Member

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    if they don't work there are not trout. lol
  8. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Fly porn. Nice work, Pat.
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  9. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Pat,
    I'd love to see a SBS for the fly in the second picture.
  10. scottflycst Active Member

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    Sick!
    I'm warning the trout.
  11. Big E Moderator

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    Nice ones Pat. Where'd you get the dealio to hold the flies at...never seen one like that. Could you take a pic of the whole thing?
  12. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    its called a ty-rite, its supposed to be for tying clinch knots so you can twist easier for small flies, but I never really use it for that.
  13. Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    ugh, I've gotten requests for sbs's on other flies, but I'm just too lazy. I tried doing a sbs for my green drake pattern but I forgot to take a pic of a few steps and gave up.
    the tie is pretty strait forward, no fancy steps, but the biots are easier go make look right if you lay down some dubbing first and then put a little on afterwards to hide the thread wraps. For the materials, I used-

    daiichi 1150 size 10
    tungsten 1/8 bead
    olive superfine dubbing
    peacock sword shellback abdomen
    chartreuse wire size br
    pliable prismatic sheetback-shellback(thorax)
    peacock ice dubbing- thorax
    olive biot, two pair, dont trim the front ones.

    I did hear a rumor that the prismatic sheetback from hareline was discontinued, glad I bought a couple packs already
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  14. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Nice flies!
  15. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Very nice Pat!
    You're bringing some of those to the gathering Saturday for me to steal, right??:rolleyes: