What's in your vise?


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Fred - nice! That would bring ‘em up on a lake with your name
I hope so Pat. Some lakes have better emerger and dry chironimid fishing than others.
The way my eyes are a size 12 is like a size 22 to a normal person.
I'll be having a cataract surgery on my right eye likely in February then a surgery to change the fluid in same eye after that heals.:confused:

Riogrande King

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From the vise of Wayne “Buz” Buszek, Visalia, California. Searcy’s Muddler
Buz favored this Muddler variation for his local Sierra waters.

Hook: Pictured is size 8, Mustad 9671 2XL
Tail: Teal flank, matched slips
Body: Dark gray dubbed
Rib: Oval gold tinsel
Underwing: Brown bucktail
Wing: Teal flank, matched
Collar and head: Natural deer hair spun and trimmed
Searcy's muddler - 1.jpg

Norm Frechette


Muley Chicken

Hook - Long nymph style
Thread - Black
Tail and Body - Deer body hair crisscrossed with tying thread
Collar - Dark hen hackle
Wing - Deer hair

Ugly, simple and effective. It’s a good pattern for the beginning fly tier to gain experience with deer hair. It’s a non-descript pattern that works as well in rivers as it does in lakes and ponds. And it can be fished wet or dry.

In still waters, cast and retrieve the Muley Chicken subsurface for crappie, bluegill and perch, or wind-drift it for trout. On the river, fish it with a tight line, down and across, or float it as a small stonefly imitation.


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Grizzly King Dabbler

Notional pattern; just for fun. Used the lightest bronze mallard I could find to approximate mallard flank.

hook – WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel silver
tail - hackle red
rib(s) - tinsel silver, small wire silver
body - dubbing green
body hackle - grizzly
cloak - bronze mallard


Norm Frechette


Yellow Poric

Hook - Daiichi 2370
Thread - Black
Tag - Flat gold tinsel
Tail - Slip of dyed red goose, duck quill or hackle fibers
Body - Peacock herl twisted around a thread core for reinforcement
Wing - Dyed red and yellow bucktail, mixed

Reference - Forgotten Flies - Schmookler and Sils

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