What's in your vise?

Riogrande King

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“Sarge” worked on the Ten Mile Creek channel change project for I-70 between Frisco and Copper Mountain, Colorado. Spotting cockfighting magazines in the superintendent’s trailer led to me tying for a few of the guys, but not as I’d hoped getting the skins of the losers. This was Sarge’s favorite high lake fly. About used up all the special wool tying these for him.

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Hook: Size 12
Thread: Black 6/0
Tails: Pheasant tail fibers
Body: Medium olive three-strand wool, twist to form segments
Hackle: Furnace, tied wet


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From the vise of Poul Jorgensen, Roscoe, New York. Poly Caddis Emerger

Hook: Pictured is a size 14
Thread: Black
Body and wing: Brown poly yarn. That’s it.

Jorgensen (who was known for his exacting, realistic ties) highly recommended this ridiculously simple pattern. Maybe he was just cleaning out his caddis box when he gave it to me in Basalt.
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Looks like a Racklehane Variant:


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