Chum fry pattern, using the same materials as it's bigger cousins above: Finn raccoon, bucktail, craft fur, and flash. At just under 2" it's a pretty good size comparison for the chum fry a few weeks after emergence, perhaps a little larger.
We're only a few weeks away from the beginnings of the emergence in some areas!
The mantle is UV pearl and white ice dub covered with UV cure, which in turn acts as weight to give the fly a darting action on the retrieve. Squid flies are great because of the location of the eyes, which are right above the point of the hook... headhunting fish, like Cutts tend to be, will often smash the fly right at the eyes rather than swipe behind, resulting in more hookups.
Marine Worm One
Inspired by Chester Allen's description of Polychaete Worms in Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat
Hook: Gamakatsu SPL-3L3H #4 Thread: 140 UTC
Weight: 20 turns of .020 lead free wire Tail: Finn Raccoon Underbody Legs: Zonked Pine Squirrel sandwiched between the foam Overbody: Razor Foam 1/4" pieces on top and bottom Rib: Medium Ultra Wire
These were initial ties and clearly need some refinement. I tried furry foam and it looked good but my stock was old and fell apart while tying. Of course any number of color combinations and sizes could be tied. I just used what I had on hand.