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  1. Classifieds
    Looking for the thunderhead chest or hip pack (chest pack is my first choice). Also looking for the fishpond emerger or mid-length net to go along with it. Tight lines!
  2. Fly Tying
    Hi Here's a suggestion on how to improve the general capabilities of the wing on Bob Wyatt's fab DHE pattern. Anyone else doing this with the wing? Tight lines Kjell www.rakkenes.com
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    Updated version of the Marabou Midge Emerger. The craft foam wing should provide a bit more support than the packing foam. hook - Dai Riki 320 #16 thread - Danville 6/0 black rib - Krystal Flash pearl abdomen - turkey biot dark grey hackle - grizzly wing - 1mm foam white thorax - peacock herl...
  4. Fly Tying
    Found this on swittersb. hook - Dai Riki 320 #16 thread - Danville 6/0 red shuck - teal flank/Krystal Flash rainbow body - Krystal Flash rainbow shellback - teal flank hackle - grizzly mash barb, start thread (leave tag end long), wrap to bend tie in KF; double over (makes it easier to bulk...
  5. Fly Tying
    Just started throwing stuff on the hook with the intention of tying a Jingler Hacklestacker; not sure this is where I expected to end up. hook - Dai Riki 320 #12 thread - UTC 70 grey brown tail - Congo Hair brown rib - Uni-Stretch brown abdomen - dubbing tan loop - UTC 140 grey brown hackle -...
  6. Fly Tying
    Found this on his website; just a few minor changes. Pardon the paint on the fingers; tying this between primer applications on some auto bodywork repairs. hook - Dai Riki 320 #12 thread - UTC 70 grey brown tail - pheasant aftershaft abdomen - biot grey/tan loop - UTC 140 grey brown hackle -...
  7. Fly Tying
    Found this on Hans Weilenmann's site. Tied the wing a bit fuller than the original to improve visibility (for me). hook - Dai Riki 320 #14 thread - Danville 6/0 brown abdomen - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche thorax - dubbing hot orange hackle - dun CdC/partridge wing - Congo Hair white mash barb...
  8. Fly Tying
    An interesting design from Brian Nelson. Original was tied with calf body hair wings; in this size that won't work for me. Not sold on this hackling method; may change things up a bit. Tied here as a PMD; change color/size to suit your needs. hook - Dai Riki 125 #16 thread - Danville 6/0...
  9. Fly Tying
    Tied here as a Callibaetis; change color/size to suit your needs. hook - Dai Riki 125 #14 thread - MFC 8/0 sand tail - mallard flank abdomen - turkey biot callibaetis loop - UTC 140 grey brown hackle - grizzly thorax - dubbing hare's ear wing - mallard flank mash barb, start thread at 2/3...
  10. Fly Tying
    Found a pic of a winged/hackled LaFontaine-like emerger doing an interweb search. Switched out the EHC wing for the split version; next one will utilize Congo Hair instead. My thanks to Messrs. LaFontaine, Quigley and Troth. hook - Dai Riki 135 #14 thread - Uni 8/0 tan gas bubble - Antron...
  11. Fly Tying
    Walter Reisenger's variation on the Henry's Lake Caddis. Cool fly; durability may be an issue. hook - TMC 5212 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 black/yellow rib - small wire gold shuck/bubble - woodduck flank body - Ice Dub pearl body hackle - golden badger collar - partridge dyed yellow (1tbs Rit...
  12. Fly Tying
    First saw parasols in Schollmeyer and Leeson's Tying Emergers. Added a bit of contrast to improve visibility for me. Tied here as a PMD; change color/size to suit your needs. hook - Dai Riki 125 #16 thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow shuck/wingcase - Congo Hair brown rib - small wire...
  13. Fly Tying
    Softhackle variation of Lawson's Halfback Emerger; good genes. Tied here as a callibaetis; change color/size to suit your needs. hook - Dai Riki 320 #14 thread/rib - Uni 8/0 tan tail - woodduck flank abdomen - turkey biot grey/tan shellback/head - yearling elk thorax - Ice Dub hare's ear...
  14. Fly Tying
    Front to back; just for fun. hook - Dai Riki 320 #12 thread - Uni 6/0 rusty dun tail - woodduck flank rib - x-small wire copper abdomen - pheasant tail thorax - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche (any tan dubbing will do) hackle - grizzly hen dyed brown wing - woodduck flank mash barb, start thread...
  15. Fly Tying
    Found this version on the Soft Hackle Journal site. Tied here as a western green; change color/size to meet your drake needs hook - Dai Riki 280 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 black tail - mallard dyed lemon woodduck abdomen - turkey biot olive thorax - Zelon dubbing baetis rear hackle -...
  16. Fly Tying
    A few minor tweaks to a cool fly. hook - Dai Riki 280 #14 thread - MFC 8/0 brown shuck/feelers - Congo Hair white rib - Krystal Flash pearl abdomen - Zelon dubbing hydropsyche overbody - 2mm foam tan indicator - Parapost hot orange legs - partridge head - Haretron chocolate mash barb...
  17. Fly Tying
    Here is a Quill Emerger using a Synthetic Quill The video shows the far right pattern, but you can easily take out some materials for the different stages shown
  18. Fly Tying
    Another cool lake fly from B.C. hook - Dai Riki 135 #10 thread - UTC 140 olive shuck - Congo Hair white rib - Mirage Flash opal abdomen - Crystal Chenille olive wingcase/wing - deer hair hackle - ginger mash barb, start thread; tie in shuck fold back, tie in rib, wrap halfway down bend...
  19. Fly Tying
    hook - Dai Riki 075 #10 thread - MFC 8/0 sand tail - partridge butt - Uni-stretch fuchsia rib - Kreinik blending filament gold body - Ice Dub hare's ear wing - hen pheasant wing hackle - dun CdC/partridge mash barb, start thread measure (shank length) some partridge fibers; tie in/trim...
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