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peregrines 05-24-2011 03:39 PM

Favorite Spring Fly Pattern Swap, Spring 2011
Here are the flies submitted for the Favorite Spring Fly Pattern swap.

Thanks to all that participated - some great looking flies

AB's Olive Emerger
by Aroostockbasser
Hook- Mustad #12 Dry Fly hook
Thread: Danville monocord - green
Tail: Olive rabbit fur
Body: #358 Olive silk
Wing: Olive Rabbit
Hackle: Cree

March Brown
By Jimmie
Hook: Dry fly size 12
Thread: Camel 6/0
Tail: Moose body hair
Body: Foam 2mm tan under olive
Wing Post: Dun Water N Ice
Thorax: Olive brown dubbing
Parachute Hackle: Grizzly Hackle

Snow Cone
by RussellB
Hook: TMC 2499 size 14-20
Bead: White Tungsten
Thread and Body: Black
Rib: Red Copper wire

Martis Midge Emerger
by Webrx
Martis Midge Emerger
Hook: Mustad 3906B #14
Thread: Brown
Tail: Flashabou pearl rainbow
Body: Bright orange Rayon
Wing: Elk hair, orange died
Hackle: Furnace

note from Dave: To fish these you can put a little float on the orange elk hair and fish it in the film, if the fish are hitting lower in the column, trim the elk hair down to give it a "pre-emerger" profile, no floatant, you can add a small split shot if desired, and let the fly drift down, then a gentle very short tug retrieve to imitate the midge rising to the surface, then let it settle again, and repeat.

I tied them in orange, the original for this pattern, but I have also had success with red elk hair on this pattern.

Halo Midge
by McNerney
Hook: TMC 3761 size 16
Thread: Black UTC 70
Ribbing: Mirage Opal Tinsel, Small
Thorax: Tan ostrich and peacock herl
head: Brown 1mm foam

Olive Wet Damsel
by Flytier07
Hook: Standard wet or long shank nymph size 10-12
Bead: Optional red, black or green
Thread: Olive
Rib: Gold wire
Tail: Light olive marabou
Body: Olive Straggle

Quill Gordon
by Futuramille

and a bonus Quill Gordon Wet
by Futuramille

Gray Fox Variant
by peregrines
Hook Dry Fly 2x short size 14
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Ginger spade hackle 2x length of hook shank
Body: Ginger quill stem, soaked in water for 10 minutes to make it flexible and easy to wrap
Hackle: Standard tie uses 3 oversize hackles, mixed grizzly, dark ginger and light ginger (size 8 or 10 hackle for a size 14 hook) I just used Grizzly and barred medium ginger.

futuramille 05-31-2011 09:54 PM

Re: Favorite Spring Fly Pattern Swap, Spring 2011
My set arrived in good order. Really nice flies everyone
I look forward to getting out and slinging these about soon


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