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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default 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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Greenville South Carolina

    Cool 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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