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Miss Pinky

Hook - Curved style
Body*- Pink floss with clear vinyl “D” rib over the top. Palmered with white ostrich herl. To add durability to the fly, use a dubbing loop on the ostrich.
Hackle - Hungarian partridge
Head - Peacock herl

* I used clear flat tinsel in lieu of "D" rib and applied a stripe of uv resin on top of the body to secure the ostrich herl
You lay down some nice hackle... At the right amount and at the right length. I'm still working on it, but It certainly helped when I bought quality hackle pliers.
 

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I spent the weekend doing household chores I had been procrastinating on so I didn't get much time to tie many flies. Below is two days worth of tying. Both are deceivers - a pattern I am working on but have not perfected.
I hope you don't mind me making a small suggestion to your R&D department. Try a variation tying in a shorter tail section and see if that scale/profile is a move in the right direction... HTH
 

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Bibio Pheasant Tail (Midge/Pupa) by Davie McPhail

Davie McPhail recipe

Hook – Fulling Mill Comp Heavyweight Black Nickel size 12
Thread - Pearl Micro Glint
Tail - Dyed Black Pheasant Tail Fibers
Rib - Pearl Micro Glint
Thorax Cover - Dyed Black Pheasant Tail fibers
Wing-Buds - Glo-Brite Floss No.4
Thorax - Pearl Micro Glint



my recipe

Hook – Nymph/wet style
Thread - Veevus silver iris thread
Tail/Body - Dyed Black Pheasant Tail Fibers
Rib - Veevus silver iris thread
Thorax Cover - Dyed Black Pheasant Tail fibers
Wing-Buds - Glo-Brite Floss #5
Thorax - Veevus silver iris thread
 

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Fishing our annual trip in Potter County (North Central Pennsylvania) my buddy uncovered a huge nymph. I assume its a stoney nymph, but its twice as wide as anything I have, about a size 10 3x long streamer hook in length.

So I set out to make my own. With my travel vise and supplies I whipped up an imitation using a recent crayfish pattern as a base template to work from.

hook: Daaichi 1730 #8 bent stonefly nymph hook.
Legs: silicone olive colored leg material
Body: heavy braid base with a Hare's Ear #7 Brown Olive dubbing
Thin skin
Yellow wire ribbing as well as black vinyl ribbing on the rear of the abdomen
Tail: Moose hair
Eyes: 5/32 brass dumbell

https://flic.kr/p/2j7dfkH Slightly out of focus goPro shot of the natural stonefly nymph.

https://flic.kr/p/2j7dgBk XL Stonefly nymph (fly)

https://flic.kr/p/2j7bNUU Brown trout who thought my fly looked good. I was pleased it worked. Caught him at the bottom of a deep fast flowing pool in the middle of the afternoon. I'm glad I weighted my nymph so heavily.


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I hope you don't mind me making a small suggestion to your R&D department. Try a variation tying in a shorter tail section and see if that scale/profile is a move in the right direction... HTH
Nope. I don't mind at all. Thank you for the suggestion. I will give it a try next time I tie deceivers.
 

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Fishing our annual trip in Potter County (North Central Pennsylvania) my buddy uncovered a huge nymph. I assume its a stoney nymph, but its twice as wide as anything I have, about a size 10 3x long streamer hook in length.

So I set out to make my own. With my travel vise and supplies I whipped up an imitation using a recent crayfish pattern as a base template to work from.

hook: Daaichi 1730 #8 bent stonefly nymph hook.
Legs: silicone olive colored leg material
Body: heavy braid base with a Hare's Ear #7 Brown Olive dubbing
Thin skin
Yellow wire ribbing as well as black vinyl ribbing on the rear of the abdomen
Tail: Moose hair
Eyes: 5/32 brass dumbell

https://flic.kr/p/2j7dfkH Slightly out of focus goPro shot of the natural stonefly nymph.

https://flic.kr/p/2j7dgBk XL Stonefly nymph (fly)

https://flic.kr/p/2j7bNUU Brook trout who thought my fly looked good. I was pleased it worked. Caught him at the bottom of a deep fast flowing pool in the middle of the afternoon. I'm glad I weighted my nymph so heavily.


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That is one heck of a creation if you did it streamside. Fantastic job.
 

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I saw a video on thi pattern on In the Riffle not too long before it went from being a website to being a Youtube channel. I have not been able to find it since and I can't remember (unfortunately) what it is called.

Size 10Fly 1.jpg

And size 14

Fly 2.jpg

Edit to add: I just found the pattern using the Wayback Machine. The pattern is called the Fatal Attractor.
 
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