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Milly Midge

Category - Chironomids

Hook - Any curved style
Thread - Olive
Breathers - White uni stretch
Ribbing - Coper wire
Shellback - Olive tubing
Body - Olive spanflex
Thorax - Peacock herl
Breathers - White uni stretch
 

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Jailbird

Hook – Curved style
Thread - Red
Wing Case - A narrow strip of white foam (closed cell foam)
Body - Ultra-fine blue winged olive dubbing
Rib - Red thread
Thorax – Ultra-fine blue winged olive dubbing

This fly pattern which can be fished as a nymph is an emerger

It was developed by Marla Blair who guides on the rivers of Massachusetts and Connecticut
 

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Some generous soul saw me fly fishing on the lake my parents live on and decided to gift me a box of homemade poppers. Said that they were given to him but as he’s not a fly-fisherman, he had no use for them and decided to pass them along to me. The popper heads themselves were really nice. Someone put a lot of effort carving and painting these little guys but what was tied to them left something to be desired. While most of them are larger salt water, pencil-popper style poppers, I took a few of the smaller ones and re-tied them with some fresh flash, hackle and silly-legs.
I’m planning to smash some Largemouths this weekend with them. :)
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AP Green Drake Nymph

Hook – Standard 3XL nymph style
Thread - Olive
Tail - Mallard flank dyed woodduck gold
Rib - Light olive uni-stretch
Body - Olive dubbing
Wing Case - Moose body hair
Thorax – Olive dubbing
Legs - Moose body hair pulled back after wing case is tied down
 

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Tellico Nymph

Category - Nymph/Wet Fly

Hook - Wet/nymph style
Weight - Lead/non lead wire
Thread - White under floss body, finish with black
Tail - Guinea hen fibers
Shellback - Mottled turkey wing fibers, peacock tail fibers etc
Ribbing* - Peacock herl twisted with fine copper wire
Abdomen - Yellow floss or uni stretch
Hackle - Brown hen neck

*Tying Note

A rib of fine wire or monofilament may be wrapped over the entire fly for added durability
 

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Tom's Comprehensive

Hook - Standard dry fly
Thread - Color to approximately match the body
Ribbing - Wire
Body - Dubbing
Legs - Partridge feather fibers
Underwing - Tan antron fibers
Overwing - Partridge feather fibers

Tying Note

This is an excellent caddis emerger and can be tied in green for early summer, tan for late summer, orange for fall and black for winter.
 
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AP Green Drake Nymph

Hook – Standard 3XL nymph style
Thread - Olive
Tail - Mallard flank dyed woodduck gold
Rib - Light olive uni-stretch
Body - Olive dubbing
Wing Case - Moose body hair
Thorax – Olive dubbing
Legs - Moose body hair pulled back after wing case is tied down
AP. Andy Puyans?
 

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Dovey Black and Orange

Category - Sea Trout

Hook - Single or double salmon style (Gamakatsu T10-6H)
Thread - Black
Tail - Red hackle fibers
Body - Black uni stretch
Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel
Throat - Orange hackle fibers or orange hackle wound as a collar
Wing - Black squirrel tail
Cheeks - Jungle cock
 

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Tied up a few damsel flies yesterday and still playing with materials for some pan fish grubs. This batch is made from the tentacles from plastic squids that I used to make daisy chains for off-shore trolling several years ago. Pretty sure they use smaller versions trolling for salmon and trout in the Great lakes.
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