What have you been tying today?

dennyk

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Crickets! The topwater bluegill bite is still on here in SW Lower Michigan. I need to tie up a few more of these today. The hook is a size 6 Aberdeen and since switching to that hook all the 'gills have all been mouth hooked. Not one has swallowed it and needing to be removed with forceps. I just may have stumbled onto my favorite Bluegill hook with the barb crushed down.

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Rain

Adapted from the Tandem Recipe

Hook – Mustad 9575
Thread – Black
Body – Flat silver tinsel
Wing – Yellow over red over yellow bucktail
over which are 2 grizzly hackles
Head – Black with white eye and red pupil

Tandem Streamers– Donald A Wilson
 

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I gave this pattern a second go. This time in a more panfish sized hook (Testing last time got a lot of strikes but only one hookup).64E841E0-D927-4038-9D12-AC411A9652BF.jpeg
Anyone know the name of this pattern? I’m trying to recreate a fly I once bought. I’m not sure the name.

Edit: I've been told this is known as a Deerhair sunfish. I've also been told it's a Jimmy Nix Shinabou Sunfish.
 
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I'm starting to focus on the back bays more and one of the main food sources is ghost shrimp.

A easy tie but it's labor intensive stacking EP fibers for the main body and then trimming to shape. A fly that’s worth the labor though, because they mimic the food source, swim well, cast well and are very durable.


Edit: Update it’s alive!
 
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General Fry Imitation

Category - Steelhead, cutthroat etc

Hook – Up eye salmon style
Thread - Black
Tail – Red or orange hackle fibers
Body - Flat silver tinsel.
Throat – Red hackle fibers
Wing – 6-8 hairs of dyed yellow, orange, blue, green and white bucktail
 
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