What have you been tying today?

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Bird's Stonefly - Dry

Hook - TFS 2302, size 4-8
Thread - Orange
Tail - Moose body hairs
Body - Burnt orange floss
Rib - Brown saddle hackle, trimmed
Wings - Fox squirrel tail or black bucktail
Hackle - Brown saddle hackle
Antennae - Moose body hairs
 

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Rubber legs perdigon:

Hook: Mustad 3906, #16

Bead: Tungsten 3mm, nickel

Underbody: 0.015 lead wire, 7 wraps

Thread: Uni-Thread 8/0, fire orange

Tail: Mallard flank, natural

Body: Krystal Flash, rootbeer with Bone Dry UV resin overcoat

Legs: Centipede legs, micro, yellow barred
 

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Gurgler (film rider)

Hook: Owner Octopus 2/0

Thread: Uni-Thread 6/0, white

Tail: Select craft fur, white

Flash: Flashabou, pearl

Throat: Flashabou, red

Back: Craft foam, 2mm white

Body: Standard estaz, pearl white

Eyes: 1/4" stick on, Silver/black

Head cement: Zap-a-gap

The juvenile tarpon (5-30lbs) have been thick lately. Top water has been the way to go, but the subtlety of the strike is more akin to a trout lightly sipping a mayfly off the surface. This gurgler is designed to ride very low in the water, but buoyant enough to still float.
 

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I think I should have used bleached elk for the wings. Cant really see those in the picture.

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This will be the last fly of the weekend for me. Got to get ready for salmon\steelhead fishing in the morning.
Everyone have a good weekend, tight lines and get out there and get ya sum

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Cate's Turkey

Hook - Mustad S80-3906, S82-3906B - size 12-18
Thread - Black
Tail - Wood duck feather fibers
Rib - Gold wire
Abdomen - Mottled turkey tail fibers
Thorax - Peacock herl
Legs - Wood duck feather fibers
 

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Carey Special


Hook - S82-3906B, size 8-14
Thread - Black
Tail - Black or brown bear hair
Body - Black or brown bear hair
Hackle - Pheasant rump feather

Originated in the Northwest around 1925 by Dr Day and Col Carey and was originally thought to be tied bear hair for the tail and body (as tied above).

Reference - Tying Flies with Jack Dennis and Friends

Modern versions are tied with multiple colors of chenille for the body and pheasant rump feather for the tail and hackle.
 

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Cove's Pheasant Tail

Hook - Tiemco 2457, 2487 (or equivalent),
Mustad S80-3906, S82-3906B (or equivalent), size 10-18
Thread - Black
Rib - Gold or copper Wire
Body - Pheasant tail fibers
Thorax - Gray dubbing
Wing case - Pheasant tail fibers
Legs - Pheasant tail fiber tips from wing case and pulled back

May be tied without legs
May be tied weighted with lead/lead free wire

Originated by Arthur Cove
 
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