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I saw a pattern in a magazine, liked it and decided to tie one. With Halloween just a few weeks away, I thought it sounded like an appropriate fly. The Vampire.
Hook; 6X long steamer size 4 to 8
Thread; 6/0 Black
Tag and Rib; flat silver tinsel
Throat; Calf tail and red hackle fibers.
Wing; Red crystal flash and red and black hackle.

Does anyone else have a pattern that sounds like a good 'Halloween' fly?
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Very nice tie Diver,

I'm tying Canadian Killers right now, single and double hook both. When I'm finished I'll post one to the thread.

The orange sparkle fly looks seasonal so here is one of them....
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Nice tie also. Really have the colors for Halloween.
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Here's a bugger that has some Halloween colors:

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It's October, so how about an October Caddis?

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Default Canadian Killer..............

This is the Canadian Killer. It'll take me awhile to get it really good but this one is moving in the right direction. Getting the proportioning and balance right on a pattern that is new to me is hard. I have to tie quite a few before they look good to me but impatience won out, here is the fly.

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Very nice looking flies everyone! We have some talented tiers on this forum.

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That is true Larry, Mosca's bugger reminds me of all the great flies I received from the Woolly Bugger swap. Yours was a nice tie, yep, good fly tires here.

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Glad you liked the bugger, Ard. I used Doug's Bugs Glo-Brite in the brown-n-copper for the body. The tail is from a product by Spirit River called Mottlebou. The Speckled Brown color blends in shades of brown, orange, tan, grey, black, and others in between.

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Last night I caught two wild big shouldered Rainbow Trout (14" and 18") with that bugger from my homewaters, the Lower Yuba River. I also got a bunch of little dinky trout hitting the fly.

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Great flies guys,if you want to see beautiful salmon flies have a look here:http://www.jpdessaigne.com/ and visit "gallerie photos"mouches saumon.
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J.P.

Wow!

I used to marry wings and tied Atlantic patterns. They drove me crazy. Now I use hair and am much more sane when I tie. I still have some of the old flies and they still catch fish even though I'm on another ocean now.

I must say, I have never even came close to the level of craftsmanship displayed in the tie you posted!
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