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  1. #11
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    Another Davie Mcphail pattern
    CDC Bubble midge
    Hook - Tiemco #20
    Body/dubbing - muskrat
    rib - gold foil
    wing - gold foil, CDC Bubble, loose CDC
    legs - knotted pheasant tail barbs


    this one was really fun. Mcphail's video on youtube makes it look easy but jeez... nice little midge pattern though.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: 20 below

    You guys are tying some awesome looking flies! Thanks for sharing.

    JJ: Keep up the good work, you will need the that small stuff your tying on the big Horn this summer!

    Larry

  3. #13
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    Thanks Larry, I sure am looking forward to that float this summer. It takes me a number of tries on each of these patterns this week before I get one good photo. So much shows up after when looking at the pics and I keep going back...good thing is that each try is a "fishable" unit so I'm packing them away.

    I think I enjoy the minimalist tying of these small ones more than the bigger. You only get just so many thread wraps and dubbing wraps, each one must be perfectly prepare and placed. The tension on the thread held constant through the tie...that's the hard part for me. That and the light tension of wrapping such tiny hackle without breaking but still placing and keeping it in place until secure...I'm always forgetting to breath. I find it pleasantly intense and ultimately relaxing.

    Biggest source of improvement for me was studying Mcphails youtube vid's. His attention to every move, no nonsense approach...so very inspirational. All are techniques that can be applied no matter what the size hook in front of you.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: 20 below

    Nice ties!

    Here's one of my favorite McPhail ties. Simple and quick.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-as9IV1-d8"]YouTube- Tying a Small Klinkhamer by Davie McPhail[/ame]

  5. #15
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    Well, this week was for smallish flys. I hope the pics were fun to view. To wrap up the week I pulled out some midge pupae patterns and a few small Adams.

    Midge pupae
    Hook - Tiemco #20
    Body - Black 8/0 Danville, Pearl Crystal flash
    Thorax - black rabbit
    Wing case- Red Crystal flash
    Gills - CDC


    Midge Pupae
    Hook - Tiemco #20
    Body - Black thread underbody, pearl crystal flash
    Rib - Silver super fine wire
    Thorax - Black rabbit
    Gills- CDC


    Adams
    all standard pattern ingredients


    JJ

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