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    Post Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    I put my son on the plane out of LAX for a three week trip back East to MA...here are some patterns I tied up for him - to use on the Farmington and Swift Rivers while he is there:




    SIMPLY REDs...(And, PURPLE)...

    HOOK: Gamakatsu C12-B, #18-# 20
    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
    BEAD: 5/64 Black Nickel, (4 wraps 0.10 lead)?or Tung
    ABDOMEN: Red Krystal Flash
    RIB: Wapsi, Silver, xsm
    THORAX: Spirit River Iridescent dyed peacock eye, Purple



    PALINISTA ... (apologies to EVA PERON)

    HOOK: Mustad C49S, #18 -#20, Daiichii 1130, #18-#20...used above
    THREAD: Gordon Griffith?s 14/0, Red, White
    TAIL: 1 Strand Pearl Krystal Flash
    ABDOMEN:White Thread
    OVERABDOMEN: Hareline Stalcup's Micro Tubing, Blue
    RIB: Wapsi Silver Wire, X-SM
    WING: Grizzly Krystal Flash Black and White, 3strands, cut short
    THORAX: Arizona Diamond Hair Pearl Green or Blue
    BEAD: Silver, 5/64 or 1/16



    PEACOCK BLUE MIRACLE MIDGE...

    HOOK: TMC 2487, Daiichi 1130, Mustad c49s, #18-24
    THREAD: Tiemco 16/0, Black
    ABDOMEN: Wapsi Ultra thread, 70 Denier, Peacock Blue
    RIB: Lagartun, x-fine, copper



    YELLER FELLA... NYMPH

    HOOK: TMC 100 SPBL, #14-#16, Daiichi 1560, #14-#16
    THREAD: Wapsi Ultra 70 Denier, Dark Brown, Yellow
    TAIL: Bronze Mallard Fibers
    ABDOMEN: Natural Pheasant Tail
    RIB: Wapsi, Fl. Orange, SM
    THORAX: 1/3 Rusty Squirrel, 1/3 SLF STD. Cinnamon, 1/3 Fire Star, Lemon Yellow
    WINGCASE/LEGS: 6 Strands Black Krystal Flash
    BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook



    HARVESTER MIDGE, Olive...

    HOOK: TMC 2499 SPBL, #16-#18 or TMC 2488 #16-#22 or TMC 2488H # 16-#20 (The pattern, as offered by Umpqua, is tied on the first hook)
    THREAD: Uni, 8/0, Lt. Olive, laid flat ( twist bobbin counter-clock wise )
    RIB: Wapsi wire, Black, X-sm
    BEAD: Tungsten, Black, sized to hook



    S. WHIPLASH...

    HOOK: TMC 100SPBL, #14-#16, Daiichi 1560, #14-#16
    THREAD: Wapsi Ultra, 70 Denier Black / Ultra, 70 Denier Fl. Fire Orange
    TAIL: Coq De Leon Fibers, Medium Speckled
    RIB: Wapsi, Ultra Wire, Hot Orange, SM
    ABDOMEN: Pheasant Tail, Black
    THORAX: Spirit River Squirrel Blend, Natural Grey (35%), Arizona Diamond Hair, Rainbow (35%), Ice Dub, UV Purple (30%)
    WING CASE/LEGS: Grizzly Krystal Flash, Black/White
    BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook



    HARVESTER MIDGE, Rusty Brown...

    HOOK: TMC 2499 SPBL, #16-#18 or TMC 2488 #16-#22 orTMC 2488H # 16-#20 (The pattern, as offered by Umpqua, is tied on the first hook)
    THREAD: Lagartun, 74 Denier, Rusty Brown
    RIB: Wapsi wire, Black, X-sm
    BEAD: Tungsten, Black, sized to hook



    RED/ ORANGE PT (BUFFALO JUMP)

    HOOK: Daiichi 1560, TMC 3761 , #12-#18
    THREAD: Uni 8/0 Brown, to secure tail, rib and abdomen
    TAIL: Lemon Wooduck
    RIB: Wapsi, Copper/Brown wire SM
    ABDOMEN: Red Pheasant Tail fibers...then
    THREAD: Wapsi 6/0 Fl. Orange
    THORAX: Orange Ice Dub 50%., Nat. Squirrel Belly 50%
    WING CASE/ LEGS: Rusty Brown Krystal Flash
    BEAD: Silver Tungsten, sized to hook




    And YES, flashy hot spots work well on heavily pressured waters...


    PT/TB
    Last edited by planettrout; 07-04-2011 at 01:47 PM.
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    Default Re: Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    Awesome patterns!

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    Default Re: Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    Good stuff! I like them all! Great job.
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    Default Re: Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    Excellent patterns and great names-- there must be a story behind the Buffalo Jump.....?
    Mark

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    Default Re: Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    nifty flies well-tied!
    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrines View Post
    Excellent patterns and great names-- there must be a story behind the Buffalo Jump.....?

    It is named after this location (Buffalo Jump) on the Stillwater River near Nye, Montana where I first became aware of how effective the pattern's color scheme was...I use it in #14-#18 when PMD's hatch here...the color of the stones on the river bottom was the tip-off...




    ...used as an attractor, it has taken some really good fish for both my son Michael and myself in other locations...

    I'd also believe that this pattern would do well here:



    Me, in a CO River above Basalt, in 1978...

    PT/TB
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    Default Re: Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    PT: Great looking flies and thanks for sharing the patterns! I'm sure your son will do well with that group of flies to fish with back east.

    Larry
    Larry


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    An update from the Swift River...Today...



    “Hey dad, here’s the photos from today…only a few. More next time. I fished the swift river in the catch and release portion from the y-pool down towards the bridge (about half a mile or so). I was only out there for about two hours. Caught this one, about 15 inches, and lost a couple, but it was a pretty busy day, but I only saw two people pull in any fish. I saw a little surface action as I was leaving, but some storms were moving in so I wanted to get back home. The y-pool itself was too crowded, so I ventured downstream. “swift” is definitely a misnomer. It’s the slowest, clearest water I’ve fished, much different than anything I’ve really nymphed. I THINK it was the Yeller Feller that this one took. I think I had another strike on this one, and one on a cream midge. More to come in a few days…I want to fish the Swift again earlier in the day, and maybe try the deerfield. Maybe try the farmington this weekend…”








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    Default Re: Some BUGS for my son's trip to MA...

    The black and blue pattern, and the red and orange pattern are my favorites.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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