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Copper Top

Steelhead Fly Pattern

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tail - Copper krystal flash
Body - Rear 2/3 - Medium copper wire, Front 1/3 - Black chenille
Collar - Black hen, short
Wing - Copper krystal flash
 
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Crackleback

Hook - Mustad 94840 or equivalent
Thread - Black
Hackle - Grizzly
Shellback - Peacock herl
Body - Yarn, dubbing, z-lon, uni stretch etc.

Tie this in your favorite color body and hackle

Developed by Ed Story in the mid 1950's.
 
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Maholo Nymph - Albino Wino

Bead - White
Tail - Pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing - Silver wire
Body - Wine holographic tinsel
Wing case - Mirage tinsel
Thorax - Peacock ice dubbing
Lega - Pheasant tail fibers
 
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Crackleback

Hook - Mustad 94840 or equivalent
Thread - Black
Hackle - Grizzly
Shellback - Peacock herl
Body - Yarn, dubbing, z-lon, uni stretch etc.

Tie this in your favorite color body and hackle

Developed by Ed Story in the mid 1950's.
Those suckers are deadly in Shenandoah Nat Park and Smoky Mtns
 
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Blue Max

Steelhead

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval copper tinsel
Ribbing - Oval copper tinsel
Body - 1/2 burnt orange floss & 1/2 black chenille
Hackle - Silver doctor blue hen
Wing - Approximately 3/4 Black over 1/4 orange calf tail

The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies - Chris Mann
 
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Weedless Snakehead Crack
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Frost's Blue Smelt

Dick Frost Originator

Baitfish Imitation

Hook - Mustad 3665A, size 6-10
Thread - White (color with blue marker) or blue if you have it on hand
Body - Bill's body braid, silver
Wing - Blue over white bucktail
Topping - Peacock herl
Eyes - Painted black over white
UV Resin overcoat head
 
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Frost's Blue Smelt

Dick Frost Originator

Baitfish Imitation

Hook - Mustad 3665A, size 6-10
Thread - White (color with blue marker) or blue if you have it on hand
Body - Bill's body braid, silver
Wing - Blue over white bucktail
Topping - Peacock herl
Eyes - Painted black over white
UV Resin overcoat head
This is pretty much exactly the hatch I have needed to match the last week. I don't have the braid. Gonna try some with a Mickey Finn style tinsel/wire body.
 
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A variant of the Sparrow Nymph tied up for the carp box. Going to be getting out to start off the carpin’ season real soon with the increasing warmer temps. Black bead chain eyes to get the fly down in the feeding zone quickly without the (chucking a rock in the creek) effect of flies tied with dumbbell eyes that absolutely blow up the deal on many spooky carp. I’m really looking forward to getting into some carp this season.

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Nice variant on the Fish Hawk. What did you use for the hackle on that one?
Nice variant on the Fish Hawk. What did you use for the hackle on that one?
I believe the original called for badger hackle, which I do not have. I subbed a hen pheasant outer covert feather, of which I have plenty
 
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I believe the original called for badger hackle, which I do not have. I subbed a hen pheasant outer covert feather, of which I have plenty
 

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Carey Special in sizes 4 & 8. I went searching for a use for Pheasant rump as I have a whole skin + of it laying about.
Carey special
 
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Carey Special in sizes 4 & 8. I went searching for a use for Pheasant rump as I have a whole skin + of it laying about.
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Very nice soft hackles!!

I use a Hungarian Partridge skin for my soft hackle flies. I find the trout really like 'em later in the spring.

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Winnipesaukee Smelt

Created in the mid 1900's by Jim Warner

Hook – Mustad 3665A, size 6-10
Body - Silver mylar piping or Bill’s body braid
Thread - Black
Wing – White Marabou over lavender bucktail over peacock herls over sparse white bucktail
Topping - Black Ostrich herl, krystal flash or antron yarn

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Gate Crasher

Casting Streamer

Originated by Make Martinek Jr

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent
Thread - Black 6/0
Body - Copper embossed tinsel
Throat - White hackle fibers
Wing - Orange bucktail under red bucktail under purple bucktail
Eye - Painted black over white
UV Resin coated head
 
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Black Domino

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread - Black
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Tail - White hackle fibers
Ribbing - Oval gold tinsel
Body - Black uni stretch
Wing - Polar bear*
Cheeks - Jungle Cock
Collar - Guinea hen

*While polar bear is still available, I prefer to substitute with bucktail
 
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