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Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift
100% Pure Shetland Wool
Colorado Killer Bug #16 Orvis 1510
First day, working w this wool.
Mod 1:...w bead
Mod 2...Antron/ Peacock collar
Both with only One Strand
Top : with x-sm Copper wire
Bottom: no wire
Credit: Brian Hilbert

 

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I saw a squirrel caddis emerger pattern on the internet the other day, so I decided to try some.

Hook: size 14 and 16
Body: Fox squirrel dubbing
Rib: Pearl flashabou
Thorax: Red squirrel nymph thorax dubbing
Hackle: Woodcock wing feather

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Experimenting with a black nosed dace pattern (aka redfin). Ran out of my 3D holographic eyes so I had the idea to use bright yellow nail polish with a black sharpie for the pupil, and coat the eyes in UV resin. I think it turned out okay. Mostly craft fur and some Krystal flash.
 

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I’m thinking some kind of egg pattern based on all of the neon materials…

Impressive fly bench….makes me look like a rank amateur.😔
I was thinking mops, but your guess is better.
 
I was thinking mops, but your guess is better.
Eggs, eggs, eggs..... Just got on a total egg jag today. It felt kinda good to knock out about 150 flies in a mindless blink watching the compartments fill up....and not be contemplating stupid gills and legs on trout nymphs LOL 😂
Nuke eggs, Glo Bugs, Estaz Eggs, Egg Beaters, and a few crystal meth.
Figured out I could use my desk drawer as an egg yarn dispenser so that was kinda cool. 😎

I was in a Steelhead state of mind.
 
Eggs, eggs, eggs..... Just got on a total egg jag today. It felt kinda good to knock out about 150 flies in a mindless blink watching the compartments fill up....and not be contemplating stupid gills and legs on trout nymphs LOL 😂
Nuke eggs, Glo Bugs, Estaz Eggs, Egg Beaters, and a few crystal meth.
Figured out I could use my desk drawer as an egg yarn dispenser so that was kinda cool. 😎

I was in a Steelhead state of mind.
150 flies???? You are a tying machine!!!
 
Mayer’s Mini Leech in black and leech red. Went a little bit heavier with these, as I like to get them down.

Hook: #10 jig
Bead: 4mm slotted tungsten, silver or matte black
Thread: 8/0 black
Body flash: Krystal Flash (red or black)
Body flash covered in Loon UV flow for durability
Pine squirrel zonker strips in leech red or black
Ostrich herl collar (black)

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Sat down tonight an tied a bunch of Blue Bottles (might try to sneak these in as a bonus fly to Kim's current fly swap - they meet the criteria and theme!)

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Always consider this a fun pattern - I tie it a little more green than blue b/c I think it's a little more representative of the flies we see around here:

Hook: #14 Firehole 317
Eyes: Red glass bead (Medium)
Thread: Black 6/0
Body: Hareline Ice dub - UV Black w/peacock angel hair
Wings: Sparkle organza ribbon - Dun
Thorax: Hareline Ice dub - UV Black w/ a #10 peacock mylar wing case
Legs: Black dry fly hackle

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Snake River Fly pattern called the Bull Whip Worm . Thinking the gills and crappies will like it once the ice comes off .
 

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@poopdeck Adam's hackle stacker from a page or two ago left a lasting impression. So I'm back at that again. View attachment 1641234689
Nice! Your original first Hacklestacker post got me to try them since I never tied them before. I’m gonna keep working on mine a bit more before the next shiny toy catches my eye.
 
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