What Are You Tying Today?

I’m going to Canada in a week for my wife’s family reunion. I intend to spend as much time as possible on my own fishing. So I’ve been tying up a bunch of smallmouth flies — Clouser minnows, crayfish, swimming nymphs, kreelex streamers, and anything else I can think of.
 
Precision in Lancaster doesn’t have it. It sucks when you think you bought this stuff years ago and are too unorganized to actually locate it! 😉
Dear dc410.

And now you know why I tie so infrequently anymore. I have all the stuff, but I'll be damned if I can remember where I put it! ;)

Regards,

Tim Murphy :)
 
I’m going to Canada in a week for my wife’s family reunion. I intend to spend as much time as possible on my own fishing. So I’ve been tying up a bunch of smallmouth flies — Clouser minnows, crayfish, swimming nymphs, kreelex streamers, and anything else I can think of.
Dear bdhoover,

Make sure you tie some simple foam cylinder poppers for your trip. Nothing beats a smallie whacking a topwater fly!

Regards,

Tim Murphy :)
 
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Westman's Delight

Hooks - MUSR70, TMC3769, or DIA 1550, sizes 10-14
Thread - Black
Tip - Bright green floss
Tail - Golden pheasant tippet barbs
Body - Dubbed with muskrat fur
Hackle - Black tied palmer-style over the body
Wings - Mottled brown turkey-quill sections tied on edge over the body

Howard Westman of Ann Arbor, Michigan, originated this pattern in 1942.

Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier's Art - Terry Hellekson
 
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Guinea Hen

Hook - Wet fly
Thread - Black
Tag - Gold tinsel
Tail - Crimson quill sections
Ribbing - Gold tinsel
Body - Crimson fur or wool
Hackle - Light claret
Wing - Guinea Fowl wing quill

Trout - Ray Bergman
 
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Green Mantle

Hook - Wet fly
Thread - Black
Tag - Gold tinsel
Tail - Green quill sections
Ribbing - Gold tinsel
Body - Green wool
Hackle - Green
Wing - Gray mallard

Trout - Ray Bergman
 
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Green Mantle

Hook - Wet fly
Thread - Black
Tag - Gold tinsel
Tail - Green quill sections
Ribbing - Gold tinsel
Body - Green wool
Hackle - Green
Wing - Gray mallard

Trout - Ray Bergman
Beauty.
 
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Deer Fly


Hook - Wet fly
Thread - Black
Body - Blue gray floss
Hackle - Blue gray
Wing - Blue gray

Trout - Ray Bergman
 
Not sure if this has been brough up before, but how do material-heavy flies keep between seasons? I know hooks rust on my big flies under the wings or parachute - no matter how much I try to dry them. Does something similar happen the braided body and leather body flies after a dunking?
By the way, all the flies on this thread are absolutely gorgeous.
 
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Howell's Smokehouse Spade

Hook - Single Salmon
Thread - White
Tag - Oval silver tinsel
Butt - Burnt orange floss
Tail - Black hackle
Abdomen - Black dubbing
Thorax - Ostrich herl orange/brown or dubbing
Hackle - Black

From an internet photo
 
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