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    Grunter (synth wing)

    A neat Jingler emerger; swapped out the CDC wing for poly yarn since I have lots of the latter and less of the former. Found it on the Blue Ribbon site; Davie McPhail has a nice video. hook - WFC Model 3 #12 thread - Danville 6/0 black tag - holo tinsel red body - dubbin g hare’s ear hackle -...
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    Copper Haze (extended body)

    Variation on a Western Montana classic dry. hook - WFC Model 28 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 rusty brown core - 8lb mono underbody - elk hair body - MFC Wonder Wrap copper wing - Congo Hair white hackle - dyed March Brown head - 1mm foam rust Regards, Scott
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    Foamhead Carnage Hopper

    Caught this Here On a similar pink hopper; crazy as it seems, it’s been a very effective color combination for Montana cutthroats and browns. Regards, Scott
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    Foamhead Carnage Hopper

    Bullethead Carnage Hopper The foamheads were a favor to a friend, but I actually find a standard bullethead a lot easier to tie. hook - WFC Model 28 #10 thread - UTC 140 fluoro pink core - 8lb mono underbody - elk hair body - 1mm foam pink wing/head - deer hair legs - medium rubber grey...
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    Foamhead Carnage Hopper

    Head-on, it reminds me of Eugene the Jeep from Popeye. If you’re fishing for west slope cutthroats on the east slope of the Rocky Mountains in Montana, you may want some in this color; browns like them, too. hook - WFC Model 28 #10 thread - UTC 140 fluoro pink core - 8lb mono underbody - elk...
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    Proportions for Fly Tying

    Watch any video Hans Weilenmann has made. any tutorial from Charlie Craven http://www.charliesflyboxinc.com/flybox/index.cfm or read A.K. Best’s Production Flytying (that was my bible early on; helped get me off on the right foot). All stress proportion (material length/amount and position on...
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    Grillos’ User Friendly (variation)

    Another cool fly from Colorado tyer Andrew Grillos; good floatation and visibility, perfect for the heavier flows in the Rocky Mountain streams I plan to fish with it. Found a great SBS on Charlie Craven’s site; a few minor changes - swapped out the hackle tail for elk hair and used a single...
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    Craven’s Hi-viz Rusty Spinner (variation)

    A trusted friend; never found a better one. They’re buoyant, even after they’ve been chewed on and they show up pretty well in low light. Swapped out the quill body on the original with biot since I have some sitting here on the bench. The shorter shank hook gives me the body of a #16 with a...
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    Tennessee Wulff Trude Cripple

    One minor change to the Royal Trude. hook - Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - UTC 140 brown shuck - Congo Hair brown body - peacock herl/Uni Stretch chartreuse /peacock herl wing - Congo Hair white hackle - brown Regards, Scott
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    Royal Trude Cripple

    Found this on the Blue Ribbon site. hook - Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - UTC 140 brown shuck - Congo Hair brown body - peacock herl/Uni Stretch Chinese Red/peacock herl wing - Congo Hair white hackle - brown Regards, Scott
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    Green Drake Cripple (Michigan variation)

    Western US version. hook - Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - Danville flat wax chartreuse tail - moose body hair body - deer hair olive wing - Congo Hair black hackle - grizzly dyed chartreuse Regards, Scott
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    Ausable Cripple

    Ausable Cripple (Michigan variation) hook - Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - UTC 70 fluoro orange tail - moose body hair rib - UTC 140 brown body - deer hair rusty orange wing - Congo Hair white hackle - grizzly/brown Regards, Scott
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    Ausable Cripple

    Found this variation on Fran Betters’ classic on Blue Ribbon’s site. hook – WFC Model 3 #12 thread - UTC 70 fluoro orange tail - elk hair body - dubbing rusty orange wing - Congo Hair white hackle - grizzly/brown Regards, Scott
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    Mick’s Bighorn Muddler

    Mick’s Bighorn Muddler (variation) Same materials, smaller iron and different application. hook – WFC Model 6 #6 thread - Danville 6/0 yellow/Danville Flymaster Plus tan (head only) tail - hackle red rib - small wire gold body - tinsel gold wing - furnace/yellow hackles (wound together)...
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    Mick’s Bighorn Muddler

    A friend of mine from Montana gave me this streamer he’d had in his tackle box for years. He called it a Bighorn Special; the one’s I’d seen always had a wrapped hackle head, so we’ll call this a Muddler instead. Weight is optional. hook – Dai Riki 700 #4 thread - Danville 6/0...
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    Spent Green Drake (western U.S.)

    Used one of Ryan Houston’s Sheelin Spent Mayflies as the basis. hook – Dai Riki 320 #10 thread - Danville 6/0 chartreuse tail - moose body hair rear hackle - dun (undersize by 2) rib - Uni Stretch chartreuse body - dubbing olive front hackle - chartreuse (oversized by 2) Regards, Scott
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    Roberts’ Drake (variation)

    Sorta/kinda like Clarence Roberts’ Yellow Drake. A number of flies attributed to the Michigan tying community (fertile ground, yes?) utilize this style of body. Original called for pheasant tail fibers for the tail and white deer hair for the wing; I subbed moose for the tail for a bit more...
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    Michigan Coffin Fly

    Found a section of nice, white, short-tipped hair on a piece of pronghorn antelope hide that’s not as coarse as the deer belly hair I have. Won’t be near any eastern U.S. green drake spinner falls so I’ll try them as attractors. hook – Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - Danville flat wax white...
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    Galloup’s Found Link (extended body)

    Galloup’s Found Link Rusty Dun Tying one on a standard shank hook is not as much of a challenge as the extended body version above, but they do go faster; fish won’t care one way or another. hook – Dai Riki 300 #10 thread - MFC 8/0 rusty brown ribbing - UTC 140 brown underbody - moose...
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    Rusty Spinner (extended body)

    hook – WFC Model 28 #10 thread - MFC 8/0 rusty brown ribbing - UTC 140 brown core - 8lb mono underbody - moose body hair body - deer hair rusty brown wing - Congo Hair shiner tan hackle - grizzly/brown Regards, Scott
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