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Green & Red Wetfly

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Hook: Dai-Riki 305 #10
Thread: UNI  8/0 Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant,
Body: Red Floss, Black Floss wrapped around
Wing: Turkey Biot, Lt. Olive
Chin: Whiting Bronze, Brown

My first attempt on a classic wet-fly, took what material I had at hand and proceeded to get something together that wasn’t half bad. Been looking into traditional wet-fly fishing lately and my next project will be to tackle some of Bergman’s “Trout” patterns

Dubbing: Wapsi Natural Nymph Blend Squirrel

This nymph blend from Wapsi was one of the first dubbing packages that I bought and I have gone through quite a few packages, I don’t know if it is because I started out with this or if it is because I really like it! The blend is easy to work with and gives a life in nymphs (and slender emerger bodies) that I appreciate.

2013.05.dryfly.me.wapsi_nymph_packageThe blend is a good mixture between fine and long fibers

2013.05.dryfly.me.wapsi_nymph_handDubbing on the thread is very easy: can be applied both in a thin and quite a thick layer on the thread

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Dubbed on a Mustad 94840 #14 here, the long fibers tend to stick out and give lots of life to the body

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On a Dai-Riki 135 #14 hook, with Hareline Scudback 1/8″ and Ultra wire wrapped. Here the blend comes through to its name and creates long nice legs on the fly

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Organza Spinner

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Hook: TMC 100 #24
Thread: UNI 17/0
Tail: Hareline Mayfly Tail
Body: Hareline Turkey Biot Quills Lt. Olive
Wing: Guideline Sparkle Organza
Thorax: Taimen Beaver Dubbing, Dark Olive

Great little spinner pattern, first time I have used Organza for a fly, and the Turkey Biot got on nicely: I got my first biot this winter and have spent some time getting it on correctly, but now it seems to get on ok. The taimen beaver dubbing in the thorax should give the fly some buoyancy.

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#32 Parachute

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Hook: TMC 518 #32
Thread: UNI 17/0
Tail: Soft hackle
Body: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly
Wing: Poly Yarn
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown

As small as they get: going for the same pattern as the Aurivilli but had to change to the brown hackle since my white/black one didn’t have small enough featheres. It is possible to do parachute down in this size, it is just a matter of getting small enough material to be able to tie it on. And: to have the eye-sight to get the hackle on there, I really should get a magnifier when tying #30 and below, it gets hard on the eyes!