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CDC & Deer on barbless

dryfly.me.2014.01.29.cdc_deerHook: TMC 100BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Green
Body: Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dark Olive
Wing: Green CDC, Hareline premium deer

The winter has been spent experimenting and trying out different things: everything from #32 to large hair-wing tube flies have been tied to get a grip of the different techniques and materials. But: I got a good deal on 3 boxes of TMC 100BL in #12, #14 and #16 the other day and it is time to think about the summer and the trout. If you have followed this blog you have seen this pattern before (in various colors), but this is my favorite combination: green cdc and white deer hair. It floats in the water like a cork and works very good in rapid streams, this fly got over half my trout in the 2013 season!

This year I’m tying up a batch of barbless as well, and starting out with some rows of #12 before filling the box with #14 and #16 as well – going barbless on trout that I go after with my #1 and #0 is a thing I will start doing (have not fished much with barbless before, but this year I will), so I will keep a box of these with me at all times.

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Two doubles: yellow & red

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Hook: Kamasan B280 #6:
Tail
: Golden Pheasant
Tag: Lagartun French Tinsel, UNI Floss Red
Body: UNI Floss Yellow/Red, Lagartun French Tinsel rib
Wing: Fox yellow/blue/red
Cheek: JC
Head: Ostrich

A couple of double salmon flies tied up on a sunday morning. The snow is coming down hard: coffee and good music together with fly-tying is a good combination on such days!

Tube with monster cone

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Tail: Templedog Red
Tag: Lagartun French Tinsel, UNI Floss Red
Body: UNI Floss Green, Lagartun French Tinsel rib
Wing: Templedog Black&Red
Hackle: Wapsi Strung Schlappen black & red
Cone: Eumer Brass monster Cone Medium

Back to this pattern again today to test out the Eumer brass cone. These massive hairwings can deal with quite the large cone, and with the large hackle I put on it doesn’t get out of proportions

52 Weeks: 4 – Hat

dryfly.me.2013-4.hatHook: Partridge Klinkhamer X-treme #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Green
Body: Spirit River Fine & Dry dubbing Pale Morning Dun, UTC Ultra wire
Hackle: Whiting bronze
Wing: White&Green Polypropylene

This weeks keyword was “hat”, so I had to do something with a  hackle to represent a hat, so: a tall variant of a klinkhamer! Looking forward to “vegetables” that comes up next week!

dryfly.me.2013-4.hat_underMy photo challenge for this week ended up with this streetart in Oslo:

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