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Bruns Caddis #14

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Hook: Mustad 94840 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Yellow
Tail: Hareline Para Post Wing Dark Grey
Body: Hareline Hare-Tron Pale Yellow
Body Hackle: Whiting
Wing: Hareline Para Post Wing Dark Grey

This effective little caddis comes from The Trout Bum himself: Andre Brun (although this one is a tad bit fatter on the body). Can be tied up in different colors, but the pale yellow/grey wing is a combination that was very effective last summer and will be well used this year as well. It is also very easy to tie: just get that wing down flat over the body – clip the hackle on top and bottom to flatten the fly – it makes wonders for presantation on the river

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Parachute dry

dryfly.me.2014.04.19.dry_parachuteHook: Knapek Wet Fly #10
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Mallard Flank
Body: Spirit River Rabbit-Tron Western March Brown
Rib: Sybai Flat Tinsel Holographic Black 0.4mm
Hackle: Whiting Bronze
Wing post: Hareline Para Post Dark Grey

One of those that will work under different hatches. The starting point was the dubbing and tinsel that I found in a drawer and that I hadn’t used before. The hook is a wet-fly hook, but it is very light and will make the fly sit nicely in the surface.

Here is one variant with dust broom wing and pearl tinsel: dryfly.me.2014.04.19.dry_parachute_dust_broom

Green Spent

dryfly.me.2014.03.29.spent_greenHook: TMC 100BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Green
Body: Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green,
Rib: UNI-Mylar #16
Wing: Hareline Para Post Wing Dark Gray
Wing casing: Foam 2mm

Spinner fall can be be the most fun you have, or the most frustrating you can come by…. I’m not quite sure where I picked up this pattern, but it is a good one where you can swap out the colors quite easy and keep in different sizes for that one day where it really matters.

The para post from Hareline is great for these patterns, I’ve used it for a caddis pattern with great success; it floats forever

dryfly.me.2014.03.29.spent_green_topBottom view: the imprint this have from underneath is the most important. The colors are important, yes, but look at that imprint

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With different wing colors:

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Rusty #24

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Hook: TMC 100 #24
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Whiting Bronce Dry Fly Hackle
Body: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly: rust
Wing: 2xCDC

Tying in on tiny hooks makes for good practice on handling threads and material that you can transfer to larger hooks once you are done: these sub-20 hooks makes you think twice on what you put on them. This particularly fly will be for my #1 rod in small rivers targeting trout