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Tungsten Bead Nymphs

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Hook: Kamasan B100 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Body: Hareline Tron Dubbin Pale Yellow, UTC Ultra Wire Gold
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Plus Chocolate Brown, Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green, Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange
Bead: 3.0mm Tungstean Gold Flysite

Nymphs with different thorax colors, the dubbings have some good sparkle in them and flows good once they are wet and is a good visual indicator in the water. These are quick and dirty nymphs that take 3 minutes to tie up.

Rusty Orange:

dryfly.me.2013.01.20.bead_nymphs_redChocolate Brown:

dryfly.me.2013.01.20.bead_nymphs_brownCaddis Green:

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Micro Pheasant Tail Nymph

dryfly.me.2014.01.17.pheasant_tail_18Hook: Mustad 94840 #18
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Pheasant Tail, UTC Ultra wire gold
Thorax: Pheasant Tail

Orivs.com had a article on micro pheasant tail nymph that popped up planet.dryfly.me, and I had to test out some of these in size 18 (above) and 24. The pattern itself is very simple: besides from thread you need pheasant tail and wire as rib, nothing more. The sizes from #18 down to #24 will be a great match for my #1 rod hunting trout in the smaller rivers here in Oslo.

dryfly.me.2014.01.17.pheasant_tail_24Together for size: the #24 is very small once you set it together with a #18:

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Red Buzzer with yellow Turkey Biot Cheeks

dryfly.me.2014.01.13.red_buzzer_yellow_cheekHook: Kamasan B100 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Resin: Bug-Bond LITE
Body: UNI Floss Red, UNI-Mylar peacock
Thorax: UNI Floss Black
Cheek: Hareline Turkey Biot Quills Yellow

The previous bug-bond bottle I had was too thick for the small buzzers so I got myself a new bottle with the LITE version that is much more appropriate when creating small bodies like this. The red floss soaks up a lot of the bug-bond and gets a lot darker, so I will continue to see what material will be best for these kinds of flies. The other thing I wanted to test out was to use Turkey Biot Quills for cheeks on the buzzer, and I think that worked out fine: the bug-bond doesn’t discolor it and it is easy to work with.

The other new thing with this fly was the hook: a Kamasan B100 Shrimp/Buzzer hook that I haven’t tied on before. My initial feel for it is good: it is thin but strong and it has a nice big gap that will make this hook perfect for emergers and buzzers.

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Pheasant Tail

dryfly.me.2014.01.02.pt_goldHook: Allen S402BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Pheasant Tail, UTC Wire gold
Thorax: Spikey dubbing, Lead, spikey dubbing, Pheasant tail
Bead: Tungsten Bead 3.0mm flysite.co.nz

My order of tungsten beads from flysite.co.nz came in over christmas, I have only had gold/silver/black beads before so this time I ordered in some additional colors to see how they turn out.  The pheasant tail is very easy to tie up and is one of those patterns you should have available if you target trout. It is also a pattern you can vary a lot: this one is weighted with lead in addition to the tungsten bead, but you can make it slim, light, fat, long, small and vary in the dubbing for the thorax (as I have done on these): keep some different variations with you on the river.

Silver:

dryfly.me.2014.01.02.pt_silverHot Pink:

dryfly.me.2014.01.02.pt_pinkHot Orange:

dryfly.me.2014.01.02.pt_orangePearl White:

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dryfly.me.2014.01.02.pt_togetherThe packages from flysite:

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Red Midge Pupa

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Hook: TMC 2457 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Sparkle Organza
Body: Red Floss, UTC Ultra Wire SM Silver
Thorax: Peacock

Working with floss can be a pain at times; it splits up and doesn’t stay put where you want it. But it really doesn’t matter when it comes to flies like this that you actually go out and fish with: this red midge pupae should be a good addition to any box for when the trout season starts up again