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Micro Polychenille Extended Body

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Hook: TMC 111 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 White
Tail: Andre Bruns Micro Polychenille
Thorax: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly #22 Cahill Tan
Wingpost: Hareline Para Post Dark Grey
Hackle: Whiting

On this patttern the TMC 111 really shines: the short hook and wide gap makes it perfect for a extended body, and hooking a fish on smaller hooks have a greater chance to sit. Another one of my favorite patterns that the trout cannot get enough of

MicroDun

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Hook: TMC 11 #14
Tail: Andre Brun’s Micro Polychenille
Thorax: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly #9 Golden Yellow
Hackle: Whiting Bronze
Wing Post: Polypropylene Yarn

When I got the  closed cell foam from Andre Brun to tie up some moth, I also ordered a package of the Micro Polychenille to create some extended dries. The TMC 111 is great for this setup where you have a short body and a extended tail – the gap is also wide so you can tie it down in small sizes and not have to worry about the small gap that a more normal hook will have.

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Hvitvinge

dryfly.me.2014.04.16.hvitvingeHook: TMC 100BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Yellow
Body: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly #9 Golden Yellow
Wing: André Brun Closed Cell Foam
Head: Deer

A while back I was north in Norway and had one of these in my box (this was before I had started tying), and had very good luck with it. This “Hvitvinge” from André Brun is a great moth imitation that makes a lot of noice and movement on the surface and will keep on floating forever. I bought a couple of bags with the foam from André Brun and got it in the mail yesterday, I had to tie up a round of these on a TMC 100BL to see how it is to work with. Once you get the layering and tying in of the foam (at around the second fly), this is a quick and effective fly to tie up. Will experiment with some different body/head color and also tie it up on a non-bl hook.

Grey Caddis

2013.06.dryfly.me.caddis_sideHook: Mustad 94840 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
BodyFly-Rite Rust, Whiting Hackle
Wing: Hareline Para Post Wing

I’m in the middle of Watching “Ørretboms 5” from André Brun, and one of the flies covered on his flytying page is the Brun’s Caddis. I recently got some of the Para Post Wing and thought I would test it out for this pattern. The profile on the wing and the hackle (clipped on top/bottom) will make this a good pattern for later this summer when I go a bit north. This doesn’t have the tail as described, but frankly: I forgot all about it! This is a size #14 and I will make this from #12 down to #18 in slightly different color variations, but if truth be told: this is all about that profile, a real killer!

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