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Midge Emerger

dryfly.me.2014.03.23.midge_emergerThread: Sheer 14/0 White
Hook: Kamasan B100 #12
Body: Polishquills Stripped Peacock Eye Orange
Thorax: SLF Squirrel
Wing: White CDC

Midge season is soon upon us, so I have started to do a inventory on my flyboxes to see what I have and what I’m missing. So: midges will be focus for a while and you will see different midge patterns appearing here in the time to come.

What is your favorite midge pattern?

 

CDC&Deer caddis on #16BL

dryfly.me.2014.03.03.dry_individualHook: TMC 100BL #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Body: Hareline Hare’s Ear Brown/Dark Olive, Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange
Wing: CDC & Deer in different colors

Following up on my post a while back when I started on re-filling my boxes before summer: next up here are 3 rows of CDC&Deer tied on a barbless  TMC 100BL #16 hook. These will be good for my #0 and #1 rod when going after small brook trout. I have two rows of barbless left where I will do #12 with the center row color-combination before I start on the other side of the box that will match this, but not with barbless hooks.

dryfly.me.2014.03.03.dry_topThe green row to the left is the one that I had most success with last summer:

dryfly.me.2014.03.03.dry_sideHave a slight OCD when it comes to filling my boxes:

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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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Olive F-Fly

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Hook: Mustad 94840 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Hareline Turkey Biot Quills Lt.Olive
Wing: 2xCDC Olive

A simple, but very effective pattern that I have tied on anything from #12 down to #24, but mostly in sizes #14-#18. The variation possibilities on the body is great here and can be thread, dubbing, ultra wire rib on thread body and much more. Tie up to match different colors and sizes, it can’t go wrong