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Rusty Magnus

2014.09.29.dryfly.me.rusty_magnus

Hook: TMC777SP #6
Thread: Benecchi Red
Tag: Benecchi Red Thread
Tail: Hareline Wooly Bugger Marabou Rusty Brown
Body: Hareline Hare’s Ear Ice Dub
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown
Rib: Copper thread
Eyes: The Fly Co Beadchain Black #M

Magnus is a classic scandinavian seatrout fly, here tied in a rusty version with brown/rusty colors in the hackle and the tail. This is a very durable fly: the hackle is secured with a copper rib and the head is finished with superglue, then Bug Bond to create the head around the bead eyes. It can be weighted down with some led, but these have no additional weight as I want to fish them in shallow waters and slowly.

Inspiration came from the “Flugfiske i Norden” (Flyfishing in the nordics) magazine that have a great article on hackle flies for seatrout in the latest edition.

Lipstick Shrimp Variation

2014.09.24.dryfly.me.white_shrimp

Hook: TMC777SP #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 White
Mouth: Templedog White, Eumer Goat, Hareline Woolhead Dubbing, Red Prismacolor marker
Eyes: Bug Bond
Body: Hareline Woolhead Dubbing
Dubbingloop over body: Mix of Hareline Ice Dub Silver Holographic, Hareline Woolhead Dubbing  and Sealwool VB-Dubbing

Yes, I’m on a seatrout tying mission these days, and today was a variation of the lipstick shrimp from Eivind Berulfsen. I basicly didn’t have any of the materials he lists, but the technique is what’s important: to learn the layering and idea behind it, how things fit together. After that you can start looking at what material you have or can get a hold of that will behave close to the original as possible. I think the goat in the mouth will create that long translucent effect, and the combinations I put together for the body should give a very nice effect when it is wet and flowing through water.

I will, of course, have to try this out, but that is for next week since I have plans this week that stops me from going out fishing, but until then I will tie up a couple more of this to bring with me.

Micro Polychenille Extended Body

dryfly.me.2014.05.25.yellow_hackle

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

Olive Woolly Bugger

dryfly.me.2014.05.23.olive_buggers

Hook: TMC 5263 #10
Thread: UNI 6/0 Grey
Tail: Wapsi Select Marabou Plumes Olive
Body: Lead, Hareline Hare’s Ear Plus Dark Olive
Hackle: Chincilla Neck Olive
Bead: flysite.co.nz Tungsten 3.0mm Gold

Wooly buggers are a must to have in the box – the marabou and body hackle on this pattern gives it a lot of life that should trigger a hungry trout.