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Craft Fur Shrimp

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Hook: Gamakatsu F314 #4
Thread: UNI 6/0 Pink
Mouth: Mallard, Pink Craft Fur
Antennas: Super Hair Tan
Eyes: Easy Shrimp Eyes
Rib: Mono
Body: SLF Saltwater Shell Pink
Hackle: Pink Craft Fur
Shell: EP Fibres Pink UV, Bug-Bond

I have been chasing a Whiting Spey salmon pink cape for a while to tie up shrimps, but there is a shortage, so: craft cur can be used instead to tie them up. This is a pattegrisen pattern that I haven’t fished with previously, so I need to head out to fish this one of these days!

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?

 

Spent Spinner

dryfly.me.2013.08.spent_spinner1Hook: Mustad 94840 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 BrownTail: Mayfly Tails
Body: SLF Squirrel Spikey Natural Fox, UNI-Mylar #16 Gold/Silver wrapWing: Hareline Para Post Wing Dark Grey, White Foam

Spent spinners are a good addition to any box that will work both in lakes and slow-flowing rivers: it gives a great profile! I tend to experiment some with a pattern when I sit down to tie up some for fishing, so this time I tied up some in different colors, with/without the foam head and with/without the tinsel wrap around the body.

dryfly.me.2013.08.spent_spinner2The split tail is starting to align up, this takes some time the first times you tie them up!

dryfly.me.2013.08.spent_spinner3White wings with pale-yellow body should be a good visual indicator in a river

dryfly.me.2013.08.spent_spinner4The wrapping of the body doesn’t align up perfectly, but this is not something I tend to stress a lot with when tying up for fishing purposes.

 

 

 

 

Madan X

dryfly.me.2013.08.madan_xHook: TMC 9394 #10
Thread: UNI 6/0 Black
Tail: Dark Olive Deer Hair, Hareline Para Post Wing White
Body: SLF Squirrel Spikey Natural Fox
Wing: Deer Hair, Rubber legs
Head: Whiting Hackle

Well, this is how it goes when don’t know what you are doing! I normally tie a lot of nice small caddis and dryflies that sit nicely in the top-film. For the autumn fishing I needed some larger attractors and this was the product: I guess it will do its work just fine, but this is not something I am used to tying, the rubber legs keeps going in different directions and the deer hair doesn’t sit as nice as I would like. But: this is made to make a lot of noice in a river so it will do, quite sure it will attract some trout later on.

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