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Olive Woolly Bugger

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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.

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:

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dryfly.me.2014.01.02.pt_togetherThe packages from flysite:

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Barbless Nymph

2013.08.dryfly.me.nymph_knapek_1Hook: Knapek Midge Pupae #12 Barbless
ThreadSheer 14/0 Black
Body: Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green, UTC Vinyl Rib NYM Green
Head: Tungsten 3.0mm

More and more streams have some sort of restriction when it comes to fishing: max size, bag limit and of course: barbless. I’m tying up a row of barbless nymphs for the autumn trout fishing this year to get some experience with them. The color variations here with green/green and white/green really comes out good when they are wet

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Variations of nymph in #14

2013.07.dryfly.me.nymph_14_variation_1Hook: TMC 2457 #14
ThreadSheer 14/0 Yellow/Brown
Body: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly, Golden Yellow & Rust, Rib: UTC Vinyl Rib MDG
Head: 2.5mm Tungsten Bead

Experimenting with colors and combinations to get some small nymphs that incooperate the vinyl rib pattern that I really like: it makes the body pop-out. The Rust body + Green Vinyl rib below is my favourite amongst these (both with and without the hackle)

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Langrumpa Bugger

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Hook: DR 305 #10
Thread: Sheer 14/0 White
Tail: From the bottom: White CDC, Mallard Flank, Green CDC
Body:  Hends Superfine Grey, Whiting Hackle, UTC Ultra Wire Silver
Head: 3mm tungsten bead

This is basicly a variant of a wooly bugger, but it has a story: last year I was in a cabin in Norway near langrompa lake and inspired by the nature and colors (we walked a lot in the moutain around the cabin) this pattern came to be as a memory of this great place. I like freestyling when tying with whatever I have in front of me, and this is one of those outcomes. The white (from moss and snow) and the greens was very predominant in the mountain around us, so the tail represents the nature around langrompa lake 2013.04.dryfly.me.langrumpa_bugger_two   Also tied this on a TMC 5263 #10: 2013.04.dryfly.me.langrumpa_bugger_long   To give you an idea of the nature that inspired this pattern: 2013.04.dryfly.me.langrumpa_bugger_mountain_green 2013.04.dryfly.me.langrumpa_bugger_planes