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Dry Freestyle

Hook: Hends 454 BL #16
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Tail: Mallard Flank
Body: Stripped Peacock Quill, Bug-bond coating
Wing: Whiting Bronze, Mallard Flank

A lot of times I test out things to see how they turn out without thinking about a particular imitation. Today was a test to see how the peacock quill body with bug-bond coating looks like. The fly will absolutely work, and will take its way into my barbless box!

Tiny Midges


Hook: Mustad 94840 #22
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Leftover black hackle from Whiting
Body: Hends Superfine
Hackle: Whiting Bronze

It has been a busy summer with a lot of fishing, this particular midge in size #18 got me a 850gram grayling up north, so I need to get some more, but in even smaller size. Easy to tie up (as long as you have small enough hackle) and the fish will hunt this down!


Hook: Dai-Riki 305 #13
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Tail: Polychenille
Wing: Hareline Para Post Dark Grey
Body: Hends Superfine
Thorax Cover: 2mm black foam
Legs: 0.5mm stretch nylon

First attempt at this pattern. The bibio hatch can be great and I have had some flies in my box previously, but those I’ve bought. This one is inspired by Andre Brun, but with some slight modifications on material since I didn’t have everything in the original pattern.