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#26 Parachute Gamakatsu: C12-BM #26
Thread: UNI Trico 17/0
Body: Hends Superfine
Thorax: Fly-Rite Extra Fine Poly Rust
Wing: Wapsi Polypropylene, Whiting Hackle

Another one for a swap targeting Caenis. This time a parachute emerger  on one of my favorite tiny hooks: the gamakatsu C12-BM, great big eye that really helps when tying it on a 7x tippet.


Red-tag wet Dai-riki 305 #12
Thread: UNI 8/0
Tag: UNI-Floss Red
Tail: Golden Pheasant topping
Body: Hends Superfine, UTC Ultra Wire Silver
Wing: Whiting Rooster Black, Veniard Chinese Cock Doctor Blue

Mixing up the styles a little bit every week is good for practice: today it was a classic wet-fly that I’ll tie up a larger batch of one of these days – might mix up the tag color a bit, but the base pattern here is easy to get started on and works very well for trout and grayling.

52 Weeks: 2 – Black and White Kamasan B100 #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 White
Body: UNI Floss White, Prowrap Nylon (rod-wrap thread)
Thorax: Hends Superfine
Wing: Wapsi Polyproplylene
Bead: Flysite 3.0mm Pearl White

Second week of the challenge brings the keyword “Black and White”, I took the picture below earlier for the challenge and when I got home I was inspired to do something simple that reflected todays picture: black on white. I think it came out really good


Simplest extended mayfly

Hook: Mustad 94840 #12
ThreadSheer 14/0 Black
Body: Hends Superfine, Black
Tail: Polychenille, Black
Wing: Hareline Para Post Wing, Dark Grey

I was at a river this summer with a good mayfly hatch that left me speechless, I didn’t have much material with me, and I was fishing a stream with quite a bit of water flowing so I went for what is important: the profile. The tail and wings gives a powerful profile that the trout will hit. This fly landed me a couple of trouts and some serious takes from a couple more that trashed the water nicely! Heading back this autumn to do some more fishing in the same river and will pack a row of these.

The lighter is there for melting the tip of the polychenille (I rub it slightly between the fingers after applying some heat to give it a profile.