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Transparent Baitfish SBS by Agne Sjöberg

Materials list:
Hook: Ahrex NS122 size 6
Tying thread: mono 004
Tail: 2 coq de leon feathers and 1 guinea fowl feather
Body dubbing: Ice dub uv pearl and fl red seals fur
Gills: 2 guinea fowl tips
Front dubbing: White STF
Back: Ripple ice fibers UV pearl, olive & black
Eyes: 4mm
Head: Loon uv fly finish thick & flow

1: Tie the thread to the hook bend

2: Cut the tip and strip off some fibers on a guinea fowl feather

3: Take two coc de leon feathers, strip of the soft fibers and glue the tips together. Then put the guinea fowl feather in between, secure with uv resin.

4: Tie in the tail

5: Dub the body

6: Dub the gills

7/8: Tie in one guinea fowl tips on each side


9: Brush the body

10/11: Tie in some STF under and on top


12: Fold back the STF and brush it.

13: Tie in some ripple ice uv pearl and fold back

14: Tie in some ripple ice olive and fold back

15: Tie in some ripple ice black and fold back

16: Whipfinish

17: Attach eyes

18: Build the head with uv resin

19: Finished fly

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Mercer’s Skating October Caddis SBS – Scott Patterson

This is Mercer’s Skating October Caddis with a few minor changes to the original pattern.
Tied by Scott Patterson and photos by Scott Patterson

hook – TMC 5263 #6
thread – UTC 140 tan
rib – x-fine wire copper
underbody – Mirage Tinsel opal
body – Midge Tubing amber
body hackle – brown (undersize by 2)
thorax – Ice Dub hare’s ear
underwing – deer hair orange
overwing – Congo Hair orange
lower lip – 2mm foam tan
upper lip – 2mm foam orange
legs – small rubber orange

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Yard Sale sbs – Matt Grajewski

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Matt Grajewski displays his Yard Sale streamer step-by-step below.
Matt said, “This version is the Muskie size, but it can be tied in any size for any species. It was originally a very effective trout fly. It’s great for bass and pike too. Just tie it to the appropriate size.”

Materials list:

Tail: bucktail, schlappen feathers, and flash
Body: flash n’ Slinky or similar slinky fiber, and flash
Wing: craft fur
Head: laser dub

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Hatchmaster Green Drake by Scott Patterson

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Variation of a Darbee Two Feather; not sure who came up with this version. Cool fly, pretty simple tie; good thing because I don’t see these standing up to much chewing. Tied here as a Green Drake (hence the slightly elongated wings); change color/size to suit your needs. In smaller sizes, you might want to try some different materials – mallard breast (natural or dyed), partridge?

hook – Dai Riki 125 #10
thread – Danville 6/0 olive
tail/body – mallard flank dyed olive
wings – hen hackle tips black
hackle – grizzly dyed olive

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Beef Jerky by Oskar Hagelin

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I started out tying this streamer unweighted and then two versions, the last one with a tungsten cone in size large just behind the eyes. The BJ will perform well in both versions but a weighted BJ will “start to fish” sooner after it has hit the water. The fact that the cone is placed apox. 5-6 mm behind the hook eye, and not directly behind it, makes the BJ to kinda “hoover” when you pause the retrieve, instead of diving…and yes, BJ looks rather bulky, but it will slim down in the stream.

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Folded Foam Emerger – Scott Patterson

Folded Foam Emerger

Folded Foam Emerger

Scott says, “Another Quigley Cripple spawn; cherry-picked parts from Gantner’s Folded Foam and Nemek’s Fast Water emergers. Tied here as a PMD; change colors to suit your needs.”

Material list:

hook – Dai Riki 125 #16
thread – Danville 6/0 pale yellow
shuck – EP fibers olive/brown mix
rib – Midge Krystal Flash pearl
body – marabou yellowish olive/tan
hackle – barred cream
wing – .5mm foam tan

 mash barb, start thread; measure (shank length) a strip (3/4 gap width) of folded foam, tie in facing forward over hook eye/trim butts.

mash barb, start thread; measure (shank length) a strip (3/4 gap width) of folded foam, tie in facing forward over hook eye/trim butts.

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tie in some EP fibers/rib; fold shuck, wrap halfway down bend

tie in some EP fibers/rib; fold shuck, wrap halfway down bend

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tie in some marabou fibers, twist/wrap body

tie in some marabou fibers, twist/wrap body

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counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

counterwrap rib; tie off/trim

tie in hackle

tie in hackle

wrap to wing, tie off/trim; half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim shuck

wrap to wing, tie off/trim; half hitch x 2, SHHAN, trim shuck

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Salmon Fly Jock Scott – Vitalik Bruttalny

This is a step-by-step sent to me by Vitalik Bruttalny of the salmon fly called Jock Scott. Simply beautiful!

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Chase’s B2 Stealth Bomber – Scott Patterson

wrap, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

wrap, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

Scott Patterson has put together another very good step-by-step. Originally, a this was a Catskill stonefly/attractor from Phil Chase.

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Mr. Rapidan Skater SBS – Scott Patterson

Mr. Rapidan Skater

Mr. Rapidan Skater

This is a step-by-step instruction on how to tie the Mr. Rapidan Skater by Scott Patternson. There is an entire series of Mr. Rapidan flies and it all started at Murray’s Fly Shop in Edinburg, Virginia. If you want to read more about the Mr. Rapidan series, head over to Murray’s Fly Shop website to read the whole story. To know how to tie the Skater, continue to follow Scott’s step by step.

hook – TMC 5212 #6
thread – MFC 8/0 brown
rib – x-small wire gold
tail – calftail dark brown
abdomen – Fly Rite Poly quill gordon/brown drake yellow
body hackle – grizzly (undersize by 2)
wing – calftail yellow
front hackle – brown/grizzly mixed

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, tie in rib, wrap back to point above barb

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, tie in rib, wrap back to point above barb

clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of calftail (if you don't have a dark brown one, just use the stuff at the base of any calftail); tie in/trim butts

clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of calftail (if you don’t have a dark brown one, just use the stuff at the base of any calftail); tie in/trim butts

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tie in undersized hackle at 2/3 mark

tie in undersized hackle at 2/3 mark

return hackle to tail tie-in; dub thread, dub body

return hackle to tail tie-in; dub thread, dub body

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wrap hackle back to tail; capture tip with wire, then spiral through hackle to front of body, helicopter end and tie off

wrap hackle back to tail; capture tip with wire, then spiral through hackle to front of body, helicopter end and tie off

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clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of yellow calftail; tie in, trim butts

clean, stack, measure (tips to bend) a clump of yellow calftail; tie in, trim butts

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flatten/divide wing; set with crossing wraps

flatten/divide wing; set with crossing wraps

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tie in hackle

tie in hackle

wrap, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

wrap, tie off, trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

done

done

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Left Handed Monkey Wrench – Oskar Hagelin

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The LHMW is all about imballance. The three tungsten beads placed at the very back of the long streamer front hook enhances the side to side motion made by the thin cutting head.

LHMW shuold be fished with hard short strips to make it jerk, belly flash, go up and down, side to side…

Rear hook: Gamakatsu B10S (F314) size 2, Thread: UTC 140, Marabou: Tan

Rear hook: Gamakatsu B10S (F314) size 2, Thread: UTC 140, Marabou: Tan

Palmer chenille: Orange, Senyo Aqua Veil: Peperoni

Palmer chenille: Orange, Senyo Aqua Veil: Peperoni

Wrap both chenilles at the same time and then pinch downwards.

Wrap both chenilles at the same time and then pinch downwards.

Rabbit strips: Hareline Black barred orange on tan. Run hook thru and whip finish behind hook the eye.

Rabbit strips: Hareline Black barred orange on tan. Run hook thru and whip finish behind hook the eye.

Front hook: Partridge Universal Predator size 2/0, Beads: 3/16 (5mm) Tungsten

Front hook: Partridge Universal Predator size 2/0, Beads: 3/16 (5mm) Tungsten

Push tungsten beads forward as you tie in the wire and mount two 6mm plastic beads.

Push tungsten beads forward as you tie in the wire and mount two 6mm plastic beads.

Add the rear hook and push the tungsten beads over the wire and stop just before the hook bend. Secure the beads with a couple of thread wraps.

Add the rear hook and push the tungsten beads over the wire and stop just before the hook bend. Secure the beads with a couple of thread wraps.

Marabou hackled just in front of beads and then folded downward/backwards.

Marabou hackled just in front of beads and then folded downward/backwards.

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Rabbit strip.

Rabbit strip.

Palmer chenille and Aqua Veil.

Palmer chenille and Aqua Veil.

Tie in the rabbit stip.

Tie in the rabbit stip.

Senyo Laser Dub: Tan and Rusty Bronze

Senyo Laser Dub: Tan and Rusty Bronze

Another section of Laser Dub just behind the hook eye. Top of head and stripes is made withe black marker pen.

Another section of Laser Dub just behind the hook eye. Top of head and stripes is made withe black marker pen.

Eyes: Flymen 7.5 Fire, Dot: black marker pen.

Eyes: Flymen 7.5 Fire, Dot: black marker pen.

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