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Acetate Chironomid


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  • Hook: Size 14 Scud/Pupae Hook
  • Thread: 8/0 Black
  • Bead: Small Glass Bead
  • Gills/Tail: White Fentex
  • Body: Black Acetate Floss
  • Rib: Small Silver Wire
  • Wingcase: Pheasant Tail
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Solvent: Acetone
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Slide on glass bead to eyelet and then tie in a smal piece of white fentex for the tail.

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Tie in some small silver wire, which will be used to rib the fly later.

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Tie in some black Acetate floss at the bend of the hook.

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Wrap acetate floss forward to form the body.

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Wrap silver wire forward about 7 to 8 turns to form the ribbing.

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Whip finish the thread, remove fly from vise and dip entire fly into acetone for about 15 seconds. Let the fly dry for about one minute before putting back into vise.

Acetate floss should have slightly dissovled and created a nice, shiny body on the fly.

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Tie in a few strands of Pheasant Tail, which will be pulled over later to create a wingcase.

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Tie in a few peacock herls and wrap forward to form the thorax.

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Pull the pheasant tail, over the thorax, to form the wingcase.

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Trim excess pheasant tail, whip finish and the fly is ready for your next Chironomid hatch!

Adams

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  • Hook: Mustad Dry Fly Size 12
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive Dun
  • Tail: Barred Dun Hackle Fibers
  • Body: Hare's Ear Dubbing
  • Rib: Small Copper Wire
  • Wings: 2 Grizzly Hackle Tips
  • Hackles: Barred Dun and Grizzly
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Take a few Dun hackles fibers, measure the length of the hook and tie in for the tail.

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Tie in small copper wire.

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Tie in 2 grizzly hackle tips for the wings.

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Dub hare's ear onto thread or form a dubbing loop.

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Wrap dubbing forward to form the body.

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Wrap wire forward to rib the fly.

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Tie in a dun and grizzly hackle by the butt.

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Wrap in both hackles, one at a time, to fill in the legs of the fly.

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The finished Adams is one of the best dry fly patterns you will ever fish!

Amy's Ant

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  • Hook: Dry Fly Size 8 to 12
  • Thread: 6/0 Brown
  • Underbody/Tail: Tan foam
  • Body: Olive crystal chenille
  • Hackle: Dyed brown grizzly
  • Legs: Round brown rubber legs
  • Overbody/Tail: Brown foam
  • Underwing: Green crystal flash
  • Overwing: Elk hair
  • Head: Peacock dubbing
  • Thorax: Brown foam
  • Indicator: Yellow foam
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Tie in a good base layer of thread.

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Tie in the foam under body to form a tail. Wrap thread forward, over foam, towards eyelet and then cut off excess foam leaving a small foam head.

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Tie in a good length of tinsel at the rear of the hook, which will be used to form the body later.

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Tie in the hackle at the rear of the hook. This will be used to hackle the body later.

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Wrap tinsel forward to form the body.

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Wrap hackle forward, over body, to palmer the fly.

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Tie in some brown foam to form the top tail. This will also be used as the over body on the fly.

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Tie in 2 rubber legs, on both sides of the hook, near the rear of the hook.

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Wrap thread forward and tie in the foam over body leaving room for a dubbed head.

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Tie in a crystal flash wing so its length extends just past the tail.

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Tie in some stacked elk hair to form a wing over the crystal flash. Both the crystal flash and elk hair should be the same length.

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Dub a large head on the fly.

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Pull brown foam back over dubbed head to form the thorax.

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Cut foam thorax to shape and add 2 more sets of rubber legs to front of fly.

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An optional yellow foam indicator can be added for enhanced visability.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for some high floating, dry fly action.

Belly Button Lint Fly

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  • Hook: TMC 2487 Size 16-20
  • Thread: 8/0 Olive Dun
  • Tail: Orange Sow Scud Dubbing
  • Body: Light Olive Sow Scud Dubbing
  • Wing: Underfur of Polar Bear hair
  • Head: Light Grey Sow Scud Dubbing
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Tie in some orange sow scud dubbing for the tail.

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Dub some light olive dubbing onto thread and wrap a thin, tapered body.

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Take a small clump of polar bear underfur and tie in for the wing.

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Dub some light grey dubbing onto the thread and wrap to form the head.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready to use with a larger dry fly.

Big Black Head

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  • Hook: Mustad 5/0
  • Thread: 3/0 Black
  • Tail: Black Monster Hair
  • Body: Spun Black Deer Hair
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Tie in your thread at the back of the hook where you will be tying in the tail. A base layer over the length is not necessary as it makes it easier to spin the deer hair on the bare hook!

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Tie in the tail and leave it long, 3-4" is good!

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Spin in clumps of deer hair, tie in front of each clump and stack it back.

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Continue tying in clumps until the eyelet of the hook.

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Whip finish the fly for trimming.

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Trim the body starting with making the bottom nice and flat and close to the hook.

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Trim the front of the head into a bullet shape, leave a collar over the tail.

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Ready for action!

Black Bomber

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  • Hook: Size 12 Mustad C49S
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Body: Medium Clear Liquid Lace
  • Tail: Red Thread
  • Head: Sea Bead
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Place Sea Bead onto hook and tie in the red thread.

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Tie in Liquid Lace and form a small red butt at the hook bend.

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Tie off red thread, tie in black thread and wrap black thread forward to form a tapered body.

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Wrap Liquid Lace forward, over the black body, to form a tapered body shell.

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Wrap black thread to form a tapered thorax on the fly.

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This pattern is most effective when LARGE chironomids are hatching.

Black Fox

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  • Hook: Size 10 to 12 nymph
  • Thread: 6/0 Black
  • Bead: Medium blood red
  • Tail: Black fox
  • Tail Highlights: Green crystal flash
  • Dubbing: Black fox with red wire
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Slide red bead onto hook and tie in good base layer of thread.

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Tie in a clump of black fox for the tail. Measure the tail so it is the length of the hook.

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Tie in 2 strands of crystal flash for the tail highlights.

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Create a dubbing brush using red wire and black fox fur.

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Tie in dubbing brush near rear of hook.

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Wrap dubbing forward to form black fox body.

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Pick out the black fox fur so that the bodies red wire starts to show.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for the water.

Black Liquid Lace Chironomid

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  • Hook: Size 12 Mustad C49S
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Body: Medium Clear Liquid Lace
  • Body Color:Black Pantone Pen
  • Wingcase: Golden Yellow Pheasant Tail
  • Thorax: Peacock Herl
  • Gills: White Ostrich Herl
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Tie in a good base of black thread.

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Tie in some medium clear liquid lace at the hook bend.

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Colour the black thread with a black Pantone pen.

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Wrap the medium clear liquid lace over the thread to form the body. Keep the liquid lace tight to start to keep the bottom thin.

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Slowly ease off on the pressure to taper the body.

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Tie in the golden yellow pheasant tail for the wingcase.

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Tie in one white ostrich herl and wrap it twice to form the gills.

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Tie in one peacock herl right behind the gills. Wrap 5-6 times to form the thorax.

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Take the pheasant tail and pull it back over the gills and thorax to form the wingcase.

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Whip finish behind the thorax and the fly is ready.

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This is how the fly looks in the water!

Brent's Blood Leech

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  • Hook: Size 10 – 2x long Streamer
  • Thread: 6/0 Black
  • Weight: 0.020 Lead Wire
  • Bead: Red Glass Bead
  • Tail: Purple Marabou with Red
  • Fluorofiber Highlights
  • Body: Black and Red Mohair
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Place bead onto hook and slide up to eyelet.

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Tie in a clump of purple marabou for the tail.

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Tie in 2 to 4 strands of red fluorofiber for the tail highlights.

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With thread at the back of the hook, wrap in some lead wire for the weight.

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Tie in some red copper wire at the back of the hook.

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If you have a dubbing table, pull the thread forward, lay the black and red mohair onto the thread, pull the red wire over the dubbing and wrap to form dubbing for the body.

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For normal tying form a dubbing loop and dub the black and red mohair onto the thread then use the red wire for ribbing the body.

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Wrap the dubbing forward to form a tapered body.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for the water.

CDC Caddis

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  • Hook: TMC 100 Size 14
  • Thread: UTC 70 Black
  • Body: Ginger CDC
  • Wing: Dun CDC
  • Hackle: Ginger Dry Hackle
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Cut ginger CDC strands into a tray for use in dubbing the body.

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Tie on thread and dub ginger CDC onto thread.

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Wrap dubbed CDC onto the hook and taper the body forward so 3/4 of the hook is dubbed.

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Take a dun CDC feather and wind it up, in a CDC tool (if you have one).

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Form a wing.

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Tie in the wing.

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Cut the wing back to the length of the hook.

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Tie in a hackle and take a few wraps around the hook to form the legs.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for a caddis hatch.

Important Note: DO NOT use wet floatant on the CDC. ONLY use a dry floatant or you will gum up the CDC and ruin the fly.

Columbia River Bugger


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  • Hook: Size 4 – 4x long Streamer
  • Thread: Black Mono
  • Weight: 0.025 Lead Wire
  • Tail: Black Marabou
  • Body: Dark Olive Chenille
  • Rib: Heavy Copper Wire
  • Hackle: Brown Saddle Hackle
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Wrap lead around hook to weight fly.

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Wrap thread around front and back of lead to hold it in place.

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Measure black marabou the length of the hook and tie in for the tail.

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Tie in copper wire for ribbing later.

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Tie in hackle, by the tip, for palmering up the body later.

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Tie in dark olive/black variegated chenille.

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Wrap chenille forward to form the body.

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Make 6 to 7 ribs on the body with copper wire.

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Palmer brown hackle up the body and finish with a nice big black head.

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Whip finish, head cement, and fly is ready.

Columbia River Caddis

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  • Hook: Dry Fly Size 16 to 12
  • Thread: 8/0 Black
  • Shuck: Olive seal dubbing
  • Body: Black fentex yarn
  • Hackle: Black neck
  • Wing: Fine elk hair
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Tie in a good base layer of thread.

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Tie in a small amount of green seal fur, at the hook bend, and pull out to excess to form a trailing shuck.

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Tie in a strand of black fentex. This will be used for the body later.

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Tie in a hackle, by the tip. This will be used to palmer the body later.

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Wrap fentex forward and form a thin body.

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Palmer hackle forward over body.

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Stack some elk hair and tie in for the wing.

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Trim excess elk hair to form a small head.

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Whip finish and the fly is ready for those summer caddis hatches.