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2007 Fly Patterns

The Original Crackleback

The Orignial Crackelback
Featured tyer: John Walther

Hook:  Size 12 - 2X or 1X Long
Head:  Black or olive
Body:  Pale Yellow or Morning Dun, Superfine, 8/0 Thread Back:  Peacock Herl
Hackle:  Size 12 Furnace Hackle (#2 Metz)

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Primrose & Pearl Midge

Primrose and Pearl Midge
Featured tyer: Bob Smerek

Hook:  TMC2457 size 18 or equivalent
Thread:  Gordon Griffith Primrose 14/0 (Substitute: Lt. Cahill 8/0 or 10/0)
Bead:  2.00 mm (5/64ths) Copper (Tungsten preferred)
Ribbing:  Copper wire - small
Body:  Pearl Flashabout (thin)

Instructions:

  1. Crimp down the barb of the hook. It is not needed and will only cause problems if it gets stuck in you or a friend.
  2. Put bead on hook and place in the vise securing thread behind the bead.
  3. Attach copper wire behind bead and wrap thread along hook shank securing wire as you go to bend in the hook.
  4. Attach the Pearl Flashabou at rear and wrap forward to behind bead.
  5. Spiral Flashabou forward to bead leaving smal spaces in-between wraps (candy cane style) and secure with thread.
  6. Spiral copper wire forward (5-6 wraps) to behind bead and secure.
  7. Build up a little collar with thread to keep bead in place and whip finish.
  8. Secure entire body with head cement to make more durable.

The combination of the Primrose thread, Pearl Flashabou and copper wire give a color tone that matches midge larva pumped from the stomach of trout at Lake Taneycomo. This fly has been successful at Bennett Spring State Park, Montauk State Park and outwest on the San Juan River.


Copper Dun Midge
Featured tyer: Bob Smerek

>Hook: TMC 2457, size #18 or equivalent
Thread: Uni-thread Rusty Brown or Danville Coffee, size 8/0 or 10/0
Bead: 2.00 mm (or 5/64ths) black (tungsten preferred)
Ribbing: Copper wire - small

Instructions:

  1. Crimp down the barb of the hook. it is not needed and will only cause problems if it gets stuck in you or your friend(s).
  2. Put bead on hook and place in the vise securing thread behind bead.
  3. Attach wire behind bead and wrap thread along hook shank securing wire as you go to bend in the hook.
  4. Twist thread tighter and wrap thread to behind bead and secure.
  5. Spiral wrap foward (5-6 wraps) to behind bead and secure.
  6. Build up a little collar with thread to keep bead in place and whip finish.
  7. Secure entire body with head cement to make more durable.

Rusty Brown Midge
Featured tyer: Bob Smerek

Materials:
Hook: TMC 2457 size #18 or equivalent
Thread: Uni-Thread Rusty Brown or Danvill Coffee, size 8/0 or 10/0
Bead: 2.00 mm (or 5/64ths) black (tungsten preferred)
Ribbing: Black wire - small

Instructions:

  1. Crimp down the barb of the hook. it is not needed and will only cause problems if it gets stuck in you or your friend(s).
  2. Put bead on hook and place in the vise securing thread behind bead.
  3. Attach wire behind bead and wrap thread along hook shank securing wire as you go to bend in the hook.
  4. Twist thread tighter and wrap thread to behind bead and secure.
  5. Spiral wrap foward (5-6 wraps) to behind bead and secure.
  6. Build up a little collar with thread to keep bead in place and whip finish.
  7. Secure entire body with head cement to make more durable.

These flies are typically fished under an indicator and can be used as a bottom fly below a dropper. Fish usually will take size #18, even if size #16 works, but will not take #16 much of the time. "The darker the day, the darker the midge" is a good rule of thumb to follow but always check alternate colors. These midges are very effective flies for trout fishing.

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Olive Wooly Bugger

January 18
NO FLY TYING SESSION

No Fly Tying Session This Night!

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Golden Wooly Bugger

January 25
Olive (above) & Golden (left) Wooly Buggers
Featured tyers: John Wenzlick
This will also be a swap meet, discussion of materials and demo regarding turkey skin prep with feathers.

Materials list to be determined.

Location Change! The Runge Nature Center is having heat problems through the weekend. We will meet at the EMBARQ office. The Embarq building is at 3546 N. Ten Mile Drive. When you turn north off W Truman Blvd onto Scotts Station Road, do not turn onto N. Ten Mile Drive, but stay on Scotts Station Road and turn right into the parking lot on the Scott Station Road side of the building. Come to the front (south end) of the parking lot and enter the front door with all the glass entry way.

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March 1
Wet Fly
Featured tyers: Kevin Miller

Materials list to be determined.

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March 8
Deer Hair Bugs
Featured tyers: Mike George, Olathe, KS

Materials list to be determined.

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March 15
Encampment Trude
Featured tyers: Mike Clark

Materials list available at session.

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March 22
Czech Nymph
Featured tyers: Larry Murphy

Materials list available at session.

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