2018 Fly Swap Recipes

Information and tips for tyers, as well as information on hatches.
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Part 2

Post by Troutchaser » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:15 pm

Part 2:

I also included an Ostrich Herl Midge - a simple tie that happens to be on a size 18 C49S Mustad hook for more gape. You can tie down to 24 easily with magnification and good light.

1: Start with red 8/0 thread an eye length behind the eye and wrap to the bend and back to the starting point.

2: Bind down a snipped end of black ostrich herl going back to the bend. Return thread to the starting point.

3: Carefully wind the herl towards the eye (the herl may break at the first turn - it happens!)

4: Bind down the herl and snip excess. Do a couple of whip finishes for a red head and go fish. Can be fished wet or dry.

(Still trying to figure out how to upload this photo)

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Post by Troutchaser » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:35 pm

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Trying again (on a Mac)

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Post by Troutchaser » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:22 pm

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Trying the adult

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Post by trouts » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:56 pm

Sorry, just realized I never posted the patterns after taking pics.

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Hook: Mustad C49s size 12 or 14
Thread: Nano silk 18/0
Bead: 7/64th brass colored with brown sharpie
Body: Micro pearl core braid in root beer color
Wing buds: Brown Swiss straw
Thorax: Mix of Fox squirrel and uv ice dub
Hackle: Partridge

Tying notes: The micro pearl braid is super glued to the hook. Be sure to burn the ends before tying with a lighter or the pearl braid will unravel. The bead is hidden in the thorax with the hackle tied in front of the bead.

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Hook: Mustad C49s size 12 or 14
Thread: Nano silk 18/0
Bead: 7/64th brass colored with brown sharpie
Body: Green D-rib, copper wire, and cream colored peacock hurl
Thorax: Fox squirrel
Hackle: Partridge with center tip cut out to form the “legs/wing buds” on the sides.
Horns: Wood duck flank

Tying notes:
The peacock hurl on this one is a bit on the small side. I wish I had some longer fibered hurl on hand, but I did not. The hurl is meant to look like “gills”.

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Re: 2018 Fly Swap Recipes

Post by jrs » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:38 pm

Just got my package from the mailbox. Was puzzling over "trouts" caddis. They look great, but I couldn't remember seeing them or who tied them, so thanks for the timely pics and recipes, trouts.

All the flies look great and I'm sure will catch fish here in SE MN. Thanks to all who participated.

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Post by Troutchaser » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:46 pm

Flies arrived in Eagan this afternoon - a great assortment. Thanks to all, and to the swapmeister, Randy!

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Post by KhakiSam » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:07 am

Trouts: that thing looks tasty! Very nice..

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Post by KhakiSam » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:06 am

I went out to wisconsin yesterday and saw an amazing midge hatch, as well as some good size BWOs coming off...

Troutchaser's midge emerger ( the zelon musk midge? ) . absolutely crushed it. I gave one of mine to a buddy that I was with and he promptly lost it. Ha! I'm definitely going to have to tie up more of these! Thanks!

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Post by Troutchaser » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:43 pm

Glad it worked for you! An easy tie once you start.

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