kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By ScottP
#692718
Finney's Polar Cock Robin Dabbler

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At the very least it'll pound up some sunnies.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
body - Polar Chenille yellow
hackle - schlappen red
throat - bronze mallard
wing - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692734
Finney's Crimson Gosling

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
tail - pheasant tail
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing red
body hackle - red
shoulder hackle - chukar dyed picric sub (1Tbs Rit Neon Yellow/1 cup water)
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By ScottP
#692736
Houston's Red Lady (variant)

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A very sad day; last of the #075's. Hopefully, some day Dai Riki will return but until then it's back to the 3906's. Here's Mr. Houston's video if you need some help tying this.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - small wire gold
body - mylar tinsel gold
body hackle - hot orange/black
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant red rump
2nd shoulder hackle - golden pheasant yellow rump
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By ScottP
#692740
Harbaugh

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Finally came up with the Raven companion to the K.C. Chief fly.

hook - Dai Riki 899 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - tinsel opal
tail - hackle purple
rib - small wire silver
abdomen - tinsel holo purple
thorax - dubbing purple
1st shoulder hackle - hen black
2nd shoulder hackle - guinea dyed purple
wing - Australian possum tail black
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By ScottP
#692742
Sawada's Mallard and Claret (variation)

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Swapped out his solid blue hackle at the front with jay sub.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing claret
hackle - dyed claret (1Tbs Rit wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle - Mearns Quail (jay substitute) dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)
wing - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692751
Caslin's Ruby Claret and Pearl Mayfly

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hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tail - pheasant tail dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
rib - small wire silver
body - mylar tinsel pearl
body hackle - dyed claret
shoulder hackle - chukar partridge
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By ScottP
#692755
Conba's Telephone Fly #2

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hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing pale olive
body hackle - dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle - Mearns Quail (jay substitute) dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)
wing - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692765
Sawada's March Brown (Jennings variation)

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Added a rib for a little flash.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle brown
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing hare's ear/red fox
1st shoulder hackle - hen brown
2nd shoulder hackle - hen grizzly
wing - mallard flank
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By ScottP
#692775
Conba's Telephone Fly #1 (variant)

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Apparently the original Telephone fly came about from a late-night conversation between 2 somewhat inebriated gentleman. Although the colors can change, the main ingredients are floss butt, gp crest tail, 2 hackles of differing colors, jay (or sub) shoulder and bronze mallard wing and hackle. As you can see I forgot the floss tag on this one - the pic on Hans site doesn't have it but the recipe does; if I have a few minutes (packing up for the trip west so it may have to wait a while), I'll try a proper one.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange (missing)
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing pale olive
body hackle - yellow/red
shoulder hackle - Mearns Quail (jay substitute) dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)
wing - bronze mallard


Conba's Telephone Fly #1

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Added the tag for a proper version. Wing on this one is rolled/folded as opposed to stacked/pinched on the first one because not all bronze mallard is alike.
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By ScottP
#693247
Wyatt’s Smithy (variation)

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A U.K. Seatrout pattern; original called for tail of golden pheasant crest dyed red but, since I just set up shop in Stumptown, I haven’t had time to heat up the dye bath yet. Muscle memory is shot; this is a good pattern to get the neurons firing again. Need to re-think my lighting options; this won’t do.

hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel silver
body hackle - badger
shoulder hackle - hen pheasant
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By ScottP
#693255
Nowak’s Muskrat Bumble

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A B.C. pattern; seeing this as a tailwater scud/sowbug. Something to tie when you get bored of Firebead Ray Charles; weight optional.

hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
thread/tag - Danville 6/0 fire orange
body - dubbing muskrat
hackle - hen badger
collar - partridge
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