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
#694348
Munguler (Mixed Ungulate Emerger)

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Looking to expand the cream/dark brown palette that moose mane provides. Lacking the patience to dye said moose mane (or a working microwave to dye anything at the moment) I started poking around my stuff and found the box of bucktails in all kinds of colors. With the narrow diameter of the bucktail, I wouldn't want to tie anything bigger than a #12, but for small stuff, it works okay.


hook - WFC Model 11 #14
thread - UTC 140 chartreuse
abdomen - bucktail dyed chartreuse/dark moose mane
wing/wing pad - deer hair
hackle - grizzly
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By ScottP
#694352
[b][size=150]Galloup's North Branch Caddis[/size][/b]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318351_25e7232266_c.jpg[/img]



Another fly in the deer hair body/cross wrap style made popular in Michigan. Feel free to use a contrasting thread; I was going with materials within easy reach. Here's the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnLg3Jx252c][b]vid[/b][/url] if you have 24 minutes.





hook - Dai Riki 300 #12

thread - UTC 140 grey brown

tail/body/wing - deer hair

hackle - grizzly



mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend and back



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318386_4a6607cb83_c.jpg[/img]





clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of deer hair; trim, tie in



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097416727_c52f9d99a3_c.jpg[/img]



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spiral wrap body to bend and back, crossing wraps



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clean, stack, measure (tips to tail) another clump of deer hair; trim butts/tie in



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318446_5143f2aae6_c.jpg[/img]



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tie in hackle



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097363888_01e3350a2f_c.jpg[/img]





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



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318351_25e7232266_c.jpg[/img]



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[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097416297_61eacaaf0d_c.jpg[/img]
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By ScottP
#694353
[b][size=150]Galloup's North Branch Caddis[/size][/b]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318351_25e7232266_c.jpg[/img]



Another fly in the deer hair body/cross wrap style made popular in Michigan. Feel free to use a contrasting thread; I was going with materials within easy reach. Here's the [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnLg3Jx252c][b]vid[/b][/url] if you have 24 minutes.





hook - Dai Riki 300 #12

thread - UTC 140 grey brown

tail/body/wing - deer hair

hackle - grizzly



mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend and back



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318386_4a6607cb83_c.jpg[/img]





clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of deer hair; trim, tie in



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097416727_c52f9d99a3_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318666_64d8c4f746_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318586_688d8fe953_c.jpg[/img]





spiral wrap body to bend and back, crossing wraps



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318636_6629df068a_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097416477_9f50bd7dfb_c.jpg[/img]





clean, stack, measure (tips to tail) another clump of deer hair; trim butts/tie in



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318446_5143f2aae6_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097416757_474a2ee046_c.jpg[/img]





tie in hackle



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097363888_01e3350a2f_c.jpg[/img]





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



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097318351_25e7232266_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097363708_459f6d019c_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48097416297_61eacaaf0d_c.jpg[/img]
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By ScottP
#694484
Deer Hair Cripple (Quigley style)

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Giving the old Michigan style a NorCal flair. Changed up a few things from a pic I found on the interweb; swapped out teal flank tail for moose body. Probably should have used black thread for ribbing with a dark tail and grizzly hackle; next time.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 rusty brown
tail - moose body hair
body - deer hair
rib - tying thread
wing - deer hair
hackle - grizzly



mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of moose; tie in/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips just past bend) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in with 2 soft loops, let it surround shank without releasing tips

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spiral thread to bend

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pull tight to flare tips, then spiral back, crossing previous wraps

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clean, stack, measure (shank length) another, thicker clump of deer hair; tie in at eye, wrap butts back to 2/3 mark, trim

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tie in hackle

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

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trim out hackle underneath (optional)

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Green Drake variation

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hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 yellow
tail - moose body hair
body - deer hair olive
rib - tying thread
wing - deer hair dark dun
hackle - grizzly dyed olive
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By ScottP
#694510
Deerstalker River Fly (variation)

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A tyer on the U.K. Forum showed me this pattern, similar in body construction to the Michigan style. His had a thorax of trimmed black hackle, which I subbed with clipped deer hair. Since this was just testing out a concept, i didn’t add a wing; may go with poly yarn. Don’t think I can get this to work on small stuff but it might be useful for bigger drakes and Hex.

hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
body - deer hair
rib - tying thread
Thorax - deer hair dark dun
hackle - grizzly


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; wrap to bend

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of moose; tie in/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips just past bend) a clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in with 2 soft loops, let it surround shank without releasing tips

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spiral thread to bend

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pull tight to flare tips, then spiral back, crossing previous wraps

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tie in hackle

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create thread loop

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clean, stack (by butts) a clump of deer hair; insert in clip, trim, insert in loop spin

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wrap deer hair, tie off/trim

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wrap hackle thru thorax; tie off/trim half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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trim out hackle underneath

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By ScottP
#694560
Alternate tying sequence; easier and a bit cleaner looking

Tail’s tied in (same as before)

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Clean, stack a clump of deer hair; trim tips, tie in

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Trim

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Create body (as before)

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Hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Trim out hackle underneath

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By ScottP
#694572
Vessey’s North Branch Drake

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All the same body parts as the Galloup North Branch, just a shift in proportions; longer tail/shuck, shorter wing (mine’s probably a shade too long). Tim Neal has an excellent, 6 minute video of Hank Vessey’s caddis/stonefly emerger (no idea why it’s called a drake).

hook - Dai Riki 300 #12
thread - UTC 140 black
tail/body/wing - deer hair
hackle - grizzly
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By ScottP
#694591
[b][size=150]Tim’s Hopper (variation)[/size][/b]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48193182567_e8ff7d56e9_c.jpg[/img]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48193182282_9fdb197e8a_c.jpg[/img]



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[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48193136806_9df8242a53_c.jpg[/img]



Tim Neal’s neat, old-school, Michigan pattern; comes with a nice video








Changed up the tying sequence a bit - not a fan of naked palmered hackle so I wrapped it front to back and ribbed wire thru the hackle. Change color/size to suit your needs.





hook - Dai Riki 730 #8

thread - UTC 140 cream

rib - x-small wire gold

butt/abdomen - Congo Hair honey mustard

legs - medium rubber cornsnake

hackle - brown (undersize by 2)

wing - elk hair hair

head - deer hair
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By ScottP
#694597
Michigan Spundun Drake

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Merged a couple styles to see what happens. Went thru a few tying sequences and this seemed to work the best.
Finally got the damn cast off and replaced it with a removable splint; even though it’s only the left wrist, it sure got in the way and made tying a lot more complicated.


hook - Dai Ike 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - moose body hair
body - deer hair
rib - tying thread
wing - deer hair

Mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap to bend

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Clean, stack, measure (slightly longer than entire hook) a few moose body hairs; tie in/trim

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Wrap thread to one eye width back from eye; clean, stack, measure (shank length) a healthy clump of deer hair, trim butts/tie in with 2 soft loops, pull tight and let it spin

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Clean, stack, measure (tips just past bend) another clump of deer hair; trim butts, tie in against wing butts, then spiral wrap to bend

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Wrap forward, crossing previous wraps, return to base of wing

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Push deer hair back; try to distribute evenly around shank

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Pull wing back and create thread dam to keep it in place

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Whip finish, SHHAN

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Go fishing

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By ScottP
#694600
[b][size=150]Michigan Stone[/size][/b]



[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48212710692_e7cd65d1e1_c.jpg[/img]



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[img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48212710432_1e488d847a_c.jpg[/img]



A basic Fore-and-Aft with a wing; tied here as a Yellow Sally with an added egg sac. Here’s the video if you’re interested










hook - WFC Model 3 #14 (short shank makes it a wide-gap #16)

thread - Danville 6/0 pale yellow

egg sac - Danville 6/0 fire orange

rear hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)

body - dubbing pale yellow

wing - deer hair bleached

front hackle - ginger
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