Baby Brown Woolly Bugger Var. by Ryan Keyes

This is a cool Woolly Bugger variation from Ryan Keyes, sort of resembling a Bow River Bugger, but uses a soft flowing collar of squirrel. The pattern is a thick and meaty streamer that is sure to raise the ire of thick shouldered rainbows, scared cutthroats and ancient golden browns.

Hook: 3xl – 4xl streamer hook #2-#8
Thread: Brown #6/0
Weight: Lead or non-lead sub
Tail: Tan and brown marabou with a couple strands of Rootbeer crystal flash
Body: Sand SLF Prism dubbing
Rib: Brown Ultra-wire
Hackle: Dark barred ginger hackle
Collar: Tan pine squirrel
Head: Conehead tungsten or brass

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Deep Dish Callibaetis by Curtis Fry

Another great pattern from Curtis Fry of Fly Fish Food. There is a detailed expalnation of the pattern here. This is a beautifully detailed little mayfly nymph, but could easily pass for Chironomid fodder in murkier waters. The ostrich herl tied in on the body should give the fly some amazing movement in the water. It’s a new pattern developed by Curtis which has already claimed a number of hefty trout.

Hook: Daiichi 1150 #12 – #18
Bead: Tungsten, Gray sized to hook
Thread: 70 Denier Tan
Tail: Lemon Wood Duck feathers
Body: Tan ostrich herl over UTC pearl mylar
Over-Body: UTC Holo-Tinsel, copper
Thorax: Yellow-Tan Arizona Synthetic Dubbing
Legs: Rootbeer Krystal Flash
Wing-Case: Brown Thin Skin, Black holographic tinsel coated with Clear Cure Goo Hydro

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Thomas Harvey’s Trophy Wife

Getting creative and bringing in some sex appeal to the flies on the vise. Yes, that is one hell of a sexy looking fly. I’ll be tying a couple up for the spring steelhead run for certain. I’m not sure how Mr. Wise convinced the Mrs. to tie a fly, but she has some skills on the vise.

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