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Help Wanted, Lend me your eyes and a click

The Angler’s Net┬áThe Essence of Fly Fishing contest is now in the voting stage. There are 3 categories to vote in, Favorite Adventure Journal, Favorite Fly Tying Video and Favorite Fly Fishing Video. I entered a video into the fly tying portion of the contest. I’m up against Alex from The Day Tripper Blog. My Elk Hair vs his Butt Monkey. I’m not asking you to vote for me, but just to vote.

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10 Frogs a Leaping

Thanks to The Day Tripper Alex for providing this pattern. The frog is actually a pretty good pattern for pike and bass, and if you have never had the pleasure of experiencing a surface take from a bucket mouth or seen the toothy grin of the snot rocket break the surface for a fly, you are in for a treat. Enjoys your holidays and I’m hoping that you got at least a few new toys for the water or the vise.

On the tenth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
10 Frogs a leaping
9 Golden Girls
8 Royal Wulff’s
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

The Frog by Alex C

Hook: Bass Bug Hook
Weed Guard: Heavy Mono
Tail: Sparse Marabou. Flash
Butt: Spun Deer Body Hair
Legs: Rabbit Strips
Body: Stacked Deer Body Hair
Head: Spun Deer Body Hair
Eyes: Doll Eyes

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9 Golden Girls

Here we go with day 9 and Roderick Haig Brown’s “Dancing” Golden Girl. The Golden Girl is primarily used for steelhead in the winter months, but it has also been used to bring in the occasional rainbow or cutthroat. The original dressing is listed below and the image is of one I tied a couple years back.

On the ninth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
9 Golden Girls
8 Royal Wulff’s
7 Baron’s Swinging
6 Evil Weevils
5 Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymphs
4 Baby Buggers
3 PEI Flies,
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

Revision 3

Hook: Number 2/0 to 8.
Tail: A small Indian crow feather.
Body: Flat, gold tinsel.
Throat: Yellow hackle.
Wing: Two large golden pheasant tippet feathers back to back, enclosing orange polar bear fur with a golden pheasant topping overall.

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