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Loon Live – September 20, 2018 by Loon Outdoors

Loon Live – September 20, 2018

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, anglers of all ages… we are proud to present to you two very special guests on Loon Live this week!

From hunting for fictional species of fish to posting videos hosted by fictional family members, these guys are the real deal. Cheech and Curtis, the geniuses behind Fly Fish Food, remind us how much fun fishing and fly tying can be. Developing a distinct and recognizable style as a tyer is tough, but these guys work with unparalleled creativity at the vise. In short: we are huge fans.

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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


Hot Zebra Midge – Curtis Fry

It can be tough to keep things skinny while tying midges, but Curtis shows us how to do it. You could even drop the size of your thread down to keep things even skinnier if you need it on smaller sized flies. Personally, I don’t like using a round wire on these, so I would swap the wire for a mylar tinsel. I might also put on a bit smaller bead so I don’t need to put a lot of thread behind the bead. The flash wing isn’t something I normally use on my zebra midges, but I think it is a nice touch and will start adding it from here on in.