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Home Invader – In The Riffle

I first seen this Doug McKnight pattern in Montana Fly Fishing magazine in mid 2012. You can buy a tying kit for the pattern from In The Riffle. This looks like a killer pattern for pike and bass as well as the intended big trout.

Hook: #02-08 Tiemco 5263
Eyes: Large Red Painted Dumb Bell Eyes
Thread: Olive UTC 140
Tail: Brown Woolly Bugger Marabou
Collar: Tan Arctic Fox Tail Hair
Flash: Copper Krystal Flash
Wing: Grizzly Hackle

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Sulphur Para-emerger – Don Bastian

While Don is best known for his fantastic classic wet flies and streamers, he is also an accomplished tyer on a commercial scale. He has begun to present patterns on his blog that stray from his traditional offerings. The beginning of a wonderful library of trout patterns in beginning to emerge, and this latest really has me wanting to hit the vise. Don has some wonderful descriptions of the materials listed in the blog post, and what I like best about this parachute is the way the post is tied in. The little bump of foam before the post will really make sure this thing floats well.

Sulphur Para-emerger - Don Bastian
Sulphur Para-emerger - Don Bastian

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Z-Wing Caddis Pupa – Barrett Christiansen

It’s still a week until I can fish the waters I really want to hit, and this little caddis is perfect for my favorite little creeks. I’ll be tying a couple to try out in some smaller #16 – #20.

Hook: TMC 2457 #12-18
Bead: Copper tungsten
Thread: Olive 8/0
Body: STS trilobal Dubbing caddis green
Rib: Ultra wire Brassie chartreuse
Carapace: Cinnamon turkey coated with softex
Wing Buds: Dun Z-lon
Collar: Caddis green ice dub
Head: Peacock herl

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