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Comparaduns

I’ve been fooling around with a few of these flies. They are dead simple to tie and at this time of the year they seem to be working great. I had a few takers on this one today. I’m not sure why I didn’t tie these before now, but it look like they found a home in my dry fly box.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WR9IfpAKTL0

Sulfurs look promising as well tied up by Steve Williams hosted on Hans Page.

http://www.danica.com/Flytier/swilliams/sulfur_comparadun.htm

Hook: #14 Dry
Thread: 6/0 Match body color
Tail: guard hair – mink
Body: sulfur yellow dubbing
Wing: Light colored deer hair

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6 Evil Weevils

Not really all that evil, more of a godsend I think. Jeremy Davies developed the Evil Weevil back in the 90’s and it has spawned many variations. Take a look at the fly bins in any of the Calgary fly shops and you will see the success it has achieved. The goose biots give the fly a distinct silhouette in the water and it is a proven killer when used on a hopper dropper set-up.

The SBS was created by Rob O’Reilly and while he has made a few modifications over the original, it is still just as effective. Jeremy has really become a master of tying these flies, and if you get a chance to watch him tie one, do so. He can bang them off in under 2 minutes, it’s no wonder he is able to tie over 30,000 flies a year.

On the sixth day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
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

Evil Weevil

Evil Weevil – Click here for the Step-by-Step tutorial 

Hook:Scud hook Tiemco 2487 Mustad C49S #8-14
Bead: Gold
Weight: .020 lead wire
Thread:8/0 olive dun
Tail: Pheasant tail fibers
Rib: Fine gold wire
Back: Thin skin or scud back
Abdomen: Arizona Dubbing or diamond dub, peacock color
Legs: Brown goose biots
Thorax: Arizona Dubbing, peacock color

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2 Blae and Black

Turtle Dove isn’t a staple in my materials inventory, but let’s go with something similar like a grey duck quill. Okay, we’re good to go here.

On the second day of Christmas my Ghillie tied for me
2 Blae and Black
And a soft hackle Partridge and Orange

Blae and Black

Blae and Black – Click here for a step by step tutorial
Hook: Wet fly hook such as Mustad 3399 size 8-14
Thread: UNI-Thread 8/0 Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet
Body: Black Rayon Floss or Black Silk
Ribbing: Silver Oval Tinsel
Hackle: Black Cock Hackle
Wing: Natural Grey Duck quill or Mallard Primary Quill slips(matched pair)
Head: Black Thread

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