Coq de Leon Hen Caddis

      Click thumbnails or full-size pics The Coq de Leon Hen Caddis:  yes, a dry (ok, damp) fly made of hen instead of rooster hackle. It has soft contours and uses materials that suggest the movements of an insect struggling to break free. I like fishing emergers.In the Leeson/Schollmeyer book, Tying Emergers, they say…

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The Wulffpack

  In honor of a great flytier and flyfisherman: Lee Wulff. A series of flies intended for fast streams and rivers.¬†All tied on ¬†Daiichi 1180, # 12, with calf body/summer deer/bleached elk wings and Whiting hackle. Click the tumbnails for full-size pics. The entire Wulff pack Grizzle Wulff Royal Wulff Irresistible Wulff White Wulff Ausable…

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How to tie the Grizzle Wulff

Wulff flies date back to 1929 but they still are great flies, or rather: style of fly. Heavily hackled or sparse, with a dubbed, floss or thread body, natural or bleached Elk… Wulffs are still going strong! Thread: 8/0, grey Hook: Daiichi 1179, #10-16 Tail: Bleached Elk Body: Yellow 6/0 Hackle: Whiting Silver Saddle Badger…

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Mart’s Parachute Ant

During the warmer months of the year, they are just about anywhere… Ants. Early in the season flying ants swarm, and many are blown into the water (upslope blow-ins). Later in summer ants will be on leaves and in branches of streamside vegetation, looking for food. They live in dead trees by the streams, and…

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