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Thought I would start off the 2018 topic with a small #18 Parachute Royal Coachman.

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Doc - what are you using for the body material on that bwo spinner? Is it some sort of midge flex? I like your foam wingcase idea - may have to spin a few of those up. 

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Olive thread body with a light coating of Polycrylic. Foam wingcase really helps flotation in rougher water.

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Brown Drake

Tail: Moose
Body:Post: Deer Hair
Wing" Grizzly Hackle
 

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51 minutes ago, SilverDoctor said:

Nobody else tying this winter?

We are... but speaking for myself, just not as adeptly and as elegantly as you. :) 

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Would love to see others work. This could be a great place to share and learn.

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1 hour ago, SilverDoctor said:

Would love to see others work. This could be a great place to share and learn.

Won't allow me to post. Says my photo file size is to big. Not tech savvy so not sure what to do. 

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Pm me and I'll get them posted. I'm using imgur.as a host for my photos.

 

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Lornce that brown drake is my kind of fly ,simple yet elegant at same time. While not everyone posts their work you can be sure seeing yours inspires us to us to keep tying.

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I often go back to swinging Wet Flies in the old timy manner when the condition are right. It can be a great way to imitate  stages of a hatch of Mayflies, Caddis or small baitfish . Originally tied by a Yellowstone National Park guide Frank Beals, who supposedly would shake with anticipation on the morning of a fishing trip. Used to imitate the Isonychia (Slate Drake) or October Caddis.

 

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Because I hate fishing with SJWs, and got some sample chewing gum worm material from Cdn Llama, I tried a few of these

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One new dry midge pattern (been using Galloup's goobber midge a lot, so thought I'd try something different), and my first WD40s 

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One experimental fly... and one that I always go back to, to rebuild my confidence after I mangle a new and/or tiny pattern.  I often use sparkle chenille for the body of my buggers, but realized I had run out; with no local fly shop any more, I'm going to have to plan a little better.

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And finally, a simple pheasant tail variant inspired by Tim Cammisa

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I haven't figured out how to take a decent photo yet... Thinking I need a clip on lens for my phone...

Have a JC Electric Caddis that turned out for me, just can't show it!

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This is essentially the start of my third season of tying.  When I bought my first tools, I dabbled in a few things for at least a year, but never really got "serious" until late 2015.  When I see pictures of my flies up close (careful what you wish for Andy), I realize they are a long way from perfect... proportions are typically a little out, trapped hackle in my whip finish, poor body tapering, gaps in wire body wraps, etc., etc.  I blame at least part of it on being left handed :)  They look great at arms length with my presbyopic eyes, and for the most part they are catching me some fish.  I have replenished my nymphs... traditional Princes, pheasant tails and Copper Johns.  Have to finish another dozen or so buggers, then probably on to a few dozen parachute Adams and some Klinkhammers (Klinks are new for me this year).  Small stuff continues to be a struggle for me; need stronger glasses and steadier hands.  Overall, I have really come to appreciate the fine work that people like Lornce show here.  Masterful.

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You flies look great jgig0e. I was lucky to have quite a number of mentors over the years including parents that tied and quite a few commercial guys that I have been blessed to know. Every time I sit down at the vice I learn or remember something. I'm far from perfect. Some of the most fantastic tiers I've known didn't strive for perfection but enjoyment. When I run lessons I push proportions and the less as more rule.

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On 1/2/2018 at 1:44 PM, SilverDoctor said:

Thought I would start off the 2018 topic with a small #18 Parachute Royal Coachman.

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Have you fished much in these parts with the parachute Coachman?  This looks way easier to tie to me than the standard, and if it produces well I just might try a few of these.  I have had lots of good luck with the traditional coachman, fishing brookies in a pond in the east.  I haven't used it much here, and when I have it has been with mixed results.

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PMD - Pale Morning Dunn I also love the Thorax version
Wing: Barred Mallard Flank
Tail: Cream hackle sements
Body: Cream fine
Hackle: Cream

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2 hours ago, jgib01 said:

Have you fished much in these parts with the parachute Coachman?  This looks way easier to tie to me than the standard, and if it produces well I just might try a few of these.  I have had lots of good luck with the traditional coachman, fishing brookies in a pond in the east.  I haven't used it much here, and when I have it has been with mixed results.


I carry both Parachute and Traditional. They will both work at different times and conditions.

 

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Phil Rowley's Rainbow Emerger
He showed me this one during an Expo a few years ago.
Tail: Olive Dyed Partridge
Body: Rainbow Assel, Crystal Flash or Rainbow Tinsel
Thorax: Micro sparkle Chenille or Sparkle dubbing in Peacock
Sort Hackle: Olive dyed Partridge

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