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Buzzy

I prefer to call them strike indicators.
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Balance leeches for family road trip to Banff end of this month, going to try to fish here and there with stop overs in Kamloops.

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Great looking leeches! Have fun on your trip - you might want to see about higher elevation lakes. Regardless, enjoy! (I love the red bead.)
 

Norm Frechette

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Scraggly

Hook - Mustad 3906B or equivalent, size 12-18
Thread - Black
Palmer rib - Grizzly hackle palmered through body and trimmed for a stubby or scraggly effect
Body - Peacock herl
Legs - Light brown hen hackle wound as a wet fly collar

Basically, a Griffiths Gnat Soft Hackle Pattern

The Book of Fly Patterns: Over 1,000 Patterns for the Construction of Artificial Flies - Eric Leiser
 

Kfish

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Great looking leeches! Have fun on your trip - you might want to see about higher elevation lakes. Regardless, enjoy! (I love the red bead.)
Thanks Buzzy! Not likely to have time for a long excursion, just something nearby town.
 

Norm Frechette

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AD (After Dark) Caddis Emerger

Wayne Phillips Originator

Hook - Tiemco 100BL or equivalent, size 12-16.

Thread - Olive

Tail - Olive Z-Lon tied on as a shuck

Back - Tan closed cell foam strip

Body - Peacock herl

Wing - Chartreuse woven Antron, fray after tying in

Beard - (Optional) Olive grizzly hackle

Fly Patterns of Canada - Paul C Marriner
 

Norm Frechette

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Net Builder Caddis

Hook - Sprite S2499 or equivalent

Weight - Lead free wire

Thread - Black

Tail - White uni stretch or z-lon

Ribbing - Monofilament

Casing - Magic foil, thin skin or a strip of clear zip lock bag

Body - Olive dubbing

Legs - Black ostrich herl
 
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swimmy

An honest tune with a lingering lead
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Net Builder Caddis

Hook - Sprite S2499 or equivalent

Weight - Lead free wire

Thread - Black

Tail - White uni stretch or z-lon

Ribbing - Monofilament

Casing - Magic foil, thin skin or a strip of clear zip lock bag

Body - Olive dubbing

Legs - Black ostrich herl

Yeah, that's a winner. Caddis are spring time favorite around here.
 

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Lomond Special

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent

Thread - Red

Tag - Oval silver tinsel & Orange floss

Tail - Golden pheasant crest

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Green floss

Throat - Yellow schlappen

Wing - Gray squirrel tail

Head - UV Resin
 

Norm Frechette

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Union Jack

Atlantic Salmon

Hook - Gamakatsu T10-6H or equivalent

Thread - Black

Tail - Red hackle fibers

Ribbing - Oval silver tinsel

Body - Flat silver tinsel

Wing - White calf tail

Collar - Blue hen hackle

Head - UV Resin
 

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Parasol Emerger

Parasol


White Hi-Vis fibers or your favorite synthetic parachute post material
12-pound monofilament

Fly

Hook - Sprite S2499 or equivalent
Thread - Black
Tail - White Hi-Vis fibers
Ribbing - Gold wire
Body - Tying thread
Wing - White Hi-Vis fibers
Thorax - Black dubbing

Obviously, you creates the parasol post first, tie onto the hook shank and then finish tying the fly.

See YouTube for various videos.

You can use your favorite nymph or emerger fly under the parasol.
 

Norm Frechette

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Cow Dung Variant

Hook - Sprite S2499 or equivalent, size 14-18
Bead - Black brass or tungsten
Thread - Olive
Ribbing - Red wire
Body - Tying thread or olive uni stretch
Thorax - Synthetic peacock dubbing
Hackle - Brown hen

Dr Eric Pettine Originator

Colorado Guide Flies - Pat Dorsey
 
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