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Norm Frechette

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Wired-in Split Case PMD

Hook – Sprite S2499, size 16-20

Thread - Brown

Weight - 0.010-inch diameter lead/lead free wire

Tail - Pheasant-tail-like colored guard hairs from an animal fur patch.

Ribbing – Copper wire

Abdomen - Pheasant tail fibers

Split case wire - Single strand of UTC Ultra-wire brand in small to BR size (wire diameter decreases with hook size) in the fluorescent/hot yellow or fluorescent orange color

Wing case – Dark butt ends of PT fibers to give the impression of the dark wing pads on a near-emergence PMD nymph.

Thorax - Ice dub, pheasant tail color. Pick out to simulate legs
 

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4th of July

Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent
Thread - White & black
Ribbing - Blue & red wire
Body - White uni stretch
Throat - Blue hen hackle
Wing - Red calf tail

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4th of July

New England Style Streamer

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent
Thread - White and black
Ribbing - Blue and red wire
Body - White uni stretch
Throat - Blue bucktail
Wing - Red bucktail
Eyes - Painted black over white

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4th of July

Soft Hackle

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent
Thread - White & black
Ribbing - White uni stretch
Body - Red uni stretch
Collar - Blue hen hackle
 
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4th of July

Winged Wet Fly

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent
Thread - White & black
Ribbing - Blue & red wire
Body - White uni stretch
Throat - Blue hen hackle
Wing - Red calf tail

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4th of July

New England Style Streamer

Hook - Mustad 3665A or equivalent
Thread - White and black
Ribbing - Blue and red wire
Body - White uni stretch
Throat - Blue bucktail
Wing - Red bucktail
Eyes - Painted black over white

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4th of July

Soft Hackle

Hook - Mustad 3399, 3906 or equivalent
Thread - White & black
Ribbing - White uni stretch
Body - Red uni stretch
Collar - Blue hen hackle
Nice flies! Are these your designs?
 

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Japanese Lantern

Jason Klass Originator

Hook - Firehole Sticks 316 or equivalent, #12

Head - 2 Small Crystal Pearl Glass Beads

Thread - Black (Unlit) or White (Lit)

Ribbing - Small Copper Wire, Silver (Unlit), Black (Lit)

Body - Thread

Hackle - Pheasant, India Hen, or Partridge

From the originator

My original Japanese Lantern used pearlescent Mylar for the head, but I recently updated it to use two glass beads instead. That little extra weight makes it sink faster, yet it’s not so heavy (like a tungsten bead) to be a struggle to cast with a tenkara rod. I tie them in two versions: light and dark (which I call “lit” and “unlit”) for differing water visibility and substrate color. This is a very versatile pattern and I have success with it both in dead drifts and downstream.
 

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Trout Fin Sakasa Kebari

Hook - Mustad C49S, size 10

Thread - Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk Thread, color black

Hackle - Hungarian partridge

Body - Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk Thread, color hot orange, white and black

*I used Veevus thread

Author's Note

Notes (Kuhlow): This pattern was one of the first sakasa kebari variants I ever tied. I based it on the classic wet fly known as the Trout Fin. That fly was originally tied to simulate a brook trout fin which was intended to produce an aggressive territorial strike from another brookie. The contrasting colors also increase the visibility of the fly.

Tenkara Kebari: Traditional & Kebari-Inspired Trout Patterns - David Dirks
 

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Tied up my first bass popper tonight. Seems very timely since @Billy just posted an SBS but unfortunately I didn’t see it before tying this beast up. Size large double barrel popper head on a 2/0 Ahrex Light Predator hook. Seems gigantic. Thinking I’ll trim the rubber after seeing Billy’s SBS.

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Tied up my first bass popper tonight. Seems very timely since @Billy just posted an SBS but unfortunately I didn’t see it before tying this beast up. Size large double barrel popper head on a 2/0 Ahrex Light Predator hook. Seems gigantic. Thinking I’ll trim the rubber after seeing Billy’s SBS.

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that will hunt just fine
 
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