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Czech Seed Bead Caddis Emerger

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This is an adapted version of a traditional Caddis Emerger pattern using Czech glass seed beads. It can be tied in many colors and combinations to meet the needs of the water you are fishing. Most of the beads that

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Hard Top Hares Ear

Seed Bead Version Early in my fly fishing career the Hares Ear was one of my most successful flies.   This fly is simply one of the best choices you can make in a searching situation.  When we started adding

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Magic Green Caddis

This fly is my favorite Mckenzie Green Caddis pattern.  The name “Magic” green Caddis came one rainy day in the spring fishing below Hayden Bridge on the McKenzie, it is a flashy fly and was bringing trout to the top

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Gold Bead Hare’s Ear Grub

A simplified version of the classic Hare’s Ear.  I think this is a great first fly to learn, it is simple, quick and deadly effective.  It is a great Caddis imitation as it does not have the traditional pattern.  The

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Purple Elk or Deer Hair Caddis

This is a great searching or make a hatch pattern for summer trout.  It has that magic purple color that bring big trout to the surface.  When the purple haze does not have enough float switch over to this guy that

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Callibaetis Cripple Dry Fly

A simple pattern for big fish in the high lakes.  This is my go-to dry fly when fishing a Callibaetis hatch in the high lakes of Central Oregon spring until fall.  You can tie a million variations but I like

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Bull Trout Zonker Riffing

All of the big trout food group colors.   After finishing a few of these I noticed that I put the eyes on the top of the fly which will result in the fly swimming upside down,  I am not

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Trad Flies on Pro Tubes GBS Tube

I had some fun today playing around with some Pro Tubes.  The goal was to tie some really small and sparse traditional flies, to date all of my tubes have been large intruders.  I think these turned out ok.  It

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Tying the Steelhead Coachman – Herl and Rib Bodies on the Nor-Vise

Yet another fly I could find no reference to on the net, literally only 3 photos that were less than ideal.  I believe this is an http://www.idylwilde.com/ pattern because I can’t find a recipe anywhere.  It was on my list so I

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Irish car bomb! KABOOM!

    It was hard to find a pattern for this great fly.   What a fun tie on Alec Jackson gold hooks.   I believe the wing is black calf tail but not 100% sure.   I believe this fly was created

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