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  Chewy October Caddis Nymph Hook: Dai-Riki 135 #6-#8 Bead: Black Nickle (-1) Size Abdomen: Orange Antron Yarn Rib: Hare’s Ear Dubbing Collar: Black UV Caddis Dubbing Wing Buds: Starling Antennae: Pheasant Tail Weight: .015 Lead (or substitute) Wire Thread:

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Tailwater Micro Midge

This simple pattern has become one of my go-to patterns for skinny tailwaters like the Crooked River in Central Oregon.  I fish it just like I would a Zebra Midge as my bottom fly with heavier flies above.  Using a

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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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Caddis Sparkle Pupa

I was recently on a fly fishing trip out to the metolius river and came across a pattern that I remember trying to tie in my youth.  The Caddis Sparkle Pupa, there was nearly an entire bin dedicated to this

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Hotspot Wine Chironomid

I was visiting with a friend tonight and he was describing a hot Chironomid pattern that he has been using to crush at the lakes. I probably shouldn’t share but I changed a few things to protect the innocent. It

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Hot Spot Hare’s Ear

I have been playing with “Hot Spot” nymphs lately.  Adding some green, red or pink to the fly as an attractor.  There is a great deal of discussion on this lately on the blogs and boards.  One thing I read

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