PA Flyfishing 2005 Fly Swap
Fly Photos By Miro Slovnik

Foam Soldier Beetle
Tied by Miro Slovnik
Hendrickson Nymph
Tied by Jack M.
Black Rub-A-Dub Green Caddis
Tied by Gene C.
BWO Snowshoe Comparadun
Tied by Jeff A.
BWO Emerger
Tied by Don
Woven Body Caddis Worm
Tied by Lou Marasco
CDC Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Emerger
Tied by John Allen
Pheasant Tail Klinkenhamer
Tied by Beeber
BWO Loopwing Emerger
Tied by Blue Heron
Cinnamon Ant
Tied by Chaz
Quill Gordon
Tied by Andrew
March Brown Spider
Tied by Brad From Potter
Sulphur Parachute
Tied by Tyrone
Angel Bug (CDC BWO Parachute)
Tied by Ken "Flydog" Lee
Quill Body Sparkle Dun
Tied by Kevin K.
 

 


Quill Body Sparkle Dun
Tied by Kevin K.

Wing:    Deer Hair
Tail:      Brown Antron
Body:    Laquered peacock quill
Thorax: Gray dubbing

 

 

 

 

 


 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Angel Bug (CDC BWO Parachute)
Tied by Ken "Flydog" Lee

Hook:        16 curved caddis / scud
Thread:     Olive
Shuck:       Olive CDC
Abdomen:  BWO Biot
Wing:         Olive and Blue Dun CDC
Post:          Turkey Flat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

    Tie the CDC in just above the bend of the hook. I tie the base of the feather with loose wraps and then pull the base of the CDC toward the hook eye until I get the length I want for the shuck.  Tie down the CDC, clip off the tag end. Then tie in the turkey flat, but don’t make the post yet.  Just tie down the base and wrap the thread to the bend of the hook.  I then tie in the biot. Notch upward so the ribbing on the biot will create a ribbed body.  Wrap the biot to the base of the post.  Now, create the post by building a thread dam at the front of the post then wrapping the thread around the post (posting is the term).  The wing is created using a CDC dubbing loop technique.  Wrap the CDC rope around the hook shank in front and behind the post then wrapping around the post to create a parachute type effect.  Trim the CDC under the post on the underside of the hook.

Comments:

   I asked my three-year-old daughter what should we call these files---She looked at them and looked at me and said “Angel Bugs.”  I ask why---she said, “They are just like me Daddy” How could I resist?
   I have fished several variations of this fly and it has fished well.  I especially like the CDC shuck, it retains air bubbles which helps simulate the real shuck.  The other key element for me is the post.  I use an orange turkey flat that is really visible on the water. Good luck!!

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Sulphur Parachute
Tied by Tyrone

Hook:     Size 16 DAI-RIKI
Thread:  Lt. Cahill
Body:     DIXON Blend
Tail:       Dun Hackle Fibers
Hackle:  Sandy Dun Saddle
Wing:     Gray Antron Yarn



 

 

 

 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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March Brown Spider
Tied by Brad From Potter

Hook:     Standard wet fly 1XL size 12
Thread:  Pearsall's orange gossamer silk 
Hackle:  Partridge 
Body:     Hare's mask fur 
Rib:        Oval gold tinsel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

1. Wrap hook shank from eye to bend of hook with one layer of orange silk.
2. Tie in gold oval tinsel.
3. Dub body of fly with hare's mask fur.
4. Wind rib foward in evenly spaced turns.
5. Attach partridge hackle and wind 2-3 times.
6. Finish head.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Quill Gordon
Tied by Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Cinnamon Ant
Tied by Chaz

Hook:     #18
Thread:  medium brown
Body:     brown foam body material
Hackle:  brown hackle

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

1.  Wrap the thread from the eye to the bend and back to the eye.
2.  Continue wrapping to the thorax.
3.  Tie in a piece of foam and trim to the length of the hook.
4.  Tie in the hackle and wrap the thread under the body and above the hook so that it looks like a parachute pattern.
5.  Wrap to the eye and tie it off.

Comments:

    It is a very simple pattern.  You can tie these flies very quickly. A word of caution though if you use this fly on Brook trout streams watch for the trout to take them deeply, if they do it is wise to change patterns. I've found on occasion that brookies will inhale these flies.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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BWO Loopwing Emerger
Tied by Blue Heron
Hook:    caddis #18  or any size #14-22
Thread:  8/0 olive dun
Tail:       partridge
Body:     olive turkey biot
Legs:     partridge
Wing:    dun cdc tied in a loop with extra
              fibers sticking back for motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments:
    The slim body created by the turkey biot allows the body to break through the surface film.  The cdc wing keeps the head of the fly in the surface film.  The picked out cdc fibers create motion and suggest the fly struggling to emerge.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Pheasant Tail Klinkenhamer
Tied by Beeber

Hook:     Scud hook #14
Thread:  8/0 brown
Body:     Pheasant Tail
Hackle:  Grizzly
Thorax:  Silver or peacock lite brite
Post:       Orange Foam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

1.  Start thread behind eye and advance 1/8-3/16".
2.  Tie in post material.
3.  Take thread on down shank to halfway down bend.
4.  Attach a few strands of pheasant tail and work back up to back of post.  Tie off and trim.
5.  Dub lite-brite and form thorax.
6.  Wrap thread around post a few times.  Attach hackle.  Wrap hackle 3 or 4 turns around post, with each wrap under the preceding wrap.
7.  Tie off, trim as necessary, and go catch one.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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CDC Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Emerger
Tied by John Allen

Hook:         14-18 2x long nymph
Thread:      Brown
Tail:            Brown Antron
Rib:            Gold Tinsel (Optional)
Abdomen:  Natural Hare’s Ear or 25% 
                   Brown, 75% Ginger Antron
                   dubbing mix
CDC:          Dun
Thorax:      Natural Hare’s Ear/ or 25%
                   Brown, 75% Ginger Antron 
                   dubbing mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

1.  Tie in the thread, then tie in brown antron for the tail, make it about the same length as the shank of the hook.  2.  Tie in the gold tinsel, then apply an even amount of dubbing for abdomen to the thread, and then wind it toward the middle of the shank of the hook to form a tapered body.
3.  Wrap the tinsel forward with four or five turns to the middle of the shank.
4.  Tie in 2 CDC feathers, tip first.
5.  Apply a generous amount of dubbing to the thread, and then wind it to about a hook-eye length behind the eye.  6.  Then take a needle or a toothpick, put it between the thorax and the CDC, and pull the CDC feathers forward while leaving a small loop in the CDC, secure it with several turns.
7.  Then take a Dun CDC puff and tie it in so it hangs over the looped wing.
8.  Now whip finish and apply any type of head cement you may want.

Comments:

    I discovered it last spring while preparing for a trip to Vermont and had decent success around here in the spring and caught a lot in Vermont, and then over the summer I had great success in PA.  It works well as a dropper behind a bulky dry fly for brookies or it can have good success by itself.  I’ve tied it with and without the gold ribbing, but found in stained, after-rain water that it attracts fish a lot faster with the ribbing.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Woven Body Caddis Worm
Tied by Lou Marasco

Hook:     Mustad 80050, Eagle Claw 1052, 
               Orvis 1510, Tiemco 200r
Thread:  Olive under/black head
Head:     Black bead/dubbing
Body:     Embroidery cotton 730 top
               907 bottom overhand weave
Legs:     Partridge


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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BWO Emerger
Tied by Don

 


 

 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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BWO Snowshoe Comparadun
Tied by Jeff A.

Hook:     Any std. Dry fly hook sizes 14 to 18
Thread:  Grey or olive 8/0
Wing:     Snowshoe Hare’s foot (hair from 
               the heel)
Tails:     Conq De Leon- Pardo (light)
Body:     A mixture of 2 pts. Dk. Olive, 1pt.
               Brown and 1pt.grey, superfine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

Lay in a thread base on the front third of the hook and coat wraps with head cement. Snip a pinch of SNH from the center of the heel and remove fluff and hand stack as best you can, tie in comparadun style and stand wing up and wrap a dam of thread to prop up. Next, wrap thread to hook bend and create a small ball to spread tailing, tie in a few CDL barbs and trim butts. Shape a tapered body with your thread and dub from tail to just behind wing, pull wing up and back, wrap in front of then behind and in front of again to create the thorax illusion, take a couple more dubbing wraps toward the eye, build a small, neat thread head and whip finish. Done.

Comments:

    The Compara-Dun series of flies has been my to go to dry fly for times when you must match the hatch and the standard deer hair patterns have served me well. The great thing about snowshoe hare’s foot is floats well and does not require floatant, which I despise. I believe the pattern also presents a more delicate wing imprint on calmer water, maybe because it is not as neat as the deer hair type, who knows, but it will catch fish. The pattern should cover most of  the early season mayfly and caddis hatched and I will be seen tossing it on the Kettle creek come mid-May. Tight lines to all. Jeff Armstrong

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Black Rub-A-Dub Green Caddis
Tied by Gene C.

Hook:     TMC 2487 in size 14, 16, or 18
Bead:     Appropriately sized brass bead 
Thread:  Black 6/0 
Body:     Green mono chord 
Thorax:  Black Rub-a-Dub


 

 

 

 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Hendrickson Nymph
Tied by Jack M.

Hook:         #14 2X Long Nymph
Thread:       Any dark color
Tail:            Mallard flank, dyed yellow or 
                    brown
Abdomen:   Spot of dark brown hares ear 
                    style dubbing, then yellow or 
                    yellow-brown hares ear style 
                    dubbing
Thorax:      Brown hares ear style dubbing
Wingcase:  Dark feather strip (turkey, robin,
                    sparrow)
Legs:          Mallard flank, dyed yellow or 
                    brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tying Instructions:

1.  Cover hook with thread to rear;
2.  Tie in tail;
3.  Dub small bit of dark at tail, then continue to thorax area with yellow or yellow/brown dubbing;
4.  Tie in back of wingcase on top of hook at rear of thorax area;
5.  Dub thorax with dark brown dubbing, thicker than abdomen;
6.  Tie in legs to protrude to bottom and sides of hook;
7.  Pull wingcase over thorax and tie in near head;
8.  Build head, whip finish and cement.

Comments:
    The Hendrickson hatches in early May, give or take a week or two.  The nymph sheds its shuck under water or on it's way to the surface.  This imitation can be weighted for pre-emergence and fished near the bottom or throughout the water column, or it can be greased and fished in the film during emergence.  The nymph likes medium to fast water.  The emergence is generally from noon into the afternoon, so you can start your day with these deep, then pull off the weight as the day wears on.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Foam Soldier Beetle
Tied by Miro Slovnik

Hook:     Mustad 94831 size 10
Body:      5mm Black Foam
Thread:  Black Mono-cord
Legs:      Round Black Rubber Hackle


 

 

 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish

Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

2003 Index   -   2004 Index   -   2005 Index   -   2006 Index   -   2007 Index   -   2007 Summer Index   -   2007 Caddis Index   -   2008 Wooly Bugger Index

 

[C] Alan J. Manderino 2005