PA Fly Fishing 2009 Fly Swap
Swapmaster & Photos: Matt B "Bruno"

Marabou Tail Easter Grass Back Nymph
Tied By: Ryan "Ryguyfi"
Mike Heck's Snowshoe Sulfur Emerger
Tied By "Fredrick"

Coffee Bean Beetle

Tied By Matt B.  "Bruno"

Dryer Lint Sowbug

Tied By: JayL

Epoxy Minnow
Tied By: "Larry"
Sarah's Therapy
Tied By: David
Beaded Thorax Mayfly Nymph
Tied By: "Shultzy501"
Latex Caddis Pupa
Tied By: "FlyDog"

Antron Emerging Caddis Pupa
Tied by: "Dave1432"

Glass Bead Head Zebra Midge

Tied by: "Raven456"

Mouse

Tied By: Dave1066

Rubber-legged Golden Stonefly

Tied By: "Redrockgrizzly"

Softhackle Pheasant Tail

Tied By: Jason "FlyfishermanJ"

Steeler Bugger

Tied By: Tom Gamber

Stonefly

Tied By: "Littlelehigh"

Yellow Caddis Pupa

Tied By: "FlyfishingNZ"

 


      

Marabou Tail Easter Grass-back Nymph

Tied By: Ryan "Ryguyfi"

 

Hook:  Size 12 Dai-Riki nymph; lead wrapped
Thread:  Black thread
Bead:  Small black craft bead
Tail:  Black marabou
Dubbing: Black
Back:  Strip of iridescent Easter grass
Wing:  Black goose biots



Instructions:
Crimp barb
Put on black bead and then wrap 5-10 turns of lead
Start thread and tie in 5-10 strands of marabou for tail
Attach Easter grass and dub 1/3 of thorax
Pull Easter grass forward and put 2 wraps of thread overtop
Pull Easter grass backwards and repeat last 2 steps to make a 3 segmented body
(can substitute a ribbing for prior 3 steps)
Tie off and cut Easter grass off right before the eye
Tie in goose biots prince style, whip finish and cement.

 

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index

 


 
Mike Heck's Snowshoe Sulfur Emerger
Tied By: "Fredrick"
 
Hook: TMC 2487 14-18
Tail:  cream antron
Abdomen:  Orvis spectrablen nymph brown
Wing:  Snoshoe foot natural
Head:  Orvis sulphur dry fly dubbing

 

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index


 

Coffee Bean Beetle

Tied By Matt B.  "Bruno"

 

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index


 

Dryer Lint Sowbug

Tied By: JayL

 

Hook: #16 Scud

Dubbing: Dryer Lint

Back: plastic bag

 

Tying Instructions : Tie in scud back material or plastic bag strip
Dub dryer lint on to a size 16 scud hook
Pull material over back, toward head and tie off.

Notes:

 

 

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  -  2009 Index


 
Epoxy Minnow
Tied By: "Larry"
 

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index

 

Sarah's Therapy

Tied By: David

 

Hook: #14 2X heavy, 2xshort scud/emerger hook
Body: green Theraband (latex-like material used for physical therapy) cut into strips approx 1/8" wide
Ribbing: fine green wire
Head: black ostrich herl
Bead: 5/32" beadhead
 

Tying Instructions :
Slide beadhead to eye of hook
Tie wire 3/4 back
Tie theraband to same point as wire.
Wrap theraband forward using much tension to begin (keeping the wraps tighter and thinner)...ease up on the tension gradually (to thicken the body taper) until reaching the head of the fly.
Build theraband high enough to hold beadhead in place.
Wrap wire forward to head of the fly.
Tie in ostrich at head of the fly, twist it around thread (to strengthen), wrap ostrich / thread combo only a few wraps around head.
Tie off behind beadhead.

Note:
When my 3 year old daughter's Theraband broke, I quickly removed it from the garbage and put it in my fly tying room with this caddis pupa in mind. Not only does she continue to use Therabands to strengthen her once paralyzed arm, but she also helped tie every one of the flies in the swap to develop her fine motor skills.
 

 

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  -  2009 Index

 

Beaded Thorax Mayfly Nymph
Tied By: "Shultzy501"


Hook: Mustad 3906B #12
Bead: 5/32" brass bead
Tail: Partridge Feather Tip
Ribbing: Copper Wire - I use speaker wire stripped of the plastic insulation
Dubbing: Seal-Ex Dubbing or other nymph dubbing.

   These are tied with red-brown, but other colors may be used.
Wingcase: Lacquered Turkey Quill
Legs - Partridge Soft Hackle

Special Instructions: Put bead on hook and slide toward eye. Tie in tail. Dub the abdomen and rib with wire. Tie in Turkey Quill for wingcase. Apply a small amount of dubbing behind the bead. Tie in partridge fibers in front of bead. Pull wingcase over thorax dubbing, bead, and legs. Tie off head.

 

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  -  2009 Index


Latex Caddis Pupa
Tied By: "FlyDog"
 

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index


Antron Emerging Caddis Pupa

Tied by: "Dave1432"
 

Hook: size 14-18 scud hook
Thread: olive or green to match body
Body: mint green colored antron dubbing
Ribbing: copper wire
Shuck: white antron
Head: peacock herl

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index


Glass Bead Head Zebra Midge

Tied by: "Raven456"

Hook: #18 Emerger/Scud
Body: 8/0 Black
Ribbing: Small Silver Wire
Head:Peacock Herl
Bead: Small Quicksilver Glass Bead

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:  I usually tie these in sizes 18-22 and in a variety of colors (black, tan, olive brown..) The color of the bead and wire also vary according to the body color.

 

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  -  2009 Index

 


Mouse

Tied By: Dave1066
 

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index

Rubber-legged Golden Stonefly

Tied By: "Redrockgrizzly"

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

 

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  -  2009 Index

Softhackle Pheasant Tail

Tied By: Jason "FlyfishermanJ"

Hook: 12-18 nymph style of your choice
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Pheasant Tail fibers
Rib: Copper Wire
Body: Pheasant Tail fibers
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Partridge

Tying Instructions :

Notes: 
I carry this fly in several sizes all the time, so I keep it as simple as I can. I will weight this fly a couple different ways, w/ a bead or a few wraps of lead in the thorax area. I usually just build up the thorax with any left-over copper wire. Also like to use larger hackle, just a personal peference, no real reason.

 

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  -  2009 Index

Steeler Bugger

Tied By: Tom Gamber

Hook: 2x heavy, 3x long streamer hook
Thread: Black
Weight: lead wire for weight
Tail: Black marabou
Body: Black and Yellow Variegated Chenille
Hackle: Grizzly or Black saddle tied in tip first

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index

Stonefly

Tied By: "Littlelehigh"


 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index

Yellow Caddis Pupa

Tied By: "FlyfishingNZ"

 

 

Tying Instructions :

Notes:

 

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  -  2009 Index

 

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