PA Fly Fishing 2007 Summer Fly Swap

Terrestrials
Swapmaster and Fly Photos By DJ Myers


Hopper

Tied By StudentOfTheStream

Disco Cricket

Tied by Jaybo41

Foam Ant

Tied by PennsCreek

Michigan Skunk

Tied By FlyfishermanJ

Drunk Humpy

Tied by Albatross

Devil Bug

Tied By Bruno

Firefly

Tied by JayL

Deer Hair Beetle

Tied by Flydog

Foam Beetle

Tied by DJMyers

Bumble Bee

Tied by BuckBarrett

Parachute Ant

Tied by Ian_Brown

House Fly

Tied by Plumbob

 


      

Hopper

Tied By StudentOfTheStream

Hook:          Dai Riki 270 #10 hook
Body:          Orange Ice Dubbing
Wing:           Mottled Turkey Feather
Head:           Brown Deer Hair
Antennae:     Moose Maine
Back Legs:   3-4 Strands Hen Pheasant Tail
Front Legs:   Barred Rubber Legs (optional)
Indicator:      Orange Egg Yarn (optional not tied on fly)
Thread:         Uni-Thread Olive 8/0

 

Instructions:

http://www.rackelhanen.se/eng/10212.htm

 

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Michigan Skunk

Tied By FlyfishermanJ

 

Hook:     Dai Riki 280, size 10(You can tie them larger and smaller if you want)

Thread:   Whatever you like

Tail:        Optional, have seen them with calf tail before

Body:     Chenelle, what ever color you want, I use rust,green and olive

Wing:     Elk Hair, bleached or not

Legs:      Rubber legs (white or black)

 

 

Instructions:

 This is a fly that you can tweek a little. I've added crystal flash as an underwing, tied a knot in the legs so they are hinged, trimmed the head different ways. I keep it simple for the swap.  I use this fly a lot as a hopper in a hopper and dropper rig.

 

 

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Firefly

Tied by JayL

 

Hook:        Size 14 BARBLESS hook, standard dry fly.

Light:         Yellow dubbing, glo bug yarn, glow in the dark dubbing, etc.

Body:         peacock herl

Shellback:  black swiss straw

Wing:         black cdc

thread:       black or dark brown

 

Instructions:
1. Tie the swiss straw in at the eye, with the length of the piece going back over the bend, similar to tying in a piece of scud back.  Lash the straw to the hook along the shank.  This gives the body its fullness and makes for a fat "juicy" fly.
2. Wind thread down shank until even with the point of the hook.  Tie in two strands of peacock herl (or one doubled over).  Tie them so the butt end of the herl is facing the bend.  Trim the butts of the herl.
3. Dub in the yellow part.  I like it to be very full.
4. Wind the thread to the eye of the hook and wrap the herl along the body.  The fuller, the better.
5. Tie off the herl and pull the swiss straw shellback over the body.  Tie it off at the eye of the hook.  It may spin around the shank a little, so work it with your fingers to make sure it's tight and aligned properly over the top of the hook.
6. Half hitch around the "neck" like you would when tying a elk hair caddis.  Tie in a black cdc downwing, using the method of your choice.  I like to tie in a feather at the butt, double it over, and tie in the tip.  This makes a loop, then I just trim it off at the end of the wing.


I made this pattern up for this swap, so I'm not sure how it works.  I'd imagine it would be effective on trout, but definitely on bluegills and bass.  I'd imagine it will float very low, or possibly sink.  Give it an agressive plop in front of cruising fish on a june or july evening and see what happens.

 

 

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Bumble Bee

Tied by BuckBarrett

 

Hook:     #8 egg hook (to make it look mean)

Body:      black and yellow dubbing

Hackle:   black neck hackle

Tag:        black floss

Wing:     shaped black neck hackle 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Disco Cricket

Tied by Jaybo41

 

Thread:            black

Hook:              Size 10-14 Daiichi 2220 or TMC 5263

                       (any streamer hook or long nymph hook will do)

Thorax:            Petite Opalescent black estaz

Legs:               Medium round rubber

Body:              2mm black foam, green 2mm foam for high vis.

Under Wing:    7 strands of crystal flash

Wing:              black deer hair

 

 

Instructions:

1. Wrap the shank with the thread and tie in a piece of black estaz.  Then wrap the estaz to the eye and secure the estaz.

2. Wrap the thread backwards through the estaz to about the 1/3 point from the eye.  Tie in the legs, one on each side or Madam X style.

3. Tie in and secure a piece of black foam at the same position where the legs are tied.

4. Add 7 strands of crystal flash and secure them as the underwing, then trim the excess above the underwing.  Cut, clean and stack some black deer hair.  Tie in the deer hair above the crystal flash.  Once all is positioned, use tight wraps to secure the foam and underwing.  Add head cement to secure.

5. Position the thread near the eye of the hook and wrap several times to position the foam and excess deer hair.  This will form the head and abdomen.  (Wrap 2) trim the excess deer hair and then wrap tightly to secure foam and deer hair.  Add head cement to secure. 

6. Position the thread in the middle of the legs (wrap 1), in the rear area that has been tied off.  Fold the foam backwards and wrap tightly the foam to secure it.  Cut the excess foam to expose the underwing. 

7. Move the thread to the head position and tie down the foam to create the head.

8. Add a piece of green or chartreuse foam for high vis.

9. At the back of the foam below the wing, trim each corner to suit your taste.  Legs can also be trimmed back and or knotted if desired.  Add head cement to secure wraps.

 

 

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Drunk Humpy

Tied by Albatross

 

Hook:            2xl dry fly hook size range 4 – 12 (fly done in size 12

Thread:          Yellow UTC 140

Underbody:    Thread body / yellow

Over body:     Two pieces cut to length / 2mm foam / black

Legs:               rubber legs / black

Hackle:           grizzly

Hair wings:      light elk hair

Tail:                light elk hair

 

Instructions:

1. Lay down a base of thread for the body.

2. Tie in tail.

3. Tie in foam facing backwards over the tail and advance thread to first segment location.

4. Fold foam forward.

5. Make a couple wraps of thread to define the first body segment.

6. Tie in hackle, legs, and hair wing (facing forward).

7. Wrap hackle and secure with a few more wraps, advance thread to the second segment location.

8. Repeat steps 6 & 7.

9. Whip finish.

10. Trim front of foam and legs to taste.

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Deer Hair Beetle

Tied by Flydog

 

Hook:         16 dry

Thread:       8/0 brown

Body:          peacock herl rope

Legs:           Ostrich herl / Black

Overbody:   Golden brown deer hair

Instructions:

Cut and stack deer hair, tie in the butt end just behind the hook eye.  Loosely wrap the thread securing the deer hair back to the bend of the hook.  By loosely wrapping, you avoid the deer hair from spinning.  Once the hair is secure enough, start wrapping tight to the hook shank.  Tie in the ostrich herl just above the bend of the hook.  Next tie in two peacock herls, then make a herl rope with peacock.  Wrap the herl rope forward just behind the hook eye.  Wrap the ostrich forward.  Gather the deer hair…pull forward over the top of the hook shank.  Tie off just behind the hook eye.  Trim the deer hair tips to create a small head.  Tie off.

This fly is not very durable…after a fish or two the deer hair starts to break loose.  Coat the deer hair with head cement, this makes the fly more durable.  Be careful not to get the head cement on either the peacock or ostrich herl.

 

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Parachute Ant

Tied by Ian_Brown

 

Hook:        # 16 standard dry

Abdomen:   reddish brown fine poly dubbing

Thorax:       reddish brown fine poly dubbing

Post:           Antron

Hackle:       Olive grizzly, or whatever you have.

Instructions:

Tie in at the rear of the hook.  Dub the abdomen alternating figure eight wraps and regular wraps.  Wind the thread to one eye length behind the eye.  Tie in about two inches of antron under the area where you will dub the thorax.  Wind thread about a quarter inch up and down the post.  Tie in hackle and wrap about three or four times around post, then tie down.  Dub thorax.  Whip finish.  Trim hackle feather and parachute post.

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Foam Ant

Tied by PennsCreek

 

Hook:      14 2x length

Body:      Black or brown foam

Thread:    black

Legs:       black rubber

Indicator: chartreuse chenille

 

Instructions:

1. Wrap thread from bend to eye.

2. Cut ¼” wide strip of foam ~2” long.

3. Apply head cement to first few inches of thread and cinch foam to hook from eye to bend.

4. Turn foam back towards eye and tie off first segment with 3 wraps of thread.

5. Tie in 2 rubber legs.

6. Repeat 4 and 5 towards eye of hook to make 3 body segments.

7. Tie in small piece of chenille for indicator.

8. Trim legs as necessary.

9. Fool Fish.

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Devil Bug

Tied By Bruno

 

Hook :         Size 12 Dry Fly Hook

Thread :       Red

Body :          Red Chenille

Over Wing:  White Deer Hair  

 

Tying Instructions:   

Works well Tied with Green Chenille / Thread.  The following link to a video shows the steps to tying the fly:

http://www.maineflyfishing.com/flyvideos/devilbug.htm 

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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Foam Beetle

Tied by DJMyers

 

Hook:     #12 standard dry

Body:     Peacock herl, black and orange 2mm foam

Legs:      Bear hair

Thread:   black 6/0

 

Instructions:

1. Cut a strip of black foam about 1/4” wide.  At one end cut to a point.  Easier to tie on the hook.

2. Lay a thread base from eye to hook bend.

3. Tie on the black foam.

4. Tie in 2 or 3 strands of peacock herl.

5. Wrap thread forward to eye.

6. Wind herl forward and tie off with thread.

7. Tie in bear hair for legs.

8. Fold foam forward and tie in.

9. Cut small amount of orange foam and tie in.

10. Whip finish.

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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House Fly

Tied by Plumbob

 

Hook:                TMC 102Y size 13

Thread:              black

Back and eyes:  black foam

Body:                Peacock Herl

Wings:               Duck Quill

Legs:                 Black Deer Hair

 

 

Caddis   -   Mayflies   -   Midges/Craneflies   -   Stoneflies   -   Terrestrials   -   Baitfish  -  Nymphs/Wets   -   Emergers   -   Duns/Dries   -   Streamers

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