March 2021

Gray Ugly

By Barbless Editor Materials for Gray Ugly (purchase using links): • Hook: Daiichi 1180 #8-18 • Thread: Danville Gray 6/0• Tip: Silver Tinsel• Body: Peacock Herl• Rib: Fine Silver Wire• Hackle: Grizzly Hackle• Tail: Grizzly Hackle Fibers Materials for Beaded Gray Ugly: (purchase using links) • Hook: Daiichi 1180, sizes 12-14• Thread: Uni-thread Gray 8/0• […]

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Red Bug Fly

Red Bug

by Ken Burkholder, Boise, ID. Fish this big Royal Coachman variant during grasshopper season or when the big stoneflies are popping. Ken Burkholder recommends fishing this pattern and his Undertaker TM with a loop knot to increase their movement on the surface of the water. “This fly was a new creation for 2002,” says Burkholder.

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Willy's brother.

Willy’s Brother

By Doug Keene                               A useful version of one of the more common flies for lake and river use, the Olive Willy,  especially in Northwestern Lakes, and some even have some luck in Idaho and Montana rivers and streams.  This version uses UV active thread and chenile with holographic accents for an added punch for the more

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Six Pack

By Chet Allison  Hook: Mustad 9672 or Dai-Riki 710 size 8-10  Thread: UNI black, 8/0-6/0  Rib: Copper wire, counter wound  Body: Dyed yellow Pheasant rump feather the real long ones.  Hackle: Dyed yellow Pheasant rump feather the real long ones  I was introduced to this fly by Mike Runje in the late 70’s while fishing

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Screaming Mimi.

Screaming Mimi

by David Marshall The name derives from the helicopter used in the old TV Program “Riptide”. “Just liked the sound of the name.” The UV2 Guinea Fowl feathers may be found at Sportsman’s Warehouse, or Hobby Lobby (Hair feather section), or online.  They are often hard to find but worth the search.  Czech Glass Beads can also

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Perfection Perch

Materials: •Hook: Partridge PXGRS15ST, #12 or TMC 5263 #12 •Thread: Danville 6/0 Olive Dun •Head: Arizona Minnow Hair – Olive (covered with Epoxy and Clear Nail Polish) •Body: Arizona Diamond Hair- Minnow Blue, Arizona Diamond Hair- Olive/Tan •Eyes: Adhesive Eyes John Rohmer of Arizona Flyfishing in Tempe, AZ. The Troutfitter of Mammoth Lakes requested Solitude

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