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Gold Ribbed Hares Ear:
Hook
: Mustad Signature mod. R72 in sizes 10-18
Weight (optional): non-toxic fine wire
Thread: black in 6/0 or 8/0
Tail: hare's fur
Abdomen: hare's ear hair
Rib: oval gold tinsel
Thorax: hare's mask dubbing
Wing Case: section of fibers from a gray goose or turkey feather
  1. Wind black thread onto shank. Fix piece of non-toxic wire (optional) to hook and wrap along front half of shank for weight.
  2. Cut small tuff of hair from hare's fur. Secure it close to curve, placing to extend from hook bend to shank.
  3. Tie piece of gold tinsel. Wax section of thread and distribute a pinch of hare's ear hair over thread. Compact the dubbing.
  4. Turning dubbing around rear two thirds of hook shank, Create abdomen by making ribs with gold tinsel.
  5. Cut off a section of fibers from a gray goose or turkey feather. Tie it in front of abdomen, placing to extend backwards over body. Form a loop with black thread and insert a pinch of hare's fur into the loop for a fluffy dubbing.
  6. Build thorax by wrapping dubbing around front third of hook shank.
  7. Push tuft of goose or turkey fibers forward, covering upper thorax. Secure just behind hook eye.
  8. Cut off surplus material for wing case. Form fly head with thread turns.
  9. Whip finish and apply head cement.



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Griffith's Gnat:
Hook
: TMC 101 in sizes 16 - 24
Thread: black in 8/0 or 10/0
Hackle: grizzly
Body: peacock herl
  1. Start thread. Tie in hackle at hook bend.
  2. Tie in peacock herl, trim end and wrap thread to just behind hook eye.
  3. Wrap herl forward in consecutive turns. Secure with two or three thread wraps.
  4. Trim end of herl and then palmer hackle up the body using 4-6 turns.
  5. Secure hackle tip, trim and whip finish.



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Kaufmann Scud:
Hook
: TMC 2487 in sizes 10-18, weighted
Thread: olive in 6/0 or 8/0
Tail: olive marabou or hackle fibers
Antennae: olive marabou or hackle fibers
Rib: clear monofilament, about .006 inches in diameter
Body: olive blend of angora goat and Haretron dubbing
Back: heavy mil clear plastic with pearl Flashabou underneath
Hackle: black saddle (palmered)
  1. Tie in monofilament rib and plastic shellback. Plastic shellback must be wide enough to cover top of finished fly, but not greatly overlap sides.
  2. Dub in a fat, tapered body.
  3. Pull plastic shellback over top of fly. Tie down behind hook eye. Trim excess plastic.
  4. Wind monofilament rib. Tie off behind hook eye. Trim excess monofilament.
  5. Tie in antenna. Whip finish head.
  6. Use a needle to pick out dubbing from fly's belly. This creates a leggy look. Legs should be slightly longer toward hook eye.



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Kaufmann Stonefly (brown):
Hook
: Mustad 9672, in sizes 2-10; weighted
Weight: 0.015-0.020 lead wire, flattened
Thread: brown in 6/0
Antennae: black turkey biot, 2 tied in split
Tail: black turkey biot, 2 tied in split
Abdomen: blend of angora goat in various colors, mixed 2 to 1 with brown Haretron
Rib: amber Swannundaze
Thorax: blend of angora and brown Haretron
Head: blend of angora and brown Haretron
Wing Case: three sections of cemented and trimmed turkey quill
  1. Wrap lead wire at mid-shank, allowing space on both sides of wire to develop tapers.
  2. Attach tying thread. Cover lead wire thoroughly with thread wraps. Note: thread also begins process of tapering down from lead wire's bulk. Coat thread and lead wraps with cement.
  3. Tie one goose biot on each side of hook, curve-side out, to form split tail. Finished tail length = half hook shank length.
  4. Tie in Swannundaze alongside hook.  Tie down along entire body length back to tail.   Tie in with rounded side against hook and Swannundaze extended back.
  5. Dub body with angora. Add prominent taper.  Wrap to thorax.
  6. Wrap Swannundaze up through body, spacing wraps closely.  Make extra wrap in front of dubbed body.
  7. Notch 1/4 inch strip of lacquered turkey tail.  Tie in with notch edge facing back of hook.  Dub more angora.
  8. Flare two goose biots. Secure on both sides of hook, just behind hook eye.
  9. Tie off and cement.  Dub small amount of fur over top of tie-off spot. Whip finish. Trim excess.
  10. Pick fur out of thorax to mimic legs.


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