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San Juan Worm:
Hook
: TMC 2457 in sizes 10-16
Thread: red 6/0
Body: red ultra chenille
  1. Tie thread at shank rear. Tie chenille at shank rear with tight, sparse thread tums. Chenille should extend back from tie-in point one shank length.
  2. Lift chenille, advance thread to mid-shank and secure chenille with sparse thread wraps.
  3. Lift chenille and advance the thread. Secure chenille with additional thread next to hook eye.
  4. Whip finish, trim thread and apply cement at eye.
  5. Trim the chenille so that it extends forward from the tie-in point one shank length.
  6. Taper ends by melting tips with a flame.



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Stimulator:
Hook
: 3xl dry fly hook or curved dry hook in sizes 6 -18
Wing: elk or deer hair, yellow superfine dry dubbing
Hackle: brown dry fly hackle
Rib: fine copper wire
Body: orange dubbing
Thread: orange Danville 8/0
  1. Tie on thread. Bring thread to bend of hook. Select small clump of deer or elk hair. Stack hair, trim, and tie in as tail.
  2. Tie in piece of copper wire. Apply dubbing to fly. Use wax if dubbing doesn't adhere to thread. Wrap dubbing forward to create a tapered body. Dub just over halfway on hook shank.
  3. Take piece of brown dry fly saddle hackle. Prepare hackle by stripping off a few fibers. Tie in hackle where you finished dubbing.
  4. Wrap hackle backwards towards fly tail. Where wire is tied in, wrap wire forward in opposite direction of hackle. Wire will lock hackle in place. Tie wire down. Trim excess wire and hackle.
  5. Prepare another clump of hair. Tie down wing. Leave ample space to form head.
  6. Prepare and tie in brown dry fly hackle as above towards back of fly. Add orange dubbing to thread and wrap forward, building a heavily dubbed head.
  7. Wrap brown hackle forward, tie off excess and trim.
  8. Whip finish and apply head cement.



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Woolly Bugger (Olive Dubbed):
Hook
: Mustad 9671 3x hook in sizes 4-12
Thread
: tan or olive 6/0
Weight (optional): fine wire
Tail: olive marabou
Body: olive chenille dubbing
Hackle: olive strung hackle
  1. Tie on thread and trim excess tag. Take thread to curve of hook. Fix piece of non-toxic wire (optional) to hook and wrap along front half of shank for weight.
  2. Measure a piece of Marabou the same length as hook shaft. Use pinch wrap to tie on marabou to form tail. Trim off excess.
  3. Tightly tie in hackle. Once hackle is secure, apply dubbing wax to 3 inches of thread.
  4. Place small amount of olive chenille onto thread. Spread chenille evenly along waxed thread. Gently rub chenille back and forth between fingers to coat thread.
  5. Wind dubbed thread around hook to 4/5 of hook. Tie 2 half hitches. Dubbing should be loose and be tightened by winding hackle.
  6. Wrap hackle around hook and tie head. Trim excess hackle and add a half hitch.
  7. Whip finish, trim thread and apply head cement.



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Yellow Humpy:
Hook
: Mustad 94840 in sizes 10-16
Thread
: yellow 3/0
Tail: deer hair
Body: yellow 3/0 thread
Shellback: deer hair
Wings: deer hair
Hackle: mixed grizzly and brown
  1. Attach thread directly above barb.
  2. Stack small bunch of deer hair. Tie in so tail and shank lengths are equal.
  3. Stack clump of deer hair. Tie in at tail so tips extend past tail 1.5 times the shank length. Secure butts to mid-shank. Trim excess butts.
  4. Place several layers of thread over tied-down butts. Cover thoroughly with yellow thread. Build bulk to form stout body.
  5. Pull deer hair forward over body to form shellback. Secure forward to 1/4 shank length from hook eye.
  6. Pull tips upright and place several wraps of thread in front. Tips should stand upright when released.
  7. Divide tips in half with fingers. Place figure-eight wraps to keep tips apart.
  8. Place two wraps around each wing's base.
  9. Tie in hackle thickly. Wrap hackle forward to eye. Tie in and trim excess.
  10. Whip finish, trim thread and apply head cement.


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