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WbranchApril 20th, 2013, 2:59 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2714
Saw this on Hans what his name web site and since I've heard the bug is emerging on the LJ I thought I'd tie some larvae, wet flies, and duns so if I go out I might have a chance to catch a few fish.

If anyone is interested the recipe is;

Hook - Mustad #14 9672
Thread - Uni 8/0 Black
Rib - Black 8/0 Uni
Underbody - .015" lead wire
Overbody - Peacock herl wound to within 3/16" of eye
Case - One each grizzly, barred ginger, and dark brown hackle wound to 3/16" of eye
Abdomen - Bright green Antron type chopped fur
Head - Black Haretron

I only use the peacock herl to cover the lead wraps because I'm too lazy to cover with thread - also you can see the herl buried between the palmered hackle. When you are done with the fly I put it in a pair of hackle pliers and trim it to a square case tapered smaller towards the bend of the hook.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfApril 21st, 2013, 7:05 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3153
I like the variety of colors in the hackles, which should imitate the cases effectively. Gary LaFontaine used various soft hackle feathers for this, and I'd bet that would work also.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
BoulderWorkApril 21st, 2013, 7:31 am
Posts: 29WBranch -- thank you for the opening of your fly library. Very nice variation of LaFontaine's caddis stick larvae design.

FYI - Spring Creek yesterday - after fly tying class - spate, muddy, cold - however, still moved fish swinging streamers - not your favored form of anging. I may hit Catskills next weekend.

Boulderwork
JOHNWApril 22nd, 2013, 8:17 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Matt,
My buddy Travis was to the "j" Saturday and fought the high water. Not much reacting to the bugs on top in the AM however the afternoon egg laying flight was a different story.
Best fly for his morning was a bead head partridge and peacock with a heavy BHPT to get stuff down fast.

I love those caddis you posted by the way. May just have to add them to the list for my upcoming trip to your historic haunts.
JW
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
WbranchApril 22nd, 2013, 10:27 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2714
John,

When are you going up again? I've decided to go up tomorrow and after opening the cabin and raking leaves for a few hours I plan to float Hale Eddy to Balls Eddy.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.

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