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Hook:Firehole 801P #1/0
Hook:Orvis 1523 #12-14
Thread:Uni Thread purple 8/0
Abdoman:Purple Life Flex
This is the 6th week of the 2023 fly tying class. Walter Weise’s Hazy Cripple is based on Rowan Nyman’s DOA Cripple which is based loosely on Bob Quigley’s cripple. Emergers and cripples, as Weise explains, are more effective when fished for selective or heavily-pressured trout. This pattern is Weise’s offshoot of the Purple Haze, one of the most popular attractor patterns for mid-Summer trout fishing.
Join us Saturday, March 11 from 10am-noon and learn about basic aquatic entomology,
Euro Jig Sculpin
Hook:Firehole 516 #8
New-Age Gartside Soft-Hackled Streamer
Hook:Orvis 1524 #10
Thread:Uni Thread 6/0 black
Tail:Brown turkey biots
Rib:Gold french tinsel
Wing:White turkey biots
This is a Blue Ribbon Flies pattern that modifies the original stonefly pattern to include a soft hackle partirdge feather. It can be fished dead drift or swung like a traditional soft hackle pattern. This a great pattern for late June or early July when black stoneflies emerge along the banks. It’s also a favorite attractor pattern where the giant black variety is found since that variety requires 3 years to mature, one and two year old black stoneflies are always available.
Seven Steps Fly Casting Method
A guide to learning fly casting
by Dave Leonhard
Seven Steps To Learning Fly Casting
This week's fly is the 5th in the 2022 fly tying class series. The Hendrickson Biot-Body Dun is a great first of the season patterns.
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Hendrickson hatches occur in water that has lots of gravel and faster moving water. The emergence occurs late mornings to early afternoons when water temps reach 53 degrees. Vulerable crippled insects are prime for fish to take and they look for them. This pattern rides low in the water floats well and is perfect for the emergence all late April and early May. For more infomation, check out "The Gentleman's Hatch" on https://streamsideorvis.com/blog/post/the-gentlemans-hatch-hendricksons
CLICK HERE TO WATCH HOW TO TIE THE OL' GUY CADDIS
We first discovered this pattern in the late 1970's in Grayling. The pattern is a very low riding one and is very sparsely tied. The one we are tying in black with the green egg sac is deadly when fished during black caddis egg laying in the late afternoon to early evening on either the AuSable or Upper Manistee rivers in May. When fishing the Hendrickson spinner falls, be sure to have this pattern in your box when feeders won't take your
Hendrickson spinner pattern. They are probably on the egg-laying caddis. This one will work. In a tan or olive body color (both in #12 and #14), this can be one of the best mid-afternoon prospecting patterns in June and July.