Featured Fly tying and patterns sharing thread

Chromatose

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Nice take on the Woolybugger & Sculpin Streamer patterns. I can not make comment on store bought rods as I have been wrapping my own now for a number of decades.
Enjoy your new stick just the same!
 

TheKnigit

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I've been trying to improve my fly tying. Still a little rough, but it is a lot of fun. Here are a couple of Hairs Ears from the other day.
 

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brandon4455

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Bump! Working on some Stillwater stuff. Let’s see everyone’s recent ties.
 

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brandon4455

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Here’s a couple more. Standard maroon & black Simi seal balanced leech

balanced olive Green & maroon bugger (alternate color scheme to a pumpkinhead)
 

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playhooky

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Also been attempting Balanced Leech Patterns. Daiichi 4647 size 12 ... Gold 3.0mm slotted tungsten bead ... Black maribou ... Blood simi seal dubbing (Arizona) ... root beer angel hair ... 1/2 inch sewing dart. First attempt.IMG_1625.jpg
 
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brandon4455

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I’ve tried a few other materials for the body but the Simi seal type dubbing is always my go to for sure. The flow and movement and how long it can be picked out is a big reason why. I tied this black and blue one with black ice dubbing for the body and although fishy, the fibers aren’t as long as the sealFD553D8E-65B9-477A-8A2D-9B5ED11B9F89.jpeg
 

brandon4455

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Ostrich herl callibaetis which is a pretty standard fly

thread body callibaetis (Brandon’s hatch ready callibaetis)
And Brandon’s damsel bugger. Have had success with all 3 this season. Chironomids are my favorite but it has been fun fishing other hatches this year too. I wish this place wasn’t so dead!
 
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