kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By ScottP
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Denson’s Hairwing Wickham

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hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle dyed golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Camel)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - grizzly dyed golden olive
shoulder - sharptail grouse dyed golden olive
wing - fox squirrel
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By ScottP
#700329
Denson’s Golden Redneck Dabbler

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Been a while since I’ve played with bronze mallard; not the best cloaking.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tail - hackle dyed golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Camel)
rib - small wire gold
body - tinsel gold
hackle - grizzly dyed golden olive
shoulder - hackle red
cloak - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#700333
Denson’s Shrimpy Crippler (variation)

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Swapped out the dyed grizzly front shoulder for the grouse, which makes for a different look (tried partridge first but did not like the effect).


hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - UTC 70 woodduck
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing squirrel/hare’s ear
hackle - grizzly dyed golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Camel)
1st shoulder - woodduck flank
2nd shoulder - sharptail grouse dyed golden olive
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By ScottP
#700336
Aberdeen Angus (variation)

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Hackle color and rear body a little different than the original, and swapped out mottled hen for dyed pheasant rump.


hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
tail - hackle dyed golden olive (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Camel)
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing golden olive/claret
hackle - dyed golden olive
shoulder - pheasant rump dyed brown
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By ScottP
#700338
LaPointe’s Andro Stone

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A Stimi variant, developed by New Hampshire tyer Dan LaPointe for the stonefly emergence on the Androscogin River

hook - TMC 5215 #6
thread - UTC 140 fluoro orange
tail - deer hair
rib - small wire copper
body - Ice Dub orange
body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 1)
underwing - deer hair
overwing - grey squirrel
thorax - Ice Dub caddis green
front hackle - grizzly
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By ScottP
#700339
The Handbrush

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A pattern from post-war Europe, found here; could make a passable Traveling Sedge.

hook - TMC 5215 #10
thread - Veevus 6/0 black
tail - pheasant tail
rib - small wire silver
body - dubbing green
body hackle - brown (undersize by 2)
wing/head - deer hair
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By Lando
#700343
It's a fucking caddis with some pt fibers on the tail..........



Tie a goddam Buford already.
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By ScottP
#700353
Firkin

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Another one from the Softhackle blog; attributed to George Barron, from his book A Fine Line.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hen grizzly dyed Silver Doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
rib - small tinsel silver
body - dubbing dark grey/red
hackle - hen black
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By ScottP
#700358
Red Butt Green Peter (flatwing variation)

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A bit easier for me to wing with a single feather than trying to match slips (won’t make much difference after a fish or two chews it); set the wing shape with a little UV resin.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
butt - dubbing red
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing olive
body hackle - brown
wing - hen pheasant rump
hackle - furnace
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By ScottP
#700363
Bird’s Copper Sedge

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Steven Bird’s site is a great source for some cool patterns; this one’s pretty basic, but pretty nonetheless.

hook - BVFT Dry #10
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - small wire silver
body - tinsel copper
thorax - dubbing hare’s ear/pink
hackle - partridge
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By ScottP
#700370
October Caddis Softhackle

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A minor change to one I found on the interweb - added the aftershaft thorax for a bit more buggieness; gonna change the tag to copper tinsel on the next one.

hook - WFC Model 6 #8
thread - UTC 70 burnt orange
tag/rib - medium wire copper
abdomen - dubbing rusty orange
thorax - aftershaft dyed orange (1 Tbs Rit Sunshine Orange/1 cup water)
hackle - sharptail grouse
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