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Pass Lake Special

The Pass Lake Special is an old soul with fuzzy origins. Claim for its genesis comes from Labrador, Washington and the most popular from Wisconsin. There are many lakes scattered around the US and Canada which bear the moniker Pass Lake, but the commonly assumed namesake is the Pass Lake located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The fly’s origins date back to the 1930’s. As is often the case with fly patterns, its roots are hard to pin down. This version of the origin story states that Reverend E. Stubenvoll (Clintonville, WI) had tied the fly for this Ontario lake in order to pursue the lakes large brook trout. Okay, with that out of the way, the fly is long-lived and as many flies in this category, many variations of the pattern are spawned over the years as the fly passes from angler to angler. Tails can be either mallard or golden pheasant tippet. Bodies are either black chenille or peacock herl. The wing can tie tied in an assortment of colors and the head can be changed with thread choice or black or red. Basically, the only thing that stays static is the hackle. Subscribe (and click the bell) for notifications of new videos! http://bit.ly/piscatorflies Pass Lake Special Fly Recipe Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #08-16 or 2xl nymph Thread: Black 8/0 (70d) Body: Black chenille Collar: Coachman brown hen hackle Wing: Calf tail Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscator-flies/ Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Southern California by Riot (Royalty Free Music) Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 http://amzn.to/2CUJ6uW Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Copper John

Check out the Copper John in action in Mike's Laurel Hill & Casselman Video - https://youtu.be/lwWQo6AWNHI Check out Mike's Wooly Bugged channel on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/WoolyBugged The Copper John is the creation of John Barr and is likely one of the most successful nymphs of all time. When John first developed the fly back in 1993, he was tying the fly in the original copper color only. It wasn't until a couple years later when Michael White, owner of Blue Ribbon Sales, suggested tying the fly in a wider variety of colors including red and green. The fly can be tied in copper, red, chartreuse, green, olive, black, silver, gold, blue, hot pink or double up the wire and create a more segmented looking body on your Copper John. The original Copper John was tied using Hungarian Partridge as the tail and legs. Turkey Quill was used for the wingcase and no lead underbody. John fine-tuned the pattern from 93-96 swapping in new more durable materials and enhancing the appearance of the nymph. #copperJohn #woolybugged #piscatorflies #bhnymph Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and photos. Olive Copper John fly pattern recipe Hook: Firehole 633 #10-18 https://fireholeoutdoors.com/product/firehole-sticks-633-50-pack/ Bead: Gold brass or tungsten Weight: 6-10 wraps 0.020 lead Thread: Olive 8/0 (70d) Tail: Brown goose biots Body: Brassie wire Wingcase: Midge Flex & Flashabou Thorax: Peacock herl Legs: Brown hen back Shellback: U. V. Resin Wooly Bugged Blog: https://www.woolybugged.com Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscat... Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/2HjQ2IEXk04 Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

Bead Head Prince Nymph

Check out the Bead Head Prince Nymph in action in Mike's Patuxent River Video - https://youtu.be/9G_3WqEVH7o The Prince Nymph as we know it today has a long and storied history. The fly we know as the Prince Nymph was created back in the 1930’s by angler brothers Don and Dick Olsen from Bemidji, MN. Their series of flies was called the Forked Tail series and included several flies including the Brown Forked Tail we recognize today as the Prince Nymph. As the story goes, Doug Prince of Monterey, CA found success with the fly pattern in the 1940’s and passed along the fly to Buz Buszek. A catalog was created after this by Bus and the pattern was included. Not remembering what the pattern was called, it was attributed to Doug Prince and it would seem this has been passed along over the years. Darren ties one of fly fishing's most popular and most productive subsurface patterns for trout, the Beadhead Prince Nymph! There are many variations of the Prince Nymph. Some of the more popular variants include Prince of Darkness, King Prince, Queen Prince, Hotwire Prince, and Psycho Prince. Prince Nymph Fly Pattern Recipe Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #10-18 Bead: Gold brass or tungsten Thread: Rusty Brown 8/0 (70d) Weight: 0.020 lead 5-10 wraps Tail: Goose Biots dyed Brown Rib: Gold wire Body: Peacock Herl Hackle: brown or furnace hen neck hackle Wing: White Goose Biots tied on top to a slight V-shape Resin: Bone-dry Check out Mike's Wooly Bugged channel on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/WoolyBugged Pattern info here. Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and photos. xxxxxx fly pattern recipe Hook: Bead: Thread: Tail: Rib: Body: Shellback: Thorax: Wooly Bugged Blog: https://www.woolybugged.com Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscat... Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/2HjQ2IEXk04 Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

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Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph

Check out the Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear (GRHE) in action in Mike's Elkhorn Creek Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzWoumh2_C0 Check out Mike's Wooly Bugged channel on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/WoolyBugged The Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph or GRHE is a staple fly for every angler's fly box. The simple nymph fly pattern can be tied a number of different ways using a mix of natural and synthetic materials. A well-colored hare's mask is an asset for tying this fly pattern and the tail, body, and thorax can all be obtained from different parts of the mask. For the tail, the guard hair from the cheeks seems to work well. the underfur can be kept for tying the body. I like to have a lighter body color and a darker thorax. The shorter hair from the face is my choice for the thorax. This hair is rich in short spiky guard hairs and helps to give the fly the appearance of legs. You can further accentuate the fly by using a reflective material in the shellback such as a little mirage mylar tinsel or pearl Flashabou. Thanks to Mike for the additional footage and photos. Bead Head Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear fly pattern recipe Hook: Mustad S82-3906B #10-18 Bead: Brass or Tungsten Gold Thread: Rusty brown (70d) Tail: Red squirrel or hare's mask guard hair Rib: Gold tinsel (oval or fine flat) Body: Light rabbit dubbing Shellback: Scudback or Turkey or pheasant tail Thorax: Dark rabbit dubbing (hare's mask) Wooly Bugged Blog: https://www.woolybugged.com Contact: http://piscatorflies.com/about-piscat... Web: http://piscatorflies.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piscatorflies/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/piscatorflies/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piscatorflies/ Music: The Creek - Topher Mohr and Alex Elena https://youtu.be/2HjQ2IEXk04 Camera: Nikon CoolPix B700 Vise: Griffin Montana Mongoose http://amzn.to/2sQWcov Check out my books on Blurb http://www.blurb.com/user/pacres

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