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This pattern is nothing special. Just a simple Deer Hair Comparadun with a Z-Lon Shuck, but with a lot of patterns I tie, I like to keep them simple. Something I can crank out pretty quick if I am running low and a Sparkle Comparadun is a hard pattern to beat. It takes very few materials.The profile of the fly is perfect in the water. It sits low in the water, is easy to see, and looks like it is in a vulnerable stage and an easy target for a hungry trout. Another thing I like about the Deer Hair is...

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An emerger pattern is another you never want to leave home without. It is a very vulnerable stage of a mayfly nymph and fish will notice that and key in on it. There are many different stages of an emerging mayfly and some mayflies emerger differently then other, so knowing that will help you create a better pattern. This pattern as show below is nothing special and looks a lot like other emerger patterns out there, but is slightly different as it has a beefier shuck and has a buggy looking appearance. All the emerging patterns you buy in a...

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A Rusty or Ginger Spinner is one pattern you should never be without when fishing the Delaware River System or anywhere in that matter. I have spent a good amount of time experimenting with different spinner patterns and materials to create the most realistic pattern I can. What I look for in a spinner is a slender profile and a wing that looks transparent and sits low in the water, which I feel is a very important characteristics of any spinner and is often over looked. You need to look at it from the fishes prospective. Spinner wings are clear...

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John Miller - MT Rainbow Trout Streamer Step #1: Place a Mustad 34011 #2 hook in your vise. Attach 6/0 White Uni Thread and wind toward rear of hook. Fold in half a 6 inch piece of 30 pound fire line and tie in on top of the hook with several thread wraps. The loop should be roughly two inches long.Mount a set of Orvis large recessed barbell eyes under the hook shank, leaving enough room between the barbell and the hook eye to build your thread head. Coat the thread on the shank with super glue and allow to...

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John Miller - Iso Emerger: Iso Material List: Hook: Orvis JA1641 Heavy wet/nymph Size: #8-16Thread: Uni 8/0 Brown Body: Hare Line Hares Ear Plus Dubbing Chocolate Brown #8 Thorax: Hare Line Peacock Ice Dubbing Hackle: Hungarian Partridge Tail: Brown Grizzly Marabou Step #1: Strip the fluff off a single hungarian partridge feather. Tie the feather in at the eye of the hook as seen in the photo. Step #2: Wind thread toward rear of the hook, and tie in brown grizzly marabou feather tips to form the tail. Step #3: After the tail is secured, apply hares ear plus dubbing...

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