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Tying the Shuttlecock Buzzer

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Tying the CDC Klinkhammer Special

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This is a twist on the original Klinkhammer Special. Both the post and hackle are made from CDC. This pattern sits nicely on the water’s surface. The CDC hackle undulates and adds movement to the fly. The black color scheme works well in mid to late summer when an increasing number of terrestrial insects find their way onto the water’s surface.

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Tying the Rainbow Czech Nymph

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This is a straight forward czech nymph tying sequence, nothing earth shattering. Weight and body taper are formed by lead tape. The color combination on this pattern has been particularly effective. This pattern can also be tied with a tungsten bead. Tie in sizes 10-16.

Rainbow Czech Nymph

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Tying the Stillborn Midge Adult

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This pattern is based on a Rene Harrop pattern. This version features an antron shuck and a foam back. It is effective for selective fish feeding on midges. My favorite colors are gray and cream. Tie in sizes 18-24.

Stillborn Midge

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