Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Two More Colorado Oldies Patterns

Gray Ugly
Originator: Legendary Colorado “Unknown" Fly Tyer
Hook: Mustad 94838 (1XS) (Replacement TMC 921)
Size: 8 ~ 18
Thread: Gray
Tag: Embossed Silver Tinsel
Tail: Grizzly Hackle Fibers
Rear Hackle: Grizzly
Rib: Fine Silver Wire
Body: Peacock Herl
Front Hackle: Grizzly
Head: Thread
Optional Head Cement: Clear Hard Head
Source: Terry Hellekson, Popular Fly Patterns, Page 29, Publish Date, 1976
Originator: Legendary unknown tyer from Colorado

I favor this fly over most other dries. I have taken more fish with it over the past three or four seasons than any other fly, possibly because I use it so extensively. I picked this pattern up in Denver, Colorado, around 1970. Since then I have had the opportunity to fish it over a variety of waters in many areas. It is certainly one that is worth trying for any area.   ~ Terry Hellekson (1977)

Jonnie Come Lately (Cream Caddis Larvae)
Originator: Joe Nelson, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Hook: Mustad 3906/3906B
Size: 14 ~ 18
Thread: Black
Abdomen: Pale Yellow Wool Yarn or Rabbit Dubbing
Rib: Gold Wire
Thorax: Dubbed Muskrat Fur
Head: Tying Thread
Optional Head Cement: Hard as Hull or Black Hard Head
Source: Terry Hellekson, Popular Fly Patterns published 1977

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