Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Couple of Green Drakes

Note: There are four common Green Drake species in Western rivers: Drunella grandis, Drunella doddsi, Drunella flavilinea, and Drunella coloradensis. The first two are usually lumped together as "Green Drakes" while the latter two are often referred to as "Flavs" and "Slate-Winged Olives," respectively. 

Green Drake Grandis Winged Emerger
(Ephemerellidae Drunella Grandis)
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2312
Size: 10 ~ 16
Tying Thread: Brown 14/0 Gordon Griffiths
Shuck: Brown Olive Antron Yarn
Abdomen: Tan Superfine Dubbing
Rib: Brown Flex Floss
Wings: Medium Dun, Whiting Farms Coq de Leon Hen Cape Hackle Tips
Thorax: Rusty Brown Superfine Dubbing
Hackle: Olive Dyed Grizzly
Head: Tying Thread

Green Drake Grandis Winged Emerger
(Ephemerellidae Drunella Grandis)
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 101 (Shown) or TMC 100
Size: 10 ~ 14
Thread: Olive Dun 6/0 or 8/0 UNI-Thread
Tail: Moose Body Hair
Abdomen: Adams Gray Superfine Dubbing
Rib: Chartreuse Danville Flat Waxed Rayon
Wing: Wing: Gray Dun Antron Yarn 
     or Light Gray Polypropylene Floating Yarn
Thorax: Adams Gray Superfine Dubbing
Hackle: Badger or Grizzly
Head: Tying Thread

Note: I tie a much shorter wing than a live specimen which helps the fly in landing correctly.
When fishing shallow water I trim the hackle on the bottom of the fly to about the mid-point of the hook gape thereby presenting a lower profile.

Monday, May 11, 2015

New Bug (QM-1)

This pattern worked well for my fishin' pards and me this spring. 
It worked when the Baetis were about and when they weren't.

Hook: Scud Hook Of Choice
Size: 16 - 22
Thread: Olive Dun 6/0 or 8/0 UNI-Thread (Tyers Choice)
Abdomen: Tying Thread
Rib: Black Ultra Hair
Wing Bud: White Antron
Thorax/Head: Tying Thread
Optional: UV Finish and/or Sally Hansen Hard as Nails® 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Top Secret Midge Variant

 (A Dorsey Rip-Off)

Top Secret Midge Variant
By: LO Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2457, TMC 2487
Size: 14 - 22
Tying Thread: Dark Brown UTC 70 Thread
Body: Sable Brown 942-1166 Sulky™ 40 wt. Thread (Sizes 14 -18)
     & Dark Brown UTC 70 (Sizes 20 – 22)).
Rib: Prism White 142-7021 Sulky™ Metallic Thread 
Wing: Pearl Midge Krystal Flash
Thorax: Mahogany Superfine Dubbing
Head: Tying Thread