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Tyler Legg
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Nushagak Special

Hook: Mustad SL53UBL signature hook #4

Tail: Guinea Fowl fibers

Body: Awesome Possum nymph dubbing (brushed out for a "buggy look")

Hackles: 1st~ 2 pink hackle feathers, and then 2nd~ 1 Guinea fowl feather wet fly style.

Realistic Black Caddis (Awesome Davidson River fly)

Hook: Mustad 6068 (Caddis/scud hook)
Body: Lead around shank and then black dubbing and a black strip of foam on top for the shell.

Wing: Black Marabou w/ cement to compact fibers together.

Legs: Moose mane crimped to imitate legs.

Soft Hackled Blue Winged Olive

Hook: Any small nymph hook is fine

Tail: 3-4 pheasant tail fibers

Body: Light olive dubbing

Ribbing: Small copper wire

Thorax: Gray ostrich herl

Hackle: Hungarian Partridge


chagua said...

Hi Tyler. Very good work. This patterns look wonderful. I'll try to tye the caddis. I'll tell you how this fly fishes here. I have a question: do you use the first fly only for salmon or also for other fish like steelhead?
Very cloudy here. It seems to be a rainy day.
Greetings. Fernando.

Tar Heel Fly Fishing said...

Hey Fernando,

You can use the Nushagak Special for spawning salmon and steelhead. Rainbow trout will also go after this pattern during the Spring when they spawn. Dead drift it through a likely looking run and maybe twitch it a little. It imitates a small parr, and the pink hackle really attracts the fish.

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