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Fly of the Month

Jan 2017


 Trout MRE

This pattern is from Richard Ross.  The Trout MRE is a Meal Ready to Eat for the trout.  The way this pattern is tied it can be used as an emerger or a spinner pattern.  Begin tying this fly by attaching the tail well into the bend of the hook, next tie in the stripped peacock herl for the body and wrap it up the shank to the 3/4 point.  Cut a heavy bundle of snow shoe hair fur, split the bundle into two parts and realign it again with the tips of one bundle to the butts of the other bundle.  Tie this bundle on top of the hook at the 3/4 point with a few wraps of thread, then on top tie in a stand of poly-pro yarn.  Tie in the entire bundle spinner wing style and make a helicopter wrap of thread under the bundle.  Pull down only the snow shoe hair and cut it even with the hook point, then trim the poly-pro to the length of the snow shoe hair.  Finally tie the thorax by  dubbing around the wing figure eight style.

Hook   -  Tiemco #2488 or any scud hook sizes #12-18

Thread - Tan 8/0

Tail  -       Wood duck fibers

Body  -     Stripped peacock

Wing  -     Snow shoe rabbit foot hair

Sighter  -  White poly pro

Thorax -    Tan hares ear or spiky squirrel dubbing

John Lazar

Fly tied by John Lazar



Trout MRE


The Lacky Sunken Stone is a variation of a salmon fly pattern created by the late Nick Nicklas of West Yellowstone MT.  Nick's pattern was tied with an orange body on a 6xl hook in sizes 4 and 6.  He also tied golden stones on size 8 hooks.  Fortunately we don't need such large flies to imitate the good yellow stonefly hatches that we usually see during May and June on the Lackawaxen.  We've slightly modified Nick's original to match our stones.  The original was tied without legs and is quite effective that way.  The fly is essentially several elk hair caddis tied in succession along the hook with rubber legs tied in "X" style as shown in the picture.  Begin by tying in the deer hair tail (which actually imitates the extended wing of the natural), cover the butts of the hair with dubbing.  Tie in a clump of deer hair so that the tips reach back to approximately the middle of the preceding clump. Cover the butts with dubbing and keep repeating the process until you reach the eye of the hook.  The last clump is finished off by trimming the butts as shown.  If  using the legs tie them in at the next to last clump.  Cover the tie in with dubbing and proceed to the final clump.



Hook  :  Dry fly; #10, 2xl and 3xl

Tail  :  Natural deer hair

Wing  :  Natural deer hair

Body  :  Yellowish dubbing

Legs  :  Medium tan centipede legs (optional)

Alan Bowers

Fly tied by John Lazar



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