First is a beaded nymph I made up. It's got a pheasant tail, olive dubbing and soft partidge hackle. The hook is a #12 scud/emerger. Click the images for greater detail, I spent a lot of effort in getting high quality close ups of the flies so you better appreciate it.
Next is a clouser minnow. Mostly white buck tail with a little blue. Add some silver krystal flash and a small barbell eye to a #4 plane shank and you're catching smallies.
This is another Clif original. It's on a #14 dry fly hook. The tail is white bucktail, cut short. The body is filled with foam and wrapped in black dubbing. The wings are soft partridge hackle.
This one is based loosely on the wholly bugger. Substitute rabbit fur (from a zonker) in place of the maraboue tail. It's on a #6 streamer hook.
And I finally got around to tying a size down version of the Clouser Mad Tom. I'm still not really sure the exact instructions for duplicating Clouser's original but all the pieces are there. This one is on a #1 plan shank. Bicolored rabbit strip, a medium barbell eye and white bucktail.
Word on the street is that Spring Lake (and others) thawed last week during the heat wave and rain. Mastering Spring Lake is on my list for year. Now that temps are hovering around freezing again I can only hope the ice stays away long enough for me to feed the monkey. I wonder what's going on this weekend...if you're interested, you know who to talk to.