Assist - what is this fly?

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  1. Brian White

    Brian White Recovering Bugmeister

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    Attaching a photo of a pattern I've been loving this year. Apologize for photo quality - just snapped a quick pic with my camera this a.m. on way into office.

    Anybody know what this pattern is called, and just as importantly, where I can get more!?! It has elements of an emerger, has some CDC, a hi-viz post, a dark (almost purple but not quite) thorax....

    I don't tie very well, so normally buy most of my patterns. At some point in my travels i picked up a couple of these in 18. I'd like to find more in 18 and in 20...Maybe try a 16 as well. Help would be much appreciated. mysteryflyphoto.jpg
     
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    I don't know but it looks simple to tie. Looks like a klinkhammer type
     
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    has a high viz parachute while also having CDC emerger shuck thing going on (my pic doesn't do it justice)
     
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    I am resurrecting this thread and hoping someone has magic bullet for me. Can anyone name this pattern, and - just as importantly - can anyone tell me where to get more!?! I don't tie well so tying my own is probably not a good bet.

    It has a high viz parachute, an emerger "shuck" and hook is "emerger-y"......CDC.......some purple in the thorax....

    I may have bought it at Creekside some time ago but haven't made it back since to check in with those guys. Can anyone help????Grateful for an assist.
     
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    That's an emerger pattern that is very popular on Montana's Missouri River. I don't remember the name, but you can buy all you want from a fly shop in Craig, MT or the fly shop in Great Falls, MT.
     
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    For sure a Cripple/Emerger pattern...specific name, God only knows... there's tons of them being born every season. Check a few of the big name on-line fly shops in MT and even The Fly Shop in Redding, CA. Maybe send them an e-mail with the photo attached.
     
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    Brian google wileys flies Vince Wilcox
     
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    Thanks Nailbender. I found the Wiley's site a few minutes after finding the pattern on Idylwilde. stoked i found what looks like the original tyer and he sells it via his site. Saves me humiliation of trying to tie it myself.
     

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