While reading through Dave Hughes book Wet Flies I came across a couple of patterns that I thought I'd share with you. The patterns are listed but don't seem to give credit as to the origins of the flies.
The first one is a Purple and Starling...simple thread body with a few turns of Starling.
In this photo you can see what it looks like as it would be moving through water. All those hackles moving very seductively as a living insect.
The "Little Olive Flymph"...this fly represents many varieties of olive colored body mayflies. I think it makes for a nice emerger.
Tied with a sparse hackle, the fly will have the necessary movement to get a trout to take.
A "March Brown" flymph. There are many variants of this old pattern. This one uses hackle from the back of a partridge.
The March Brown, and the Little Olive Flymph will be fished in the riffled sections of the small streams I fish. The Purple and Starling will see use in those special pools on the Farmington.