I tied up a few Griffith's Gnats with a little twist. A reader of this blog, Brad Basehore suggested I put a yellow post on the fly to aid in its visibility on the water. I used several different colors as well as different materials. The flies came out OK, but I have not tested them, hopefully soon.
Flies you will probably not see in your local fly shops tied like these. Most shops will carry a few but they are usually over-hackled and some even have wire bodies. These are old familiar patterns and those wise old anglers know of them very well. Top row are "Partridge and Yellow"....middle row, "Partridge and Orange"....and the bottom row, "Partridge and Green". I love tying these simple, elegant, and effective patterns.
A "Light Cahill" soft-hackle. These will be on the streams and the trout love them.
A couple of dry flies I was fooling with. They have no name...you can "name them" if you like. They to have not been tested.