Lone Lake special

November, 2008

                               Fly Pattern: Lone Lake Special
                       (Note: Several variations of this fly are shown below)  

                    Tier's Name: Erik Simpson             Email: see roster 
                    Date: September 8, 2008               Phone: see roster       

    Fly Originator and History: For some unknown reason The Lone Lake Special 
    (locally known as the Red Headed Fuzz Bug) works on Lone Lake starting in October.  
    It appears to be generic and does not appear to represent any particular insect. 
    The fly works best on a sinking line without being weighted. Clarence often 
    catches at least half a dozen fish on a single outing with this fly. Clarence 
    got this fly from an unknown fisherman on Lone Lake who was having good day 
    fishing in October of 2006. 

                               How the Fly is Fished
    Clearance fishes the Lone lake Special with an intermediate line and lets it 
    sink to a level where the fish are feeding. He then starts slowly trolling while 
    erratically stripping the line. Clearance said it works best mid-October to 
                               Fly Material
    Hook: make /size / length: : TMC 5263 (first choice), Dai-Riki 7109 (second choice),
    or Mustad 9672 (last choice) 3 x long, nymph hook, size #8 
    Thread: size / color /type: Dark red, 6.0
    Weighted? y/n / size / # of wraps: no
    Tail material / size / color: At least 30 yellow rabbit fir fibers (as long 
    as possible) or yellow marabou (one shank length).  A good source of rabbit 
    fir is yellow rabbit strips. Rabbit fir should be more durable.  A yellow 
    marabou tail should be one length of the hook shaft.
    Body material /size /color: Large Lemon Pro or Yellow Cactus Chenille or Large 
    Olive Pro or Large Olive Cactus Chenille also fishes well.
    Ribbing size / color: none
    Thorax size / color: none
    Wing size / color: none
    Hackle size / color: none
    Head size / color: Medium size red head about 3/8 inch long. 
    Other: …

                               Tying Steps
    1. Tie on a thread base and return to the 2/3 point down the hook, make a double 
    wrap, make a half hitch and glue the entire thread base.

    2. Tie on a tail of about 30 fur fibers of yellow rabbit or marabou. Make a 
    soft wrap over and tighten after completing the wrap on the underside. 
    Complete wrapping on the tail and then wrap the thread back to 2/3 point.

    3. Tie on about 4 inches of the yellow Cactus Chenille after removing about 
    1/8-inch of the chenille exposing the thread base, and make about 4 wraps of 
    thread to secure the chenille. Tie the chenille on top of the hook. Making a 
    soft wrap over the top and tighten after completing the wrap on the underside. 
    Finish wrapping on the chenille on top of hook down to the bend of the hook.  

    4. Make one complete chenille wrap at the bend of the hook. Then hand wrap the 
    chenille forward on the hook and fold back the chenille fibers with your left 
    hand.Continue wrapping on the chenille to the 3/8 inch point. Make two thread 
    wraps and cut off the chenille.

    5. Tie on medium size thread head while holding back the chenille fibers with 
    your left hand. If you have crowd the head, it will be necessary trim off the 
    chenille fibers before tying the thread head. 

    6. Whip finish, cut and glue.

    Comments: At Teal lake, Rick Shadforth caught a trout on 4.16.08 with a yellow 
    Lone Lake Special. Rick and I later each caught a trout on 7.04.08 at Teal with a 
    chartreuse Cactus Chenille body rather than with yellow body. This chartreuse 
    pattern appears to work well in the spring and summer months and probably represents 
    a damsel or dragon fly nymph. 

Variations of the Lone Lake Special

Lone Lake Special - Marabou Tail

Chartreuse Lone Lake Special

October Lone Lake Special



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