Designing a fly pattern rarely starts at the tying bench. For me, it most often starts with a vague idea, a spark, that glows and gets kicked around a fair bit in my head before I ever even sit down to try it. Sometimes, that spark turns out to be a complete dud, and thankfully, it usually makes itself apparent pretty quickly. Other times, the prototypes show a bit of promise and through some technique tweaks and material replacements I can come up with something that is very often, much better than what I originally imagined. The MW Special is one of those flies that traveled a lot of miles through my head before ever coming to fruition, but I am pretty proud of what it finally came to be.

Fly Tying Recipe:
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Hook: 200R #8-12

Thread: UNI 6/0 Rusty Brown

Body: Thin Fly Foam, Gold

Legs: MFC Sexi-Legs, Golden Yellow

Wing: Umpqua Stonefly Wing

Indicator: Hot Pink over Black McFlylon

Specials: Sewing Needle, Zap-A-Gap, Copic Markers, Sepia and Black