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                            Goran Grubic's Flies              Aleksandar Panic's Flies


         It is almost impossible, after several centuries of fly fishing development, thirty years of personal experience and influence of many books, to produce a fly that would be completely original. Tying for the sake of tying usually results in complicated creations with not much real fishing value. Creation of new flies usually happens from a need to make some constructive changes when trying to substitute some materials and because there is no adequate imitation for certain development stage in the life of aquatic insects. Very often, also, when experimenting with different materials and tying techniques. This page gives you overview of some of flies tied by Aleksandar Panic, created in the described way. Their names mostly suggest the materials used of stage in insectís lives they represent. Basic principles in their making are simplicity in tying, durability and universality, while some of them do represent imitation of a smaller group of insects. We can say that these imitations range from mild impressionism, while some stronger contours are result of Aleksandarís commercial tying, which is mostly directed towards conventional flies. This attitude does limit imagination but also creates flies with immaculate proportions and quality.


              Green Hydro Pupa   is imitation which was created due to a need to imitate very prolific caddis family, which create majority of the troutís diet in May and June in their larval, pupal and adult stage. Aside from the green, there are also yellow and dark olive versions.
Hook: caddis pupa or scud model #10-14, weighted with lead
Body: green floss, back is coloured black with a marker pen 
Ribbing: tying thread
Legs: brown partridge feather
Thorax: black fur, synthetic dubbing or marabou

       Hare's Ear Caddis Pupa imitates larger gray pupas which appear in early spring (Hydropsyche sp.). It is very tough due to the tying method and materials used. Trout attack those pupas fiercely because naturals tend to emerge very quickly, and in that circumstances trout behave like that.
Hook: caddis pupa or scud model #10-12, weighted with lead

Body and thorax: hareís ear
Ribbing: wild boarís bristle
Hackle: gray partridge feather

        Red Ribbed Pheasant Tail it obviously an imitation of medium sized nymphs of Ecdyonurus mayflies that appear on the water at the beginning of summer. In smaller sizes it is also very useful during the full summer, particularly when fished deep in the faster parts of a river. This is a minor deviation from the well known Al Trothís Pheasant Tail, with red floss ribbing, which created an attractive fly.
Hook: nymph model, 1x long, #10-14 weighted with lead wire
Tail, body and wing buds: cock pheasant tail fibers
Ribbing: furled floss, hot red
Thorax: peacock tail fibers

         Suspender Hare's Ear Emerger is general mayfly emerger imitation with a very nice position on the water and guaranteed floatability, regardless of the number of fish caught. Special quality, aside from its durability, is great visibility even on the maximum distances.
Hook: naturally curved model, #10-16
Tail: about 10 guard hairs from hareís face
Body and thorax: hareís ear twisted in a dubbing loop
Ribbing: copper wire
Hackle: mallard thorax feather
Pontoon: polystyrene ball trapped in a nylon stocking mesh, tied before the rest of the fly
Hare's Ear Emerger is a simple fly imitating emerging mayflies. When olive and brown duns appear on water this fly will be successful. It is great testing fly when it is not clear which fly to use.
Hook: dry fly model, # 10-16
Tail and wings: guard hairs from hareís face
Body and thorax: hareís ear twisted in a dubbing loop
Ribbing: copper wire
         Hareshoe Emerger Red is just one of many imitations with great floating ability achieved with hareís foot hair. The structure of this material is similar to cork or balsa. Body is from red Shimerflex, combined  with other materials and hanging position on the water produce fine results in summer afternoons.
Hook: dry fly model, 2x long, # 10-16
Tail and hackle: brown partridge
Body: red Shimerflex
Thorax: brown dubbing
Wings: hareís foot hair (caught in winter)
             CDC Shadow Danica imitates quietly floating Mayfly immediately after hatching. Trout take such flies in a relaxed way and this makes very productive and elegant fishing. To obtain the right position on the water, floatability and silhouette, the CDC feathers were used in the way made famous by our colleague and friend, the late Andrija Urban.
Hook: dry fly model, 2x long, # 10-12
cock pheasant tail fibers
Body: pale yellow dubbing palmered with grizzly cock
Ribbing: silver wire
Wings: two goose CDC feathers tied in loop
          CDC Spent Mayfly  imitates spent flies after egg lying process. This does not happen very often on our streams, but occasionally there may be a concentration of spent females, and it is good to have such imitation in those moments.
Hook: dry fly model, 2x long, # 10-12
cock pheasant tail fibers
Body: translucent polypropylene
Ribbing: two black horse tail hairs
Thorax: hareís fur
Wings: CDC from mallard
             The Maslar Fly is imitation of our largest insects, the great stoneflies. Its use is limited for moments when it is clear that fish is taking stoneflies. The fly is than very useful both on the surface and below it. At the end of summer it may be useful as a floating hopper imitation.
Hook: dry fly model, 3x long, # 8-12
Tail: two black horse tail hairs
Body: orange or yellow died deer hair, tied Muddler style, clipped to shape and palmered with brown cock hackle
Wings: wonderwing material shaped with scissors
Thorax: brown dubbing
Hackle: two brown cock hackles
          Brown Sparkle Ant is imitation of female ants that fall on the water due to their own weight or atmospheric condition, becoming easy trout food in the late summer and early fall. On the well known construction, with the cover from deer hair, the sparkling wings were added in the thorax area, which increases the realism that may be important in such ant imitations. The other colours for tying this fly are black and cinnamon.
Hook: dry fly model, 2x long, # 8-14
Body: brown dubbing
Abdomen and thorax cover: brown deer hair
Wings: about 20 fibers of clear polypropylene
             Policelon Cricket is intended for chub fishing on larger waters (lakes and dams) in summer and autumn. It is very successful when fish eats big terrestrials near the shore. It is also useful as a beetle imitation during the summer.
Hook: dry fly model, 1x long, # 8-14
Abdomen and thorax cover: strip of tight policelon
Legs: black rubber, knotted to imitate joints
Wings: piece of black feather, impregnated with glue and cut to shape
Thorax: black dubbing
                Wildcat Muddler
is a variation of the famous Muddler Minnow streamer. Turkey wing is replaced with hairs from the back of the wild cat. Tied this way the fly obtains more mobility in the water, while its use remains much the same. Also the durability of the fly is increased because hair withstands trout teeth much better than turkey feather. 
Hook: streamer model, 3x long, # 2-12
Tail and wings: hairs from the back of the wild cat
Body: gold tinsel
Ribbing: gold wire
Head and hackle: deer hair tied Muddler style shaped with scissors.


              Prismatic Muddler is a Wildcat Muddler with prismatic foil body added in a way already used in Big Golden Eye fly of Andrija Urban. The combination of lively catís hair and sparkle of the foil needs special introduction because the fly is excellent for the part of the season when trout eats fly and bullheads.
Hook: streamer model, 3x long, # 6-10
Tail and wings: hairs from the back of the wild cat
Body: prismatic foil shaped in size similar to a large caddis wing
Head and hackle: deer hair tied Muddler style shaped with scissors.

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                    All of the imitations are sold by Fly Fishing Manufacture PANICFLY.