Thanks for joining us!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages: please welcome to the bright lights of Loon Live the one and only Mike Mercer.  Mike has made a tremendous contribution to the catalog of flies from which anglers can draw (though he would humbly dispute any such claim).  Odds are that your fly box currently contains something that he either invented, inspired or perfected.

We’re grateful to have Mike demonstrate a couple of his patterns: the Missing Link and his Twisto Caddis.

TWISTO CADDIS, OLIVE
Hook
Thread
Bead
Extended abdomen
Thorax and head
Legs
TMC 2499SPBL 
Uni 8/0 thread or equivalent, olive 
Gold brass or tungsten bead to match hook size
Furled diamond dub, light olive 
Same as abdomen 
Mottled golden brown henback or grouse fibers
MISSING LINK
Hook
Thread
Abdomen

Rib
Wing splitter
Down Wings
Upwing
Hackle
TMC 102Y 
Uni Thread 8/0 Camel 
Diamond Dub
UV Clear Fly Finish (after Rib)
Single strand of pearl Flashabou
Small bump of UV Brown Ice Dub
Dun Z-Lon 
Light-tan elk hair
Dun saddle or neck hackle (parachute style)