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  1. Awesome! Thanks - that explains it. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks Again
  2. Thanks guys, You've given me some resources that I hadn't uncovered myself. Hopefully I can uncover the reasoning behind the unique hackle style - I can't sleep at night worrying about it.
  3. Hey all - I am trying to research the "reverse hackle" flies tied by Aime Devaux, especially the pattern known as the Devaux A4. I've found a little information online in English and some in French - but there is one particular question that I can't find an answer to. What is the reasoning behind the hackling style used on the A4? Why is the hackle angled forward? Is it to provide a denser hackle over a smaller area? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
  4. The ephemerella invaria I've come across tend to be an orangish-yellow, with some being more orange than others(especially in the thorax area) I would add that some of the "small" sulphurs aka e.dorothea that I've seen come with hints of olive.
  5. Blending is the way to go - I don't know about sulphurs that you see, but I've seen them in different colors on different streams. So I like to have various colors handy. I'm never tying a ton at a time - so I usually just blend it by hand. Good luck! here's a link to a blog-post of mine with my favorite current sulphur dry pattern Spring-creek fishing report
  6. For small dries 18 and down - I tie parachute patterns. I find them easier to handle in the small sizes - hackle size isn't quite as critical as Catskill style flies. Also I use thread, or twisted UNI-stretch or twisted antron bodies, rather than trying to use dubbing on tiny dries. Using thread or one of these other material makes tying slim bodies on tiny dries a lot easier. Here's a link to my technique for small parachutes - It may not be the best technique but it works for me. Small Parachute Flies
  7. That's a size 24, it's about a small as I can reasonably do without tearing my hair out. My eyes aren't what they used to be.
  8. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by ezpickins: Traitor BWO Parachute
  9. A new addition to the fly pattern database has been submitted by ezpickins: Sulphur Emerger
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