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FTF Fly Pattern - P.G. Beckett - Orange Dancer

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That is a pretty cool fly how does it act in the water?

First off- Make sure the belly of the fly is weighted more than the head. This causes the fly to sink belly first instead of head first. This allows water to flow upwards under the wings, hackle and tail creating a dancing or hula effect; when it is pulled forwards this causes the feathers to look "streamline" again. By using the modified Kahle bentback, your hook point will keep clear of water hazards and the weighted belly will act as a keel to bump or bounce of all kinds of structure. Even in open water this fly will flutter or dance with any slow or fast retreive. This will be helpful- The body is similar to what you call a crease fly; You can weight the belly by lead wire or tape, enclose a small splitshot, a few small stone pebbels, a rattle chamber, even a few diamonds- the list is endless. Be sure to use a good smearing of GOOP or better yet E-6000, a water proof craft glue, to enclose the chamois under body and head. When you wrap the chenille ,smeare some of this same glue onto the chamois so the chenille adheres to it ;making it ultra strong. Be sure to experiment with other colors.

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