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Attended a fly casting/fly tying workshop in Iowa this past weekend put on by HFFA. It was a great workshop. Here are pics of a couple of my first flies. They called this fly the "Wunder fly". It certainly catches fish!! The marabou is on these is longer than the demo this weekend. I need to work on that.

 

Jerry

 

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Nice, simple fly. I don't have a problem with long marabou. Since it's so soft, the fish just inhale it all anyway, and the extra length will produce extra fish attracting motion.

 

I keep intending to visit a fly tying class, just can't seem to remember to go when they are on.

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Other than a short strike occasionally, I like a longer tail also. Like Mike said, it gives the fly a little more action in the water. I have been playing around and tying a few thing on jig hooks lately, but I haven't fished many of them yet.

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Many naturals are bicolor or show some stripes along their flanks. Try adding some crystal flash, another color of marabou, or other materials to simulate this.

 

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Here is a discussion I had on another BB about the bicolor effect on damsel fly nymph pattern above:

 

 

http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/damselfly-nymph.92917/

 

 

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