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bdngrd

Sulfer box complete, Adams, nearly done...

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Very, very, nice flies.

I've gone to only tying parachutes and comparadun/sparkledun patterns and given up on the standard palmered hackled dry flies. Do you find that the standard palmer hackled dries ever outfish the parachute or comparadun/sparkledun patterns?

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@SilverCreek I'm with you on effectiveness. I'm also a big fan of cripple patterns, emergers and no hackle dries. 

@bdngrd That looks like a tacky dry box. Do you like it?  And nice ties

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Thanks you guys, I have been adding a few flies to the rows every day. I do find paras, comparaduns, and emerges to catch more fish, but I just feel like I should always have some classic Adams in 14, 16, and 18 on hand for tradition's sake! I probably use a 14 para more than any other mayfly pattern. I like tying those the most too. 

I like the Tacky boxes and have found them on sale. The dry fly box- pictured- is sometimes a bit finicky as far as putting flies into their slots. They accommodate my OCD pretty well. 

 

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On 11/18/2020 at 9:31 PM, bdngrd said:

Caddis on deck for December

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 IMO consistency is the mark of an accomplished tyer,  where just like the naturals each fly looks like the one next to it.  This is impressive and well done.

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Where do you tie off the parachute hackle, behind the hook eye or at the bottom of the post. Or do you glue the hackle onto the post?

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Thanks DFoster!

Silvercreek, I whip finish at the base of the post on bigger sizes, often on the smaller ones, I tie off on the eye. Either way I make sure to use head cement, as too often the hackle breaks after a fish or two. I have tried UV resin to glue it, but have not liked it- I might experiment more with different resins. It seems like it would be more durable and easier on small flies, I just do not have the hang of it yet.

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