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Anybody know this pattern's name?
Posted 24 June 2019 - 05:17 PM
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:18 PM
That be a black tail black gnat.
1. The captain is always right
2. It's the deckhand's fault
Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:30 PM
And just to be nit-picking those are not married wings. Married wings are those from two different color feathers "married" and tied in as one. Those are simply a well tied upright wings from a single pair of feathers.
Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:06 PM
Al first ran across this fly in the late '70s in a Poul Jorgensen book (we think?, fading memory). It was originally tied as a quill-wing wet fly then eventually the wings were "reset" to redesign it into a dry fly. Usually the wings are tied out of duck quill (sometime goose) slips but that materials is far enough out-of-vogue that getting matched pairs is not as easy as it used to be. The same fly with blue-dun hackle point wings or Wonder Wings is equally effective and the wings are more durable than the quill slip version. Take care & ...