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The Green Drake

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#16 DFoster


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:46 AM


The producers of this film, Carpe Diem have dozens of very well made fly fishing shorts on You tube.  Does anyone out there know anything about them? Their films seem to be made in Europe.  Are they a retailer, the European version of Orvis? I did a quick google search and there is a Carpe Diem fly fishing based in Virginia but I don't believe they are the same organization.  I subscribe to the you-tube channel but I can't find anything about them on it either.  Their films are very well done and I am curious about who they are.


Thanks all!

I beleive they're just video producers. 


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#17 Mars Rover

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Posted 29 April 2019 - 04:23 AM

Great video. Thanks for posting. Those hollow fly bodies appear to be fabricated using the same or similar methods as this one. Poly dubbing twisted around a fat sewing needle and moose mane with vinyl cement rubbed in. Ralph took me through the entire process in his shop then gave me the fly. I've tied a few (they're fun) but haven't fished them. Maybe I will this year. Although I had used a needle to form bodies, I don't think that this exact method was common back then (mid '80s) but maybe it is now? I haven't really kept up with extended bodies.



#18 mikechell


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 05:37 AM

I made a bunch of those bodies when I first saw them.  They look great, they're fun to whip up 10 or so ... BUT ...


Spun dubbing and that thin layer of cement is worthless in a fish's mouth.  They are one hit flies, as the body shreds with on good pull from a fish.

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#19 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 07:58 PM

That's about as good as it gets right there--thanks for sharing Flytire. 

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 01:09 PM

This an extended body Green Drake I just tied up for my niece.  It's based on a Green Drake hatch I run into on a river in Vermont.  They were fairly large flies.  Segmented foam body.  The hardest part was getting the tails to sit right.  The body has a light coating of flexible UV resin covering it.  



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