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#1 zip

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:44 AM

Was reading through some old fly books (ancient damn near) and found this pattern.Didn't give any details on the species although it resembles some early bass flies.I'd venture to say it would do well for salmon and steelhead,too!
Hook is a Mustad SZ-34011 (z-steel)

Tail:3 golden pheasant body feathers-gold
Rib:large round copper tinsel
Body:brown seal fur (heavily tapered)
Hackle:Golden pheasant body feathers-3 red/2 gold
Wing:cluster of Peacock swords
Head:Pigs wool

I have a feeling this fly is going to treat me well for some big browns!

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#2 Yeti

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 01:24 PM

I like that one! I think it could do well for many species. Steelhead as a more drab natural comeback fly to change to when you get those short strikes.



#3 zip

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 02:42 PM

I'm right there with ya!
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
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#4 Meeshka

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 06:08 PM

Looks kinda like a Doc Spratley Variant to me.  The Spratley would have Gunea Fowl tail and throat, and no peacock topping.  Hackle generally ringneck rump.  But I have seen them tied in that fasion.  And they can be one hot trout fly!



#5 DrVette

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 06:19 PM

For fishing i think the sword herl was a GREAT choice. Do you have smaller tinsel? It looks to be fighting for space on this fly. Since it is for fishing toss the oval. But the fly looks GREAT.

 

I wish i could build a natural head that clean. I have to cut and fake with lacquer.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 09:48 PM

Tie some salmon flies for a while...heads will shrink lol

I agree about the tensel though
"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it. What happens is that you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."
John Gierach
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