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#1 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:56 AM

Here is my version:

 

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I prefer  a light version for hackle. I noticed that some guys use very dark hackle . Checking the insects and their legs, they  have light dun, almost ginger-yellow...  At least, this version works for me :)

 

 

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#2 miketipp

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:31 AM

Stunning. Would love to be able to create a fly that good.



#3 Nsheehan

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:36 AM

Great fly. Great photography

#4 chugbug27

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:40 AM

Should call that one a Quille Gordonne
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#5 SILKHDH

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:08 AM

WOW!  That is really nice.



#6 vicrider

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:12 AM

I only wish I could get that segmented effect from cleaned herl quill you have. I just don't get good enough quills from most shops to find that quality. That is a beautiful tie and you are right, most of us tie with a darker hackle. Never get fish one but love to tie them just because if it does come out right it so beautiful in the vise.



#7 Charlie P. (NY)

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:32 AM

Beautiful work.  You went with the later-in-life-cycle Quill Gordon Spinner coloration.   ;-)

 

The fly itself is a specific mayfly: Epeorus pleuralis (Quill Gordon) Mayfly Dun.  That nice medium dun color. 

 

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   Not that Pearsall

 

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#8 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:31 PM

Hi Charlie, 

Thanks for info, very kind of you :)



#9 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

I only wish I could get that segmented effect from cleaned herl quill you have. I just don't get good enough quills from most shops to find that quality. That is a beautiful tie and you are right, most of us tie with a darker hackle. Never get fish one but love to tie them just because if it does come out right it so beautiful in the vise.

 

Hi Vicrider, 

Agree, difficult to find good quality quill. Just try to find the biggest peacock eyes. Old birds give us big feathers with wider barbs. The fly is tied on size #12, the shank of that hook is longer than standard and I had plenty of quill . I can tie even on size 10 without a problem

TL

Lucian



#10 flytire

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:03 AM


Most fishermen use the double haul to throw their casting mistakes further - Lefty Kreh


#11 mvendon

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:07 PM

Theodore Gordon used different shades also...

 

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#12 Mogup

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:25 PM

Besides the quill what is from the original dressing of Theodore Gordon's fly ?

#13 mvendon

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:34 PM

Besides the quill what is from the original dressing of Theodore Gordon's fly ?

 

Body: A strip of bi-colored peacock quill, ribbed with fine gold wire

Tail: Three or four fibers from a wood-duck flank

Hackle: Smoke grey

Wing: Lemon wood-duck flank tied in one clump, not split

Hook: 12-14

 

 

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#14 Mogup

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:30 PM

Thanks mvendon but my question was for the OP and his pattern pictured.

#15 Lucian.Vasies

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 07:20 AM

Thanks Mvendon,  I will save the document :) very interesting.   Because I started filling my boxes and I found some hackles ( usually I tie dry flies with CDC mostly )  I tied a few Gordon Quill variations with hackle in front.

 Here it is:

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One question, why is the reason to tie catskill flies without head  or almost nothing) Lot of space left free right behind the hook eye?

Lucian