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#1 Hans Weilenmann

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:54 AM

Many feathers on a mallard, drake and hen, are under utilised in my mind. Here is one possible use for the mallard drake copper colored throat feathers.
 
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Drake
Hook: Kamasan B175 #12
Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
Hackle: Mallard drake copper throat
Body hackle: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon, medium pardo
Rib: Wire, silver fine
Body: Embroidery yarn, chestnut
Tail: Mallard drake copper throat barbs
 
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#2 mikechell

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 12:42 PM

Nice, natural coloration.


Barbed hooks rule!

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#3 Jul's_360

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:05 PM

Very nice. What would be the type of fish to fish this fly with..

#4 m_grieb

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

nice work!! i also agree that that all feathers on a game bird are way under utilized.

 

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#5 Hans Weilenmann

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:42 PM

Very nice. What would be the type of fish to fish this fly with..

 

I am a trout angler, first and foremost, and most of my patterns reflect this. The Drake is one such.

 

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#6 kimjensen

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:58 PM

That is nice looking.
Kim.