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In search of a dry fly pattern (?)

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The other night I was up late browsing various fly tying sites

and I found a rather striking dry fly. I thought I had bookmarked it,

but alas, not to be. Don't even remember its name.

 

It had a hair fibre tail, a turkey or goose biot abdomen, then some peacock

herl, hackle, and perhaps upright wings of deer hair? I know, I've got the basics

but would sure like to see the real deal again, thanks.

 

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That's what I thought of. I'm tying them for the mayfly swap on the swap board. My pictures didn't come out as good with attempt at bottom lighting.

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Bugsy, did you epoxy or UV you bodies? I haven't but yours have a nice sheen. I do put CA under wraps of herl stem to strengthen them but nothing on top.

 

And is that your answer Hatchet Jack?

 

By the way, I used calf tail for tail and wings as original pattern called for. A little wilder looking than deer hair but kind of idea on this fly.

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Those flies were tied about 10 years ago, so I can't be sure. Possibly an application of ZAP(?) CA over top, since I did do that for a while. Definitely something shiny on there, and it's definitely not UV resin.

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Bugsy & vicrider, that's it!

It really is a beautiful fly & probably floats quite well.

Thanks to all for your responses.

 

Time to go back to the vice, oh drat laugh.png

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