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Old 08-20-2007, 05:28 PM
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Default My new favorite dry fly

I have a new favorite dry fly.

It has a very long name ("Wilcox's J.C. Special Pheasant Tail")

It is big and ugly, not delicate and elegant, and I can't really see that it matches any hatch I know of. But, aesthetics aside, it really works well.

I originally bought these as strike indicators for when I was fishing a dropper nymph rig. I began getting so many hits on the "indicator" that I began fishing these as stand-alone dry flies.

The fish have been going crazy over these things. I used to tie on a parachute adams as my go-to dry fly. In the relatively fast water I've been fishing lately, these have been working a lot better (probably because the fish can see them better.)
As an added bonus, the big high-vis parachute on these things means that I can see them better too.

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