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Old 04-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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Default when I grow up....meet the hendriksons part 2

OK...here is our little friend when he grows up...ready to take flight into the world...I used the same body and tail as in the nymph...I did tie a few less segments...boy are they a pain...you have to be careful not to cinch the closing knot too hard...I snipped one off!

I used the same dyed mllard flank for the wings... I dyed some with an alcohol based stain from a waterfowling harvest...seems to work fine even after getting wet...I also added a rooster hackle sort of brownish for the finish...

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and I did pitch it some too...floats nicely...stood erect a few times so perfect!!...talk about a proud Dad...LOL...

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the 6 foot 4 weight was a good call...super soft presentation...

all the best...ted
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public land pope & young

Breac à linne, slat à coille is fiadh à f́reach - mèirle às nach do ghabh gàidheal riamh nàire.
a fish from the river, a rod from the woods and a stag from the mountain , thefts ne'er a Gael was ashamed
...and old gaelic proverb...

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