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Old 01-12-2014, 07:43 AM
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Default Re: The forgotten colour!

Originally Posted by gt05254 View Post
I could go on, but hopefully my point is made: claret lives!
Delighted to hear it!

My most successful Atlantic salmon fly is simply a silver bodied fly with brownish-claret bucktail or goat. I add Jungle cock to please me . I tie it on tube flies and big salmon singles.
I would not leave home without this fly! I call it the Durham Argus after the rare butterfly of that name - found where I live in the England (Durham City).

I have real trouble getting the precise shade I want in bucktail (i'm VERY choosy on this one) - but have never tried home dying.

Ard, I'm going to give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration.

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