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Old 02-16-2007, 11:28 AM
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Default Is it a new Fly pattern or an Old one?

How do you know that the fly you just tied is an original?
The more books that I look through the more I think that everything has been tied before and everything has a name to it. I love to express myself at my fly tying bench by tying whatever comes to mind. Sometimes I think I may have an original but now I doubt it.
Is there a database to search through to find out if you have a new pattern?
Anyway, the only way I think you could possibly have a new pattern is to have a new material.
Does anyone know the legality of using what the Goshawk discards, songbird feathers for using in your patterns? I like to recycle but I'm afraid someone might just find a way to collect some money out of me.
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