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Old 05-01-2010, 01:24 AM
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Default Re: Classic New Zealand Streamers

Ewe wasp (aka Taupo wasp)

Hook- 2-8
Tag- silver flat
Tail- golden pheasant topping
Butt- ostrich herl
Rib- oval silver
Body- yellow floss, black near the head
Throat- black
Under wing- Turkey
Wing- Mallard flank
Topping- Golden Pheasant
Cheeks- jungle cock
Head- black

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There are sevral stories With this one the first is that the brittish pattern that this was derived from was derived from the Jock scott and no doubt hugely simplified for NZ (you may notice that all the flies have mallard and or turkey wings this is because they were the easy too obtain, and the prefrence of colour are red or yellow for the body, there is also green more recently). The other is that it represents a local wasp but it was most used in sizes 1\0 and #2.

Chris
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