Long time no chat buddy
The pink is easy to find but if you don't have a shop local that carries a wide selection you may end up ordering. I can only guess that the fly will work fine without the pink throat section. The thing I never left out were the painted wings. being an old school streamer guy those paint spots were the talisman for me. I was always positive that no one who had fished the creek the day before me had a fly like that. Did it make a difference? I can never be sure but I don't remember ever being skunked when I fished that fly pattern.
My final analysis is that being a successful streamer fisherman isn't weighed by what I catch. It is measured by whether or not I am happy with the fly I tie to the leader. If I have that going for me they only way I don't catch fish is if there are none there.........
For instance on one particular creek during low water conditions I use a scaled down Dee wing Atlantic Salmon fly for trout. In this fly, on that creek and others I have great confidence.
Would a fly without Dee wings work? Would the fly without the two tone body silk and oval tinsel work? Probably so but a large part of this for me has always been thinking that I am doing something different than everyone else. I guess that is something I've always had through life, the thought not that I am so different than other people but that I fish differently. If things end with that being my only claim to individuality I accept it gladly.
Oh, that Jock O' Dee, there were a few fish that day who liked it.
That one filled the bag
Life is short, tie them pretty and fish with great confidence.
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Originally Posted by jpbfly
I look younger,don't I?
Nice fish JP and yes you do.