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Old 12-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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Mine will be in the mail either tomorrow morning or wednesday, depending on how much time i have tonight to get them finished.
I'll ship them priority so they get there before the holidays.
I'm redoing all them with finer wire hooks and good hackles - just didnt feel right sending you substandard stuff.

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Certainly worth the wait! Nice pattern, Eunan, the wing curvature looks sharp and a great job tying.

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Old 12-17-2012, 06:10 PM
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Biggie: you should package and sell that dubbing blend, it's beautiful!
Thanks, Dean. PM me your addy and I'll send you some. I have a nearly bottomless pit of the stuff! That goes for the rest of y'all, too.

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Thanks also to Ard, Larry, and Pocono for your kind words. I really need to practice so that the final result is consistently the same. They'll all fish, but some have more hackle, some more wing, some more tail, etc.

I'm just a southerner trying to learn coldwater fishing (and tying)--it's a hoot, so I'm gonna keep at it, but I'm pretty much self-taught by books, youtube, and this forum (both fishing and tying) and I'm learning a ton from my mistakes. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out that some technique is a mistake, but I get it eventually!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:17 PM
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Thanks also to Ard, Larry, and Pocono for your kind words. I really need to practice so that the final result is consistently the same. They'll all fish, but some have more hackle, some more wing, some more tail, etc.
That makes two of us Rob, I've been tying dry flies for 40 years and they still come out just like you describe yours. There is nothing at all wrong with that in my books, the only people I've seen who are absolutely consistent were professional tiers who made the patterns by the hundred. They have a system that yields consistency, what I find with flies like you are tying is that I catch fish with them so I have no intentions of changing my style.
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I thought you said you were concerned that they were not so nice!! It looks to me like you have the fly tie thing down bud

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Rob: Those flies look killer to me, can't wait until spring to get them out on the Green for a trail run! Very nice indeed!

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Certainly worth the wait! Nice pattern, Eunan, the wing curvature looks sharp and a great job tying.
I agree on that point, nice.
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Default Re: Time for Another Fly Swap.............!!

Thanks everyone. I forgot to mention that my flies went into the USPS bin today (priority). It shouldn't take too long to get to Merrimac. I included a bit of the Pearsalls thread on the toe tag in case anyone is interested in matching the color.

I can hardly wait to see everyone else's flies. They all look so nice!
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The Grey Duster Variants will hit the mail tomorrow morning.

I don't remember who it was here that pointed to this guy's site, but I love these flies and I just follow his HIS Step by Step

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Looks like a nice set of dries there, mudbug!

I'm a big fan of any of the striated hackles; badger, furnace or coch y bonddu; they all give a great look to the fly. Same goes for deer, elk or other types of animal hair.

Thanks, too, to for posting the link to that site; some nice ideas there.

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Inspired by Robs SBS I thought I'd post one rather than just submitting a materials list. This brown drake hackled comparadun is a fairly simple fly but thought some newer tiers might be interested. I tied this one on a size 10 2x hook, though the ones I submitted are on size 12's.

Hook Daiichi #1280 size 10 2x-long dry fly (any 2x dry fly)
Thread: 8/0 dark olive uni (or brown)
Tail: Moose mane
Abdomen: Brown dry fly dubbing
Ribbing: olive gossamer silk (can use floss or 6/0 or 3/0 uni)
Wing: dun comparadun hair
Thorax: brown dry fly dubbing
Hackle: grizzly olive clipped flush on the bottom (sometimes use brown)

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Lay down a thread base and tie on sparse moose mane tail and olive silk

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Clip a healthy clump of comparadun hair and tie in a length about equal to the hook shank facing forward, about 1/3 - 1/4 behind the eye. I put a bit of hard as nails on the clipped butt ends of the hair and wrap over it to help secure them. As the butts are secured, pack some wraps in front of the hair to help it start to stand up.

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Return your thread to between the tail and the silk. Dub the body starting behind the silk and tapering up the abdomen to a bit behind the wing. Counter wrap the silk up the abdomen.

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Tie in the hackle behind the wing and dub the thorax, using the dubbing help the wing stand up.

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Wrap the hackle, 2 - 3 wraps behind the wing and 2-3 in front. Tie it off and clip the hackle clear of the hook eye.

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Whip finish and clip the hackle flush on the bottom to help the fly float low in the water.

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Front view of hackled comparadun wing

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I drew from a number of patterns and videos, including AK Best's youtube video tying a Green Drake. I used this for brown drake in Michigan last May, though it translates easily for greys and greens, just adjust hook size as needed.

For greys, I used grey dubbing, brown silk, and grizzly hackle.
For greens, yellow deer hair for a very short tail, olive dubbing, yellow silk, and yellow/golden grizzly hackle.

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