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Old 10-10-2009, 12:23 PM
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Default The Cross Fitch Redux

When Creating a new pattern design one should not announce the arrival of the fly prior to refining the materials and the work. I have made adjustments to the Cross Fitch and I hope you will agree they are for the better.

I have changed the materials on the ribbing, the beard, and I added a topping. The tie is now cleaner, and the ribbing is more pronounced. I think that the topping adds a bit of elegance even to a hair wing pattern.

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: The Cross Fitch Redux

Nie tie Ard. I'll take a dozen and I need them before next Thursday.

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Default Re: The Cross Fitch Redux

Fysh,

Like the post says I made a few changes from my original pattern thus the Redux in the title of the post. There is an old Atlantic hair wing fly called the Fitch Tail. I have always kept a few around when fishing salmon east or west coast so I decided to upgrade the fly and create something using Fitch but a tie that could not be confused with the Fitch Tail. No pattern infringement here, this is the first and it is one of mine. They get better the more of them I tie.

I have about a dozen patterns that I originated and some have proven themselves to be good producers not just another pretty fly. Remember, pretty flies catch fish too.

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