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Ard
03-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Hewitt Creek flows from the Lake where we have our cabin. It receives salmon runs and is home to trout & char also. I tied these flies for use there because I thought the place needed its own pattern. It seems that the fish will take whatever I use but I enjoy using something I know they have never seen before.

That's the beauty of fly tying, you the tier have the power of creation when you get to the vise.

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Thread: Black silk
Tag: Narrow gold tinsel
Tip: Burnt orange floss
Butt: Black ostrich herl
Body: Orange holographic tinsel palmered with furnace saddle hackle
Wing: Dyed orange squirrel tail tied short
Cheek: Jungle cock
Collar: Black hackle a bit shorter than palmered furnace

mcnerney
03-21-2009, 06:05 PM
Ard: Very nice looking fly and cool idea to name it after the creek near your cabin.

Larry

jdorsey61
03-22-2009, 07:29 PM
It was cool looking flies like this that made me want to start flyfishing and tying 30 years ago! Thanks for sharing, Ard.

John

fyshstykr
03-22-2009, 10:27 PM
I'd hit that!! ;)
Very nice work Ard.

Ard
03-23-2009, 12:27 AM
Hey guys,

Thank you for being so nice. I like looking at flies and I like creating them also. I picked up some new burnt orange holographic tinsel and having never owned or used anything like it before set about tying up a group of flies with it. Based on previous use of orange & black patterns I figured the new combination should work just fine.

When the ice goes out I'll have my chance to find out.

Thanks again fellas, I appreciate your generous compliments.

Ard

FrankB2
03-23-2009, 09:33 AM
Great looking fly! Love the ostrich on the butt.