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    anyone heard of this pattern?
    was watching a show on TV (Fly Fishing Profiles) the other day and they had a guy on there named Don Howell...and he was talking about a Sheep fly pattern...anyone know where to get the recipie or tying instructions?

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    Do a web search on the guy and or the fly pattern...

    Dan

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    Tried that and didnt come up with much

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    well found where i can buy it...dont look like its that hard of a pattern at all..what you guys think

    Davidson River Outfitters - Sheepfly

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    I noticed they didn't put a name next to that glowing endorsement. Looks like a turd with hackle and a tail to me.
    I may be wrong, some butt ugly flies catch fish.

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    Here it is....ugly indeed

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    I tried tying a Sheep Fly but couldn't get the horns right.

    Frank

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    Getting as naughty as me Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by yatahey View Post
    I noticed they didn't put a name next to that glowing endorsement. Looks like a turd with hackle and a tail to me.
    I may be wrong, some butt ugly flies catch fish.
    It looks like a Timberline Emerger



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    The TE was developed by Randall Kaufmann for use in lakes to imitate emergent callibaetis mayflies, so a similar fly is not too likely to be a dud.
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    ??
    Try Dark Cahill or even an Adams wet

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    You will find the pattern in the book " Tying and Fishing Southern Appalachian Trout Flies" by Don Howell. Don was the father of Kevin Howell, the current owner of Davidson River Outfitters and developer of several fly patterns. I have both tied and fished the sheep fly and found it to be effective in certain situations.

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