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    Quote Originally Posted by madjoni View Post
    Thanks for recipe
    No,I dont have that or any other book about fly tying,one more bad thing of growing up here
    I have a fly tying book I'd be happy to give you. PM me your address and I'll send it to you. It has a bunch of instructional stuff in that you are well beyond, but maybe it can help someone else you know to.

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    Hey Brookie -- these are just beautiful! Great work, man. I was admiring the hackle as Pocono was. Just fabulous.

    And SBS would sweet.

    Keep it up...are you going through the whole book?

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    Thanks. Going through the book tying the flies I currently have materials for and picking up the materials I need for others as I go along.
    Last edited by s fontinalis; 03-08-2012 at 10:03 PM.
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    Soo Nipi - not my best. I had to scavenge from about 6 woodduck quills for the tail and the throat is not the best aligned.

    But, the colors on this one really make it pop!


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    Got to ask. Never fished the wet classic flies. Do they really catch fish or are they for looks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayo View Post
    Got to ask. Never fished the wet classic flies. Do they really catch fish or are they for looks?
    Gotta ask, you have this attitude or are you just having one of those nights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayo View Post
    Got to ask. Never fished the wet classic flies. Do they really catch fish or are they for looks?
    They really catch fish, and like with every fly, presentation is the rate limiting step to success.
    These flies, mostly attractor patterns are no different from the comment deceiver patterns of today, except that they were conceived in a time when materials were limited to natural fibers and dyes.
    These flies are the lures/deceivers/enticers of yesteryear and are still as effective - today everyone seems to prefer nymphs/buggers/dirty big streamers to dupe the fish to the net/shore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Gotta ask, you have this attitude or are you just having one of those nights?
    Diver Dan, I always have an attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s fontinalis View Post
    They really catch fish, and like with every fly, presentation is the rate limiting step to success.
    These flies, mostly attractor patterns are no different from the comment deceiver patterns of today, except that they were conceived in a time when materials were limited to natural fibers and dyes.
    These flies are the lures/deceivers/enticers of yesteryear and are still as effective - today everyone seems to prefer nymphs/buggers/dirty big streamers to dupe the fish to the net/shore.
    Thanks Eunan, seriously I have never fished with them and will give them a try. Thanks for an answer.

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    here's a set I finished and mounted.

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    Yellow Jay - theres not many good jay quills in two pairs of feathers, and i think i've used the best two pairs for this and the blue jay I tied the other day!

    Irish Turkey (variant - tail should be quill, not hackle fibers, though the hackle looks good I think)
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