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    Default Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special



    I just recently started fly tying and was looking to tie some twin lakes special. The only problem is that I don't know what kind of technique I should use to make the color change in the chenille look seamless.

    Should I tie in the red chenille opposite of the olive (from bend to eye)?

    Edit: Is there a way to re-size the picture so it is not so large?

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    Default Re: Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special

    Check out this SBS...

    Instructions: Doc's Twin Lakes Special

    It is a good pattern for other lakes in the Bridgeport area as well...


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    Default Re: Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special

    Quote Originally Posted by planettrout View Post
    Check out this SBS...

    Instructions: Doc's Twin Lakes Special

    It is a good pattern for other lakes in the Bridgeport area as well...


    PT/TB
    Thanks for that link.

    I have no idea how I managed to miss that link earlier because I got the material list from that same website.

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    Default Re: Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special

    Quimby: That looks like a pretty good stillwater pattern. After you tie a few up and get a chance to fish with them report back on the results. I'll do the same, it will be interesting to see how they fish in this part of the country.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    Quimby: That looks like a pretty good stillwater pattern. After you tie a few up and get a chance to fish with them report back on the results. I'll do the same, it will be interesting to see how they fish in this part of the country.
    I've actually never used it in a stillwater setting, but it did work for me targeting deeper runs. Hopefully I will get a chance to test them out in the coming months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimby View Post
    I've actually never used it in a stillwater setting, but it did work for me targeting deeper runs. Hopefully I will get a chance to test them out in the coming months.
    Here is the back story on "Doc" Randol, the creator of that pattern...

    BILL DOC

    ...it is primarily a lake pattern but will also work in moving water - just like Denny Rickard's "Seal Bugger"...


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    Default Re: Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special

    PT: Thanks, that was a great story on Doc!
    Larry


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    Default Re: Help with Doc's Twin Lake Special

    I have to try this pattern. I do the Sierra a number of times a year, heard about it but never seen the fly, very neat. Thanks for bringing it up.

    Craig

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