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    Default Not sure what this is called

    Made this up the other night.
    Tail: muskrat guard hair
    Body: muskrat fur dubbing
    Hackle: Brown rooster saddle
    Wing: muskrat guard hair tied in as a post

    Awkward Sportsman

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    1. i would not use guard hairs as tailing fibers. i would use hackle barbs from that brown hackle.

    2. a post is usually used to tie parachute style flies that have the hackle wrapped around the post horizontally. a post is not used on the dry fly style you tied.

    3. omit the post and just wrap the hackle like you have done above
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    Just a coulle of questions to build my knowledge of fly tying. Why would you not use the guard hairs as taling material? Is ot the way it floats or looks? Also I used the wrong term on the wing. The guard hairs are tied in as a hair wing, is there are reason not to do this? I figured it would help with flotation.
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    from the muskrat i have worked with the guard hairs were just to short for a dry fly tail. if the guard hairs on the skin you have are longer and measure about 1 1/2 the length of the hook shank, then by all means use it.

    same thing with the wing.

    there are other materials to tie dry flies but use what you have on hand.
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    Understood. I am pretty new to tying so I am open to all suggestions/techniques/ideas and criticism. Thanks!
    Awkward Sportsman

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    If you use YouTube it will help you out alot, even if you have classes you can go to, YouTube is a huge resource and you can watch it ove and over as you tie. Just keep working at it, things will get better for you, I know because me and my 10 thumbs got better. That being said your fly treated with floatant may well hook a fish or two. Thanks for sharing and you are in the right place to ask questions.
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    There is a fly we use here in western ,Pa that is very deadly, it is similar to your fly but without the tail and dubbing. It's called the North Fork Spider red thread tied with badger hackle very simple and works awesome. It was the first dry fly pattern I was taught at a Trout Unlimited fly tying class. I'll be tying a couple more up this week for the up coming trout season, and I'll try to post it on here.
    Gary Wiant

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    Here is the fly I mentioned, sorry I forgot to post this here.

    I'll also try to post it under templates if I can figure it out.

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    Gary Wiant

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    looks like an Adams

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    Dunno what it is but a bluegill outta eat the stuffin' out of it.
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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