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    Default What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    I was tying some flies today and thought about this. I don't think there is any question in my mind that peacock herl and marabou have been tops for me.
    How about you?

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    Saddle hackle & floss on my wet flies;

    Stripped quill and hackle on my dries;

    Dubbed fur & slate mallard wings are an alternate choice for the dry flies. I had to make it complicated because I think my streamer fly fishing is catching up to the dry fly fishing in numbers of fish caught.

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    rooster cape hackle....black hare flash dubbing

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    Peacock Herl

    The next was going to be pheasant tail until the guys above said hackle. So...........

    Marabou (fickle enough?)
    Last edited by Jimmie; 02-26-2011 at 10:35 AM.

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    Orange Crackle Back - Peacock herl and Punch yarn

    Hook - Size #10/12
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    Body - you can use Uni-thread, punch yarn, (orange is my favorite color) Hackle - Full body palmered

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    I would have to say hooks.
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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    I will go with Bigdog and say pecock herl and marabou. Peacock binging the number one by a long shot for me.

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    I will be very specific just like the question is.....so,best two foe me is dark dun hackle and claret dubbing

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    I would have to say hooks.
    i agree with Ant. i think the hook is the MOST fish-catching material i use.

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    Default Re: What are your two most fish-catching fly materials of all time?

    Since I said material, you guys that said "hooks" really meant "steel" right? LOL!
    Dry fly hackle probably doesn't count because it's main purpose in my mind is to float the fly, not attract the fish.
    What I meant was the two materials that are most ATTRACTIVE to fish! That probably leaves out hooks and dry fly hackle.

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