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    Default My new favorite dry fly

    I have a new favorite dry fly.

    It has a very long name ("Wilcox's J.C. Special Pheasant Tail")

    It is big and ugly, not delicate and elegant, and I can't really see that it matches any hatch I know of. But, aesthetics aside, it really works well.

    I originally bought these as strike indicators for when I was fishing a dropper nymph rig. I began getting so many hits on the "indicator" that I began fishing these as stand-alone dry flies.

    The fish have been going crazy over these things. I used to tie on a parachute adams as my go-to dry fly. In the relatively fast water I've been fishing lately, these have been working a lot better (probably because the fish can see them better.)
    As an added bonus, the big high-vis parachute on these things means that I can see them better too.


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    WOW, that is one ugly bug..No wonder the fish try and kill it !!!!!!!!!

    Tractman

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    Default Re: My new favorite dry fly

    Looks like the Chinese Crested of flys.

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    Default Re: My new favorite dry fly

    Hi Kai,

    Very interesting fly. If you are tying them I would try a white post as an alternative. White is a natural appearing color and it might make a good choice. I like to see fly fishers with weird flies. It tells me they are thinking and experimenting. I do hope you bend down that barb before you fish it. Thanks for the picture.

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    Looks like a girl I used to date in high school. Very interesting. It may that it represents a buffet of thins trout like. S.D.

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    Almost like my syntax and spelling. Sorry. S.D.

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    Looks like a girl I used to date in high school.
    Not sure I'd admit to that.

    That is a super buggy looking fly alright, and I can see why it would be one that fish would hit with a vengeance. With all that stuff on there, I'd be charging $5 a pop if i was tying and selling them.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    Wow, it looks like it was designed by a committee it's got something for everyone.

    I could see how that would be a killer in fast water. Neat stuff for sure. Thanks for posting.
    Mark

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    Default Re: My new favorite dry fly

    Weird but very interesting tying...thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: My new favorite dry fly

    What is the material used in the tail/shuck?


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