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    Have you ever had some flies on your "bucket list"?

    I finally got around to tying one of mine. "The Bumblepuppy" by Theodore Gordon. What's on your list?


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    I'm going with an original, classic style Jock Scott!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbum2020 View Post
    I'm going with an original, classic style Jock Scott!
    Venerable choice! An eye please 'er for sure. Have you done a mixed feather wing yet?
    I love the classics but have always been put off by the cost of materials so I never went there really. I totally understand the addictive nature of tying those flies though.

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    No bucket list here. Millions of patterns to choose from. I just tie what I like.
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

    Norm

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    Next on my list is a fly I've considered for a long time...."the Panama". I'm rounding up the materials and will give it a post when I put it together.

    Vague history to this fly. Popularized in France but some say it's an "American" creation. I know it's a fish getter by the looks of it but I never got around to putting one on the water. The fly has been tempting my vise for 40 years and I think it's about time I put one together.

    It's a slightly complicated dry fly and will be a few new techniques for me to try out.

    Later

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    "The Panama" (modified pattern)


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    This is my bucket list fly. Now if I could just figure out how the hell to tie it.


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    I'd just like to tie a GOOD pheasant tail. (Mine do catch fish!!!!!!)

    Nick, I'd have to turn you in- you didn't pinch the barbs on yours.

    CAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by cab View Post
    I'd just like to tie a GOOD pheasant tail. (Mine do catch fish!!!!!!)

    Nick, I'd have to turn you in- you didn't pinch the barbs on yours.

    CAB
    I WISH that fly was mine. Just one I have seen and love. I don't actually fish for trout so none of my flies are barbless.

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    Nice work on the Gordon pattern.

    The Bumble Puppy is a great choice for tying, I've been making renditions of them for a long time. The flies below were done about a year ago I think; really cool part is the fish here grab them as well as anything else.



    You may as well have a go at feather wing streamers, that will keep you busy for a very long time. I've been making them for........ 45 years (I had to count) and still have some to go

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