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I'll give it a whirl when the hatch comes on and I have read up a little more
Better have em before you start seeing them, they will be down your way.
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Beauty! What color thread and wire?
That is tied on a Dai Riki 730 size 16, bead sized to match

Ulta Wire Red in Small
Uni 8/0 Red thread
Peackock Eye Stick herl for thorax
UTC Large flat pear tinsel
White or Cream CDC (PetitJean)
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Better have em before you start seeing them, they will be down your way.
I can usually fish Cahills in May but it's been very cold (unseasonably) so I think it'll be right on time this year. I'll get 'em tied in Feb.

I've been tying some Skunkulators this month and had very good luck on the water with them.
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It looks like you cut the hackle legs to length. Try to get the correct length on the soft hackle "legs" so they taper naturally.

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The best method for doing this is to use a partridge feather and cut back a section from the tip of the feather so you get an empty slot with feathers on each side that you can tie in at the correct length.

This method is demonstrated by Harry Mason in this SBS of a Copper John, steps 22-26.

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