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    Default Made my own Cree

    Looks pretty close to me.

    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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    Looks nice.

    I've attempted to alter/tint grizzly hackle with Pantone or Prismacolor markers, but the color doesn't adhere.

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    It does look good. Did you dye grizzly?
    - William

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    Cree hackle= John Atherton

    Now you gotta buy his book !

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    Default Re: Made my own Cree

    I just used a permanent brown sharpie. Honestly, I do not know how the color will hold up....figured it would stick....but it just might not.

    More experimenting to do.
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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    Medium/dark ginger = poor man's cree

    I never could understand the infatuation with cree when very few patterns even require it
    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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    Default Re: Made my own Cree

    Cree is just one of those things you have whether or not you need it. I've had the same cape for over 30 years and I figure it'll be a lifetime supply

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Default Re: Made my own Cree

    when i get below size 18 flies I don't like using two feathers. That's my weakness,,my own need,,or problem you might say. I'm sure others do not feel the same. Dark barred ginger is close and that's what I use right now,,but if i can 'make' an Adams,,or any fly that calls for a grizzly and brown,,, with one feather by just coloring in some bars,,why not ?
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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    I think trying new things is one of the fun parts about fly fishing and tying. If I started worrying about what I really need I wouldn't be fly fishing, hardly utilitarian for someone living in a city with a job that pays the bills, it is about pleasure, creativity, and relaxation. I have a herbert miner variant that is close enough for a one feather adams but won't stop me from checking out cree, whether or not it is required. Part of the fun, for me at least.
    - William

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    Quote Originally Posted by fly_guy12955 View Post
    I just used a permanent brown sharpie. Honestly, I do not know how the color will hold up....figured it would stick....but it just might not.

    More experimenting to do.
    I use a lot of sharpies, mainly for barring streamers. It holds up surprisingly well but it does fade in time. But the fading often looks more natural. The nice thing about it is you can just re-mark them if it fades too much. A little harder to do if its a palmered hackle tho.

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