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  1. #2481
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    Quote Originally Posted by calftail View Post
    Old Faithful..........born and bred in the Flattops of Colorado.

    Where has this one been all my life??? I really like this one.........
    yonder

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    Calftail, does the Old Faithful have a gold mylar tag? I think I'm gonna tie that one before long.
    As long as I get a bite, I don't want to leave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkay View Post
    Calftail, does the Old Faithful have a gold mylar tag? I think I'm gonna tie that one before long.


    Yes a gold tag. Not necessary but I do it to satisfy a note in my fly tying text book "Fly Tying" by Sturgis..." gives the fly a more finished appearance."

    The recipe for the fly gets morphed around from tyer to tyer. The first one that I saw was shown for me to copy and it had Gold Pheasant tippet for the tail... the "shop flies generally use dun hackle for the tail.

    The hook in the picture is an Eagle Claw AO56NT-12. A wet/dry fly hook which is how the fly is supposed to be fished. The finish on the hook is nickel teflon which makes it look grey. Substitute any 1x-2x long shank hook. The old Mustad 9671 is a good match.
    I used lime 6/0 thread.
    Body is med. olive chenille.
    Hackle is med. blue dun
    Wing is one or two ring neck pheasant rump feathers tied flat on top of the body.

    Leslie Hinshaw from Meeker Co.originated the fly. The Hinshaw family use to fish it with a spinning rod and a clear plastic bubble. The flat wing is said to give the fly a killing side to side motion as it is slowly retrieved behind the bubble. It's said the family always out-fished nearby fisherman and gained notoriety after many yelled over to them...."hey what are you guys usin'." I worked with Hinshaws cousin Delbert who tied flies for Leslie to sell and he showed me the fly the way it was tied at the time. (1976).

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    SNOW SHOE EMERGING DUN (Olive) Shane Stalcup/ Variant TMC 101, #16 #20


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    Strawberry Cherry Bomb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni View Post
    Strawberry Cherry Bomb
    Expletiving expletive deleted...

    What is the body material?
    I'm currently out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message, and if you would like to reach me by phone, please hang up now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni View Post
    Strawberry Cherry Bomb
    I like it....did you have a species choice when you made this? I am thinking steelhead (but apart from boobs, that is my next go-to thought ).

    Do you have a tying list for that and would you think beadhead or cone to augment the pattern?

    King Joe Outa Here!

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    Bead could work well. I made it with the Trout in Strawberry in mind. It is a Fall choice as the Koke in Strawberry are turning red. This either triggers that or the unsettled weather stirring up worms.
    This one is as follows

    Hook: Streamer #4 to #8
    Thread: Red
    Tail: Marabou and Pearl Flashabou
    Body: Blended Angora Goat and UV red in a dubbing loop. (I prefer UV2 by Spirit River)
    Weight optional. I generally do not and I let the line put it in the zone.

    Variation, cover hook with the Pearl Flashabou first, then spaced wraps of the dubbing so that is shows through.

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    A few dabblers from me..





    Invicta Dabbler

    Hook - B175 10, 12
    Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0 Red
    Tail - Bronze Mallard
    Rib - Gold Oval
    Body - Sunburst Seal's Fur
    Body Hackle - Yellow Grizzle
    Head Hackle - Silver Doctor Blue Grizzle
    Cloak - Bronze Mallard















    Fiery Brown

    Hook - B175 10, 12
    Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0
    Tail - Furnace Cock Fibres
    Rib - Gold Oval
    Body - Fiery Brown Seal's Fur
    Body Hackle - Brown Grizzle Hen
    Cloak - Bronze Mallard
    Cheeks - JC












    Olive Dabbler

    Hook - B175 10, 12
    Thread - Uni-Thread 8/0
    Tail - Chartreuse Cock Hackle Fibres
    Rib - Gold Oval
    Body - 50/50 Chartreuse, Golden Olive Seal's Fur
    Body Hackle - Golden Olive Grizzle
    Cloak - Picric Bronze Mallard
    Cheeks - JC

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    Great looking dabblers, one of my favourite flies
    Eddie
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