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Old 10-12-2013, 06:03 AM
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Fly gotta name? I see a lot of good stuff happenin' in that one.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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Cousin to the "Carson Quill Wing Coachman" I posted earlier, here's the "H.W. Carson Coachman"...........

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Old 10-12-2013, 10:25 AM
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Very nice,

This would work for all things that swim here!

Me, I have a dozen Light Spruce to knock out today and I am beginning to mess around with Intruder style flies. I'm planning to make a few in food color and some in black & blue to use as attractors. When I finish a few I'll come and post.

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Old 10-12-2013, 01:38 PM
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Calftail, is that bucktail? I love that fly. Is that hen greenwell or dry fly?
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:45 PM
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Calftail, is that bucktail? I love that fly. Is that hen greenwell or dry fly?
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That's all calftail, dyed red and natural white and regular ole rooster dyed dark coachman brown hackle for the collar. You could certainly use bucktail for the wing and tail. Most of that hackle has a really dark rib in it when you pluck it from the top of the neck. I needed big hackle for the fly is #6. I doubled the " dry fly" hackle and wrapped it wet fly.

Fly was made popular by ole school tyer (like me--ha-ha) Roy Donnelly for west coast steelheaders. Popular size was #4 and #6. Read up on Donnelly, he's part of our fly tying heritage. A master tyer !

ps..you didn't answer my post #2511 about your fly ?
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:08 PM
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Calftail, sorry I missed your question. It is a Fiery Brown Hog Hopper. It is more full than it looks, with the deer hair. I only had enough legs to do a half dozen, and that turned out the best. That fly to me, is harder than it looked. Mine is a variation of that fly.

Thank you for the info. (on YOUR fly) I would've never guessed that was calf tail, it is awfully straight for that. Most of the calf tails I have are kinky, or real wavy. Is the coachman brown a saddle, or neck? I know I don't have that in a dry fly...but I do have a fiery brown saddle.
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ah !...I googled fiery brown hopper. Lots to look at. Cool.

Tip...finer hair on the caftail is at the top of the tail. The hair is straighter and some tails have hair up there that looks like polar bear. Anyways I love the stuff.

The hackle I used is neck but I would use saddle too if it was the right length.
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I've been tying and fishing this fly over the summer/ early fall. Its been deadly for good size bass, especially with a 5"+ tail like the ones below. Here's a sample of the catch; should have taken the picture with the fly in his mouth but I was about to release him and remembered I had my i-phone in my vest.

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FAST WATER EMERGER BAETIS – Nemec/Variant – TMC 200R, #18 – #20…this is a #20…


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AK. Assassin interpreted to an Intruder style tie.
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The fly would look like this if tied conventionally;
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The fly catches salmon and trout in either style but I am trying to catch up with the past 15 years and learning to convert many of my ties to the modern styles of tying.

Instead of the poly fiber wing & crystal flash feelers the Intruder uses long polar bear fibers to replace the color and sparkle. I see good things associated with these flies
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