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    Default some flies for rainbows

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    Hook- 4
    Tag- silver
    Rib- gold flat, crossed with gold oval then follow the oval with hackle
    Body- flat silver, front 1/3 hare fur blended with slf
    Collar- cochybonndhu, with golden peasant tail fibers (the centre 2 at a time, and the red outer 4 at a time)
    Throat vealing- green neck feathers of a ring neck cock
    Wing- ring neck head feather (with white tip) over golden pheasant tippets over jungle cock nails
    Topping- golden pheasant crest
    Head- black



    And a basic one

    Hook- 4
    Tag- gold
    Body- silver flat, front 1/3 scarlet red dubbing
    Rib- gold oval
    First hackle- gallina fowl in front of a red dubbing ball
    Throat- pink turkey
    Head- black



    The basic one I have done a few colours and 3 of each
    this will be the first time I have gone after rainbows (I have only ever caught browns and perch).

    Chris
    "the fight is for habitait. Once its continuation is assured the fish will largely look after themselves." KD

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    Default Re: some flies for rainbows

    Chris: Nice looking flies! Not a bad problem to have in only catching Browns!
    Good luck with the rainbows.

    Larry

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    Hi Chris,

    I like number one moving fast and number two moving slow in slow current. Nice tying,

    Ard

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    Default Re: some flies for rainbows

    Chris,

    Nice wing on fly #1!

    I've never thought of using Ringneck Pheasant in place of, for example, a smaller Jungle Cock nail. I like the effect; it's softer and works very well down low near the collar. I've seen barred Wood Duck used that way, but never the pheasant. Very creative tie.

    Go get some Rainbows and let us know how those flies work out for you on the water.

    Good luck!

    Pocono

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    Thanks all

    I will post some pics whether the river is fishable or not (Im doing some hunting in the area and didnt think to check if the river was open or not untill now), it may be full of alpine melt from the report it is still high but who knows in a few weeks as ill be close to the head waters.

    Chris
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    That's right, I forgot, it's springtime down there! It is getting colder here, the gravy train is coming to an end.

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    Default Re: some flies for rainbows

    Beautiful flies.
    You've got a rare one having cochybonndhu. That and cree are getting hard to find (or expensive). Do you have a source there?

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    The cree/honey grizzle I get from my local fly store ($14 nzd for a bag of strung feathers for streamers, wets and lures) not all the feathers are suitable in colour its a bit like a luckey dip.

    Nothing for the cochybondhu tho, this was extracted from a rooster I found on a farm

    Chris
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