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    Default HG Tapply's Nearenuf Fly

    I am looking for a "recipe" for tying HG Tapply's "Nearenuf" fly.

    I have seen different patterns online and wonder if anyone has the "classic recipe"?

    Some people would say, Tap would take the trimmings from tying a batch of flies and assemble one that looked "near enough" to an Adams and add it to his fly box.

    That sounds about right to me, but I thought I would check the collective memory of the Group.

    Thanks Folks


    Photos or web links would be appreciated.
    Nearenuf

    The true joy in pursuing trout is that they live in the most beautiful places.

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    Default Re: HG Tapply's Nearenuf Fly

    A Google search turned up multiple recipes for the fly including one by Tapply himself.

    Tap's Tips: Practical Advice for All Outdoorsmen - Horace G. Tapply - Google Books

    Nearenuf:

    Hook-Standard Dry fly size to match the natural
    Thread: Brown
    Wings: Wood duck flank-upright and divided
    Tails: two quills of stripped grizzly hackle, tied splayed
    Body: Stripped peacock herl
    Hackle, One Grizzly, One Ginger, wound intermixed.

    Nearenuf (Dry Fly) "Fly of the Week #20 - FAOL

    Nearenuf - Fly-tying - Catskill Flies Forum

    Nearenuf
    Regards,

    Silver



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    Default Re: HG Tapply's Nearenuf Fly

    Thank-you.
    Nearenuf

    The true joy in pursuing trout is that they live in the most beautiful places.

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    The Sportsman's Notebook and Tap's Tips by H.G. Tapply has the recipe. I practically memorized that book when I was a kid. I noticed that one can get a used copy for as little as 88 cents through amazon.com.

    Tap's son, Bill Tapply, wrote of how he rebelled against his dad when Tap would insist they fish with the Nearenuf.

    A killer fly in that book is the Cooper Bug. Fish it as a dry or a wet.
    Best regards,
    Reed

    http://overmywaders.com

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