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    Have a look at this colourful fly, I guess there is no other hobby which gives you somuch satisfaction and happiness.

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    Marabou tarpon fly



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    EP Brush baitfish



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    Gold Gotcha weighted with a Fish Skull shrimp tail.


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    Last edited by mjkirshner; 10-14-2017 at 08:10 PM.

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    Haystack
    Fran Betters 1930's.
    Fran developed this pattern for slow-moving waters that were usually spring-fed.
    Deer hair was used as a wing and flared in an arc so that the lowermost hairs supported the fly in the surface waters.
    The tail had bunched deer hair.

    Tail: Bucktail
    Body: Tan antron (substituted for the body to add sparkle)
    Wing: Deer body fur


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    Wow. So the comparadun is actually a 1930's pattern?! Figures. It's all about the publicity I suppose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey Bagels View Post
    Wow. So the comparadun is actually a 1930's pattern?! Figures. It's all about the publicity I suppose.
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    The fly's History & Variation:
    (Note, the only thing to change was the tail and the name)

    -1930's named a Haystack by Fran Betters the tail was bunched deer hair.
    -1972 named a Comparadun by Al Caucci and Bob Nastasi from their book, Comparahatch.
    They elongated the tail by using microfibbets or hackle fibers and split them for better floatation.
    -mid 1980's named a Sparkle Dun by Craig Mathews and John Juracek.
    The split tail was replaced with a trailing shuck of Antron or Z-lon.
    This transformed the fly from a dun pattern into an emerger.

    Admittedly my fly is also a variation because of the way I tie the wing in and make the tail sparse.

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    Default Re: What are you Tying?

    I forgot to bring hooks across the big pond with me. This is the best I could do. I learned this one when I was 4.
    And just for the record, we didn't have Google or YouTube when I learned to tie this one. It was all hands on trial and error back then!!


    Last edited by kevind62; 10-16-2017 at 11:10 AM.
    Kevin
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    "Not every day is filled with sunshine. Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the statue"

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    mjkirshner, nice.
    Do you make your shrimp eyes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevind62 View Post
    I forgot to bring hooks across the big pond with me. This is the best I could do. I learned this one when I was 4.
    And just for the record, we didn't have Google or YouTube when I learned to tie this one. It was all hands on trial and error back then!!


    Kevin, I figured I'd be prepared to answer In case you asked what pattern this was.
    I'd have to say "Shoo-Fly".

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