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1855, Blackers, Findhorn No 4


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#1 Jim_Montgomery

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

They say flattery is the sincerest form of imitation.

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:16 PM

Cracker. You have a eye for this Jim!!
I love these Blacker patterns
Keep em coming
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

Gotta love it Jim...your work on these just continues amaze...

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:16 PM

That's a great looking fly IMO. I need to ask though, are these flies for fishing or just for looking ? The reason I ask is that you've used a gut sub. If for fishing I could totally understand that but if their just lookers, why a gut sub ? Reproducing flies from 1855 using gut sub on a $20 hook just doesn't seem right to me but I do very much like this fly, nice job.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:23 PM

Everything gets wet, some have success  others not so much.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:01 PM

Keep on truckin Jim!!


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:02 AM

Thanks for the reply Jim, I think that's very cool you are actually fishing these. Couple other questions if you don't mind. What species are you targeting w these flies ? I assume that the hook gape must be legal in your neck of the woods, because it certainly wouldn't be here. Thanks again for the reply. No mean spirited intentions here, just curious cause that's one gnarly hook

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:12 AM

Primary species is red fish or speckled trout. Will hunt the tarpon whenever I can get to them. They "live" about a hundred yards off shore. Depending on the bait run they come into the channel between the beach and first sandbar on occasion.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:53 AM

Great fly Jim.. All these old flies,now your needing to use a old thread"silk"..;) Atb Kyle

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:21 AM

This one looks very fine Jim.

I had no idea you fished with them. Sure would like a photo if one in the jaw of a speck or red.
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