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#1 eide

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 05:00 AM

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Working on some catskill patterns: March Brown
Mustad 94840 #14 - http://flyhooks.org/mustad/94840



#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 12:43 PM

Hi Eide
It's pretty. Thanks.

Where did you get the recipe? I'm curious. The way I saw the fly tied was with bleached beaver for the body dubbed over orange thread, I think. The tail and hackle were mixed grizzly and brown. I loved the way the fly looked dry and wet.

Maybe this will generate more dry fly discussion. Thanks for posting this one!
Dale
PS: when I tues commercially I bought 94840 hooks by the thousands, especially 14-18. We had hundreds of empty hook boxes in big boxes. The kids played with them and the wmpty thread spools. No wonder one of my hands doesn't work.

I hope you'll post more dry flies!
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#3 eide

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 03:06 PM

The recipe is from "Tying Catskill-Style Dry Fly" by Mike Valla (page 148) - noted as: "a hybrid of the Darbee and Flick versions"

 

Wings: Wood duck

Tail: Dark brown hackle

Body: Light colored red fox

Hackle: Brown, mixed with grizzly



#4 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 09:11 PM

Thanks. That's certainly more accurate than my version. Yours is lovely!
Do you fish with flies like this for trout?
Good fishing Eide.
Dale
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Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:43 AM

Thanks!

 

Just started tying these this winter, have tried them out a couple of times, but got some river fishing later this summer where they will be perfect!



#6 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:50 AM

Great! I hope you enjoy casting to the ring of the rise Eide. I'd enjoy hearing about how it goes for you.
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#7 Isonychia

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:07 PM

Trust me, a good March Brown dun pattern during a hatch can draw some seriously hair-raising strikes! Despite my screen name, the March Brown hatch is my favorite one to fish.

 

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#8 grizzlybear

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 07:01 PM

Nice fly. But the recipe I have is from the catskill tradition patterns and it was done by Dave Brandt.the body calls for ruddy tan red fox.

 

 

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