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#1 easterngray

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 01:49 PM

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#2 Dale A. Darling

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:19 PM

Lovely.

A curious fly. Do you know the history? Do you fish the pattern? Or fan wings at all?

It's so goid to see a dry from you. Thanks.
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:51 PM

Thanks Dale. The Pink Lady was developed by George LaBranche around 1910. The Fan Wing version is illustrated in Bergan's "Just Fishing", 1932.
I regularly fish fan wings for smallmouths. A Heavier tippet (usually 2x) is necessary in order to keep the tippet from twisting. The smallies really eat up a blue damsel fan wing I tie.
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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:37 PM

Cool. Thanks for the info. What size hooks do you tie the damsel on? Are these small smallies? Maybe we're alike: I may not catch many but at least they're all small. Or in your case, all smallies.
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Posted 03 July 2016 - 12:30 AM

I tie 'em on size 10 Mustad 94840; and yes, they are usually pretty wee smallies! Good fun on a cane 5 weight just the same!


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 05:50 AM

Indeed. Today I caught a few small cutts on a 4-weight cane rod, size 12 Ausable Wulff.

No smallies here, but loads of wild trout! As far as I can tell they all eat dries. Haha.
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Posted 03 July 2016 - 05:43 PM

Dear ALEC,

 

GORGEOUS 'fan wing'....and and and PINK !!!...I love pink !!!

 

pink reminds me time and time again to the sooooooooo many sweet lips I kissed in my 'youth' hahahahaha (but don't tell that to my 'dearest enemy of my heart DALE...he is not to trust that fellow...and besides he dislikes (thus hates) pink !!! yes he does !!!

 

A wonderful pattern...thanks for the 'information' it was one by LA BRANCHE...

 

Thanks for coming in again ...it was allready a time back we 'heared and saw' something of You...

 

CONTINUE please...

 

Geert

 

PS...Alec...'my enemy of my heart' can't know everything ...at least this is something good about him...and in a good 'day' he wants still to learn something...but not allways (only when he is in a good day and mood - psttttttttt and no it is not his 'former blonde' who told me that hahahahahaahha..........ah ah ah I love pink !!!


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 08:13 PM

Dear ALEC,

 

Some YOU will perhaps have seen allready some perhaps not...

 

pstttttttttttttt I hope DALE will sleep (then his eyes are mostly CLOSED...and thus will not see ALL this wonderful pink !!! hahahahahaa

 

Geert

 

PS...and if necessary I have still a handfull of 'pinkies' in petto

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 07:33 PM

As always great conversation on this site...educational as well.

 

Thank you all.....

 

Cheers,

George


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 09:34 AM

Beautiful flies as always Geert! Thank you my friend.
Alec M. Stansell
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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:04 PM

That's one gorgeous fanwing, Alec! I'd seen it tied as a wet, but never as a dry!

 

John


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