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#1 SBPatt


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:54 PM




This one will get their attention, or send them swimming. Loved the color of the deer hair (we don't get picric on this side of the pond but it does bear a resemblance; wish I remembered where I bought this patch); hated the texture. Ended up having to use a spun loop.

hook - Mustad 3906 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 light olive
tail - pheasant tail dyed hot yellow (1TBS Rit Lemon Yellow, 1/2 cup water)
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing hot yellow
hackle - orange over hot yellow
overhackle - mallard dyed hot yellow
head/collar - deer dyed yellow


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:12 PM

First fly on the leader yesterday morning; used it here 43962185111_3596446290_c.jpg And brought this up 43962184561_d22c344470_c.jpg After an hour and a few more fish, retired it to the drying rack (my hat) 43962184231_ffa34a993d_c.jpg Regards, Scott

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:11 AM

Scott, have just seen this on the U.K. forum, where you post.  Some 50 or so years ago, I ordered some of Micheal Rogan's materials, direct from him.  I still have a few capes, though the dubbing has long since been used. The "Genuine Gosling" was, virtually fluoro lemon yellow dyed onto wool fibres, or at least that's what they looked like at the time.  I gather he was (supposed) to have used assorted "natural materials" such as "Asses urine" that had been stored in a water butt & left to "ferment" a.o. The method/reipie came (allegedly) from his grandfather, but how much of that was "a touch of the Blarney" (if any) no-one will ever know. 


I would be extremly cautious with ALL "picric" dyed materials, & never, ever moisten any of them (+ the same could be said for any dyed material) as I knew several fly material dyers & tyers, that are now deceased through the same cancerous cause.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:30 PM



WONDERFUL !!!...and 'deadly' !!!

Voted Sexiest Fly Tyer for 2013