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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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Murdoch's Fail-Me-Never

One of our kind Speypages members, Tom, had gifted me a wonderful rendition of Murdoch's Fail-Me-Never. I vowed to tie up my version and send it off to him. After my recent Sun Fly on a wee double, I had the urge to tie up a Fail-me-Never on a small single.

I was not too happy with the final product, so I will have to retie another for Tom when I get a breather. I thought I should still share it here because the pattern will always be one-of-a-kind. Aside from the specific recipe for the body, the wing build is tyer's choice as long as it is light and has peacock herl with a topping.

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Thanks to Eunan for sending me the wee hooks.

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Interesting choice of pattern. I remember the pattern from Colin's site but never had the inspiration give it a whirl.
I like your rendition


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Your work on those small hooks never fails to impress...I do like what your are doing.

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Looks really good to me Adrian.
Great to see you giving it a go!
I think because of the vagueness of Colin's listed recipe we get hard on ourselves with precision, even when we know that certain patterns have some latitude for interpretation.
This is one of my all time favorite patterns to tie and fish, esp in the summer when summer-run fish are about. I can only imagine how it fishes for Salar...I gave another one to a pal who fished the Dee & the Spey in late June but I don't recall if anything came to it...

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Tom does strike me as a pattern that needs a" longish" body to it

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