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A rendition of a rendition of a pattern ...

I had every intention of going to the river today, but the weather man lied again and air temps were well below the above freezing mark as promised
Instead made the best of it and sorted out some lines and decided to tie a few flies.

Here's one of Bruce's patterns. I would have fished this fly today ... if I had it in my box. Now I have it for next attempted outing I guess



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This is my attempt at Bruce's crossover of a Glasso Black Heron, hence the title name. I don't have Argus primaries that Bruce uses for the wing strips, but I think the Kori Bustard is a decent sub, I like the contrast anyways
This one was tied in hand on a #2 McNeese. I tied another on a #3 McNeese. I think these will sink like stones !!


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Nice tie! And equally nice de-barb.
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Nice fly mike! Nice and sparse should have lots of movement. I dig the bustard wing! I a have some but I haven’t tried it out yet. Now ya got me inspired to wing a fly with it 👍👍
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Nice tie! And equally nice de-barb.
Yup, de-barb first, then close gap, then tie fly, always

Kori is very easy to use, even more so than turkey.
I really like the speckled look, so much contrast !!


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This fly has got me clicking on this thread multiple times. When you gotta go back for more, you know that you gotta tie one up just like it. Great work, Mike. It has got all I would love in a winter pattern.

Bustard looks terrific in that fly.
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Mike, that is one nice cold water, winter fly. Sparsly tied with some pop.
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Yeah, it's the simple patterns that draw my attention the most.
This pattern that Bruce introduced us to is so fishy, I would probably be happy and content only swinging it for an entire season.


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Good call.

Give it a few days before going out to play.
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There is something about Kori that attracts fish in the same way peacock herl does...and you sure did a fine job on this fly and great use of a super material.

A real beauty Mike......
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Very cool fly! It does look like it will sink quickly and also move seductively as well. Is the hackle heron? And what about the tail? The tail looks like it will provide some nice wiggle.

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Very cool fly! It does look like it will sink quickly and also move seductively as well. Is the hackle heron? And what about the tail? The tail looks like it will provide some nice wiggle.

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Nate, the hackle is heron and the tail is a pair of dyed black GP breast feathers back to back.
If you are looking for a substitute on the hackle, then dyed black Blue Eared Pheasant would be about the best. Closely followed by dyed black pheasant rump feathers. Pheasant rump feathers have been forgotten lately with all the "hype" of heron. On average they lack the length of stem for wrapping, however I know Canadian Tube flies have some choice XL Pheasant that is much longer than the norm and super fishy since it comes with that built in "sheen" that only pheasant has.


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Make sure you tie those for next fall...
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Make sure you tie those for next fall...
You know I'll have a few of these in my wallet
I have a few already and working on a few more different colours too


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Beautiful fly Mike! Inspiring. I really like the material choices. Perhaps a silly question but all of this is somewhat new to me. What is meant by "close the gap" in the statement "de-barb first, then close the gap"?

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Scott, thank you for the kind words 🙂
What is meant by "closing the gap" is just that. I pinch the barb with a pair of pliers, then re-position them so I can apply pressure downward on the rear section of the shank to close the gap by modifying the bend. This I find can be less harmful to the fish and make the hook a little sleeker and sexy.


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