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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2019, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hope everyone had a great day. I spent most of it goofing around at the vise.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 01:55 AM
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Me thinks you probably tie an attractive Lady Caroline.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 06:58 AM
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Another fine display of skill, gorgeous fly
I really like the long JC nails under the wing. Really it provides such a nice taper for the wing.
Out of curiosity Shannon, what size McNeese hook do you tie on most regularly ??


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Now that’s great!!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-30-2019, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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Another fine display of skill, gorgeous fly
I really like the long JC nails under the wing. Really it provides such a nice taper for the wing.
Out of curiosity Shannon, what size McNeese hook do you tie on most regularly ??


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Hi Mike. I tie on #3's most of the time. For display flies I sometimes use #2's to make the details more visible with the longer shank, larger tinsels and longer wings etc, also for clipping off eyes for blind-eye flies. It's been ages since I tied on #1's.

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It's been ages since I tied on #1's.

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I strictly re-bend #1's to a smaller gap and straighten the shank where the bend is. It makes for a longer shank to gap ratio and is a nice platform for a Dee strip.
Most my wet's are done on #3's with the occasional #2.


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I missed this pattern on the first go 'round. Superb tying.
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Another great one Shannon. I love the overall proportions of this fly and as Mike said, I love the JC nails under the wing. Fantastic.
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