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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure what you would call this. The river gods took it from me only a few hours after it was born. Tied on a partridge hook. Feathers are pheasant and kori bustard.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 11:37 AM
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Awesome bug there Nickels. It's a winner for sure. Sucks it was sacrificed to the River Gods. I'll have to tie up a couple for my box.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 12:12 PM
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I hate losing flies to the rocks, though it makes little sense. I have drawers full of flies - and it isn't like I sell them. So why is it such a bummer to bust one off? I don't know. And it always seems like its the fanciest ones that most like the rocks (I lost a fancy married winged fly a couple days ago and am still bummed). I feel your pain. I will say this though - I spend more time fussing with leaders and knots having lost flies with far less pull than a steelhead would cause. So I guess there is a good side to losing flies.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 12:30 PM
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I'd call that Fishy-Sexy
Kori and GP rolled into one fly ... damn right that's sexy

That is a great design and talented tying ... your putting the ideas to the irons man, I love it !! And quite envious ... all my tying stuff is barricaded behind stuff since my eldest daughter moved back in with us.

You've done your share of river sacrifices my friend ... ease up on the tips or increase your casting angles brother
All these flies you have shown us lately are much worthy of tugs and fish and we keep hearing they all have been stolen by the river.
Just razzin' ya my brother

Lost flies happen, I've had my share but I continue to donate as well ......

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 02:26 PM
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another beauty, but it may be time to start fishing up top, sounds like your waters are as low as mine, Cameron
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 04:22 PM
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This is an epic fly Nick. Looks like it will definately kill it.


Bring the swing.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 06:58 PM
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What a pattern!! The combination of wing, body and hackle result in something electric.

Thanks for sharing,

That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-16-2020, 07:02 PM
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something about that fly .... just so fine .
i'm sure you can conjure up another even better !! i have faith in ya' .
so the hackle is pheasant and the wing kori ?
thanks , jim

Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul ...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-17-2020, 02:48 AM
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That is just a fantastic fly tied darn well. Rarely does a fly jump out at me any more but this one sure does! I love it.

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