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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2020, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Snow tail

Just a pattern I’ve been brainstorming and still needs some R&D! Basically a hybrid of the Cascade and Stu’s Pot belly pig

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Very shrimpy
I think you are on a roll with that pattern. Maybe shorten the tail a little and add a few boar bristles ??


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Very shrimpy <img src="http://www.speypages.com/speyclave/images/smilies/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smokin" class="inlineimg" />
I think you are on a roll with that pattern. Maybe shorten the tail a little and add a few boar bristles ??


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Hey Mike! Good point. I’m kind of scratching my head as to where the hook should be???

I like the tail 1.5-2 times length of body, much like a cascade. But since the tail is 360, should the hook be farther up or farther back??

Not sure, will have to put some in water as is and see if it fouls much or what.

What are your thoughts?? And any critiques from any one else out there I would love to here!!

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That color combination really caught my eye! Nice!

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Snow tail....

Just a quick glance reaction here - but in my experience, esp. with tying in the round on double hooks, if all materials are distributed evenly on the body then the fly invariable keels over and swims upside down. I have found this to be true with tube bodies too. If my wings are sufficiently more dense than my collars & hackles then the problem is eliminated...great color combo for spring and fall, ought to take fish anywhere in the great lakes basin...

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I agree with Tom above regarding wing placement and density. When it comes to my flies staying wing up hook point down I am as anal as they come. And as you know I make 99% of my patterns on tubes and the rule holds true for them as well as tying on a hook.

Nice work on the tying and feel free to shoot me a PM if you connect with that one, the color combo should look good to a fish as it does to me.

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