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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-27-2020, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Benn long time

I went from working 70 hrs a week driving Zamboni, to 0 hrs. Just like that. Crazy times we are experiencing. I havenít tied a fly in probably 6 mos. today i sat down to shake off the rust. Iíve never tied a GP before and always wanted to. So hereís my first offering to this board in a long time. The rust is evident and i donít even know if i tied it proper, as i donít have the recipe. Anyhow, i hope all you folks are healthy and well. Tough times donít last, tough people do.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-27-2020, 02:01 PM
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Keep tying. Looks fishy.
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like you were never gone from the vise, nice one Matt, Cameron
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Very shrimpy! I like it!
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Nice fly, could not agree with you more.
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Itís a real beauty !!! Tie a few more to post !!!

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Can’t wait to see more!!
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Where is the rust?? Looks great to me.

Stay healthy and hydrate with frequent liquids.

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That was not a bad cast. I was just casting to the nearby fish.
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Nailed the General Practioner! So shrimpy, it will be difficult for a fish to resist.

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Bring the swing.
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I once heard the GP referred to as the General Proctologist...because it is a pain in the ass to tie Beautifully tied, sir.
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Well done Matt...and glad to see you're at the vise one again.
Hybrid Moment is correct...a pain in the ass...that's why I always bought mine -LOL
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-28-2020, 07:43 AM
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cocktail sauce would go well with that shrimp ! great job matt . we should all make the best of our down time despite the difficulties that this situation presents . when the going gets weird , the weird turn pro . (h.thompson)
thanks , jim
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Very shrimpy-sexy
I've seen many renditions of the GP ... they all work. This fly would be no exception, just killer !!

Colonel Drury's pattern is this:

Thread: Orange.
Tail: Hot orange bucktail, over which is a small Red Golden Pheasant Breast feather
Butt: Hot orange hackle, one or two turns.
Body: Hot Orange wool, you can use seal or pig's dubbing
Rib: Oval Gold tinsel, followed by Hot Orange schallapan. Try to keep the hackle sparse so it does not interfere with the GP underwing.
Under-Wing: GP tippet feather with center removed to form a "V", tied in flat across the top of the body, extending past the butt.
Carapace: Red golden pheasant breast feather over the GP tippet feather, ending at the butt.

I often substitute the carapace feather for natural Pheasant Rump. A nice twist is a GP saddle feather (Yellow feather).
Tie this pattern in black, purple, brown, olive and mixed colour schemes from #2/0 to #6 and it would be the only pattern you need to hook both steelhead or salmon on any given river.

Really glad to see you tying Matt

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Matt, keep tying, keep posting. Awesome flies
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-28-2020, 10:53 AM
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That's funny. I was attempting this pattern yesterday myself and then I see this post.

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