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Tippet and Herl

A size # 4 wet that should do well on different species. It was inspired by a package I received by one of my Canadian buddies. Amongst all the goodies was a zip-lock of irridescent Turkey flats that immediately said "tippets and herl". The main body is quill (p-cock herl) heavilly reinforced by amber wire. My photo doesn't do it justice. I hope he scores with it on the river

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Among all the species that that fly screams, I hear brook trout the loudest! Really nicely done!
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Pure art!
Inspiring.
Can you post the material list.
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I was thinking the same thing about brook trout. A lot of our local streamers have a similar look that are geared toward them, but I'm sure it's buggy appeal will win over stealhead or anything that swims for that matter. Well tied.

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Beautiful composition of materials, textures and colors!

These materials make krystal flash look like a wad of pocket lint!
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Brook Trout

Spring Brrok Trout! Do you fish in some of the ponds in your way for Brookies?
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Pure art!
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Can you post the material list.
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Thanks Ben (and the rest of you guys)

The hook is an older Mustad, I think size#4 is pretty accurate.

Tail: any irridescent turkey flats tied long, followed by tippets tied in shorter
Butt: 4-5 turns of peacock herl
1st body section: Long p-cock herl that has been stripped (I use a pencil eraser, and soaked it in water for a few minutes)...followed by a ribbing of Amber wire(UTC, brassie size).
2nd body section: P-Cock Herl ice dubbing ribbed with dull orange kevlar thread that has been twisted
Underwing: Mixed stands of the tail material,again with the tippets tied shorter(not evident in photo)
Throat: a few turns of dull orange hackle
Wing: Blue and Gold Macaw coverts or tail feathers. I actually prefer the coverts at this size.

This fly is like a 1950's Harley...built to last

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A side note (especially for us cold climate people). The drying effect of certain heating systems can really alter the behavior of your materials. Be prepared for some changes
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Hi Dave

Simple material put it on small hook and came out like this? It's a master tie skill. I'm sure catch brook, brown,steelhead,sala too.
Thanks for the sharing and post.
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That stripped peacock herl looks fantastic.

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Wow, Dave!! these are exactly the kind of flies I aspire to learn to tie, fish & have the imigination to tie! That is one lucky fella.
That would be my first pick for a stream in the Adirondacks that I have been fishing every April 1st since I've had my drivers license! The only day of the year that is entirely devoted to fishing & that stream!!

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A side note (especially for us cold climate people). The drying effect of certain heating systems can really alter the behavior of your materials. Be prepared for some changes
Can you elaborate on this, please. This is very interesting.
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Fantastic Dave !! You never cease to amaze me with what comes out of your vise !!
I'd fish that all day long in clear water for both Steelhead and Salar










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Bad to the very bone Dave!
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