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At least that's how this one dawned upon me. As I walked the garden and had a close look at one of our maples, an Acer tegmentosum, or commonly known as a snake skin maple, I thought that the colour combo of the grey and brown striped bark, the red twigs and the green leafs in summer could make for a nice fly. So I went to the vise and this fly appeared:



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Cheers whiskeyjin ;-)

The pattern is:

Tag: small oval gold tinsel
Rear body: Grey floss with rib of white floss flanked by black tying thread
Front body: Natural hare's ear dubbing with rib of flat gold tinsel
Front body hackle: Golden pheasant red flank feather
Throat: Teal
Under wing: Pair of green rooster saddle hackle tips
Wing: Highlander green goose married with single yellow goose fibers
Muzzle: Peacock herl
Head: Laquered black thread
 

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Great tie, Soren! Wonderfully inspired by nature!

Some interesting colors on flies, that I never thought to try together, came from sitting on a river bank, just soaking in the beauty of my surroundings, viewing some pretty little palettes of wild flowers, grasses, and rocks.

Would love to see that wet as well!

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And here's a wet shot of the little tegmentosum fly - a fine wet profile if I may say so ;-)



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