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The Dude abides
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First one tied on size 6 hook with a squirrel underwing and a sort of pheasant overwing.


Second one tied on #3 AJ.


Fishing these tomorrow on the middle to lower Rogue.

Tight lines all :smokin:
 

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Your guys tying is very inspiring, great tie. Squirell is my favorite material next to seal fur to work with. I have a steady supply of squirrel tails from my boss's nut farm:D
 

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sweet.

Liking those both, with the heads profile do you find that it dances a little more? Short and tall rather than tapered and short.
 

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Liking those both, with the heads profile do you find that it dances a little more? Short and tall rather than tapered and short.
interesting thought, i'll try and compare. It just seems when there are more materials im trying to fit at that area i end up with a tall flat head. when tying speys and dees my heads end up more narrow and smaller overall. Never really thought to see if it made a difference in the swim. I'll experiment some and report back.

Thanks all, these were fun to try, first time using this material as wings.
 

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interesting thought, i'll try and compare. It just seems when there are more materials im trying to fit at that area i end up with a tall flat head. when tying speys and dees my heads end up more narrow and smaller overall. Never really thought to see if it made a difference in the swim. I'll experiment some and report back.

Thanks all, these were fun to try, first time using this material as wings.
They are nice heads no doubt. And I can say some of the old Dee patterns actually call put a bulky head for that effect, which is why I asked. Pulse pulse twitch twitch...
 

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They are nice heads no doubt. And I can say some of the old Dee patterns actually call put a bulky head for that effect, which is why I asked. Pulse pulse twitch twitch...
Our fore-fathers understood the bulky head caused turbulence behind it which caused a pulsing and flowing effect on the materials behind :smokin:

The tiny head on a fly is a modern day tying fad and it doesn't add any "fishing" value to the fly .


These flies are gorgeous !!! A true blend od hair and feathers .... fantastic creations !!


Mike
 

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Your guys tying is very inspiring, great tie. Squirell is my favorite material next to seal fur to work with. I have a steady supply of squirrel tails from my boss's nut farm:D
That's the craziest thing I have ever heard!!! Easily 2 of my top 5 least favorite!!

As always Matt, great work! Incredibly creative!
 
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