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For the last couple of months my project of sorts has been to slowly go thru and tye all of the old Dee patterns that I can come across. I just love the look of these patterns and how they move in the water. Of course I have yet to find one pattern not listed on Flies, Feathers and Phantoms (what an amazing website... so much there.) Anyways took a few photos today as I have not posted here in a while..... but I still look quite often. You guys have all been just killing it with your flies lately!!

Davie Caird 5/0


Skier 3/0


Corniehaugh 3/0


Moonlight 1/0


Dee Sun Fly size 1


Dunt 2/0


Dr. Forbes 4/0


Thanks all for the ongoing inspiration!
Cheers.
James
 

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Well done James , fantastic offerings :)
Very neat and tight tying , body work is outstanding !!
You don't see too many people tying the Dr.Forbes ... a favorite fall time pattern of mine introduced to me by that Miller fellow while swinging for salar a few years back .

Great post !!


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Cheers Fellas!
I have a bit of a obsession going with these dee patterns lately and loving it!

MZillion. I agree, I really like this pattern too... just something steely about it.

Mike. Funny you mention Mr. Miller... the very first time I seen both the Dr. Forbes and the Skier were Dee-Wayne's ties and I fell for them instantly!
 

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If you have those with you on the Clearwater you better watch your fly box for "pilferers!" LOL
 

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Very nice work indeed.

What is your hackle of choice of you don't mind me asking?
 

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Paul. I'm watching you.... :)

BCBound.
All of the above are hackled with Heron. If I wish the fly to have a "fuller" look I will add a collar of dyed black ringneck rump with long, fine fibres (2 turns or so) between the hackle and the collar. The first 3 flies above are hackled this way. Large BEP stripped one side is also good and recently I have been tying a few with rhea or burnt ostrich either in a dubbing loop or tied in as you would a throat.
 

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Awesome work. Love your flies! My favourite is the Dunt. Like the colours.
 

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Thanks James.
 

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Skier !

Love them all, the Skier is my favourite of this set - just a lovely balance and proportion to it, and I like the fact the hackle is not swept down which is just like the vintage ones

Cheers

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Cheers Will!

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Man! That just screams vintage eats. Like Mike said, clean as a whistle and ready for enticing. Killer chops, my friend. Those could not be tied any better. Take a bow.

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