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  1. Thread: fly tying desk

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    Fine work there (great book, too). Regards,...

    Fine work there (great book, too).

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Took the flies out for a quick test-drive...

    Took the flies out for a quick test-drive yesterday. Figured it was a little late for Quill Gordons, then this guy paid a visit
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  3. Thread: Devotion SBS

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    Uncle Jesse, NC trout must talk to cutts out...

    Uncle Jesse,

    NC trout must talk to cutts out in MT; west slopes love orange. This'll get fished to both.

    Regards,
    Scott
  4. Thread: Shuck Material?

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    I use Congo Hair on a lot of mayfly emergers and...

    I use Congo Hair on a lot of mayfly emergers and as egg sacs on caddis; fish seem to tolerate it. Maribou (and ostrich at times) work pretty well, too.

    Regards,
    Scott
  5. Thread: What happened?

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    Development of smaller hooks, genetic hackle,...

    Development of smaller hooks, genetic hackle, finer thread, finer tippet, etc, opened up ability to tie/fish smaller flies. With increase in fishing pressure, it also became harder to tempt fish...
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    Part 4 tie in hackles ...

    Part 4

    tie in hackles

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6792_zps96d2c8f7.jpg


    wrap (get as many turns in as you can; this is a lot of iron and bushy is better);...
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    Part 3 flip it back over; clean, stack,...

    Part 3


    flip it back over; clean, stack, measure (hook shank) some moose mane, tie in and wrap forward, creating smooth intersection with wing butts
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    Part 2 split, figure-8, post, lock wrap...

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    split, figure-8, post, lock wrap behind, post, lock wrap behind, Sally (apologies for the focus; tall wing exposes my camera's lack of depth)
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    Galloup Troutsman Hex SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6797_zpsabf6631f.jpg

    Kelly devised this fly in the late 70's for the hexagenia hatch (hence the name); change colors to suit your...
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    Part 3 half hitch at the front, trim hackle...

    Part 3

    half hitch at the front, trim hackle tip

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6737_zps22cbe17e.jpg


    trim post to length, SHHAN
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    Part 2 back on it's back; clean, stack,...

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    back on it's back; clean, stack, measure (tips should extend to the back of the bend) a clump of deer hair
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    Robert's Drake variation SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6738_zpsc3df7f05.jpg

    Sorta/kinda like Clarence Robert's Yellow Drake; tied here as a March Brown, so it's not really a drake (part of the...
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    Part 2 strip all the fibers off of a hackle,...

    Part 2

    strip all the fibers off of a hackle, moisten and tie in

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6673_zps3f03f38e.jpg
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    Dixie Blonde (spundun) SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6707_zps52fda922.jpg

    A dye-job if I've ever seen one. In larger sizes, it'd make a passable golden drake; I've only seen that fly once,...
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    Alan, Thanks. The judicious use of scissors...

    Alan,

    Thanks. The judicious use of scissors on the underside would lower the center of gravity, although it would kinda defeat the purpose of all that pretty hackle :D
    Agreed, a different...
  16. Thread: Devotion SBS

    by ScottP
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    Thanks. Haven't fished it yet, but I will soon....

    Thanks. Haven't fished it yet, but I will soon.

    Regards,
    Scott
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    March Brown version ...

    March Brown version

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6616_zpsa568909e.jpg


    Ausable Bomber; woodchuck tail and dense hackle for heavier water

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    Hoping for a successful surgery and speedy...

    Hoping for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

    Regards,
    Scott
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    Part 3 tie in hackle, wrap to back ...

    Part 3


    tie in hackle, wrap to back

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6636_zpsa0a56b1b.jpg
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    Part 2 divide and conquer ...

    Part 2


    divide and conquer

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6622_zpse91e0cd0.jpg

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6623_zps2594a5af.jpg
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    HiRider Quill Gordon SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6648_zps98622a64.jpg

    Mayflies mating with millipedes


    hook - Mustad 94840 #12
    thread - Uni 8/0 Iron Grey
    rib - xsmall wire gold...
  22. Thread: Devotion SBS

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    Part 3 post ...

    Part 3

    post

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6559_zps65858134.jpg

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6561_zps33f93ca8.jpg
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  23. Thread: Devotion SBS

    by ScottP
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    Part 2 dub thread, dub body up to 60% mark ...

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    dub thread, dub body up to 60% mark

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6543_zps254e9d3c.jpg
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  24. Thread: Devotion SBS

    by ScottP
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    Devotion SBS

    http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag128/SBPatt/Tying/IMG_6574_zps86906f07.jpg

    Another installment from the Appalachian highlands; a bushy fly like this should play well in pocketwater anywhere....
  25. Alberto, It doesn't appear that time away from...

    Alberto,

    It doesn't appear that time away from the vise has affected your tying skills; those are beautiful. Please keep the pics coming.

    Regards,
    Scott
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