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    Here is my take on a hackled comparadun though...

    Here is my take on a hackled comparadun though for the sake of practicality. Why tie them as such? Why not just tie them as a wingless collared hackled fly? Then one could fish them as such, trim...
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    I stand corrected. I failed to download the first...

    I stand corrected. I failed to download the first attached page of the post.
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    Isnt that in reference to standard hackled...

    Isnt that in reference to standard hackled patterns?
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    If you read through the texts, I think originally...

    If you read through the texts, I think originally "spider' meant a small struggling "spider" as stated. It since evolved into what we refer to as a soft hackle and accepted as representing a large...
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    Craft stores are full of tying materials. From...

    Craft stores are full of tying materials. From storage boxes to craft furs for streamers...eyes and glues, yarn for bodies and craft strings. The list grows. :)
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    It is said to bring out the color better when wet...

    It is said to bring out the color better when wet with silk and floss bodied streamers. Never tried it myself.
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    I've never heard of painting the shanks. But I...

    I've never heard of painting the shanks. But I have heard of tying with white thread.
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    Gotcha....i see it now.

    Gotcha....i see it now.
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    Allan, sorry. We can be certain of that. :)

    Allan, sorry. We can be certain of that. :)
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    Very nice pattern Byron. Is that silver badger?

    Very nice pattern Byron. Is that silver badger?
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    The Kettle Drake

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    The Kettle Drake was originally tied to fish over the Brown Drake hatch of Kettle Creek Pennsylvania. It has since proven itself on most of the North-Central waters and several southern...
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    Sounds good. Will do now. Thanks, Ralph

    Sounds good. Will do now.

    Thanks,

    Ralph
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    deal!!! :)

    deal!!! :)
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    Dub, I'll pass on the hooks, but got anything...

    Dub, I'll pass on the hooks, but got anything else to add to the Starling? :)
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    A Cree rooster is much more pronounced. As is a...

    A Cree rooster is much more pronounced. As is a mature cree hen. The "JV" Hen, is a "juvenile" hen. Slightly more subdued in color, but the hackle to me is a cross between a Whiting Brahma and Metz...
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    Here is the neck folks....remember, its a JV Hen....

    Here is the neck folks....remember, its a JV Hen.

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    Never spoke directly. Only have what's on the...

    Never spoke directly. Only have what's on the site as well.
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    Cannon, I tie it up to a #12 for the Slate...

    Cannon,

    I tie it up to a #12 for the Slate Drakes here. And down to a #18 for the BWO's.

    Ralph
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    Well now....the wood duck has my attention. I do...

    Well now....the wood duck has my attention. I do use quite a bit of it through the year. Hmmmmm?....
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    Haystack....simple and effective. :)

    Haystack....simple and effective. :)
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    I think they both represent the trailing shuck...

    I think they both represent the trailing shuck and a cripple low in the film. I have found a Sparkle Dun with a synthetic shuck to do a smidge better when fishing glassy water. But once the surface...
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    Actually i have tied and fished most of them, but...

    Actually i have tied and fished most of them, but always come back to the Haystack.
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    Conranch CREE JV Hen Saddle

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    I have a CREE JV Hen saddle that has remained untouched for 3 years now. Must not need it....but I am always in the hunt for other materials. Don't want to sell it...rather trade.
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    The May Haystack

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    I tie this version of the Haystack to match the March Brown & Grey Fox hatches. This pattern has truly become my all-around pattern for both of these hatches, and is my go-to pattern for...
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    All better now. :)

    All better now. :)
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