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    I am glad to see the interest in...

    I am glad to see the interest in Spiders,(soft-hackles) etc. is still very much alive on FAOL.
    My web-site, which is dominated by wing-less wet-flies was lost by Sky, some-where in the void....
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    I hope to get my site back up in the new year, my...

    I hope to get my site back up in the new year, my I.S. provider sold out to SKY, who seem to have mislaid my account.
    Here's hoping.
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    I realy like these flies, I suppose they are...

    I realy like these flies, I suppose they are Steel/head or other sea-run flies?
    What are the hook sizes? they would be excellent sea-trout here in the UK.
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    Getting back to the thread

    Hello friends, I've been away for a wee while.
    I have had family problems and have not been able to go 'on line'.
    I thought you'd like to know I'm OK. Hope all is well on the 'Spider' front.
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    A great design and tie Hans. I like wingless...

    A great design and tie Hans.
    I like wingless soft hackle steelhead/sea trout flies, but I'm probably too
    heavy with the hackle. Less is more.
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    I know there is some prejudice against Orvis...

    I know there is some prejudice against Orvis among some fly anglers in the USA,
    but I got mine fro Orvis UK, it is made by Kreniek....
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    Anybody who is like me, can't get enough books on...

    Anybody who is like me, can't get enough books on fly fishing, I can recommend a couple of books by Stan Headley, "The Flies of Scotland", and "The Loch Fisher's Bible".
    The first book contains...
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    A happy Christmas to one and all from...

    A happy Christmas to one and all from Scotland!!!!
    It is 05.40 am here. I am just going to make some coffee and have a mince pie.
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    Superb Hans.

    Superb Hans.
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    The Orl Fly alias The Alder

    I have already posted this on a UK BB, I thought it might also be of interest here.
    Here are two versions of a fly from Turton which I later discovered was an imitation of the Alder Fly without the...
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    Hi Jeff, I missed your FOTW in 2009, my eyes...

    Hi Jeff,
    I missed your FOTW in 2009, my eyes were at their worst then and I had problems useing my laptop. I had a cataract op after this in 2010 and never caught up on anything I had missed....
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    Hi Gandolf, They were originally used as...

    Hi Gandolf,
    They were originally used as trout flies in lough/loch style fishing on a cast of two/three or more flies, usually in #12-10 standard wet fly hooks. The hook size is not carved in...
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    About three, if I remember correctly Scott....

    About three, if I remember correctly Scott.
    Thank you Betty, I'm glad you like it.
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    The Goat's Toe

    I was asked about an Irish fly called the "Goat's Toe" , which is very popular in Scotland, on another BB.
    It may also be of interest here as a Salmon/Steelhead pattern.
    The original version had a...
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    I thought you'd like to see how Davie does it:-...

    I thought you'd like to see how Davie does it:-
    Snatcher
    This is a quote from a commercial fly site:-
    A hugely successful fly when trout are feeding on or near the surface it was originally tied...
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    Speckled Hen and Blue

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    CdL hen and Blue Sea-Trout Fly.
    Hook: # 8 Dai-Riki.
    Thread: Black.
    Tail: Speckled brown hen CdL fibres.
    Rib: Fine silver...
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    March Brown Seatrout/Steelhead

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    March Brown Sea-trout Fly
    Hook: # 8.
    Silk: Black.
    Rib: Amber wire.
    Body: Orange Buttonhole well waxed.
    Thorax: Dark Hare?s...
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    4 Seatrout/Steelhead flies

    Here are four sea-trout/Steelhead flies.
    Pure speculation, never been wetted.

    http://donaldnicolson.webplus.net/_wp_generated/wpe9f87836_05_06.jpg
    Sea-Trout 1
    Hook: # 8
    Silk: Black
    Butt &...
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    AS you referred to Davy MacPhail, this is his...

    AS you referred to Davy MacPhail, this is his probable source.
    https://www.fishingmegastore.com/view.php?module=productsnew&search=adhesive+lead+foil

    It is in Scotland, as is Davy.
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    That is a beautiful fly Alan, he/she should be...

    That is a beautiful fly Alan, he/she should be well pleased.
    I thought I'd show what salmon flies were like before the coming of the railways
    and the wealthy visitors who could afford the...
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    Claret or Wine, if you prefer is a very popular...

    Claret or Wine, if you prefer is a very popular colour for dubbing and hackles
    over on this side of the pond. Unless you are determined to buy USA,
    try some of our suppliers in the UK.
    There is a...
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    I have come to this thread a bit late. Sorry...

    I have come to this thread a bit late. Sorry about that, the old eyes y' know.
    I had a bit of a relapse, but to stop blethering.
    I have known Chris for some time, long before Tenkara became the ...
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    The previous beadheads were dressed a good few...

    The previous beadheads were dressed a good few years ago,
    this one was dressed this morning.
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    Copperhead
    Hook: # 16
    Bead:...
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    There are three flies on this page :-...

    There are three flies on this page :-
    http://donaldnicolson.webplus.net/page6.html
    I have seen called Copper Head nymph.
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    Some recent dressings

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    Red Tag Variant.
    Hook: # 12
    Silk: Yellow.
    Tag: Fluo Red.
    Body: Peacock Herl
    Dyed Black.
    Hackle: Indian Hen game....
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