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  1. Mark Thanks for posting the pic. I had never...

    Mark

    Thanks for posting the pic. I had never seen the oringnal fly before only copies tied in modern books. It was really interesting. Several things about the original jumped out at me. First, I...
  2. Ray The wings on the Heneryville Special are...

    Ray

    The wings on the Heneryville Special are tied down, tent-style to imitate the wings of the caddisfly which folds its wings back over their bodies when not in flight. J. Edson Leonard explains...
  3. Thanks Steven I'm glad you liked it. Some of...

    Thanks Steven

    I'm glad you liked it. Some of the old timers might say that the wings are too dark , but on the water I fish a darker wing seems to work better. I've had good luck fishing this...
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    Jeff Nice job. I like your selection of using...

    Jeff
    Nice job. I like your selection of using squirrel for the wing. I use squirrel a lot I like it better than bucktail on some flies. Some guys complain that the hair slips out from under the...
  5. Well done Tom, my wife and I are planning a...

    Well done Tom, my wife and I are planning a fishing trip to the catskills next summer and your story gave a lot of good information.

    Flap Jack
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    Hi Mike This week end should be a very good time...

    Hi Mike
    This week end should be a very good time to be on the Salmon River. There is a mix of Kings, Coho with a few brown trout pretty much threw out the river. As Heritage Angler advised check...
  7. Jeff Yes you are correct about the alum I didn't...

    Jeff
    Yes you are correct about the alum I didn't think of that. I can see the need and how the alum would make the wool color fast. You are also correct about using the bark from trees. I can...
  8. Hi Jeff Very nice job, I enjoyed your article....

    Hi Jeff

    Very nice job, I enjoyed your article. I can remember growing up on the farm and how my mother and grandmother would use different natural items to dye just about anything that would take...
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    bobbyg OUTSTANDING Pictures.!! It seems like...

    bobbyg

    OUTSTANDING Pictures.!! It seems like you could reach out and touch them.
    Great backgrounds also. Thanks for sharing

    Flap Jack
  10. Hi This is a great fly for big Browns. I have...

    Hi
    This is a great fly for big Browns. I have had great sucess with it on the Salmon River in New York. I believe this fly would work on Browns any where.
    Very nice job with the story and with the...
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