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    Default ASHDOWN GREEN STREAMER - Old flies - October 26, 2009

    ASHDOWN GREEN STREAMER

    The Ashdown Green was actually developed in Canada on the other coast, by Mr. Ashdown H. Green, an ichthyologist from British Columbia. It was originally a wet fly, and H. L. Gulline, used the fly as a trout fly as early as 1889 on the Cowichan River

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    I quite liked this one and tied a version up last night. Looks very fishy to me, and it will be seeing some water once we get back to NZ. Trout season is closed here in Nova Scotia, and salmon only has a week to go.

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    I want to tie one up, as well, but will have to make a trip to Charlie's first. Has anyone else noticed that you are ALWAYS missing at least one of the items needed to tie any fly you see on a board, in a magazine, or on a website?
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    Always missing at least one component, even on the flies I put up here on FAOL. But Kevin, one trick I use to expand my array of materials is to dye my own. I do it in small quantities, a few wet fly hackles at a time for instance. I buy a lot of white or off-white materials and dye them. Dying is incredibly easy, and I avoided doing it for years, to my detriment. You can dye with RIT, Kool Aid, Dylon from Canada (like RIT in a way, but better colors for flytiers), Veniards, flydye, any number of dyes. Just keep in mind that Kool Aid and some others only will work on animal products, not synthetics. Dye your own and your materials grow exponentially. A word of warning: Some books make this sound like advanced chemistry. Ignore these books, it's the simplest thing in the world.

    I want to plug William Bailey in Fort Wayne one more time. He sells a nice selection of wonderfully dyed wool for 12-13 dollars or so. It will probably last the rest of your tying career, and all the colors you'll ever need are there. You can order his wool products at
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    Eric,

    Wonderful streamer. I'm going to have to find new adjectives to describe your flies as I'm starting to sound like a broken record.

    I'll second Bill Bailey's materials. I have his berlin wool packet from sometime ago, and ordered his kid goat packet when I got the tying wax. Very nice colors on the wool and goat and a nice variety as well. I haven't had much chance to try the tying wax yet, but it sure seems to get tacky quick when held in the hand.

    Very fast service form John at www.feathersmc.com

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