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    Default JAX OLIVE GINGER MICK - Fly of the week - August 1, 2011

    JAX OLIVE GINGER MICK

    This is my version of an old New Zealand pattern that has stood the test of time and, has proved to be a good fish fetcher for me either in Lakes or River and Stream fishing.

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    Jax: Just converted the " Jax Olive Ginger Mick"over to PDF for the FAOL "Fly Pattern CD". This latest edition from you to the FAOL "FOTW" folder on my computer, gives you seven "FOTW" articles. ~Parnelli

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    Thanks Parnelli; Nice to know my efforts in fly tying are appreciated and I hope are being enjoyed by the fishers on the site. Jax
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    Jax,

    That is a great looking fly. I know some deep holes that I will be fishing that one through. I don't think a fish could resist eating that one. Well done.

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    Hi Jax,

    That's a nice variation! What size hook are you using for these? I generally use a Black Magic B series, size 10 for my matuka's (that's a size 10, 2x length shank in a more generic description). If you're fishing around the Waiteti, I've found a copper dorothy, with a copper rib and blue tail tuft, works well. It can be hard to find the flat copper tinsel, and if the shops aren't stocking the Uni mylar of copper/blue, then some of the craft shops will have metalic copper embroidery yarn - and this is just a flat tinsel wrapped around a thread core.

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    Hi Jeff; I use Black Magic. B6 to B12 with the B6 being for Rivers with B8 and B10 for the lakes.

    Like your suggestion of a Copper Dorothy for Waiteti. Will have to give one or two a swim. Thanks. Jax
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    Thanks Jax. I tend to fish matuka's mostly in lakes and such, so looks like we're in agreement. Oh yah, I've often used grizzle feathers with relatively "weak" markings, that sort of look "dirty" more than barred, for my Copper Dorothy's. This, however, is mostly because I don't have any good strong clear grizzle feathers to make the wings with. It seems impossible to find decent grizzle hackle in the right size these days for some reason? Anyway, they seem a good pattern if they're off the more brightly silver ghosts and such.

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