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    Default FEB SKWALA (Furled Extended Body Skwala ) - FOTW - May 21, 2012

    FEB SKWALA (Furled Extended Body Skwala )


    This is the fifth in a series of furled extended body flies that have served me quite well over the past several years on the freestone streams and rivers of Idaho and Montana. The series started with a salmon fly, went on to a golden stone, a hopper, and an October Caddis. The first three use a foam forward body and bullethead, the last two use deer hair bodies and bulletheads.

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    Another of John Scott's Fly Tying articles for "Fly Of The Week"....the "FEB Skwala (Furled Extended Body Skwala)" is John's ninth Fly Of The Week fly pattern. All of John's fly patterns are great. ~Parnelli
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    John, another great job on a furled fly. You're working it, buddy. I haven't seen all of your patterns, but have you ever used the furled method to tie nymphs like a stonefly, caddis or whatever?
    Bruce

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    Excellent pattern! SBS is very nicely done.

    Ralph

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    I finally did it. Last night I tied my first two FEB hoppers. I'm not sure why I've been so nervous to tie these before. A very easy way to make a fly body, and I think it also lets me get away with one size smaller hook too. My first one was with an olive body, and the second one was a mix of Highlander Green and Olive. Will let you know how they do when hoppers start kicking up

    I'm going to experiment with FEB on some other fly types as well.

    John, big thanks for this entire series!

    Paul
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    I should be able to see them this year. Most years the road into the mountain is closed until the 4th of July weekend. This year we're so dry that it opened up last weekend. So I'm hoping to see some this weekend.
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    Nice John ... sent this to my son in missoula telling him to read the paper ... maybe he can toss a fly

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