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weiliwen  
#191 Posted : Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:06:33 PM(UTC)
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Bill, I wonder if that might be CdL soft hackle, like used in that Soft Hackle Streamer video you posted a while back?

Hmm, maybe not. I just checked the Whiting site and they don't offer the Coq de Leon Soft Hackle + Chicabou in black. I wonder why not, seems like a good choice.

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DanE  
#192 Posted : Monday, April 2, 2018 9:10:36 PM(UTC)
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Bill, looks like maribou to me. I tie one very similar to that but even simpler. Jig hook and barbell head like a frick's fix, zonker strip and maribou at the top. Works great and is a quick, easy tie.
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#193 Posted : Monday, April 2, 2018 11:43:13 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DanE Go to Quoted Post
Bill, looks like maribou to me. I tie one very similar to that but even simpler. Jig hook and barbell head like a frick's fix, zonker strip and maribou at the top. Works great and is a quick, easy tie.


That's what I ended up using but wasn't happy with the result. Seemed like something that was a little stiffer would work better. Still on the hunt to find the right material. I need to get up to the Driftless Angler show and buy a couple to use for reference. It's possible they may know who came up with that pattern and I might be able to wring out a recipe for it. I really like these small leech style streamers.


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William Schlafer  
#194 Posted : Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:58:42 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: DanE Go to Quoted Post
Bill, looks like maribou to me. I tie one very similar to that but even simpler. Jig hook and barbell head like a frick's fix, zonker strip and maribou at the top. Works great and is a quick, easy tie.


That's what I ended up using but wasn't happy with the result. Seemed like something that was a little stiffer would work better. Still on the hunt to find the right material. I need to get up to the Driftless Angler show and buy a couple to use for reference. It's possible they may know who came up with that pattern and I might be able to wring out a recipe for it. I really like these small leech style streamers.


-Bill



I asked the experts at the fly shop today, and they said it was probably this:
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The feathers have a nice thin flexible shaft to allow for easier Palmering. Solid black was sold out, but I'm sure this Grizzly color will work fine.


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#195 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2018 5:17:23 PM(UTC)
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Stuck inside today due to the gnarly weather, so I decided to try tying some flies.

These messy looking things are supposed to SBR Hendrickson Nymphs. Size 14 hook with Lemon Duck feathers for the wings and tail. I didn't have the right size bead head available - a smaller one would be more proportional to the body. These were made with 5-6 wraps of lead wire on the hook, so along with the large bead head they should get right to the bottom.

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We'll see how they fish when I next get out in a couple weeks.


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OTC_MN  
#196 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:17:54 PM(UTC)
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Hah - I just tied up a few of those too. They look good.
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weiliwen  
#197 Posted : Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:03:12 PM(UTC)
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But Bill, those larger beads will get the nymph down in the water column farther and faster, not a bad thing. Nicely tied, as usual from you.
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