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William Schlafer  
#251 Posted : Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:38:16 AM(UTC)
William Schlafer
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Here's another option: The Feather Emporium is a quality online feather retailer based in Madison. Call him up and let him know what you're looking for, and if he doesn't have it, he can usually get it.

The good stuff costs a bit more but is always worth it.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
William Schlafer  
#252 Posted : Sunday, March 1, 2020 6:03:39 PM(UTC)
William Schlafer
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Tied up a few of these last night. The Danica Mayfly:

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No, not this Danica (you lucky SOB Rodgers):
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But a Barry Ord Clarke pattern that uses white marabou, pheasant tail fibers and some gold wire.

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The marabou creates breathing gills that poke out from the body when wrapped with the wire. As usual the first few I tied came out like crap. I need to tie the body further back on the hook bend to leave more room for a larger thorax. Clarkes version looks a lot neater. But he does have a few more decades of tying experience than I do.

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A nice simple pattern tied on a #8 curved hook. I have no idea how or when to fish this thing, but it sure looks like something a trout would want to eat.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
thanks 1 user thanked William Schlafer for this useful post.
billybigbilly on 3/2/2020(UTC)
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