Lil prince fella :) Put that cup down Hank ;)

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Lil prince fella :) Put that cup down Hank ;)

Postby fly_fischa » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:31 am

After posting my Prince nymph on Facebook, Gary Hanke mentioned a prince tied by a local Canadian that subbed biot tails with Hungarian partridge in sizes 12-18.
Decided to tie an 18 tonight...
The body is one peacock herl from the eye died red, gives it a Hardy's Fav kind of look that I don't mind. Used Partridge for the tail and throat, fun tie...
Here's what Gary Hanke had to say about the pattern;
'A fellow here locally to Alberta that fished the Bow River a considerable amount used to take his Prince nymphs and replace the Goose Biot forked tail with Hungarian Partridge. His patterns often where used in a #12-18 and is a high catching pattern. I asked him once why he did so. His reply was that he felt the biots lifted the pattern because of the drag so as a result it didn't get deep enough for his liking. At the time his pattern was a great seller and still is now that he has passed. He also used duck biots instead of the goose to soften the pattern.'

I asked for the creators name, here's what Gary replied;
Gord Kennedy he used to own the fly shop in Calgary called Westwinds Flyshop. An new young owner and guide has it now, but I cant remember his name or the new name of the flyshop, off the top of my head....

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Re: Lil prince fella :) Put that cup down Hank ;)

Postby hankaye » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:39 am

fly_fischa, Howdy;

Thanks for the heads-up, another beauty to get the day off to a good start 8-) .

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Re: Lil prince fella :) Put that cup down Hank ;)

Postby tie2fish » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:46 am

A good looking attractor pattern. Should be especially popular with brookies.
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Re: Lil prince fella :) Put that cup down Hank ;)

Postby redsedge » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:07 am

Again, a masterful tie. Great solution to downsizing the Prince. Did you use duck biots?
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Re: Lil prince fella :) Put that cup down Hank ;)

Postby fly_fischa » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks Fellas ;) :D
Jim- I didn’t have any duck biots so used Goose for this one...
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