Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

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Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby ScottP » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:49 am

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An early Randall Kaufmann high-country stillwater pattern. Tail can also be tied with marabou (barred makes a neat effect) or aftershaft feathers.


hook - Dai Riki 060 #12
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
rib - small copper wire
tail - moose body hair
abdomen - muskrat/Zelon dubbing hydropsyche
hackle - hen brown
wings - hen grizzly tips


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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby letumgo » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:44 pm

Scott - Is this the traditional way the hen hackle tip is tyed in? I thought the hackle tips were tyed in in top of each other, sort of like a wing case. Very interesting. Thanks for the multiple angles. This helps a lot, in seeing how the fly is constructed.

This is supposed to be a great stillwater pattern.
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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby ScottP » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:58 pm

letumgo wrote:Scott - Is this the traditional way the hen hackle tip is tyed in? I thought the hackle tips were tyed in in top of each other, sort of like a wing case.


Ray,

That's how he tied it in his Fly Tyers Nymph Manual. Here's the winging sequence I used:


prep wings (convex-to-convex)

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measure (3/4 shank) for length; tie in

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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby Old Hat » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:00 pm

Well done Scott. A great pattern. I think the original tail was natural marabou from the base of pheasant feathers, but it's one of those patterns that has many, many different variations. I have had better luck in the high elevation lakes with a marabou tail.
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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby hankaye » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:20 pm

ScottP. Howdy;

Nicely tied and presented. As Ray mentioned the different quartering shots do allow
us to better able visualize the construction. Thanks for the extras dealing with the wings
My question is ... do you tie in both at the same time :? ??? Not being a fan of the
winged things, I'm still interested in the process. Do you leave a "handle" of feather shaft
to be able to manipulate them into position, have you done other 'things' to the wings
to make them behave themselves???

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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby letumgo » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:07 pm

Thanks Scott.
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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby ScottP » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:13 pm

Hank,

I tied both wings in at the same time; easier, for me, to keep the tips even and angle consistent. One thing I found on this fly was that when I transferred the wings to my left hand to tie in, the thread torqued them onto their sides. After 3 tries (maybe a bit too much coffee this morning?) I decided to hold them in place with the right hand and wrap with the left; a little awkward but they stayed in place, splayed properly. A couple crossing wraps lock them down. Hope this helps.

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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby hankaye » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:12 am

ScottP. Howdy;

Thanks for the answer, the last bit, "A couple crossing wraps lock them down."
reminds me of the old Playtex advertisements, "... it lifts and separates."
Perhaps a member of the design team was a fly dresser ??? :? , ;) .

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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby William Anderson » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:17 pm

Scott, that's good looking pattern. I haven't fished these but I can see where it might be effective in stillwater. Nice tie.
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Re: Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

Postby DOUGSDEN » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:19 pm

Scott,
I started out......uh, many years ago tying this pattern from Randall K.'s classic book and the very best specimen I tied does not hold a candle to what you have created here! It is a great pattern in stillwater indeed but there is not reason why it would not produce well in certain moving waters that we all love! Have you tried it out on either?
Awesome dude! Your winging work is boss!
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