Saunders' Sheep Fly

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Saunders' Sheep Fly

Postby ScottP » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:18 am

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A vintage Appalachian pattern from N.C. tyer Newland Saunders. Not to be confused with the Sheep Creek Special; use it as a cranefly, nymph or streamer.


hook – Mustad 79580 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
underbody - non-tox wire .030
tail - hen back mottled brown
body - dubbing muskrat/rabbit/squirrel mix (original may have called for woodchuck but my supply is depleted so subbed squirrel)
hackle - hen back mottled brown
wing - hackle tips grizzly

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Re: Saunders' Sheep Fly

Postby letumgo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:07 pm

Outstanding! Tyed with your trademark perfection. I admire your skills Scott. You post such fishable patterns.

This pattern reminds me of a Stillwater pattern called a “Timberline”.
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Re: Saunders' Sheep Fly

Postby ScottP » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:12 am

Thanks Ray. It is very similar to Randall Kaufmann's Timberline Emerger

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From what information I can find, the Sheep Fly was developed first, although I could be wrong.

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Re: Saunders' Sheep Fly

Postby Theroe » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:14 am

letumgo wrote:Outstanding! Tyed with your trademark perfection. I admire your skills Scott. You post such fishable patterns.

This pattern reminds me of a Stillwater pattern called a “Timberline”.


Yes - a deadly one by Randall Kaufman I think....
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