Dark Cahill Palmer

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Dark Cahill Palmer

Postby ScottP » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:30 am

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Working on muscle memory after being off for a month. Trying to keep it simple but no reason they can't be pretty.


hook – Mustad 3399A #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - x-small wire silver
tail - woodduck flank
body - dubbing muskrat
hackle - hen brown
wing - woodduck flank


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Re: Dark Cahill Palmer

Postby Theroe » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:44 am

very nice...a personal favorite of mine. I like rusty dun hackle, though!
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Re: Dark Cahill Palmer

Postby ScottP » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:37 am

As my supply of rusty dun hen is non-existent, I'll have to stick with brown; the fish don't seem to care.

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Re: Dark Cahill Palmer

Postby letumgo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:40 am

Scott - Do you ever fish these as emergers? As I study the fly, I started thinking about different ways to fish the fly. Untreated, it will fish beautifully as a wet fly. The palmered hackle will give the fly a nice slow sink rate.

It may be sacrilege, but I would be temped to also dress the wing with a drop of floatant, to make the fly hang in the surface film.

Lovely fly, btw.
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Re: Dark Cahill Palmer

Postby tie2fish » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:57 pm

I can detect absolutely no trace of any senior moments in your slow twitch fibers, Scott ;) . Very nicely done.
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Re: Dark Cahill Palmer

Postby ScottP » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:57 pm

letumgo wrote:Do you ever fish these as emergers?


Missed the fall drakes in the NE corner of YNP but I hope to swing them when the March Browns come out next spring; colors may be off a bit but the fish aren't super picky.


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