Buffalo Ford

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Buffalo Ford

Postby Roadkill » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:52 am

After a little time on the Yellowstone River my Buffalo Ford Soft Hackle...

Hook-Mustad 3906 #12
Thread-Danville's 6/0 Brown
Body-Blue Mylar Tinsel
Rib- Small Silver Wire
Thorax-Buffalo dubbing
Hackle-Sharptail Grouse

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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby fly_fischa » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:34 am

Lovely tie, I hope the buffalo didn't object to you using a dubbing comb on it? :o ;)
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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby redietz » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:20 am

Now that Buffalo Ford has been renamed to Nez Perce Ford, I hope you're not planning on changing the source of the dubbing.
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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby letumgo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:17 am

:lol: Funny Bob.

Gorgeous fly Bill. I gotta tie some of these! :D
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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby tie2fish » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:55 am

I like that a lot.
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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby Roadkill » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:55 am

redietz wrote:Now that Buffalo Ford has been renamed to Nez Perce Ford, I hope you're not planning on changing the source of the dubbing.


No Bob there was dubbing lying around all over the ground nearby.

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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby swellcat » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:47 am

Is it an attractor?

A targeted approximation?
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Re: Buffalo Ford

Postby Roadkill » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:36 pm

swellcat wrote:Is it an attractor?

A targeted approximation?


Definitely an attractor but I would say both.

i was thinking of the success I have had with my Lightning Bug soft hackle and other flies with tinsel bodies. Blue is a color that stays fairly true at distance and depth. I will also tie this in a light sky blue when I get the tinsel. Blue has been a successful color for winter fishing. Tinsels of all colors are commonly used in big Rainbow trout fishing (Steelhead).

Approximation? Ignore the blue tinsel, the body shape, size and action of the hackle compare with many Soft Hackles. Back lit by daylight to a fish underneath it it probably just looks like a dark bug. Presentation is more of the game than the fly selection. As I learned years ago it is easier to fish the wrong fly the right way and catch fish than fishing the right fly the wrong way. ;)
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