Cate's Turkey SH

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Cate's Turkey SH

Postby Roadkill » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:32 pm

The Turkey is in the oven. In between making the mashed potatoes and the sweet potatoes I am making up Cate's Turkeys in a Soft Hackle version...
#14 wet fly hook, tied with black thread
Tail and Hackle -imitation Wood Duck
Body- Mottled turkey fibers
Rib- Small gold wire
Thorax- Peacock herl

ImageIMGP1208 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

See Hans' version of the original nymph... http://globalflyfisher.com/video/cates-turkey
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Re: Cate's Turkey SH

Postby zen leecher » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:01 pm

I remember looking at this pattern in a Roy Patrick's pattern book early on in my move to WA state. I bought his pattern book in about 1974. Didn't have a clue then on how to fish sub-surface flies. My first one was a green carey special. After that I looked to branch out.
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Re: Cate's Turkey SH

Postby tie2fish » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:14 am

Nicely done, Bill. I am not familiar with this pattern, but yours sure looks like it would fish well.
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Re: Cate's Turkey SH

Postby chase creek » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:52 am

Nice! Scrawny, but pretty, too. Ought to bring some fish to the line. :D
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Re: Cate's Turkey SH

Postby letumgo » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:14 am

Looks like an excellent PMD pattern. Deadly looking fly.

Nice multitasking, by the way. :D ;)
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