Krystal and Quail

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Krystal and Quail

Postby Roadkill » Sun May 27, 2018 6:48 pm

My new soft hackle for using Gambel's Quail from Blue Ribbon Flies.

ImageIMGP2897 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Hook- Mustad 3906 #16
Thread- UTC 70 Blue Dun
Body- Krystal Flash, Peacock
Rib-X-Small silver wire
Hackle- Dun neck feather from Gambel's Quail
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Re: Krystal and Quail

Postby hankaye » Sun May 27, 2018 9:36 pm

Roadkill, Howdy;

Bill, good lookin' fly. Almost a 3D effect with the abdomen. Well done!

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Re: Krystal and Quail

Postby tie2fish » Mon May 28, 2018 7:17 am

Great creation, Bill. As Hank points out, the abdomen looks realistic, and the Gamble's Quail hackle adds a nice touch. Those skins have many useful feathers, including some that can pass for waterhen.
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Re: Krystal and Quail

Postby letumgo » Mon May 28, 2018 1:42 pm

Very nice! I think this pattern will work very well for you Bill.

Are you stocking up for another Yellowstone trip this summer?
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Re: Krystal and Quail

Postby Roadkill » Mon May 28, 2018 7:29 pm

letumgo wrote:Very nice! I think this pattern will work very well for you Bill.

Are you stocking up for another Yellowstone trip this summer?


I wish I was going to be there. ;)

Actually I am tying up for 2 friends who will be fishing the Big Sky Country soon. I am tying up some of the usual suspects that worked well at the IBF Rendezvous in 2014 and previous trips there. I think the closest I may get this year is the FFI International Fly Fair in Boise in August and the Owyhee and the Boise Rivers will be my most likely targets.
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Re: Krystal and Quail

Postby UC Steve » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:06 am

Bill, that looks like it would kill during sedge hatches. I like shiny bodies during blizzard hatches, as they make the fly stand out from the naturals, just enough. :geek:
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