March is just around the corner

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March is just around the corner

Post by Old Hat » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:19 pm

Mixed up a bunch of Hidy's March brown dubbing today (hare's cheek and reddish brown wool) then worked on a couple flies.
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I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
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Re: March is just around the corner

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:45 pm

Beautiful as usual!! ;)
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Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:09 pm

The markings on the partridge is so nice. Is that a western bird?

What size hook did you tie this on? What is the yellow rib? Is that Pearsalls Gossamer?
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Post by Old Hat » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:32 pm

The partridge was a cheapo I picked up at the show in PA.

The hook is a #12. Actually a Firehole #14 :D

The rib is some classic silk rod wrapping thread I have that I used instead of buttonhole.
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Re: March is just around the corner

Post by Mike62 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:50 am

What Roadkill said.
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Re: March is just around the corner

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:54 am

Old Hat wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:19 pm Mixed up a bunch of Hidy's March brown dubbing today (hare's cheek and reddish brown wool) then worked on a couple flies.

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Very nice, Carl....... is the tail a few fibers from the same feather? Also what type of thread did you use for the head?
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Post by Old Hat » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:27 pm

Yes, tail off same feather. The thread is Kimono silk. A good 6B substitute.
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Re: March is just around the corner

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:46 pm

Carl,
Perfect timing as well as tying! I remember this one well! This is the pattern I chose to tie for last years March Brown Flymph Swap! I pulled the bag(s) from the den closet and found a treasure trove of flies, notes, and materials that I used to make the flies! Your pattern above looks even better that my original offerings for the swap!
Then, I opened the other bags and beheld everyone's offerings! Oh my gosh, I am holding a great piece of tying history! This has to be one of the greatest swaps ever! Thank you Carl and thank you everyone for such grace and beauty!
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