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Post by Old Hat » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:29 pm

Along with the March Browns I worked up a few Dark Hendrickson's.

This one is my pattern.

Silk: claret
Hackle: dark dun hen
Tail: bronze mallard
Ribbing: very fine copper wire with a red tint
Body: Rear half (50/50 muskrat and hare's poll). Front half (50/50 muskrat and hare's ear with a pinch of red mohair). Dubbed on claret silk
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Re: Hendricksons

Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:14 pm

Fine work Carl. Mighty fine...
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Re: Hendricksons

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:50 pm

Nice fly, but I really like the thread keeper on your dubbing block! 8-)
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Re: Hendricksons

Post by Mike62 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:53 am

I've never tried to mix the dubbing colors like that on the block; I will now. Gorgeous fly.
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Re: Hendricksons

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:01 am

I see fish waiting in line to eat this fly!

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Re: Hendricksons

Post by Theroe » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:25 pm

Really great fly and tutorial, Carl...I’d really like to see a close-up photo of that fly, showing both shades of dubbing wound on the hook.

Thank you!!

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