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nfrechet
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Keel Flies

Post by nfrechet » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:52 am

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Keel - Red Squirrel

Hook - Mustad 79666 or Varivas 2410WB or *equivalent
Thread - Black
Body - Flat, oval or embossed gold/silver tinsel
Wing - Red squirrel tail

*Mustad 79666 or Varivas 2410WB are now extinct. I used a Belly Bumper hook from Kelly Galloup

The Classic Streamer Fly Box - Mike Valla


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Bornholdt Golden Squirrel

Hook - Mustad 79666 or Varivas 2410WB or *equivalent
Thread - Black
Body - Flat gold tinsel
Hackle - Red
Wing - Red squirrel tail

Black over white painted eyes

*Mustad 79666 or Varivas 2410WB are now extinct. I used a Belly Bumper hook from Kelly Galloup

The Classic Streamer Fly Box - Mike Valla
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redietz
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Re: Keel Flies

Post by redietz » Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:41 pm

nfrechet wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:52 am *Mustad 79666 or Varivas 2410WB are now extinct.
That's too bad. I tied a lot of Mickey Finns on the 79666 back in the day for pickerel fishing.

I'm glad to know there's a substitute available.

Nice, sparse looking flies.
Bob
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Re: Keel Flies

Post by Roadkill » Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:06 pm

Nice flies!

I think the most creative keel fly I have tied is Popovics' Schoolie

ImageRIMG2306 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
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Re: Keel Flies

Post by Johnno » Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:22 pm

I’m always having issues with painted eyes running when I top coat them with clear.

Any ideas anyone?
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Re: Keel Flies

Post by redietz » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:28 pm

Roadkill wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 12:06 pm Nice flies!

I think the most creative keel fly I have tied is Popovics' Schoolie

ImageRIMG2306 by William Lovelace, on Flickr
What a great idea! That definitely falls into the "why didn't I think of that?" category.
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Re: Keel Flies

Post by nfrechet » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:50 am

Johnno wrote: Sun Oct 24, 2021 2:22 pm I’m always having issues with painted eyes running when I top coat them with clear.

Any ideas anyone?
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