Libertone's Genesee Jewel

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Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by tie2fish » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 am

Ray's initiation of birthday greetings to Mark Libertone in memory of Mark's contributions to us, fly tying, and fly fishing art sent me straight away his section on Hans Weilenmann's website for a reviewing of his patterns. And since his "Genesee Jewel" was recently the centerpiece of an article by noted Catskill photographer, author, and blogger Ed Optapczuk, I decided to give it a whirl.

Hook: Wet fly, #8 - #16 (I used a vintage Mustad 3101 ring eye limerick bend, Size #12)
Thread: Pale yellow (Uni 8/0 Light Cahill)
Hackle: Cream or pale ginger hen
Rib: Fine pearlescent tinsel
Body: Hareline cream rabbit dubbing spun Leisenring style; leave guard hair in and rough up a bit (I subbed a blend of cream seal and light Cahill beaver spun in Pearsall's #3 primrose that I had already stored on a card)
Wing: Wood duck or mallard flank dyed to look like it

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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by chase creek » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:40 pm

Lovely! Thanks.
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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by BrkTrt » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:11 pm

tie2fish wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 am
Ray's initiation of birthday greetings to Mark Libertone in memory of Mark's contributions to us, fly tying, and fly fishing art sent me straight away his section on Hans Weilenmann's website for a reviewing of his patterns. And since his "Genesee Jewel" was recently the centerpiece of an article by noted Catskill photographer, author, and blogger Ed Optapczuk, I decided to give it a whirl.

Hook: Wet fly, #8 - #16 (I used a vintage Mustad 3101 ring eye limerick bend, Size #12)
Thread: Pale yellow (Uni 8/0 Light Cahill)
Hackle: Cream or pale ginger hen
Rib: Fine pearlescent tinsel
Body: Hareline cream rabbit dubbing spun Leisenring style; leave guard hair in and rough up a bit (I subbed a blend of cream seal and light Cahill beaver spun in Pearsall's #3 primrose that I had already stored on a card)
Wing: Wood duck or mallard flank dyed to look like it


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Well done. It's a great fly, and I fish it all year long.
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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by BrkTrt » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:15 pm

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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:39 pm

Cheese Whiz Guys....These patterns are awesome! They are so very "fishable" in all seasons and waters! In fact, I think even I could accomplish this! Mark would be oh, so proud of both patterns!
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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by letumgo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:42 pm

Bill & Alan,

Mark would have loved thes flies, and been happy to see others tying his pattern. Kudos.

Thank you for sharing the photos. Beautiful flies. ;)
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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by William Anderson » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:53 am

Bill, that's a strong sample for a Genesee Jewel. I tied a few of these years ago after seeing Mark's version. He used to say he would pair this with a darker wet fly year round as a search pattern and being new to the sport I took it as gospel. I learned to not put too much faith in what people say without giving it some scrutiny, but that bit of advice seemed on point and I have lived by it for all these years. It's such a classic little Cahill-esque pattern, it's bound to fish well all summer.

Alan, such a beautiful shot and a beautiful fly. Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by tie2fish » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:05 am

Thanks, gents.
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Re: Libertone's Genesee Jewel

Post by Old Hat » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:20 pm

Gorgeous tying gentlemen. When I think of Mark, I always get a vision of this pattern.
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