The Bustard

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The Bustard

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:44 pm

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Found this in Fly Fishing the North Country Tradition by Leslie Magee and thought it would be fun to tie and fish.

Hook. Mustad 3906B.
Silk. Pearsalls gossamer Brown #17.
Body. Brown silk dubbed with hares body and ribbed with fine silver wire.
Hackle. Brown hen run all down the body.
Wing. English Partridge wing quills.
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Re: The Bustard

Post by daringduffer » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 pm

I predict that you will be successful, in the right circumstances. I enjoy his book.

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Re: The Bustard

Post by letumgo » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:59 pm

Was the original tyed with a Bustard wing? Just curious.

Looks like a very effective fly. The buzzer style body will create a slow sink rate, allowing the fly to fish near the surface.

Very nice. Thanks for sharing another classic. ;)
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Re: The Bustard

Post by Boarmountain » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:44 am

letumgo wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:59 pm
Was the original tyed with a Bustard wing?
That was my thought also......

Well tied fly though.
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Re: The Bustard

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Re: The Bustard

Post by letumgo » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:15 am

Thanks Bill. ;)
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Re: The Bustard

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:40 am

I don't think bustard was used as a wing material but I do think Fluorican bustard would look good as the wing.
The Fly was tied as I can find from my readings for night fishing with a large moth imitation. Indeed there a whole chapter devoted to this in T. E. Pritts book North Country Flies. The Fly reminds me of our own October Caddis.

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