Lake Double Decker (variation)

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Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by ScottP » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:26 pm

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Push me-pull you Sparkle Dun. A U.K. stillwater pattern; added some partridge and a synth shuck. Tied here as a Fall Drake; change color/size to suit your needs.

hook – Dai Riki 320 #12
thread/rib - UTC 70 tan
tail - Congo Hair brown
rib - Uni-Stretch brown
abdomen/thorax - dubbing tan
wing(s) - deer hair
hackle - partridge


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Re: Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by letumgo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:53 pm

Nice! Very nice! You have a gift for proportions and color combinations. A constant source of inspiration...

Question- Do you tie in the hair wing as two separate bundles, or one bundle that gets split?

On a side note, I was catching trout last weekend on a similar fly. The one I was using had a wing of snowshoe rabbit foot fur. It was one of Tim Didas (tjd) creations. Very effective fly. Unfortunately I eventually decorated one of the trees with my only copy.

(pst...Tim...I need another fly...kidding)
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Re: Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by ScottP » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:13 pm

letumgo wrote: Do you tie in the hair wing as two separate bundles, or one bundle that gets split?
Ray,

Thanks for the kind words. The wing is tied in one clump, tied in like a normal Sparkle Dun, then divided

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Re: Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by letumgo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:36 pm

Superb tutorial, as always. Thanks for taking the time to share the tying sequence. It's a treat to see the underlying construction.
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Re: Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by tjd » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:37 am

Ray,

You're always welcome to raid my fly boxes...not kidding! That pattern would have made a good imitation of the Hexagenia flies that we say hatching.

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Re: Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by Smuggler » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:17 pm

Super nice fly, I think it would benefit from a nice klinkhammer hook though!
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Re: Lake Double Decker (variation)

Post by chase creek » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:59 am

Wonderful! Really like the color combination. Simply a great looking fly!
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