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ScottP
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Bredbo

Post by ScottP » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:01 pm

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An Aussie fly from the late 1800's, supposedly a hopper imitation. I've seen it tied with the GP tippets parallel to the hook shank and as a pair of tips under the wing; did it as a bunch here, similar to Sawada's version. The wing came from feathers found at the butt of a pheasant tail clump; not sure what they're called but they have nice markings.


hook - Mustad 3906 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - floss orange
underwing - golden pheasant tippets
throat - partridge
wing - pheasant tail tertiary(?) feather


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Re: Bredbo

Post by chase creek » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:51 pm

That is a handsome fly. Wonderful job. :D
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Re: Bredbo

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:43 am

Scott,
The shaping of the wing on this beauty.....that is where you excel and where I fail miserably! Practice, practice, practice....on my part that is!
A grand looking pattern! I love it!
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Re: Bredbo

Post by ScottP » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:39 am

DOUGSDEN wrote:Scott,
The shaping of the wing on this beauty.....that is where you excel and where I fail miserably! Practice, practice, practice....on my part that is!
Doug,

Thanks, but credit on this goes to the material; the stuff was quite "sticky" and maintained it's shape despite my best attempts to maim it.

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Re: Bredbo

Post by letumgo » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:15 am

Handsome fly Scott. I'd like to try this pattern on a couple streams in NY. The pattern has such a classic look to it.
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