Cow Dung Fly

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Re: Cow Dung Fly

Post by tie2fish » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 am

wsbailey wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Ogden says the wings should be put on flat. I'm not sure what that means. ... en&f=false
I'm guessing that Ogden had something like the below in mind. As I mentioned in my original post, this wing attitude more accurately mimics a true fly than does the more upright position seen on most traditional dressings. Note that the legs as shown are in proportion to those on the real insect -- longer than the body. Also, the head is purposely large as on a true fly.

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Re: Cow Dung Fly

Post by redietz » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:18 pm

I think you nailed it! (Not that the more conventional version doesn't catch fish.)
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Re: Cow Dung Fly

Post by daringduffer » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:03 pm

Looks da shit Bill!

From this address I copied the fly below: https://seventeenthcenturyflies.blogspo ... -1676.html


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Re: Cow Dung Fly

Post by Old Hat » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:02 pm

I have a couple "true fly" patterns that I tied for the high mountain lakes and streams. I use a bundle of coq de Leon fibers and tie them in at a low angle along the back and fan them out a bit across the top. Works very well.
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