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The Thornfly Dun.

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:54 am
by upstatetrout
No. 49 From T.E. Pritts book. North Country Flies. This fly calls for a Hackle of landrail under covert. As this material is unobtainable I substituted American Woodcock under covert as Harry Darbee called it a sutitble sub. The fly is tied on a Daiichi 1480 size 14 hook with Orange Pearsalls silk body and a head of peacock Herl.


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Re: The Thornfly Dun.

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:45 pm
by joaniebo
Nice fly. I like the idea of having a peacock or magpie herl head on dressings, even if the original pattern doesn't call for it. Don't know if it will catch any more fish, but they sure look purdy,eh?

Bob