First Light Cahill

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First Light Cahill

Post by novabass » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:21 pm

Well, here is my first Light Cahill.
What do you guys think?
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by Roadkill » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:31 pm

Good looking fly!!
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by Premerger » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:51 pm

Very nice.
What is the body made of?
How hard can it be?
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by novabass » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:59 pm

Premerger wrote:Very nice.
What is the body made of?
Thanks!
The body is Hare's Mask cheek.
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by Mataura mayfly » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:04 pm

Nice work.
Did you use a dyed or bleached hare mask, or did you choose a light section of fur?
"Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout".... Irish proverb.
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by novabass » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:09 pm

Mataura mayfly wrote:Nice work.
Did you use a dyed or bleached hare mask, or did you choose a light section of fur?
I just used a light section of fur. It was a natural hare's mask.
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by Mataura mayfly » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:15 pm

Well done. Most of the European Brown Hares I "collect" here are quite a bit darker in colour and almost Mole blue in the underfur.
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by zen leecher » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:16 pm

novabass wrote:Well, here is my first Light Cahill.
What do you guys think?
LightCahillFlymph-600.jpg
Two thumbs up!!
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by DUBBN » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:27 am

I think your pattern would serve well as a March Brown, PMD, or a number of Caddis. Very well done.
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Re: First Light Cahill

Post by novabass » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:38 am

This pattern was given to me by Bill Shuck, I just tied it. Bill has been a huge inspiration to me in tying flymphs.
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