Catskill inspired...

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Catskill inspired...

Post by fly_fischa » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:32 am

Experimenting at the vise today I tied a few Catskill style quill body dries. I've never used peacock quill before, it makes a beautiful body.
Anyhow I decided to tie a soft hackle version before calling it quits, thought I'd share the result...

Hook- 12#Tiemco100BL
Thread- White for underbody Wine for the head
Hackle- Partridge
Abdomen- Dyed Yellow Peacock Quill
Thorax- Natural hares ear

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Here was the source of inspiration, I hope I don't get banned from the forum for posting a you know what. :shock:

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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by Ruard » Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:35 am

My little grandchild of one year and 3 months should say: "WOW"

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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by kanutripr » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:19 pm

What a beautiful little matched set. I could fish these two all day long..... :D



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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by daringduffer » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:21 pm

The first one is almost beautiful.
The thread colour really shines.


"Almost" should be read "indeed".

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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by fly_fischa » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:30 pm

Glad you like them folks :D
I've decided I love tying with peacock quill, don't know why I've never used it before.

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I hope you aren't suggesting dangling the soft hackle underneath one of the dry's aka New Zealand style? ;)
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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by kanutripr » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:36 pm

Hey I'VE never done it (don't have the skills for that). But SOMEBODY might. :lol:

I love fishing a good dry as much as anyone else. The entertainment value is immense watching a group of little brookies all trying to be the first to sample but none of them succeeding in their exuberance. :lol: :lol: :lol: It makes me happy just thinking about it!



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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by letumgo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:21 pm

"Inspired!!!" is the right word, all right. Goodness sakes, those are incredibly pretty flies. Those belong in frames...
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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by tie2fish » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:09 pm

The soft hackle version is quite similar to one I tie for a specific spring creek, but I use the little white and black feathers from the neck of a French Partridge skin as hackle. This started because I didn't have small enough partridge feathers to tie Size 18s and 20s. Yours, however, are much more graceful and your quill body work is impeccable. The Catskill dry is also very nice, but I won't go too far on that topic ;) .
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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by Kelly L. » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:56 pm

That top fly is just mind blowing to me. Totally incredible. You have some mad skills.
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Re: Catskill inspired...

Post by RnF » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:58 pm

Those are some sweet flies. Very clean!
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