Madison cabbage

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Madison cabbage

Post by JohnP » Mon May 26, 2014 9:21 pm

Here is my version of Ron Eagle Elk's variation of the Wilted Spinach.

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Here is an original wilted spinach, tied with Hareline STS dubbing in golden stone. As soon as I saw the dubbing, I thought it looked kind of orangish for a golden stone, then thought it looked just right for a wilted spinach or October caddis.

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I took both of these photos outdoors in a light diffuser box; I have no idea why the focus is so poor. :x I guess I just suck as a photographer. :oops: ;)
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by DUBBN » Mon May 26, 2014 9:25 pm

Gorgeous John. Hen hackle or Starling?
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by letumgo » Mon May 26, 2014 9:29 pm

That dog will hunt! Beautiful pattern John.
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by JohnP » Mon May 26, 2014 9:32 pm

The hackle on the cabbage is a dark dun hackle from Conranch. Nice stuff to work with; I wish my photo did it justice.
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by letumgo » Mon May 26, 2014 9:48 pm

I seem to have jumped the gun. There was only one fly photo when I made my initial comment.

Those are beautiful flies John. I love the photos too.
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by Hans Weilenmann » Tue May 27, 2014 12:55 am

Very nicely tied, John.

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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by tie2fish » Tue May 27, 2014 8:11 am

Hans Weilenmann wrote:Very nicely tied, John.

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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by JohnP » Tue May 27, 2014 11:53 am

tie2fish wrote:
Hans Weilenmann wrote:Very nicely tied, John.

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Given the source, pretty much the ultimate compliment, I'd say.
Agreed. Thanks, Hans, and everyone else for the kind words.
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by Old Hat » Tue May 27, 2014 12:33 pm

Love that purple variation John. Will definitely have to try some of those.
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Re: Madison cabbage

Post by fflutterffly » Tue May 27, 2014 6:20 pm

I too have been working on 'the cabbage.' Seems like a nice blend of traditional flymphing and synthetic flash. My bodies are thread instead of dubbing, but after seeing your flies I think I try those out as well.
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