Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:20 pm

Partsman Mike,
I forgot to answer your question above about which dubbing I used in the above patterns. Sorry so late! I used Hareline Dubbin brand - Krystal Dub Olive Brown #KD265. It is a very close substitute for Carl's original recipe which is tucked away in my pre-packs box in the closet. It is also found on Carl's web-site!
Have you given them a try at the vice? Simple and so enjoyable to tie and fish!
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by Theroe » Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:01 am

Mike62 wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:03 pm I once said that in my next life I wanted to come back as a bare hook in Carl's vise. That still stands, but it won't hurt my feelings one bit if I land at Doug's house. Outstanding work, Doug!

...Dana, these look a lot like the ties you sent up to me! Same swept back hackling...
Good point Mike. This is really some excellent work showcased here and pretty much everywhere else in this forum. We’re fortunate to have such an incredible group!
One of these days I should get around to doing a thread on scotch tide hackle. I’ve never seen anyone else do it except Ivan and he taught all of us in his group.
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:12 am

I am very much looking forward to your tutorial Dana. ;)
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by Theroe » Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:15 am

Thanks Ray. Unfortunately, my skill level at providing a step-by-step instruction is nowhere near the rest of you guys….
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:18 am

Maybe next time we get together you could do a demonstration and I could photograph the process. ;)
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by Theroe » Sun Jan 21, 2024 9:46 am

That would be excellent Ray, thanks very much for the offer. One of the keys with scotch tie hackle is that all of the larger feathers at the bottom of the neck now have a use other than being relegated to the streamer pile. We’ve all had that feeling: you find a beautiful honey dun neck but the size 16 feathers that you need are in very short supply. Maybe we’ll get 20 or 30 of them. But using the scotch tie method, all of those large feathers are now useful!
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by RickA » Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:32 am

Dana, I had to go look and yes, your contribution to a March Brown swap in February 2020 was
a scotch style pattern. And to stay on topic, Sanders' MB soft hackle was in that swap too!
I believe it was ronr who posted a picture of a shadowbox from that swap?
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Feb 10, 2024 7:17 pm

Nice ties Dougsden!
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Re: Sanders' March Brown Soft Hackle (tyed by DOUGSDEN)

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Feb 17, 2024 9:49 am

Fantastic looking fly. I keep telling myself I should tie March Browns but never do and looking at these flies is the kick in the butt that I need to get me tying these patterns.

Also, this scotch hackle method I'm very interested in, so I can't wait to see that tutorial come along.
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