Interesting softie.

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Interesting softie.

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Found on FB. I know zilch about the fly but thought I'd share as it just looked kool.

A tad different imho. Included is the little bit of description...


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The Winter Brown as per John Pickard's manuscript of 1794..
I found this pattern in Robert Smith's great work The North Country Fly.

"Orange silk legged wi feather or neb of wood cock sholder.
Harled at head wi peacock"

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Nice. Looks like Upstate just posted the same post, maybe he was the Facebook OP, since he says he found it in the book and gives the same picture?
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Yes it is an interesting pattern that imitates a hatching skittering stone fly as are found on many streams early in the season!. The pattern is probably much much older than 1794 . If you read about them the spirit of North Country flies and the fisherman,tatics and equipment are much the same as today's . They used imitative small flies,fine leaders and employed upstream tatics.

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I tied these a few years ago but me thinks I waxed the hot orange silk a little too much so that the silk looks almost like a red color.


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Yes I only wax the silk if it is called for or if I am going to dub. I will wax the first inch of the thread so it will stay on the hook. My theory and a lot of people talk about it is that the silk changes color when wet. Waxed silk is pretty much water proof so unless dubbing I don't wax.

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upstate wrote:Yes it is an interesting pattern that imitates a hatching skittering stone fly as are found on many streams early in the season!. The pattern is probably much much older than 1794 . If you read about them the spirit of North Country flies and the fisherman,tatics and equipment are much the same as today's . They used imitative small flies,fine leaders and employed upstream tatics.

Tom.

My apologies Tom, I totally missed your previous post.

Maybe that was you on FB, dunno there as I can't find it now. Neat softie.

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