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Fishermansfly
03-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Alright I finally had time to run by my second home, LRO, and pick up some new material. I ordered some japanese nymph legs but they haven't come in yet. So for the time being I picked up some span flex. Oliver Edwards is the only one I know who ties a strong pattern to represent a clinger. Dad bought his video close to 3 years ago and I remembered his pattern. So after two days of looking for it I called dad to ask him if he had some sticky back lead to borrow for another pattern and he said he also had Oliver's vid. So I borrowed it again, watched it, wanted to find a way to simplify it, and make if look a little more realistic.

Alot is the same and the span flex legs gotta go! But it's a good start to a great pattern. The abdomen is just about the perfect color, should look great wet. I've cut out about 5 steps on his original pattern and I like the over all look of the fly. It still has work and a little more perfection but here it is!
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01555-1.jpg

Here's one of Oliver's other ties!
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01553-1.jpg

~Brett

Fishermansfly
03-20-2009, 03:27 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01563.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01557.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01556.jpg

The fly wet picks up a speckled, dirty, sulphur, orange color. Have a look for yourself!
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01567.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n209/fishermansfly/DSC01566.jpg

cherokeeflyboy
03-20-2009, 04:32 PM
Those look great...would you care to share the steps if it doesn't take too long to type? Good luck with them.

flyman
03-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Nice looking Heptagenia imitation Brett :cool:

BlueRaiderFan
03-20-2009, 11:35 PM
True art! That should bring a few to hand.

monktrout
03-21-2009, 08:55 PM
Good,good work. Monk

billyspey
03-31-2009, 08:45 PM
i'll take a dozen

Tarheelflyfishing
04-02-2009, 08:14 PM
The trout are already jumping...great fly FF