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tennswede
02-06-2008, 05:20 PM
Hello all:

I'm looking for anyone with info on the Haystack dry fly style . I've seen some recipes tied with elk hair or fine comparadun deer hair. It looks like it comes in different color shades? It looks like the fly was invented by a Francis Betters in NY. Does anyone around here fish with it?

ttas67
02-07-2008, 07:53 PM
I've tied them for BWO's in the park, and have used one as a sulphur on the soho once. I didn't know it was a haystack, I thought I was just tying a sparkle dun without zelon. they float nicely. in my limited experience, getting the right hair is key.

tennswede
02-07-2008, 10:08 PM
Trevor!

About what I thought they will do. Anyway, do you feel comparadun deer hair or elk is best?

ttas67
02-09-2008, 10:07 PM
I always use deer hair

tennswede
02-10-2008, 06:57 PM
Thank you!

appalachian angler
02-10-2008, 08:04 PM
They also make great indicator flys when tyed with bleached elk hair and a visible color dubbing like orange! If I were tying one to imitate a hatch, i would go sparser on the tail than the original like patterns you will find. The fly was designed for fishing choppy pocket water and riffles and floats extremely well.

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