Fifty Degrees

From Halford's early dries to the Catskill dry and everything else that floats on the surface.
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Fifty Degrees

Post by catskilljohn » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:17 pm

One of Jim Derens creations, I just love the Teal wings on these flys.
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I took a photo tip from Mike V with the Bergman box ;)
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Re: Fifty Degrees

Post by Joe Fox » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:05 pm

As always great fly.
I seem to remember reading something about this fly the other day... I can't remember where.
Looks so much like a Hendrickson, funny don't they tend to hatch at a time of year when the water hits 50 degrees?

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Re: Fifty Degrees

Post by Silver Doctor » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:48 pm

Very nice, what size is that tied on.

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Re: Fifty Degrees

Post by catskilljohn » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:11 pm

Silver Doctor wrote:Very nice, what size is that tied on.
Thanks Doc, its a #12. Did you find this site from Clarks? CJ
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Re: Fifty Degrees

Post by Joe Fox » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:01 pm

John,

Teal or Pintail wings???

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Re: Fifty Degrees

Post by catskilljohn » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:18 pm

Joe Fox wrote:John,

Teal or Pintail wings???

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Joe,

These are the pin feathers from a big bag of Teal I got somewhere. The color in the photo isn't great, but the flank feathers are a deep slate gray and have very fine spots. I only got a dozen or so from the 1 oz bag. CJ

ps...what do you recommend?
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Re: Fifty Degrees

Post by Joe Fox » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:13 am

Off the top of my head, I thought the pattern called for pintail pin-feathers, but the two birds are SO close and your wings look dead on in terms of the type of feather.

Joe

Edit: After looking into it you are right teal pin-feathers.

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