Catskill

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

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Evening..
Making some flies for a Catskill dry Swap at a Swedish forum. We are having a ball talking about everything from wingmounting to what books to read. 3 or 4 of the 10 guys have ordered books, Valla´s, Cross´s etc, Wooduck all over the forum and discusions about differences between 94840 and R50, a really good swap and the guys are doing great.

Well anyway, the fly I choose was "The Catskill" that I found among the effective Patterns from Cross´s book. Never tied it before, I really liked the look of it. The recepie called for light brown, didn´t have that so I tried the Ginger I had... Do I need to get a Light Brown or does this work?

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That's a beauty man! Ginger/light brown? Makes no difference to me on a pattern like this, you made it look real nice!

What forum are you talking about? CJ
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Thanks CJ
The Forum is a Swedish one.. Check it out http://www.edgeflyfishing.com/ipb/topic ... try1639769. Why dont you pop in and post one of your beauties in the Swap, you know all the guys speeks/writes English.

There is loads of Catskil lfans here in Sweden, I think Jan and I haw done our homework well :lol:

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This is a pattern I find quite striking. Second only to the Conover this is a favorite of mine. I have a old version around here that has a gold tinsel tag and maybe even a gold rib plus bronze mallard for the tail.
I always imagined this had to be a wet fly adapted to a dry. As a wet it seems all too perfect for brook trout. In large sizes tied as a wet it is a great night fly. As a dry I rarely fish it. When I do it is in pocket water attractor fishing or with a dry dropper rig.

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Nik,

What does Vad heter Sveriges huvudstad mean? I muddled my way through the sign-up process, but my Swedish only goes so far :lol: CJ
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"What is the capital of Sweden" ....?
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And the Capital is ...Stockholm :D

Maybe it´s easier that I invite the guys to this place...
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Re: Catskill

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Im the first guy from the swap to arrive:)
think soon some more will drop in.

Im in to tie a silverdun. whit quilwings...
Lots of fun but hard to get the wing good, new in the catskill style but like it all ready!

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Niklas Dahlin wrote:And the Capital is ...Stockholm :D

Maybe it´s easier that I invite the guys to this place...
I dont know, I am getting an education from all this :D

Of course, feel free to invite them too! CJ
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Right you are Stefan!

Second guy from the swap to pop in for a visit here.
Choose the barber pole as my fly as its not very common and I believe it to be a reasonably good pattern to start my journey into the catskill style of tying.

Let us just say that the results have been varying so far, but with some practice im hoping i can do Niklas, the rest of the guys and the pattern justice.
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