Ausable Bombers

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Ausable Bombers

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An old Fran Better's pattern...

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Very nice John... ;) well tied... :D my only other comment is I though Betters tied the wings on this pattern slanting forward more, and not split like his Ausable Wulff...

FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ps0FLUW7xI

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Eperous wrote:Very nice John... ;) well tied... :D my only other comment is I though Betters tied the wings on this pattern slanting forward more, and not split like his Ausable Wulff...

FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ps0FLUW7xI

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Ed, the more I tied the more I got the wing to slant more forward. I split wing fly in the photo is actually a Ausable Wulff. The rest are Ausable Bombers.

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wiFlyFisher wrote:
Eperous wrote:Very nice John... ;) well tied... :D my only other comment is I though Betters tied the wings on this pattern slanting forward more, and not split like his Ausable Wulff...

FYI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ps0FLUW7xI

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Ed, the more I tied the more I got the wing to slant more forward. I split wing fly in the photo is actually a Ausable Wulff. The rest are Ausable Bombers.
Got it!!! ;) As I said, nice looking dries... :D

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The Ausable Bomber has a forward slanted wing so th e longer protruding wing enters the trout's window of vision first. So thanks to Eric mentioning a book to me, I stopped and glanced at some excerpts from the book. They had a dry fly tied in reverse. So i started to think about it after work. When casting the Ausable Bomber across and down to a fish the wing will be the last thing in the trout's vision. So I decided to tie an Ausable Bomber in reverse. :roll:

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So what do grumpy ol' fly tiers think about dat?

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Cabin fever is starting early this year.... :lol:

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corvus wrote:Cabin fever is starting early this year.... :lol:
Yes it is!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Very clever, John. Perhaps not traditional, but I'll wager it works,

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John,

That's a great looking fly! I believe that Lee Wulff mentions, and has an illustration of a reverse-tied Wulff pattern in his book "Lee Wulff on Flies."
Those big hair wing dries are fun to tie and fish!

Best,

Tim

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