The Telephone Box Dr. Burke

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Fontinalis
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The Telephone Box Dr. Burke

Post by Fontinalis »

Here is one of my favorite searching flies that really triggers Browns to hit. I like to fish this fly as part of a two and three wet fly rig. I know Ted loves this one as well. How could you not love a Telephone Box Dr. Burke.


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I love it! Nice Andy. CJ
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Niklas Dahlin
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Re: The Telephone Box Dr. Burke

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Wow.. nice one.. Just love the name on this one, would you mind sharing the recepie?

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Eperous
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Gorgeous... :D and, somewhat of a unique name... 8-)

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Hi Niklas:

Here's the pattern that you had requested:

Telephone Box Dr. Burke

Hook: Mustad 3906 Size 8
Thread: White Danville 6/0 for the under body & Black Danville 6/0 for the head
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippets
Tag: Peacock Herl
Body: Two strands of Orange Danville floss wrapped back to front
Ribbing: one strand of Black Danville Floss
Full Collar Hackle: Brown Hen Cape
Wing: Paired Dark Brown Mottled Oak Turkey with Jungle Cock
Head: One good soaking coat of Griff’s thin, two coats of Griff’s thick & one coat of Hard As Hull cement.

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Re: The Telephone Box Dr. Burke

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i was fishing a small stream in new york on opening day a few years back and hit a pod from the stocking truck. for the next 4 hours my two friends and I caught and released, well it seemed like ever single one of the trout. it was fishing in a hatchery...i used every wet in my box...they all worked but the telephone box was without a doubt the fishes favorite. after outfishing my friends 6 to 1 they asked me "what fly" i couldn't wait, because I knew they were gonna ask so i played them out a bit...."you don't have it"..."
"what do mean i don't have it! try me"
"you never heard of it"
"okay smart ass, you gonna tell us!"
"if you insist, the telephone box."
"the who?"
"the telephone box. It's a dr burke pattern."
"who the $%#^ is dr. burke"

i let it go for a while then after i caught a triple (told you it was ridiculously easy) i had to give them some wets...they didn't have any, now they have more than me.

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ted patlen wrote:i was fishing a small stream in new york on opening day a few years back and hit a pod from the stocking truck.
Yo Teddy, Teddy, Teddy.... not to take anything at all away from this wet fly, not it's beauty, nor effectiveness, BUT if this is the measure of any fly - freshly stocked hatchery trout that will hit marshmallows stuck to a hook - remember, the Orange Pit along the Muskie, Buddy :oops: - I'm stunned to say the least.... :o :shock: :? :roll: Maybe so in the Garden State, but you did mention your neighbor, the Empire State.... :P Please let's not associate great looking classic trout flies and freshly stocked hatchery fish in the same sentence on this board.... ;)

BTW - Still a GREAT LOOKING wet fly by any measure, exceptions duly noted...

Ed

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Re: The Telephone Box Dr. Burke

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this fly was one of my top producers this year.i use black wire instead of floss for the rib.

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Re: The Telephone Box Dr. Burke

Post by greyfox »

Wow, that is one pretty fly, I can see myself swinging that in some of our little gems searching for wild trout, now to get some jungle cock 8-)
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Post by willowhead »

Andy, is there some reason only half the pic shows up.....it's not the first time your pics have done that.....i think you need to resize them before you post. Nice fly. ;)

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