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Post by catskilljohn » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:58 pm

"I also inclose specimen of a fly that has proven very killing for the small native trout in Balsam Lake [on a small tributary of the Beaverkill, near its head] I do not know the name of the fly, or whether it has any."

John H. Osborne NY

taken from Favorite Flies and their Histories

This is a fly I used on last years trip to Alder Lake, prompted by narco's recommendation, and a trip I will forever hold as one of the best days fishing I ever had, not because of the size or number of trout but because it was such a wild and rugged place, completely void of modern times and untouched by humans.

The pattern is tyed with a scarlet chenille body, but I opted for dyed ostrich herl, as it gives a more slimming effect when wet and adds a little class.
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Post by Eperous » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:57 am

Very pretty... :D

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Post by Joe Fox » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:45 am

Very nice John!

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Post by ted patlen » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:34 am

ditto

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Post by AaronH » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:55 pm

CJ:
You have a unique gift young man! It's a pleasure watching you work and seeing the finished product.
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Post by David S. » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:31 am

Very pretty fly CJ, and you are absolutely right, that ostrich herl definitely adds a touch of class to an already classy fly..
Is that real gut you are using or nylon?

/David S.

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Post by dazwah » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:20 am

nice!

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Post by catskilljohn » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:26 am

David S. wrote:Is that real gut you are using or nylon?
David S.
It is gut, 4lb test, doubled. Thanks guys, CJ
"Gentlemen,remove your hats,this is it"
"This is where the trout was invented?"
"Oh he existed in a crude,primitive form in Waltons England"
"But this is where they painted spots on him and taught him to swim"

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Post by Soft-hackle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:38 pm

Interesting fly for sure!.

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Post by Snowmass Angler » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:20 pm

I missed this one, that's a great fly CJ! Nice pic too, love the hooks.

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