the Phoenicia Bucktail

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Eperous
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the Phoenicia Bucktail

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Here's a little plug for the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild and a photo of the Phoenicia Bucktail that appeared in Ed Van Put's fine book, Trout Fishing in the Catskills...

The September issue of the Gazette has a short piece on bucktails and the Catskills, and mentions how the turbid Esopus Creek---Shandaken Tunnel helped bring this "type" fly into prominence in the Catskills... the Phoenicia Bucktail is one of the early 20th century bucktails that came about as the result of the Esopus...
#8 Phoenicia Bucktail, tied by Ed Van Put.JPG
#8 Phoenicia Bucktail, tied by Ed Van Put.JPG (112.19 KiB) Viewed 1402 times
Thread: black
Tail: double section of dark yellow wool
Body: black silk, dressed heavy
Rib: gold tinsel
Wing: white bucktail
Cheeks: Jungle cock (optional)
Hook: #8 standard streamer hook

Ed

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Re: the Phoenicia Bucktail

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nice...there were a few from the esopus ....this one looks the part of the time...model perfect bend, 3x-4x long...kinda bulky the real look

there is no doubt the black ghost played a big part in the development of this pattern, and by renaming it something else than a "throat-less black ghost" can cause heated debates like we have on this forum...i appears to be restructured for the fast rocky flow which is the esopus with hair for wings and tail.

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Re: the Phoenicia Bucktail

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ted patlen wrote: ... there is no doubt the black ghost played a big part in the development of this pattern ...
Ed Van Put said the same in his book... :D I guess great minds think alike... ;)

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Re: the Phoenicia Bucktail

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Very nice bucktail, Ed.

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