BLUE VARIANT

From Halford's early dries to the Catskill dry and everything else that floats on the surface.
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Yanky
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BLUE VARIANT

Post by Yanky » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:09 pm

last night I reread A BOOK OF TROUT FLIES by Preston Jennings and it jogged my memory. I remember my uncle fishing big variants with gold and silver tinsel bodies. I understand the pattern was modified by Atherton and Flick.
My question is this,does anyone still fish the Baigent- Jennings pattern?

Lou

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Re: BLUE VARIANT

Post by Theroe » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 am

Yes - most everytime I go !!

"Variant" paints with a broad brush: as the name implies, it is more of a nomenclature than a name. In my book, "variant" is a class of flies. Soft hackle and the Flick type are two of my main go to patterns, in sizes #20 to #8, from dark dun for a quill gordon to light cream for the whitefly hatch.

Great topic - maybe it will stir things up here........

Dana
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Yanky
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Re: BLUE VARIANT

Post by Yanky » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:01 am

Yes Dana - That’s a good way of putting it, a class of flies.
I too have an inordinate fondness for soft hackles and Flick style dry flies but I must also add cdc emergers to my fly wallets and boxes...😀

Lou

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