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Old 26-10-2013, 01:41 PM
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Default You can tell I don't fish much over winter......

......because I've already started on my tying for next season!

Feeling a bit 'March Browny' today, and when I popped in to the All Water Flyfishing shop in Harrogate on my way home from a meeting yesterday, I couldn't help but snaffle some very nice looking Callibaetis-flavoured turkey biots. They've proved quite handy for the MB application, first on what was initially intended to be a Jingler but in actually fact came out far too demure and lightly dressed to be such - the result, a strange sort of trad-ish collar hackled dry.

Then I turned to emergers and a patten inspired by something I saw Cumbrian expert Geoff Johnston tie last year, with a tweak or two based on something a friend sent me recently. I'd like to think that this emerger, a MB spider and a 'proper' MB Jingler should cover the bases I need covering when the big beasts start hatching next spring. Just a bit of a wait, that's all....

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Hook: Kamasan B170 #12
Thread: 14/0 cinnamon
Tails: CDL
Abdomen: turkey biot
Hackle 1: red cock
Hackle 2: hen partridge



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Hook: Varivas 2200 #12
Thread: 14/0 cinnamon
Abdomen: turkey biot
Thorax: CDC, spun
Wingpost: single ply aero-dry, white
Hackle: hen partridge


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Very very nice, both crackers and good photos too
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Very tidy Matt, very tidy.
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Cracking flies Matt very nice indeed I'd eat them lol


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How do you find the varivas 2200 hooks on the big boys Matt?
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How do you find the varivas 2200 hooks on the big boys Matt?
Good question and one I've been discussing recently with a mate who targets big fish. As you probably know, they are really fine wire and feel horribly springy and when I first tried them about 4 years ago, I had reservations.....but, honest answer is I've never had any problems. Biggest I've had on one was a couple ounces over 4lb and they seem to manage fish in the 2-3lb range no problem. If I was going to Iceland or summat, I'd probably think twice but for most applications I'm happy with them.

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As you probably know, they are really fine wire and feel horribly springy

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That was my worry. I remember trying them when they first came out. Only had fish up to a pound on them. Tried phoning that shop to order some of those bits...blooming shut!! Will get an order placed on Monday

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