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    Quote Originally Posted by otter View Post
    The format presented by the tiers is excellent, but there is one very salient piece of information missing. How to fish them. This vital piece of information to my mind is what can separate the tried and tested Classics from the many thousands of experimental flys presented on forums across the world.

    This will become particulary important for anyone dealing with various styles of spiders and winged wets where the style has a massive impact on how they should be fished, upstream, downstream, dead drift, manipulated etc...

    Whilst such info is readily available if one searches, it would be useful to have it here for any that are interested in tying and fishing the classics for the first time.

    Just a thought
    I've actually got a little piece ready for my blog, about fishing north country spiders. If you like, I can post it here aswell?

    M
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    Across the fields of hoar. And the river steamed -
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    Next weeks offerings are,
    Sundayish , North Country Angler is covering partridge spiders.
    Wednesday, I will feature the Dunkeld.

    Feel free to get tying with your variants etc to add to the posts.
    ATB, Graham.
    It is in truth not glory,nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting,but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with his life.(Declaration of Arbroath, 1320)

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    Love this section of the fly tying forum but was wondering if you could also maybe include links to step by steps of the flys as well?

    Only my 2 cents worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by maharg View Post
    Stan suggested I was wrong with my Zulu, suggesting a wide silver rib. Who knows who is exactly right?
    It is a minor issue, and as long as it is highlighted I think we can leave it to the individual tier to decide.
    In retrospect, the rib of a Zulu should be a flat tinsel rib not necessarily a wide one.

    For thirty odd years of fly fishing I saw virtually nothing but traditional patterns and, take it from me, all Zulus had flat tinsel ribs until some sooth-o'-the-border guys start effin about with the original and standard patterns.
    Stan Headley

    "I started this life with nothing......and I've still got most of it left!"

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    Fair play Stan I will add a note to that effect.
    It is in truth not glory,nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting,but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with his life.(Declaration of Arbroath, 1320)

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    For thirty odd years of fly fishing I saw virtually nothing but traditional patterns and, take it from me, all Zulus had flat tinsel ribs until some sooth-o'-the-border guys start effin about with the original and standard patterns.

    Guilty as charged,my excuse no flat tinsel at the time ,its remedied!
    Andy Wren
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    has anyone here ever tied and or fished a "legs eleven" would like to know a little about its
    background as i hear its a good fly in the west of ireland about now and i wouldn't mind tying a few of them up

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    very helpful.

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    Default The Classics/Essentials

    I am pleased to say that Scratch has agreed for his Essentials posts to be added to the sticky.
    I think this will provide a great platform for some more modern patterns that do not fall under the Classics.
    Perhaps patterns like,
    Damsel nymph, cormorant, dare I say it, The BLOB!!!!!!!!!!

    Over to you Rob to get the ball rolling again.
    ATB
    Graham
    It is in truth not glory,nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting,but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with his life.(Declaration of Arbroath, 1320)

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    this is one topic i follow with anticipation ,as it offers so much to people like myself who are just bursting to learn more about any aspect of fly tying ,,,please keep up the great work guys ,,it is well appreciated ....
    dont you just love nature

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