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    Default The Classics/Essentials to date

    Ben set the ball rolling with this, and very kindly allowed me to join in.
    Here is a list to date of patterns covered to save any duplication. Feel free to join in or add to an existing thread.

    Benlikestofish:

    The Classics: Diawl Bach
    Classics: The Cruncher
    The Classics: Dabbler
    The Classics: Connemara Black
    The Classics: Claret & Golden Olive Bumble
    The Classics: The Wulff's
    The Classics: Buzzer (Wet)

    Maharg;
    The Classics Zulu
    The Classics, Black pennell
    The Classics : Alexandra
    The (modern) Classics, Shipmans Buzzer
    The Classics, Peter Ross
    The Classics Ace of Spades
    The Classics Viva
    The Classics Cat's whisker
    The Classics: Teal, Silver and Blue
    The Classics: Kate McLaren
    The Classics, March Brown
    The Classics Red Tag
    The Classics: Bibio
    The Classics: Dunkeld
    The Classics: pheasant tail nymph
    The Classics: Klinkhamer Special
    The Classics: Muddler Minnow.
    The Classics: Woolly 8ugger
    The Classics: Damsel nymph
    The Classics: Daddy

    Savage Take;
    The classics.sweenytodd


    Midlander
    The Classics: Greenwell's Glory.
    The Classics: Soldier Palmer.
    The Classics: Grouse and Green.

    Steve Collyer

    The Classics: Montana Nymph
    The Classics: Invicta
    The Classics: Cove's Pheasant Tail Nymph
    The (modern) Classics: Bristol Hopper
    The Classics: Appetiser

    North Country Angler
    The Classics: Waterhen Bloa
    North Country Spiders: Woodcock & Hare's Lug
    The Classics: Little Black
    The Classics: Orange partridge.

    Ickypimp
    The classics : Hares lug and plover
    http://www.flyfishing.co.uk/fly-tyin...tml#post739114

    Roll Cast
    The Classics : The Stoats Tail

    Bigdon01
    The Classics: Cormorant
    The Classics: GRHE nymph

    Ben has made up a template to keep the formate the same and I think it works very well.
    Thanks guys, plenty more to come

    The Essentials
    Scratch
    Essentials - Grizzle Mink
    Essentials - Barden Killer Nymph
    Essentials - Deer Hair Emerger
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    Big thanks to everyone who has contributed to these. I love these threads, as a beginner I find them really useful. Keep em coming!

    Cheers
    Tom

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    It would be nice to see these Stickied into a dedicated section of the Fly Tying Forums called The Classics. Ideally, in this section only Admin could start a new thread (i.e. by shifting a 'classic' thread (when deemed suitable) from here to there). Others could post in these threads but not start new threads. Over time we'll develop a rather nice reference section that doesn't get buried in other stuff, cr@p or otherwise.

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    Good idea, but I think Ben should have final say on this as it is his baby.
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    It would be great if the list was made as a sticky with links to the actual SBS threads, a bit like what has been done on the "other" forum

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    maybe Scratch's "essentials" could sneak in to the list?

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    I started the Classics threads as I thought it would be a great way to learn more about the patterns that I used most. The response I got to the early threads was fantastic and all the effort that was put in was more than rewarded with lots of tales and variants shared by others.

    It's great that others have decided to produce their own, and that it may have provided some enjoyment and info for others.

    However I do think that in order to get the best out of the threads that a fair amount of effort has to be put in. IMO there should be some history, its important the pattern's are tied correctly with the right materials and its worth including a few variants that have worked. It takes me several weeks to sort out a classic thread as I'm still a relative newbie at fly fishing and would hate to be providing duff info for a reference based thread. I do believe though that the more effort put in, then the more people are prepared to give back.

    Unfortunately I'm an bit of a fussy type, and it annoys me that they are not being kept 100% consistent but as long as people are enjoying them then that's all that matters.

    I don't really mind about a separate forum space, if even just the thread titles stay consistent for example - The Classics: Black Buzzer then they are easy to search for.

    I'm currently preparing the Black Buzzer and Green Peter but I still have a number of enquires and facts to straighten out before posting.

    Cheers
    Ben
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    I think it would be a shame to see things like this get buried and archived.

    Even the SBS section gets heavily watered down by misplaced threads, some poor quality SBS (ok line me up against the wall and shoot me now but I really do think the gems get lost in some very 'average' stuff) or good quality SBSs of poor flies etc.

    So I think for your efforts to be appropriately rewarded, a stickied section is well worth considering with Admin.

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    A sticky with them would be good. Could get all the links in maharg's first post and see if admin will sticky this thread so there all in one place. And could add to the post as more Classics come along.
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    A bit too much common sense there greenock.

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