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    The Dunkeld

    this is a highly regarded Sea Trout fly named after the town of Dunkeld on the river Tay in Scotland were it originated..it also works well for Browns in summer evenings and is a great point fly,,the original does not have JC in the tying as far as i know but i feel it adds to its appearence and could also be
    used as a fry pattern

    hook: Kamazan 10#
    thread: Black UNI 8.0
    rib: Oval Gold (small)
    tail: Golden Pheasant Crest
    body: Flat Gold Tinsel
    hackle: Orange Cock
    wing: Bronze Mallard Shoulder
    cheeks: Jungle Cock

    Step 1
    place the hook in the vice and make eight
    turns of thread


    Step 2
    tie in the oval gold rib


    Step 3
    wind back towards the bend of the hook
    ready to tie in the tail


    Step 4
    tie in the Golden Pheasant Crest winding forwards
    to bind down all the fibers


    Step 5
    once the Crest has been tied off tie in the Flat
    Gold Tinsel and wind back towards the bend of
    the hook


    Step 6
    when you have reached the bend of the hook take
    the thread forward to the point where the tinsel was
    tied in then wind on the tinsel with over lapping turns
    and tie off


    Step 7
    wind on the Rib,,5 turns should be enough and
    tie off and trim the waste


    Step 8
    catch in an Orange cock hackle then trim the waste


    Step 9
    make TWO touching turns of the hackle,,tie in and
    push the fibers down with your thumb to form a
    sort of Beard style effect


    Step 10
    prepare a slip of Bronze Mallard Shoulder and tie in
    to form the wing,,after tying in the wing trim the waste


    Step 11
    tie in TWO jungle cock feathers
    (ONE each side of the hook) tie off and whip finish
    The Finished Fly


    Regards
    CORONA

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    Very nice. Is the version with a palmered orange hackle a variation?
    Where the wandering water gushes
    From the hills above Glen-Car,
    In pools among the rushes
    That scarce could bathe a star,
    We seek for slumbering trout
    And whispering in their ears
    Give them unquiet dreams;
    Leaning softly out
    From ferns that drop their tears
    Over the young streams.
    Come away, O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1978d
    Very nice. Is the version with a palmered orange hackle a variation?
    Very nice indeed; but it seems there are lots of variations:

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/feat...s/part385.html

    Corona's version is what I use for sea trout at low summer level in size 12 - it's very effective; however on size 10 and larger versions, I include a lightly palmered body hackle.



    PiB

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    Very nice indeed H.... nicely proportioned.
    Is there anything more satisfying in fly tying than applying a lovely bit of GP topping for a tail and getting that gorgeous,seductive curve right first time ?? Looks like ya got the hang of it mate...I've managed it once or twice...honest
    I go for a longer gentler curve on most of my patterns for some strange reason
    I've noticed some nice shades of dyed topping kicking around...anyone know a 'dealer' ?

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    Excellent post Corona. Hope to have my hands on the real thing re a recent swop.

    Looking forward to it, hope you like your fritz tadpole

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    Try celtic flycraft for dyed g.p.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scratch
    I've noticed some nice shades of dyed topping kicking around...anyone know a 'dealer' ?
    Or try Bill "Flyonly2007" he had some very good quality heads not long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wigger01
    Or try Bill "Flyonly2007" he had some very good quality heads not long ago.
    Wigger what kind of colours does he have ? and at what price
    have you tried any of them

    Regards
    CORONA

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    Yes have tried them and can highly recommend. Your best bet is to contact Bill to find colours and current prices. I got the natural, red & green heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wigger01
    Yes have tried them and can highly recommend. Your best bet is to contact Bill to find colours and current prices. I got the natural, red & green heads.
    Excellent i`ll get on to him a.s.a.p many thanks

    Regards
    CORONA

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