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    Sorry, but admin has asked me which account I'd like to keep. So I am having to let braveheart go and since I will no longer have control over my sbs's I have no choice but to delete them.
    However these sbs's and many more are available, free, on ukflydressing and the wild fishing forums.
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    Another one recieves the new pictures and smaller file size treatment.
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    Hi Scotfly - great step by step. I like the 'in your face' one. You seem to put a lot more marabou on the tails than I do. I'm wondering if you have tried them with less and found that more is better, or is that just how you have always done it?

    I'm only asking because the last batch I tied up seems particularly sparse in the tails, so I'm thinking about binning it. grrr. You know how it goes - they look right when you tie them - and then you go to put them in your box and compare them to 'store bought ones'....

    Also, what types of feathers do you use for the palmer? Are these saddle hackles? I seem to have a lot of problem getting feathers long enough from my capes to palmer the whole body without the feather fibres being ridiculously long. I'm normally left with just fluff on the head.

    thoughts?

    Mike

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    Thanks Mike.
    I like my marabou tails to have a bit of substance in them, it's surprising how much they slim down when wet and the way I like to fish them a fuller tail works better. Yours may be slimmer but that doesn't mean they won't catch. (try fishing them dead drift with an occasional twitch ) Comparing your flies to "store bought" ones is maybe not a good idea. Many of them (but not all) are over dressed monstrosities
    The hackle is a saddle hackle. Neck hackles of the correct size for this type of fly are normally too short, as you have discovered.
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    Hi scotfly,
    Just wondering where you purchased the grizzly marabou for this pattern?

    Cheers,
    Brennan
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    I've had mine a while Brennan. I got it from Lathkill when Phil White still ran it.
    You should be able to get it from most suppliers
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    And there was me thinking you were a purist Dennis!
    Wait 'til the Drunken One hears about this......

    Nice step by step as always.

    See you by the chalk soon.
    Tight Lines,

    Dominic.

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    Did the drunken one not tell you about what I found in his stash
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    Nice Scotfly.

    An all orange woollybugger is lethal at Grafham/Rutland in summer. I really like the big head version, wish I thought of that.

    JRT

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