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    Default Blae and Black

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    Very nice to see a golden oldie on here. Smashin' wee fly on the right day, and can be a blank saver, when all else fails.

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    A great flee Scotfly. I've never seen it with red ibis before though, always with golden pheasant tippets, do you think the ibis is better?

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    Thumbs up thank you

    Also when you tie in the floss wet it first. If you tie it in dry, when it gets wet it will expand and weaken/ loosen the underbody, by wetting it first you are in effect building expansion into the fly
    what a great tip scotfly .thank you.

    jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardbeg
    A great flee Scotfly. I've never seen it with red ibis before though, always with golden pheasant tippets, do you think the ibis is better?

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    Ardbeg
    To be honest Ardbeg, I don't know. That is the pattern I've always used. From Tom Stewart's book.
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    Thats a smashing little flee. I seem to have some sort of "obsession" with tying wet flies

    I,m not sure what it is about tying them but i get a sense of achievment when i sit back and look at a well tied wet. Just beautiful flies i guess.

    Thanks for the step through.

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    Tom Stewart of 50 Popular Flies fame had a thing about adding red tail to some of his wet flies & this one is no different. On checking a few of my old reference books the Blae & Black indeed had a few fibres of GP tippits for tail.
    Still red tail or not usefull wee wet in late Spring.
    Tight Lines
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    Default nice one

    thanks scotfly
    another great description again and great photos thanks

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    I've always known the Blae & Black to have the two variations, one with a tippets tail and one with a red tail.
    Rather than ibis sub for the red tail I've used red floss for a number years and it has worked well for wild brown trout.

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