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    it has the 'look' alright. familiar with klink and once and away but never seen this one.

    i have to say his idea of cutting the cdc is very smart. definitely aids floatability and longevity.

    ps what colour is dark dun ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewickedpickett
    ps what colour is dark dun ?
    The "edit" button is handy. Should have said Dark Blue Dun.
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    Scotfly



    As ever with tying flies, I dont have the right hackle!

    So far I have accumulated Capes or bits of Capes in Black, Grizzle, White, Olive Grizzle and Silver badger .

    Do you know if any of these would suffice / have you tried anything else

    I'm thinking a turn of Grizzle mite be nice ?

    Finally, what does TMC103BL #17 equate to ?

    Cheers Scotfly
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    Spider, black would be fine and I don't see any reason not to try the others as well. Don't forget you have every colour you need with the white cape. Oh, and a few permanent marker pens

    TMC = Tiemco
    103BL = model number
    17 = size

    If you don't have this hook you can still tie it on a suitable light wire hook.. TMC 100 OR 101, Kamasan B170 etc.
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    Spider,

    I have some TMC 103's in size 17 - it's just about the same as a Partridge SLD (or the SUD's that you use) in size 16.

    Kind regards

    Phil.
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    Cheers Phil


    I kind of guessed as much. The hook looks just right.

    Tied 2 last night and made a dogs **** out of them.....the CDC came away too easily - I think it was due to the Roman Moser thread I used.

    Will try again tonite .......probably with the Starling hackle - I like the idea of damp flies and CDC makes a lot of sense in this way....
    Irish by birth, Munster by the grace of God.

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    Spider,

    Don't waste an expensive thread like Roman Moser powersilk on a pattern like this - save it for patterns that require such a thread.

    Any 8/0 or 10/0 thread that is NOT GSP will work for you - power silk is too slippery - UTC or UNI is much better for giving you the grip you need - plus practice your thread control - tie in the CDC with a few soft wraps, then tighten down and check the the CDC will not move BEFORE moving on to the next stage.

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    Will do Phil


    Moser like other gsp threads cuts so easily! I think it was severing the cdc....I have black UTC anyway which I think is a better all round thread so will try that ............cheers
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