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    11foot5 reacted to Rob Edmunds's post in the thread Coloured cormorants? with Like Like.
    Claret wing with Claret Peacock Herl body and red holo rib always works well for me in a size 12. Coral wing mirage body....size 12...
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    11foot5 reacted to mrnotherone's post in the thread Tippet with Like Like.
    I agree with Douglas, if you've access to the interweb or even googlenet you can find some fluoromono on large spools of a furlong each...
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    I was thinking of tying up some different coloured cormorants. I normally use just black or white wings with the occasional olive. Has...
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    11foot5 reacted to Rob Edmunds's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    Arthur used small "Cove" nymphs to really big ones as I remember as we fished with him a lot back then either at Ringstead, Grafham...
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    11foot5 reacted to Wee Jimmy's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    Not dyed herl but I did like a melanistic bodied variant of the Cove.Another version with a Pearl flashback along the length of the body...
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    11foot5 reacted to ACW's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    Still fish with them ,even whispe it under a NZ indicator. probably caught me more fish than any other pattern,except for Arthur cove...
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    11foot5 reacted to Cap'n Fishy's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    What is the difference between fishing them like buzzers and fishing them like nymphs? Is a 'buzzer' not a 'nymph'? Or are we getting...
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    11foot5 reacted to JCP's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    Haha.It did work.Being a sentimental old fool I have still got some but not fished them since early 70's.Now then the red Diddy was...
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    11foot5 reacted to themind's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    Only thing I can think of is that the colour was a poor match for the buzzers around at the time. I'm certainly not talking from...
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    11foot5 reacted to arkle's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    I saw Arthur, give a talk back in the 80's & he said there that he would use them up to a size 6 in both std & longshank's - with the...
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    11foot5 reacted to PaulD's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    In his book, Arthur made a clear distinction between his pattern and what he considered poorly tied commercial patterns . . .
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    11foot5 reacted to wobbly face's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    I've found them to work well when fished deeper and on standard hook. The larger patterns can be good for cased caddis, again fished deep.
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    11foot5 reacted to PaulD's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    No it wasn't! Hook: Partridge wide gape sizes 8 - 12 Rib; Fine copper wire Body: 10 - 12 cock pheasent centre tail fibres Thorax: Blue...
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    11foot5 reacted to sofasurfer's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    If you've tied the original pattern correctly, I'm not surprised. It was on a large, long shank hook for large still waters, drifted...
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    11foot5 reacted to BobP's post in the thread Cove’s pheasant tail with Like Like.
    11footfive, I asked because I have updated Cove with a series of buzzer style pheasant tails using 2-2.8mm tungsten beads on 14-10...
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