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Re: Dyeing deer hair
Reply #15 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 5:21pm
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Some times I wonder if some of our flies are made for show rather than performance.Accept the cicada has a sparkle but after thinking about it even Gods best imitation from Clark Reid got me thinking.Roll on December.My next trick is a mod of the PNT with input from a South African tyer called the Zak nymph. Quite a neat trick to replicate the gills.
  
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Re: Dyeing deer hair
Reply #16 - Apr 23rd, 2018 at 9:27pm
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Agree 100% that the human eye decides what looks best on a fly too often.

The glister, i guess, replicates the wing flutter in sunlight above water.

Nice that you are pleased with peacock glister for the body.  you won't be disapointed!
Try a red band of thread on the thorax, similar to a royal wulf, works well. 
I sometimes put  yellow or orange foam post above the white wings.  that's for me to see.

i thought we were running out of time with the cold weather arriving, but 4 bust offs and 8 landed, all on dry/terrestrials, says not.

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