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My love of fishing has often lead me to dress flies that look like a five year old could tie them.  This one was tied for the dark tannin stained waters I often visit.  Probably would fare well as a low light, first legal cast of the day fly.  P-cock herl and red accents do really well up here in some waters of the Adirondacks.  I watched a friend of mine absolutely clean-up a stretch of a river using a traditional dry Royal Coachman.  Like a lot of tying experiences, the greatest joy comes from imagining the spot you will cast it


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You make messy look good Dave!
Happy Trails!

Ronn Lucas, Sr.
I love it when a post makes me smile and laugh at the same time. I smiled at your comments well as that sweet fly. Ronn's comments had me laughing a do make messy look good. Big Grin
Petri Heil,
The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits - Albert Einstein
Looks great Dave! You should call it Magical Mess.


what flies look like when they're very (very) ill.

the difference between art and a hobby is you can plagiarise for a hobby.

Thanks Gents.  Here's another 'bed head' fly that's very much in the same vein (other than the tail).  It would look even messier if I lifted the pulled down hackle.  Most of us have dressed flies to please a crowd.  Sometimes the crowd is fish.


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None of it seems messy to me. Those flies wet, i'd bet, look like tasty little minnows. Real neat flies, i'd love to see their wet look.

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