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MartinlfMay 4th, 2007, 10:38 am
Palmyra PA

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Jason, as noted before the photos of the ventral side, from the fish's eye view are great. These Show the lighter edges of the segments that Gonzo often imitates with lighter thread. I've been tying some of my baetids and paraleps with a unithread body ribbed with a lighter color (twisted to make the rib thin) and the trout seem to like it. I sometimes, (when I remember) add a coat of thinned flexament, which preserves the true thread color when it gets wet. I'd be curious to hear others ideas about Blue Quill imitations. A parachute has been working as well as Gonzo's upside down comparadun tie, one of which was readily gobbled (and seated in the lip on the hookset) by a nice spring creek brown as I hit the tail end of the hatch after a day of nymphing yesterday.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JWWMay 13th, 2007, 7:45 am
Fruita Colorado

Posts: 1
Can I ask how do you thin the flexament?
GONZOMay 13th, 2007, 7:53 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
JWW--Dave's Flexament has a companion bottle of thinner (looks the same, but has "Thinner" on the label). The ability to thin this flexible cement to various consistencies makes it very versatile.
Flytyer0423August 2nd, 2009, 9:13 pm
germansville PA

Posts: 14
what i use for this fly is a realistic mayfly its really easy to tie i use a rusty spinner orvis spectrablend dry fly dubbing and a hi-vis post
i use this technique for all my mayfly patterns its really easy and high floating fly its even usefull for still water fly fishing
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MartinlfAugust 3rd, 2009, 2:25 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Impressive technique and fly. Thanks for sharing this.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Flytyer0423August 21st, 2009, 12:16 am
germansville PA

Posts: 14
and also if you dont have a nor-vise to tie this fly you can use a bodkin and spin it in your hand its a little bit more time consuming but it is worth since you can even catch the fish with this fly on still water
(vistit my website @)

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