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: Borrowing from the Striper/SW Patterns

08-02-2003, 03:44 PM
A Rainbow Trout Flatwing? It is supposed to be somewhat "thick" like a small planter 'bow, so maybe it loses its effect somewhat. I'm thinking it might catch some big browns up the road.

08-02-2003, 08:21 PM
VERY NICE TIE! What's the wing material, just so I get it right?

That's a beautiful pattern that will definitely find its way into my fly box for our big lake-run browns!

Thanks for sharing this one with us.:D


08-04-2003, 09:08 AM
Great pattern!

Tom, how much belly hair in that tie? - looks wicked dense, maybe due to white background.

08-04-2003, 10:04 AM
Here are the "unique" parts of the recipe (as opposed to the elements that are in all the flatwings):

Wing: Two white saddles, pearl Mirage Flashabou, one "honey" saddle, one shrimp pink saddle, pink Mirage FB, an golden olive-over-bleached-grizzly saddle, gold Mirage FB, and two medium olive-dyed-grizzly saddles
Overwing: A dark olive-dyed-grizzly saddle.
Topping: A dark olive-dyed-grizzly hen feather with wide bars.
Throat: Olive bucktail, fairly sparse
Cheeks: Golden pheasant back
Eyes: JC

There is not actually very much bucktail on the throat/belly, but I think the cheek brings out the darkness. I was going for the impresion of a Rainbow's bright olive head. The pink got totally lost in the scan, but overall I think the effect came out fairly accurately. It looked pretty good coming back at me in the irrigation ditch running by the house! =)

08-04-2003, 10:09 AM
Thanks for the recipe, otherwise the pink and subtleties would have gone unnoticed. Great tie!