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Shaq
03-15-2005, 07:52 PM
From the Vise Tuesday...Into the water Thursday, Green fly for a green day

flytyer
03-16-2005, 12:25 AM
The Gaspe Highlander. I love it! (although I'd use less G.P. tippet so that it sits completely below the mallard). Very nicely done fly.

Smolt
03-17-2005, 11:10 AM
Very nice fly.

What kind of feather did you use for hackling the body?

Thanks

Salar-1
03-17-2005, 06:58 PM
Here's the original version as shown in Paul Marriner's excellent book "Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies" It's actually called the Gaspey Highlander
Basically the same as yours except Body hackle is green Mallard and tyed on a homemade hook.
Cheers
Brian

Salar-1
03-17-2005, 07:01 PM
Here's the fishing version.I have found you have to tune these flies by picking out the Body hackle on these flies to make them swim better.
Cheers
Brian

Salar-1
03-17-2005, 07:06 PM
Here's a streamer version .Body hackle is green schlappen and wing is Fox Squirrel . I apologise for the appearance of these two flies as they have both been fished.the bottom one is really ratty as it's taken one Atlantic and two Landlocks
Cheers
Brian

Shaq
03-19-2005, 09:33 AM
Hey thanks guys. Love all the flies. Smolt, The body hackle is a chartruece Barred schlappen feather with some Polar chenille mixed in. I have been working on a few speys using a polar chenille for flash. Adds that ever so slight crinkle to the flies that seems to work pretty good. We will see on the steelhead of great lakes.

Smolt
03-19-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the info.