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: LownClear Longwing


Philster
03-12-2006, 11:32 AM
Here is a templedog/swedish long wing version of a fly I have used for years in cold, low, and clear water conditions.

Body: Yellow light bright
Wing: yellow fox, orange fox, brown fox
hackle: "summer duck" or brownish orange spey hackle

juro
03-13-2006, 08:27 AM
Nice pattern -

Two questions:

Did you mix angora or something in with the light bright or does it come pre-mixed?

What about those tubes - I see they are nylon lined?

Charlie
03-13-2006, 09:46 AM
Very nice fly Philster,

I have been getting into the Templedog style of tubes lately and this one is very well done. :smokin:

Charlie.

Philster
03-13-2006, 09:55 AM
Nice pattern -

Two questions:

Did you mix angora or something in with the light bright or does it come pre-mixed?

What about those tubes - I see they are nylon lined?

No Juro, the body is just straight light bright. It's rather long strands when pulled from its bag, but give it a little chop with some scissors into the lengths you want it becomes a very "buggy" dubbing. try the white based colors for a saltwater baitfish body.

The tubes are actually the HMH small "cut to length" tubes. Hard, stiff plastic. no liner. Bone cheap. I think 3/32nd diameter? The cone is pre-drilled by HMH to fit that tube.