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Old 02-25-2011, 03:56 PM
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Just one other thing. I have always opted to use whatever I can find in nature as the carapace... and do not like using just colored foam or dotting stuff with a magic marker.... so I have also used Fall leaves, which are very durable under the epoxy or other sealant..I wish I had a few finished flies but used them up last season....I grabbed a few from outside... you will have a greater choice of natural shades in the fall as oppose to now....but as you can see from the photos... the texture and uneven colors are perfect.

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