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Old 12-06-2002, 11:29 AM
BigDave BigDave is offline
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Mark,

I use mallard too. The only variation is that I split the tail (stonefly style) and don't include a wing when I tie the pattern. I simply use mallard for legs/gills on each side of the fly.

Rather than tie in a wing, I dub with hare-tron and pick it out the entire body. I like the way it sparkles and traps bubbles underwater. Then if there's a caddis hatch you can clip off the tail and you have a pretty good looking pupae. I suppose this generic pattern could imitate just about anything a trout eats.

This conversation as got me thinking about digging the studs out and hitting the deerfield tomorrow

Dave
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