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Old 03-28-2003, 11:33 AM
John Desjardins John Desjardins is offline
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Sean, I think that we are pretty close. I tend to tie cripples by design. No lazyness is a better reason.

Adrian interesting you should note the feather qualities. I worked my way up from the base on a single feather tying these and noticed a difference in the web of the fly between early flys & later. The fly without the bead was the last fly I tied versus the one with a bead which was earlier.

I don't know why but I've always had trouble these using the copper wire in Sawyers original. I should try it again because it would be a simpler tie.
John Desjardins
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