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Old 12-09-2003, 05:39 PM
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the dilemma

The concept central to that particular pattern, that being the post, is exactly why I expended the effort with the Regulator Post. The post of the Dandelion pattern, or whatever it's called (I've heard it called a few different names), is opaque and therefore has to be more evident to the fish. The Regulator Post might not be totally invisible but is at least a lot less evident under the surface. The post on the Parasol Shuttlecock Buzzer, which was what I was trying to replicate in a more sensible fashion, had the "post" being made of the quills of CDC feathers covered with tying thread then cemented. The result was a size 18 chironomid that was about 2.5 inches long. I was in hopes I could improve on that by at least making the post a little less visible.
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