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Old 11-09-2003, 07:34 PM
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Old 11-09-2003, 07:38 PM
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Thumbs up Cool!!

I'm going to have to look up an old pattern I used to use frequently called: Blue Charm.

Haven't used it in years, but remember it did very well by me on the Kalama, Toutle and Russian river (Kalifornia).
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:19 AM
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Nice looking fly and nice colors. I especially like the use of what we in the western U.S. call kingfisher blue hackle (those in the uK and eastern U.D. and Canada know it as silver doctor blue; however, here in the western U.S. what is called silver doctor blue is actually what you in the east and the UK call silver blue blue).

However, it looks a little out of proportion because the rear body section looks too long. Keep in mind that when tying a multiple section body with joints (like this fly) the rear section has to be a bit shorter than the front one for them to ballance each other. This is due to the hackle hiding the very front of the front body section.

The fly can also be dressed up a bit and have a bit more movement if you wrap a small hackle 3-4 turns right in front of the body joint.
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Old 11-12-2003, 01:24 AM
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Are you refering to the old featherwing BLUE CHARM that was tied either with a black or claret floss body ribbed with silver tinsel and a bronze mallard wing with teal roof, blue hackle, G.P. crest tail, silver tip, and yellow floss tag?

If so, it is one of my favorite early summer (with black body) steelhead flies, and fall (with the claret body being better as October progresses) steelhead flies.
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