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Today's Claret Brown or in Praise of the Mustad-Chestertown Model 3298 Hook

For those who know me or have followed this blog for some time, my latest version of the Claret Brown will come as no surprise: 170 more words

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The Stunner

I’ve been wanting to tie this one for awhile and finally got to it this morning. It’s from Tolfrey’s classic Jones’ Guide to Norway. (1848) Here is the recipe (listed as Tolfrey did): 65 more words

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The Claret Brown - Spey Plate Tying Fun

I’ve been working on a few flies for my Spey Plate ’16 contribution. I usually tie multiple versions with material variations, ¬†different hook sizes/styles, and perhaps a different tying method or two, and this year is no different. 150 more words

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Spey Plate 2016 Fly

The fly for the 2016 Spey Plate has been selected, and the contributions are beginning to pour in. Stay tuned for pictures of the excellent individual efforts. 123 more words

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The Crane

An old Irish pattern, as per Francis Francis.

Tip: Silver thread and orange floss

Tail: A very long slice of bright yellow swan *subbed dyed goose* 58 more words

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The Black and Teal

Tag: Silver wire and gold floss

Tail: A topping

Butt: Black chenille

Body: 1/3 orange floss, the rest black seal’s fur

Rib: Broad silver tinsel… 37 more words

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Monofilament Thread

My new favorite thread to tie with is Danville Monofilament Thread. It is easy to work with, very strong, and clear under head cement or epoxy. 39 more words