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Fly Boxes – 2 of 3

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Continue with my picture essay of my fly boxes.

Sometimes, I will assemble a box for an advance plan trip, such as the above for the Davidson River in NC this fall.

Or a box may reflect a collection that was a challenge – in this case, tying small flies that can be used in summer or on a tailwater fishery.

With me populating nymphs into the pack, the above box sees infrequent use, but the box below will be called upon in summer, when caddis flies are the primary insect.

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Written by raspberryfisher

2012/06/18 at 07:05

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  1. Very nice boxes!! What material do you use for the Caddis wings? Looks great!

    flyandfeather

    2012/11/24 at 21:46

    • Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – I effectively use the patterns-techniques here as defined by Oliver Edwards, For the dry flies, I am using webby hen neck hackel (typically associated with collars on trout wet flies) that has been flexament glued onto a prepared stretched stocking. The stocking is prepared by being stretched in a needlepoint frame and using aerogloos airplane dope to make it a rigid (like paper) lattice. The wings are then cut and folded to sample.

      For the wett flies, I am using raffia (swiss-straw), as I like its transulcent quality.

      raspberryfisher

      2012/11/25 at 02:24


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