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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mil Spec Damaged Dun

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If you didn't know, mayflies are like cheeseburgers.  It's a long story, but I ranted about it here (EPIC cheeseburger rant)... This is another fly from the Mil Spec series that I have been playing with to mimic a mayfly that is having a hard time growing up and incorporating itself into the adult world.  It likes to just hang in the film not knowing that there are hungry sharks seeking it out.  Yep.  I like fishing cripples.  This is kind of a takeoff of the Quigley style of cripple with the classic front-facing wing and hackle.  Anyway, it's a very simple, straightforward pattern that doesn't need a lot of explaining.  Bring on the video!



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Hook: Fulling Mill 35050 Ultimate Dry Fly Hook, Barbless - 18     
Thread: UTC Ultrathread 70 Denier - Olive     
Hackle: Whiting Hebert Miner Hackle Cape - Bronze - Medium Gray Dun     
Tail: Sparkle Emerger Yarn - Olive Brown     
Wing: EP Trigger Point Int'l Fibers - Dark Dun     



Other tools from the tutorial:
Tiemco TMC Adjustable Magnetic Bobbin     
Loon Ergo All Purpose Scissors - 4"     
Marc Petitjean Whip Finisher     

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