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Post Number:#1  Postby t.z. » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:43 pm

nice FP by Matt ....

http://www.sexyloops.com/index.php/ps/one-less

Stewart postmortem seconds Matt's view ;

The reader will observe that these flies are very light in the make ; that there is not more dubbing than cover the thread; that the hackle is put on very sparingly; and that the dressing is not carried far down the hook. Anglers accustomed to shop-made flies may think this is carried to an extreme, but we have met anglers using flies with suflScient dubbing on them, to have made body for half a dozen flies, each fly more killing than the original; and as a last advice upon flies, we advise all anglers to use them very light. The spider is made rather more bushy than is advisable at first, as the trout's teeth would otherwise tear it away too fast. After capturing a dozen trout it will be spare enough.

It is exceedingly diflScult by means of written instructions to make fly-dressing intelligible to the reader ; a few lessons would do more than a whole volume of instructions.
It is very difficult to dress flies neatly, and unless anglers have plenty of time to devote to it, they would act wisely [in purchasing their flies from professional dressers, who will make them to any pattern[…]”

Excerpt From: Stewart, W. C. (William C.). “The practical angler : or, The art of trout-fishing, more particularly applied to clear water.”
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Post Number:#2  Postby ACW » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:43 pm

True wisdom in that Matt peice,how sparse and simple can you get .Less is more is a mantra I know I should follow more !
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Post Number:#3  Postby t.z. » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:30 am

overdressed actually ....

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pno size 12
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