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Old 01-07-2018, 01:14 PM
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A few people asked me for a recipe for my damsel. I will tell you the materials I used. Then I'll do a step by step on my Facebook blog. BC and Alberta Outdoors.

Hook - size 12
Tail - olive marabou
Body - olive marabou (twisted)
Rib - gold wire
Thorax - peacock herl
Eyes - brown mottled bead chain
Thread - olive 8/0 Uni thread
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:30 AM
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A few people asked me for a recipe for my damsel. I will tell you the materials I used. Then I'll do a step by step on my Facebook blog. BC and Alberta Outdoors.

Hook - size 12
Tail - olive marabou
Body - olive marabou (twisted)
Rib - gold wire
Thorax - peacock herl
Eyes - brown mottled bead chain
Thread - olive 8/0 Uni thread
Size 12 is kind of vague. Suggest specifying 2x or 3x long, e.g., Daichi 1720 or Tiemco 5263 or equivalents.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:17 PM
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Think I'll switch it up to a viva based on hook availability to me right now and tie em up this week
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:40 PM
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Good. Cost of these?
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:46 PM
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A few people asked me for a recipe for my damsel. I will tell you the materials I used. Then I'll do a step by step on my Facebook blog. BC and Alberta Outdoors.

Hook - size 12
Tail - olive marabou
Body - olive marabou (twisted)
Rib - gold wire
Thorax - peacock herl
Eyes - brown mottled bead chain
Thread - olive 8/0 Uni thread
Thanks for sharing KF...that's very generous of you!!
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:07 PM
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Awwwww....

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:20 PM
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Hey friends. Just about finished with my flies. Only 2 left to tie. just thought i would share a picture and recipe.
Tail: 3 strands of ostrich herl
Thorax: awesome possum golden stone and wapsi life cycle caddis green mixed.
Rib: utc french tinsel oval gold in small
Wingcase and legs: pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: same as thorax
Gills: the fuzzies from a brown whiting hen saddle feather
Coat the wingcase with loon uv thick

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Old 01-13-2018, 03:02 PM
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Nice, but what is it called or simulates?

And, here I go again: hook size?
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:22 PM
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sorry lol i forgot to add the hook. its size 12 3xh/2xl mustad. and its a poxyback calibaetis

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Old 01-13-2018, 03:38 PM
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Nice!
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:42 AM
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I blend a mixture of olive seal fur, olive rabbit dubbing and olive ice dubbing for the body. Olive ultra wire for the ribbing. Olive marabou for the tail.

Mine are done. Just need to drop them off
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:00 PM
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Here are my vivas

Tiemco TMC 2302 #8
70 denier brown thread
senyo's laser dub chartreuse tag
chartreuse uni floss rib
black marabou

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Old 01-14-2018, 06:39 PM
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Thanks for sharing pics & recipes fellas!
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Old 01-16-2018, 07:43 AM
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I think I've received six sets, haven't opened them all but looking good so far. Look out fishies in the spring. lol
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Old 01-16-2018, 02:32 PM
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My flies are in. They were easy so I sent in two dozen as well. I don't have any pictures yet and I have never posted pictures. I'll try to figure that out. Following are the recipes for my flies:

Zucchini Chironomid Recipe:

#10 Daiichi 1120
7/64 White Tungsten Bead
Black Holographic Tinsel - Medium
Br Size Red Wire
Black Thread

Fluorescent Yellow Chironomid Recipe:

#10 Daiichi 1120
7/64 Red Tungsten Bead
Br Size Red Wire
Fluorescent Yellow Thread
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:14 PM
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Zucchini Chironomid Recipe:

#10 Daiichi 1120
7/64” White Tungsten Bead
Black Holographic Tinsel - Medium
Br Size Red Wire
Black Thread


Hey! I tied some of these this morning using exactly the same materials except I tied them on size 14 Gamakatsu scud hooks.
I haven't had much luck using the bigger hooks for chiros (size 10).
Funny thing is, I've never heard of the "Zucchini chiro" and just tied them on a whim.
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:43 PM
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This colour combo is a hot producer in a certain lake west of Edmonton, but how is it different than a black and red snowcone?
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:05 PM
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Its WAAAAAY different!
Black holographic tinsel!
AND, I tie it left-handed, so all the wraps are the exact opposite of the regular ties.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:46 AM
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FlyGuy:

It may not be any different. That was just the name someone else had used when I found it and tied some. Probably someone just trying to put their mark on something. For sure, I am not the originator or namer of this pattern. I think having a variety of sizes of these is probably the ticket. I just picked a size on the larger medium end. Smaller can be really effective. At least one lake I fish down in the states even one size bigger works great. I think that every body of water will likely have it's favored sizes.

I appreciate all the great information being posted here. Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2018, 03:46 PM
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Hey friends. Just about finished with my flies. Only 2 left to tie. just thought i would share a picture and recipe.
Tail: 3 strands of ostrich herl
Thorax: awesome possum golden stone and wapsi life cycle caddis green mixed.
Rib: utc french tinsel oval gold in small
Wingcase and legs: pheasant tail fibers
Abdomen: same as thorax
Gills: the fuzzies from a brown whiting hen saddle feather
Coat the wingcase with loon uv thick

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You've chosen quite an elaborate fly for the swap. And you tie it very well.
How does the ostrich herl tail hold up?
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:23 PM
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You've chosen quite an elaborate fly for the swap. And you tie it very well.
How does the ostrich herl tail hold up?
thank you! it tends to get a little shredded after a few fish but still fishes just as good. its not the ideal tailing material but it just looks awesome on the fly

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Old 01-18-2018, 11:04 PM
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Good. Cost of these?
No idea what they cost, I buy thousands of hooks every couple of months. Call Iron Bow in Calgary. They sell that brand.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:43 AM
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still only have 6 sets, they look awesome but I don't know what usernames own a couple of them . Please include your screen name with your flies. I have to pick a set up this week in Calgary and kritofr will drop his off for sure so I guess 8 sets are accounted for. Anyone who hasn't sent theirs in just let everyone know the status please and as soon as I get them, they will be sent out. I will say this though, they are some nice looking ties so far!
I will post a pic of the set when I have them all.
Cheers
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:32 AM
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sorry guys got busy at work and havent been tying much. will have them shipped by the end of the week

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Old 01-26-2018, 04:12 PM
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Finally in the post
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Old 01-27-2018, 03:13 PM
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Mine will be in the mail on Monday morning.
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:24 PM
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Mailed mine last week, they're the vivas
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Old 01-28-2018, 05:57 PM
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still only have 6 sets, they look awesome but I don't know what usernames own a couple of them . Please include your screen name with your flies. I have to pick a set up this week in Calgary and kritofr will drop his off for sure so I guess 8 sets are accounted for. Anyone who hasn't sent theirs in just let everyone know the status please and as soon as I get them, they will be sent out. I will say this though, they are some nice looking ties so far!
I will post a pic of the set when I have them all.
Cheers
My flies were dropped off at your house last week.

I also included my (real name), forum name, and a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of the flies from the swap. Of course I'm sure everyone did this. How else is the swap host going to know where to send your flies?
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Old 01-28-2018, 06:09 PM
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My flies were dropped off at your house last week.

I also included my (real name), forum name, and a self addressed stamped envelope for the return of the flies from the swap. Of course I'm sure everyone did this. How else is the swap host going to know where to send your flies?
This is quite clearly stated in the "rules of the game"
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