Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:17 pm 
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Gene, any trout that ignores that fly is likely to starve to death.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:46 pm 
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A little better red quill. I'm in the re-learning process.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Gene,
I'd be proud of either one of those...if you are overly sensitive about the appearance of them, please feel free to ship them to me. :)
We tend to get ourselves all edgy when a single feather or hair wanders out of place...fretting that the trout will surely ignore the fly....then you watch a cagey 17" Brown gently rise and sip in a cigarette butt or a hunk of a salami sandwich.
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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:56 pm 
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I have had that experience. In fact it was the year I was introduced to most of you folks at Carlisle, Pa. I had been fishing Clark's Creek the week before with Curly. I watched a Brown of 16"sipping something off the top and was able to get in a position to cast to him pretty easily. I tried fly after fly. Every one was looked at, some twice, then refused. I tried all the nicest looking flies I had in my box. I finally tied on a size 14 with no tail, a peacock hurl body, and white hackle. He ate it!!!


Having said all that Gene, those Red Quills look great.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:00 pm 
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Not to set the bar too low, but the Missouri state record rainbow took a french fry impaled on a treble hook.
Disclaimer: this is second-hand information.

John


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill PROGRESS!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:04 pm 
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The real good news from my perspective is the rapid improvement. That last one (photograph) was a sz 14 and I saw one he tied yesterday that's a 16 and very fishable. Looks to me like he's got his tying skills back on track and needs to keep at it. YPJ


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:23 pm 
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Well, if he gets a surplus of practice flies he can send some to me...Always willing to help a friend.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:08 pm 
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Still working on it. This is a 14 Adams, head is crowded but eye is open.

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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:26 am 
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That's a dandy Gene.

I crowd the eye often times. I try to be conscious of that when starting out the fly but it still happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Red Quill
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:31 am 
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Nothing wrong with that Adams Gene.

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