Aftershaft leech

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by troutpocket, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. troutpocket Active Member

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    For anyone else who wonders what to do with the philoplume (aftershaft) feathers left over from tying larger soft hackles like Carey’s, six packs, olive willies, etc. I found the recipe for this pattern in Fly Patterns for Stillwaters by Phil Rowley. Another alternative to a bugger.
  2. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Nice! That'll definitely stick fish. I like it. I need to check that book out.
  3. scottflycst Active Member

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    Ozark Mtn springwater
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    Nice tie TP!
    I tie and fish a black (minus the long hackles) version w/silver tungbead head. Very effective fly.