Aftershaft leech

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  1. troutpocket

    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

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

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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.
     

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