Holo-Spruce

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  1. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

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    I have long been a fan of the "Spruce Fly" pattern for Cutthroats. The Holo-Spruce is a variation of that pattern.
    Jack

    Holo-Spruce

    Hook: Mustad 9672 (or equiv) sizes 8-12
    Thread: Wine
    Tail: Peacock Sword
    Body: Lagartun Holographic Braid
    Thorax: Peacock Herl
    Wing: Silver Badger (back to back or splayed)
    Collar: Silver Badger
     
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    I would agree and also say that the most successful body color for me has been red and up to size 2 XXL length. Thanks Jack.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    That's a fishy fly right der. Nice!
     
  4. Jack Devlin

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    How about the "Purple Joe"? That's a good one, too.
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    Yes! However I prefer "Hey Joe" by a Seattle native.
     
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    Jack, how do you make the peacock herl thorax so full? Do you build up the body underneath it with something?

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    Hi Richard,
    That Holo-Spruce is a Mustad 9672 Size #10 so it is not a large fly. The thorax is four peacock herls tied in at the tips along with a very fine piece of wire and twisted to form a rope. There is no body or build up under the thorax - just a single layer thread base.
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    OK, thanks.
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  9. Tacoma Red

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    Something like this in variations of your preferred colorations.

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