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Conba's Claret Bumbler (variant)

Swapped out the yellow shoulder hackle she used for golden pheasant; the longer fibers necessitated the use of guinea up front instead of dyed Mearns quail (preferred) but in this case the guinea behaved.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - tinsel pearl
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant yellow rump
2nd shoulder hackle - guinea dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)

Amazing color saturation in your photos! That guinea just POPS!!!
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My favorite damsel nymph, easy cheap, wiggly, effective and relatively durable

Hook: Daiichi 1260 #10 or similar
Tail: marabou 1-1 1/2 times body length
body- ostrich herl
thorax/legs- pheasant aftershaft spun in a loop
eyes: 20 pound mono, fingernail polish for color, UV resin for size and durability.

After the fly is finished, wet two fingers and stroke the fibers for the abdomen and thorax down from the top of the hook. Should be equal on both sides of the hook. Cover back with UV resin. This is for durablility of the herls not looks

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