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    Arrow Today is Trico day!

    I've changed my Trico Mayfly pattern slightly and hence here is the improved version. By far my favorite Mayfly pattern.

    Hook: Daiichi 1120 #18.
    Bead: 1.5mm Mercury.
    Thread: 14/0 White.
    Tail: Squirrel fibres.
    Body: Yellow body quill / Marker brown for back,belly remains yellow. There is a trick in achieving this.
    Wingcase: 3 x Turkey. (Another tip coming in achieving this look by not only hiding the thread but also to have a more durable fly)
    Thorax: Yellow Awesome Possum dubbing. (Jiri Klima)
    Legs: Partridge (left slightly long, a nice trigger.)

    Some prominent features are the yellow belly, half body, half wingcase. Mr Olympia of nymphs. I tie them in 6 versions; Gold Tungsten, Mercury and unweighted in natural and in flashback.

    Below is the natural to compare. He is half dead and appear much darker than the natural,keep that in mind when doing sampling.


    Trico 1.JPG Trico 4.JPG





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    Gerrit Viljoen

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    F@rkit beautiful fly Gerrit !

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    Baie mooi, so paar bright orange beads sal ook welkom wees.
    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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    Awsome fly G... The force is strong with you.
    Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."

    ~by Roderick Haig-Brown

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    Thaks guys,

    Korrie ek gaan nie die pattern met 'n orange bead opf#k nie. That's why there are flies like Casemakers,etc.
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Gerrit, I've been complimenting you so much lately you'll think I'm after something ....

    Your skills have improved so much over the past 3 years, that I now rate you as one of the better tyers I have seen (period).
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Dankie Mario! Sleepover?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Dankie Mario! Sleepover?
    Mario Geldenhuys
    Smallstream fanatic, plus I do some other things that I can't tell you about

    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    Baie mooi Gerrit!

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    Korrie Broos

    Don't go knocking on Death's door, ring the bell and run like hell. He hates it. (anon)
    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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