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    Quote Originally Posted by JanK View Post
    Anyone have a decent picture - and pattern - for the fly "Kent's Baby Rainbow"?

    Hairy Fairy Flies used to have them, but I haven't seen them for ages, so thought I'd give it a go tying myself.

    TIA.
    Jan I remember the fly quite well - think it was something along these lines, although I don't have any left to take a pic of:

    Hook: Long Shank Streamer
    Tail: Pink hackle fibres
    Body: Flat silver tinsel with and over-wrap of silver oval tinsel
    Wing: Bronze Mallard over olive and very little blue squirrel tail (or something similar) with a strand of pink floss down either side
    Throat hackle: Red

    It was tied along the lines of a traditional streamer, and I remembr being puzzled by it as real baby rainbows don't have the pink line. It still caught plenty of fish, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanK View Post
    Thanks for the reply guys...

    In order:

    1) Nicholas - also can't find any info on the web, closest thing is this one called a "Marvin":

    http://www.flytyingforum.com/pattern6611.html

    2) Dave - you got Michael's email? HF don't seem to have a website, and I while I found an email (@intekom...) dunno if it's valid.

    3) Chris - waddaya mean you have a digital camera and can't work it??

    4) Clarias - see Byron's comment, they seem to work here!

    5) Chris - see Byron's comment, they seem to work here!

    6) Byron - I was in Raynes' shop yesterday, will go look again, must have missed the buggers! Wildfly have some, but they are not the right colours....

    7) Nicholas - good idea that one, again similar to the "Marivin" using the mallard flank across the top.

    Thanks again guys!
    Digital camera - I'm still 19th century, not even 20th century, let alone 21st!!

    Re fly working - it probably just reinforces what a lousy flyfisher I am! Seriously I think it's one of those confidence things, like how I've never caught a fish on a Peter Ross. Just for fry I've a couple of other imitations I've a bit more faith in, as I mentioned no disrespect to Barry Kent, he was at the forefront of innovative flies a few years back as Mike Petersen will readily attest!
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkK View Post
    Jan I remember the fly quite well - think it was something along these lines, although I don't have any left to take a pic of:

    Hook: Long Shank Streamer
    Tail: Pink hackle fibres
    Body: Flat silver tinsel with and over-wrap of silver oval tinsel
    Wing: Bronze Mallard over olive and very little blue squirrel tail (or something similar) with a strand of pink floss down either side
    Throat hackle: Red

    It was tied along the lines of a traditional streamer, and I remembr being puzzled by it as real baby rainbows don't have the pink line. It still caught plenty of fish, though.
    Thanks Mark - that sounds the ticket.
    Jan L. KorrŻbel
    Nottingham Road Village

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris williams View Post
    Digital camera - I'm still 19th century, not even 20th century, let alone 21st!!

    Re fly working - it probably just reinforces what a lousy flyfisher I am! Seriously I think it's one of those confidence things, like how I've never caught a fish on a Peter Ross. Just for fry I've a couple of other imitations I've a bit more faith in, as I mentioned no disrespect to Barry Kent, he was at the forefront of innovative flies a few years back as Mike Petersen will readily attest!

    Chris is this the same Barry Kent,

    http://home.att.net/~kholm/PHLYTYING/PPTK83.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas View Post
    Chris is this the same Barry Kent,

    http://home.att.net/~kholm/PHLYTYING/PPTK83.html

    One and same, Nicholas.

    This is Ken Holm's site for his "fishing flies on stamps" (been meaning to do my own version, as I have a much more extensive fishing flies stamp collection than Ken )

    More info on Barry is here:

    http://home.att.net/~kholm/PHLYTYING/PPTKhistory.html

    and

    http://www.fishingflystamps.com

    (there's a couple of email addresses for Barry hidden in the 2nd site, I have emailed Barry, but awaiting a response...)
    Last edited by JanK; 20-05-09 at 11:03 AM.
    Jan L. KorrŻbel
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    Yes I've got those beautiful Transkei fishing stamps mounted on my wall with the actual flies also below them - It was something High Flies did I think in the early 1980s?
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

    Only dead fish swim with the stream (Malcolm Muggeridge)

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