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    Hi,

    I tied a few caddis pupa's last night for the Yellow season... Think they look nogal nice. The second pic is the wetlook version... Any thoughts?

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    I think they look awesome...will definitely work.

    Just remember, the fly underwater (submerged) looks very much like it would when dry above water. Wetting it, and taking it out of the water, is not what it looks like under water. So judge the fly by what it looks like dry. (Which is killer!)

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    Looks great....

    Even better if the hook was barbless
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    Very neat Dirk, if I may ask, what did you use for the antennae?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rory View Post
    Very neat Dirk, if I may ask, what did you use for the antennae?
    Looks like pheasant tail fibres, of I'm not mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I think they look awesome...will definitely work.

    Just remember, the fly underwater (submerged) looks very much like it would when dry above water. Wetting it, and taking it out of the water, is not what it looks like under water. So judge the fly by what it looks like dry. (Which is killer!)

    Hi Michael,

    You are quite right with the underwater remark, I forgot to add the last pic - this is how the fly looks in a glass of water..

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    Hey Dirk

    Awesome Awesome Awesome
    Will you grace us with a SBS soon?

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    Nice flies, really juicy looking morsels. Have you tried something like Coq de Leon for the antennae? Pheasant tail is pretty fragile and I find it tends to break fairly quickly.
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    Awesome flies - I still don't fully understand how that fuzzle technique works, so if you have and SBS that would be super.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I think they look awesome...will definitely work.

    Just remember, the fly underwater (submerged) looks very much like it would when dry above water. Wetting it, and taking it out of the water, is not what it looks like under water. So judge the fly by what it looks like dry. (Which is killer!)
    Hi Michael

    I can't say I agree with you when you say "judge the fly by what it looks like dry" simply because the components that make up a fly react very differently in water that is much denser than air and generally a fly in water looks nothing like the same fly that is dry, completely different profile et cetera. Cases in point; deceivers, palmered rabbit patterns and any other patterns that have components that will move in water. But I do agree with you that looking at a wet fly out of water is not a true reflection of what the fly will look like in the water.

    Only true test is to acquire a testing tank or tie it to your leader and work it in a pool.
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