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    Default NAME THIS FLY - Neil - Jan 02, 2019

    NAME THIS FLY

    The time was the last week of September 2018 and the place was a small lake somewhere in Montana. [You didn?t think I would tell you exactly where did you?] The weather was cool, the high in the mid-50?s, partly cloudy and somewhat windy. The fish in this photo was one of about 15 or so trout that I caught that day; mostly rainbows with one very respectable brook trout. They were all 16 inches or better. The largest, a nicely colored rainbow was just over 21 inches.

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    In trying to find this fly pattern, I search for Mary Taylor and found that there are several Mary Taylor writers. However, I finally found the right one under the title of the book you mentioned. Yes, her book is still for sale on Amazon, but still couldn't find anything about the pattern. Guess I'll have to buy the book...not cheap. Thanks for the post and pictures.
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    JC Campbell - the author is Marv Taylor and not Mary. Maybe that will help.

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    Looks like a ginger colored flesh fly that we used in AK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Chronicler View Post
    JC Campbell - the author is Marv Taylor and not Mary. Maybe that will help.
    Thanks, my eyes are not what they used to be. In any case, I know allot about Mary Taylor now
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    JC. My eyes are much better since I had my cataract surgery but it's easy to misread things when the print is small. Just think of all you learned about Mary Taylor that you never knew, or maybe even did not care to know.

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    I sure would like to see a picture or at least some tying instructions for The Coon Bug. Have googled it every which way and no luck. The book you reference is selling for $199 on Amazon if I read that right.

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    There could not be a simpler fly to tie. Long shanked hook, weight - I still use lead wire, thread - your choice, and hair from a raccoon. Use the hair as it comes from the skin - I prefer the hair on the tail. It works best if you use a dubbing loop to hold the hair - wrap on the hook, whip finish the head and your done.

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