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    Default Frank Johnson?s Waterwalker





    Guaranteed to land correctly 100% of the time

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    The hackles appear to be wrapped around each hair wing, parachute style. Is that correct ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldster View Post
    The hackles appear to be wrapped around each hair wing, parachute style. Is that correct ?
    True, oldster. Frank Johnson thought it would match the "footprint" of a mayfly better then traditional wound hackles. It does take a little practice to get it right- like Byron did.

    Chuck

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    Sadly Frank passed away a few years ago.

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    It is. That’s what guarantees the fly always lands correctly. Also, more naturally imitates the legs being primarily off the side of the thorax

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    there is a chapter on "waterwalker" fly patterns in Terry Hellekson's book "Popular Fly Patterns"

    nicely tied fly

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    Thanks!
    Yes, first learned of it in the 80’s from Helleckson’s book.

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