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    Gartside Sparrow

    Category - Nymph/Streamer

    Hook - R73-9671
    Thread - Gray
    Tail - Pheasant rump marabou
    Body - Dubbing
    Hackle - Pheasant rump feather
    Head - Pheasant filoplume/aftershaft feather

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    I like that. It has a much sparser head and hackle than I usually have where the body is mostly obscured by the pheasant rump which I think is closer to the original which was meant to be a hopper imitation that could also be fished as a nymph or streamer. I've never actually used one as a dry fly and your fly emphasizes the subsurface characteristics.
    Guns don't kill children. Children do! Guns just make them so much more efficient.

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    Remarkable...

    Bravo ... Don't stop , your work gets man yearning for the water


    Thanks for posting
    Steve Molcsan



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    Great fly Scott, I still have trouble with finding rump feathers! I'll keep trying.
    Mike

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    Mike p.m. me your address. I can send you some pheasant rump.
    Guns don't kill children. Children do! Guns just make them so much more efficient.

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    nice fly Norm. I always liked Jack and his flies. He was unique.

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