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 Post subject: Tying a butterfly pattern?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:22 pm 
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Warpaint Shiner

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I was wondering if anyone has tied a butterfly pattern. The reason I ask is because I see hundreds, especially this time of the year, along river banks, rocks, and have even seen some floaters.

Is it even worth it? ie are the butterflies too darn big for a trout to eat?


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 Post subject: Re: Tying a butterfly pattern?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Eric-
There is a guy by the name of Scott Cesari that has done several of the fly shows... he ties some pretty realistic butterflies... this may give you some ideas

his stuff is cool, but I think casting a butterfly could be a pain.

http://www.easthillsmc.org/hcfces.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tying a butterfly pattern?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:18 pm 
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It would be tough on a leader.

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 Post subject: Re: Tying a butterfly pattern?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:31 am 
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I tied a moth patter, but never could cast it. Teach is right, brutal on the leader and the fly to cast it.


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 Post subject: Re: Tying a butterfly pattern?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:05 pm 
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Warpaint Shiner

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Devinsdad wrote:
Eric-
There is a guy by the name of Scott Cesari that has done several of the fly shows... he ties some pretty realistic butterflies... this may give you some ideas

his stuff is cool, but I think casting a butterfly could be a pain.

http://www.easthillsmc.org/hcfces.html


Insane!

I figured the size would make it a little awkward to cast, but it's worth a shot. I doubt my beginner fly tying skills would compare to the realistic patterns of Mr. Scott, but I'll give it a shot.

Can't do it unless you try.


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 Post subject: Re: Tying a butterfly pattern?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:01 pm 
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Small moths, yes, butterflies, no. As has been pointed out, it would be impossible to cast. Back in the '60, fan wing pattens were popular with tiers, but they were for display purposes only....


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