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 Post subject: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:39 pm 
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As I will be doing some demo tying at the Western Carolina FF Expo., the first weekend in Dec., I have been doing some practice tying, just to get back into form.

I can see that my floss work has gotten sloppy, but then, the dark color of the claret floss body is hard to see, or at least hard to see details while winding. The camera had so problem picking out the defects, though.

The fly is a Dark Montreal on a size 8 hook. Classic wet fly. It will work for trout, and bluegill.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Nice fly Paul. Very nice.

Trout Phisher gave me one of these a few years back and I caught the biggest fish I have ever caught on the mitchell on it.
Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:26 am 
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Damn nice bug.
There are very few flaws in that fly and you really have to hunt for a flaw to see one .

Nice fly for sure

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:43 pm 
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So Paul, gettin into them show flies? Been a long while but still remember a few things that may help you when working with floss.
Think of floss as spray paint, don't matter how many coats you put on if the underbody isn't smooth your finish won't be either.
When wrapping it over the body watch that you don't put a twist in it while bringing it forward, a twist will keep it from laying flat and give you a rope look.
If you have three stranded floss only use one strand, and depending on the size fly you may even want to split that single strand. Trying to wrap to much floss at one time is very hard to control, just like spray painting lighter coats will give you a better look.

You really nailed the hardest part of that fly, the wing. Great Job.


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Well damn......good to know you're still breathin' Plumbob! :D

Paul....good stuff, I never had much use for trying flies like this cause I did'nt think I'd ever fish em' but a buddy of mine asked for some of the traditional stuff and I enjoyed playing around with it. Hope to see some more from ya.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:18 am 
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It was indeed nice hear that Bob was still breathing.

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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:27 pm 
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Plumbob, it's really good to hear from you again. Don't be such a stranger.

I was using flat waxed nylon for the underbody. I think I let it twist too much. ...And it's just possible that I got a twist in the floss. I really had difficulty seeing it. I may need to work on my lighting a bit. It can't be my eyes ....

Tom, surprisingly enough, those classic wet flies still catch fish. Bass and bream sometimes will inhale them! But, they are fun to tie.


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 Post subject: Re: Dark Montreal
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:31 pm 
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I'd have to agree with Plumbob ....the wings are the hardest part.....I need practice.

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