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Offline Dan

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The Marksman
« on: February 17, 08:50AM »
The Marksman

Here is a Dee that I tied a few days ago. I used the Zenith pattern as a starting point and came up with this. It's tied to fish and fish it will. Let's hope that early run of June fish like it as much as I did tying it.

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Top view


Hook: Partridge Bartleet blind eye 1/0
Tag: oval silver tinsel
Butt: ostrich herl
Tail: golden pheasant crest
Rear Body: cream yarn
Rib: oval silver tinsel
Hackle: grizzly saddle
Front body: black yarn
Rib: gold twist
Rib: black hackle
Throat: wine BEP
Cheeks: jungle cock
Wings: whit tip turkey
Head: black
Gut: black dacron

Offline SteveL

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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 08:57AM »
man that's killer!

Offline Robbie

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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 09:35AM »
Beautiful fly Dan~!
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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 10:18AM »
great looking work

Offline backcountrycapers

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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 09:01PM »
Dan  what  is the secret to these wings??  I  have  tried  and  well lets just say its  not pretty  lol
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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 09:36PM »
So perfect....*sigh*...someday....
Murray
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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 02:30PM »
Sweet tie Dan!
Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught.  ~Author Unknown

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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 07:40PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ncM1mcDEwI

I was watching this the other day, and thought of this fly. There is a difference in the wings, but I believe that is intentional. Nice fly by the way.

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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 12:41PM »
Killed it Dan!
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Re: The Marksman
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 11:08AM »
I keep coming back to this and your zenith pattern, man these are awesome! I attempted to tie your zenith - fail!  ;D