Another cracker - great colour combo as well
Indeed so - but you can't tie a Scandi/templedog style fly with bronze mallard!Why not just use bronze mallard? It still works.
Finally getting the chance to reply to you CharlieH. 🙂Very nice. I recall the original Logie still being in fairly regular use when I was young, at a time when hairwings such as Stoat's Tails and Hairy Marys were probably the staples of many fly boxes, but the simpler featherwings such as the Blue Charm and Thunder and Lightning were still around as well.
This fly raises a thought that has occurred to me regularly over the past few years, but which I don't think I've mentioned before. Many of the older patterns, like the Logie, had a wing that was predominantly bronze mallard - on the outside, at least. And when tying hairwing versions of featherwing flies, I think it's good to use more or less the same shades as the original. But it's not easy to find dyed Arctic Fox in a colour that replicates mallard. I have a bucktail that is a good approximation of it, and also squirrel that comes quite close, but I have never managed to find any Arctic Fox in the right shade. Even fox that is sold as brown always seems to be more of a Fiery Brown colour - and with no disrespect to JS, I would say that his brown is more fiery than it might be if you're trying to copy the original mallard wing.
Can anyone suggest a source of dull, mid-brown Arctic Fox that is closer to the colour of bronze mallard than the seemingly ubiquitous fiery shades?
Longtail ?🤔You are a master of the longtail Richard. Another cracker.
Cheers Sir! 👍Stunning wee fly as always sir 👌 love the shade of blue throat hackle 👍
Thats a crackin wee flee sir 👍I saw this one on ebay a few weeks ago and thought I'd try one.
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