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    #409 |

    Much like tying a Scud but very pretty. Is there a preference here for Thin Skin Rob? I cant tell if the look/effect is much the same as using Scud Back.

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    #8972 |

    You can probably use sandwich bags cut in thin strips if you want. The origanal, tied by Jeremy Davies, uses Uni Mylar sheeting or Prismatic Pliable Sheet (Hareline) #10

    Profile photo of imported_Rob OReillyRob OReilly
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    #8973 |

    You’re right Deb, that would work. I only use the clear PE bag cut in strips for scuds though~personal preference. Jeremy does name Thin Skin as an option, but I don’t get the impression he uses it much for his own flies. I bought some of his flies in Bellevue Alberta, very pretty indeed. 3wt~I like the Thin Skin as its printed with patterns that look incredible when wet. Its stretchy, easy to use, and one pc. of it will do a PILE of nymphs. I have 2 colors, and use this material alot.

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    #8988 |

    Thanks Guys and Gals, did you buy the thin skin from Tom at AS on 7 or did you get it somewhere els Rob.

    Profile photo of imported_Rob OReillyRob OReilly
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    I thin I picked it up at GRT out in Fergus 3wt, but that was some time ago. Like I said, one pc. of it really lasts! You can get it online easily too.

    Profile photo of lee sieckmannlee sieckmann
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    #9317 |

    I was interested to see that you substituted an artificial peacock material for the real thing. What has been your experience with this material? Do you think that fish like it as well as peacock? I have often wondered way peacock was such a good fly tying material in making effective flies. Last summer I read a book entitled something like “How fish work” and in it the author commented that peacock was receptive in capturing polarized light and theorized that maybe that was one of contributing factors in its effectiveness. I would not think that an artificial peacock would have this same property…so am curious about your experiences..

    Profile photo of imported_Rob OReillyRob OReilly
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    #9324 |

    Hey Lee~so far, so good. I’ve used t here in the interest of keeping pretty true to Jeremy’s pattern, but I do like it. You can barely tell the difference when its wet, except that it keeps its shape better and its tougher than real peacock…. I’ll continue to use both though.

    Profile photo of lee sieckmannlee sieckmann
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    #9334 |

    Well, its a great looking fly. You do a very good job. I appreciate your showing the pattern (and others) and the followup information also.

    Profile photo of imported_Rob OReillyRob OReilly
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    #9355 |

    Any time Lee. My email is oreilly@hipwader.com for anyone who has questions/comments as well.

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