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Durham Ranger

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Hook: TMC7999 #1/0
Thread: Sheer 14/0
Tag: Lagartun Oval X-Strong Fine, Lagartun French Silk Floss
Tail: GP, Veniard Red Crow Substitute
Butt: Black Ostrich
Body: Yellow/Claret/Black Seals Fur
Rib: UNI-Mylar #10, Lagartun Oval X-Strong Large
Hackle: The Fly. Co Rooster Neck
Throat: Veniard Chinese Cock Doctor Blue
Wing:Pair of Jungle Cock, 2 pair of GP tippets, 2 GP toppings
Sides: Jungle Cock
Head: Black Ostrich

Another classic salmon for my fishing box: the Durham Ranger. I have a JC that really isn’t that good for display flies, but for these fishing flies they are great! The durham ranger is one that I haven’t tied before but is in almost every book about the classics, and it shows up on many sites describing this pattern that was made by William Henderson in the 1840’s. I didn’t have all the material to be true to the original pattern, but I made due with what I had.

I always tie up a couple of each when I start a pattern to get a feel on how the pattern is, this time the second time around did come out better:

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The seals fur body in three different colors:

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Silver Doctor Hairwing

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Tag: UNI-French, Lagartun French Silk
Butt: Sealwool dubbing from Eivind Berulfsen
Tail: PT Crest
Body: UNI-Mylar
Rib: UNI-French
Wing: Red, Yellow, Blue Bucktail
Throat Hackle: Veniard Cock Neck Doctor Blue

After yesterdays Nova Scotia Classic it was time for this bucktail wing version of the silver doctor.

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Nova Scotia Classic

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Hook: Dai-Riki 899 #1/0
Thread: UNI 6/0
Tag: UNI-French, Lagartun French Silk
Butt: Sealwool dubbing from Eivind Berulfsen
Tail: PT Crest
Body: UNI-Mylar
Rib: UNI-French
Underwing: Green Krystal flash
Wing: Templedog
Hackle: Veniard Chinese Cock Cape Doctor Blue

This pattern showed up at facebook on a double hook and I had to search it up and give the pattern a go. It is not exactly to the recipe I found since I had to substitute some materials, but the overal pattern is there.

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Blue & Green Double

dryfly.me.2014.03.15.blue_green_doubleHook: Kamasan B280 #6
Tag: Lagartun French Tinsel
Body: Taimen Seals Fur Green Highlander
Rib: Lagartun French Tinsel
Body Hackle: Veniard Chinese Cock Cape Doctor Blue
Wing: Blue & Green Fox, Green Flash
Sides: JC

I often sit down and try to see how colors blend together and try to figure out how they will work. Many times I get the inspiration from other tiers on facebook, G+, forums and so on: I see some hook or pattern and I get a idea on what I want to do. Lately I have looked at a lot of dee flies and done a lot of big-wing tubes, so I try to mix it up like this: the concept of long body hackle and a hair-wing.

This one I will bring with me when I go seatrout fishing

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Blue Highlander?

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Tag: Lagartun French Tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant, Red Guinea
Butt: Black Ostrich:
Body: Lagartun French Silk Floss Marigold Yellow, UNI-Floss Doc. Blue,
Rib: Lagartun French Tinsel
Body Hackle: Veniard Chinese Cock Cape Doctor Blue
Wing: Yellow/Brown/Blue colored Fox
Hackle: Veniard Chinese Cock Cape Doctor Blue
Sides: JC
Cone: FutureFly Drainer Disc 8mm Silver

So: I took the starting point of the green highlander from the other day and just exchanged the green part with blue materials. I don’t know if something like a blue highlander exists, but this was a experiment to see how the colors comes together with blue instead of green ( will try different colors in the near future )

The fly itself came out quite good but this is a massive piece of fly! I will try to cut it down to half the size and keep the colors and general design because I do think that the blue/red combination will work very well

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