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First published September 1st 2001 - More than 13 years ago
The Gift Wrapping Fly
An oldie pattern from GFF Other Lab flies
A gift from the US
I have some remote relatives in Boston who occasionally sends over christmas gifts to my kids. This year the gifts were packed with some particularly interesting string. This string was braided in the colors red and green with some shiny material laid in. It said "flies" all over it! I scavenged the remains from the unpacking and stoved it away between my fly tying materials.
A couple of months later I remembered the string and tried to come up with some kind of fly to tie with it. Inspired by some baracuda patterns in Farrow and Allens book on saltwater flies, I tied a strange longish fly, primarily meant for cod.
I'll use the eyed version first and see how it works. The I might adjust it later on.