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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Another "Betters" Mystery
Fresh egg omelets, lots of fresh herbs two cheeses and a little kielbasa...what a way to start the day. And let me add this, a hot cup of coffee served in my new mug. The mug was a gift for fathers day from my two grandchildren. They know how much "Papa" loves his coffee and how much he loves his fly fishing. Thank you Morgan and Ethan.
In many of Fran Betters fly patterns his choice of dubbing has been orange dyed Australian possum. He had a special orange dye that he used and the fur was unique. In the dying process he also achieved, by design or accident a much darker coloration. Having purchased bags of his dubbing from his shop I have several pieces of this darker dubbing. Fran used this dark dubbing on some of his flies. I have several Fran tied "bombers" tied with this darker possum. Myself I have used the darker dubbing on some of the bombers I tie and they fill the bill at certain times. Another mystery surrounding a Fran Betters pattern.
A "bomber" tied with the darker Australian possum.