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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Fishing with "Mama" and "Papa".......
Fooling around with some pheasant feathers last week I put together a couple of flies. Basically they are pretty much the same with the exception of their thorax and the feather used for the hackle. I tied "mama" using a hen pheasant feather and "papa" was tied using a rooster feather. Both bodies were Peasall's red silk, "mama" had a thorax of olive squirrel dubbing, and "papa" had a thorax of black squirrel.
A major feature of the rooster feather was the barring, it was more pronounced where as the hen feather more subdued. I fished both flies on a rising small stream last week and found some very interesting facts.
I tried to give each fly equal time and locations of the stream.
This day the edge went to "mama"....both flies took some beautiful brook trout.
The competition between "mama" and "papa" will continue.