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My last post on Blogger

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Yep - this is my last post on blogger..... There's just not enough participation on my blog to keep it going. I post the same material on Facebook so you can follow me there if you like, that's where all my future posts will be. Just look up Doug Korn on Facebook.

I will also be discontinuing my blog reader, as most of the folks I follow are on Facebook and I will read and respond there. I will leave my "On the Fly" blog up for now but I will not add any more content.

My thanks for all of you that have followed my blog and commented. I will have many more projects and posts to come over on Facebook, see ya there.




Turkey-tail Soft Hackle Nymph (Stone Fly Nymph)

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Here's a great little variation of my Turkey-tail Nymph tied as a wet fly to imitate the stone flies that come off my home creek in early Spring... Dead drift it, then let it swing, then strip it in... Yeah it's a good one. Enjoy!


Materials:
Hook: #14-16 1xl nymph hook
Thread: 8/0 Uni.
Tail and body: Turkey-tail fibers
Rib: Medium copper wire
Thorax: black dubbing of choice
Hackle: Turkey feather from the neck of the bird, 1-1/2 turns.

"Turkey on the Fly" - collecting fly tying materials...

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On opening day of the NY state fall turkey season I was fortunate to take this beautiful adult hen turkey in the pouring rain..... None of it will go to waste.

All the meat will be eaten... in fact we already had Wild Turkey Chowder made with the legs from this bird.... Delicious!

The feathers from the wings will be used on arrows; the body, neck and tail feathers will be used to create, nymphs, wet flies and streamers for fly fishing.....


Kingfisher - Ferrule Repair

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As some of you may remember I broke one of the tip sections of my recently rebuilt Kingfisher bamboo fly rod fishing out in Montana this summer...

See the "Broken Hearted" post here: https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6587365398588568558#editor/target=post;postID=7645821091392945748;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=10;src=postname

And if your interested in the total rebuild of this fly rod you can look back through the older posts and see those as well.

Today, I worked on the repair of that broken tip section...









Bubble Back Nymph...

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Here's an oldie of mine..... it works well in the early spring here in NY when the stone flies are coming off. I use this fly as a dropper about 14-16 inches back. The bubble gives it some action as it bobs and weaves in the current. Give it a go...

Hook: Nymph 14-18
Thread: 8/0 Uni
Tail: Krystal Flash
Body: Pheasant tail
Thorax: Hares ear and flash mixed dubbing
Wing case: Bubble packing



Home waters here in Gardiner...

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On the Gardiner River with my buddy Ben a fellow guide from a few years ago... We got into some nice browns in deep holes.... Nymphing isn't my favorite way to fish but results do speak volumes... We caught 14 lost a few and only fished the morning, then we were off to the "Two Bit Saloon" for a breakfast burrito. It was a cold morning of fishing, fall is coming quickly.






A Butte.... of a day...

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It was a good day on Soda Butte Creek... Michelle and I got into them big time and had a ball... Here's a few of the Cutthroat trout we caught.