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Re: Pine Special

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Russ came out with the pine creek special in GD, MB, and one other I can't remember as a dry. I came up with the pine creek special (WET) to imitate the march brown and grey fox. then I was shown the pine creek special bucktails that beadhead posted from a guy in Galeton. They seem to work on the stockies in pine.

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Re: Pine Special

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Festus has it right. I have an original fly given to my father by Russ himself of his pine creek special. Its made with the wings spent forward. It's made to mimic a green drake parachute variation.

I only have a dozen of them that usually last me all year. its a pain in the butt to tie to get it correct.

I will tie that on as my strike indicator and trail it with an emerger of whatever it hatching and its absolutely devastating on Pine.

if I can find a picture of one of them I will, otherwise i'll snap a pic tonight after work.

Also, Fly fishers paradise in State College will be able to tie them up for you as well if you cannot. They are a bit salty in price but that's nothing compared to the time invested in each tie

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Posted on: 1/27 8:00


Re: Pine Special

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Here ya go:

Pine Creek Special

FWIW - Fred Bridge is/was Russ Mowry's Brother-in law.

http://flytyingworld.com/PagesF/fredbridge.htm

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Re: Pine Special

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Don't be intimidated to tie them. They are not hard at all to tie.

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Re: Pine Special

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Heritage- that's the fly but the materials are wrong. The originals call ffor a different recipe but if you want something similar that's as close as it gets

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Re: Pine Special

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The only thing I have to add is that I believe the Pine Creek Special is an imitations of the Brown Drake not the Green Drake. In his book Pennsylvania Trout Streams and Their Hatches, Meck describes a group of anglers mislabeling Brown Drakes as Green Drakes on Pine Creek.

Posted on: 1/27 10:38


Re: Pine Special

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Russ was my dad's fly fishing mentor. He said I would have gotten along with him real well, wish I could've met him.

Posted on: 1/27 10:42
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Re: Pine Special

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I knew Russ quite well also. He and the late Don Robb where the original founding fathers of Forbes Trail TU. Russ was practically a legend in Slate Run. Tom Finkbiner of Slate Run told me about meeting Russ on stream for the first time. Russ was a great fishermen and the stories he could tell were always very entertaining. I recall the pattern being called a "Slate Run Special" as Russ would fish it all the time, even if that wasn't necessarily "the" hatch. But then my memory is exactly digital.

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Re: Pine Special

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Quote:

Heritage-Angler wrote:
Here ya go:

Pine Creek Special

FWIW - Fred Bridge is/was Russ Mowry's Brother-in law.

http://flytyingworld.com/PagesF/fredbridge.htm

That's the one I've seen, Slate Run Tackle sells them.

Posted on: 1/27 21:10


Re: Pine Special

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Quote:

shortrod2 wrote:
The only thing I have to add is that I believe the Pine Creek Special is an imitations of the Brown Drake not the Green Drake. In his book Pennsylvania Trout Streams and Their Hatches, Meck describes a group of anglers mislabeling Brown Drakes as Green Drakes on Pine Creek.

I don't if you could mistake the 2, unless you're a total beginner and have never seen either one.

Posted on: 1/27 21:12


Re: Pine Special

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Just got back from a week-long camping/fishing trip on Pine Creek at Cedar Run. I stopped by Slate Run and purchased two Pine Creek Specials, and I have to say that the pics Festus posted are almost identical to the flies I got there. (by the way, you have to ask for them. They keep them behind the counter.)

Posted on: 4/27 10:37



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