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breadcrust

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The other day, Mike Richardson did a post about using grouse feathers. I mentioned the bread crust. It is done by taking a grouse tail feather and spliting it down the middle. Then soak well in water or it will split for sure. Also trimming the feather barbs close to the stem. I cut them to about 1/8'' then trim them as need once applied to the hook. Then adding your hackle. Here I used hen grizzly. Partridge also works very well. This fly was one of my Dads favorite wet flies. It does catch fish. This one is for you Dad.

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thats a very cool fly. I like how its segmented with the split quill and cut barbs. How long do you soak them in water?

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Wow, that's wicked.

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Another cool looking tie Michael, that just screams cased caddis! Nicely done.

Posted on: 1/11 17:39
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Yea I would tie in 2 threads of chartreuse floss out the front or back.

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Another Pocono favorite, I don't leave home without it. Nice tie

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Great tie Mike
Your dad has a big smile on his face !!!!!!!!!

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Thanks guys, Tyger I soak the quill for at least an hour. For they are very stiff. Maybe we will tie one or two the next time you come over.

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Posted on: 1/12 7:52
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Very nice tie. I find them to be a real PIA to prepare the quill.

I first learned about them from an old gent on the Dyberry here in Wayne county. We struck up a conversation and he asked me if I had ever heard of the breadcrust. He told me what a great fly it was and apologized that he didn't have one to give me. I looked it up and tied a few but I think I destroyed more quills than I could use to tie.

But those fine examples have inspired me to try again. I have 6 quills soaking right now.

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Mike,
Id like to give this fly a try. I feel like splitting the quill will be tricky...

Posted on: 1/12 10:27


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Back in the day, the Breadcrust was my go-to fly for fishing trout in NE PA where I grew up. The fly fished well, was easy to tie and I hunted grouse and had plenty of "free" tails to tie with at the time.

Here is a little history and a great tutorial for tying the pattern:

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/082806fotw.php


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Guys, I gotta say thanks. I remember reading of this pattern in a Joe Brooks book. Great pattern, great history can't wait to try it. I got some quills soaking now.

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Thanks for sharing this great pattern; I love the "old ones" that hopefully guys forget about!

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That fly would make a great cased caddis imitation.

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