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Knoll's Modified Flies
Often I am asked to create a fly
that is particular for a river, stream, a situation or a particular
condition or just something that will attract the attention of a
who may be very stubborn or just too darn smart. So as I reach into my
bag of tricks I find it increasingly hard to create a fly that is
Therefore, I'll be the first to admit that nearly all the flies
today are most likely knock offs of flies which were tied by somebody
For instance, I tied a fly when I was just starting my teen years which
was a split
between a Light Cahill and a Royal Wulff. I really thought I had
something with my newly found "Royal Cahill."
However as I grew older I became increasingly aware other tiers, just
like myself, were
creating their own little blends of many popular flies. So for this
tip my hat to all the tiers who got to the fly before me. Well...
at least in a published fly book.
So as you look through the pictures of my Modified Flies you may see
something which looks familiar. It's okay... it's just a fly and that's
why I'm willing to call them "Modified."