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that fly is a proven winner by our club anglers. has anyone tried tying them if different colors or sizes.   yellow/copper seems to be the only one sold

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I've fish it in black with white rubber legs (traditional girdle bug color) and had some in yellow with brown legs that were really good at times on the local rivers here. It reminds me I have to tie up some yellow ones to fish again.

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Rich,

I think the Tequeely is one of those classic patterns that only  comes in one color combination like the Royal Coachman or Mickey Finn of yore. The pattern includes specific materials and colors. But thanks for reminding us of this killer of Smallmouths. You know I have to tie up some in red and white.

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john l told me that the coppery body is only available to orvis that ties the pattern.  i picked one up yesterday at yorktown orvis. i plan to tie some on a offset worm hook with lead wire on the bottom of shank so it rides point up

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I've been searching for the copper body material on this fly with no success.  Anyone knows what it is and where to get it?

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The lighter colored tequelly with yellow legs has produced well for me this summer.  

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rich,

Sorry to hear about orvis.

Two ideas:

Gilt Eyelash in copper is a perfect match for the color. Palmered it would make a shaggy body which might not be a bad thing. Or, to reduce the bulk it could be trimmed or furled into a sparkly yarn.

Cactus Chenille, Estaz, Pear Chenille, and Ice Chenille all have a Root Beer color. Though the color varies from brand to brand, any one would probably be ideal for this pattern. Check the usual stores and online sources.

PS Just took a look at Feather Craft who has a lot of these brands. The color is also sometimes called rust or rusty brown. Tobacco Estaz looks real interesting

https://www.feather-craft.com/mas_assets/cache/image/1/6/1/6/90478.Jpg

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Is this the color that you are referring to?  This one is tied with Rootbeer Estaz Metallique.  I also tie them in regular Estaz in root beer and black.  They all work.  EstazRootbeerMetalliqueTequeely.jpg.8d89cb001bbdf71cd8e5a647bd306512.jpg

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