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Old 05-20-10, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Cassard - A Classic Wet

Here's another great Bergman classic. I finally decided to tackle a busy-looking classic wet with a palmered hackle and a little more parts than most other wet flies. This fly sports a record breaking 12 components and was a bear to tie. It was good practice though. The Cassard was designed in 1886 by Mr. William J. Cassard, of New York city.

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Hook: Mustad 3399, Size 6
Tag: Gold Tinsel
Tail: Scarlet, Yellow, Insect Green, Barred Wood Duck
Body: Scarlet Floss
Rib: Gold Tinsel
Hackle: Yellow - Palmered
Wing: In Order: Scarlet, Yellow, Insect Green, Barred Wood Duck




Here's an interesting excerpt on Mr. Cassard from Mary Orvis Marbury's Favorite Flies and Their Histories, 1892:
"Mr. Cassard is the happy owner of undoubtedly the finest collection in the United States of everything in the shape of modern fishing implements. All are arranged and kept with the most perfect system. A beautiful chest or long box of cedar, lined with softest plush, holds his fly-books. Each book is filled with flies, and has a memorandum of contents, so that a glance tells one where to find anything wanted. These books contain flies of every description, for Mr. Cassard aims to make his collection as complete as possible, and no one is better informed than he regarding the endless varieties. His snuggery is a fascinating place to any one loving hunting or fishing. One corner is devoted to pictures of flies and fish, and shelves filled with angling-books; another is occupied by rods of every description ; a third to a case of reels; the fourth to guns; a side of the room to a cabinet holding photographs of the many happy hunting and fishing grounds, for Mr. Cassard is an expert photographer as well as angler. His exquisite taste and intelligence regarding all these possessions make the hours fly by like moments, when in the midst of his treasures. Pipes and easy-chairs there be, too ; and when, at last, we turn from all these we echo " the brave old sign,"

" Hie habitat felicitas "
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Old 05-20-10, 07:10 AM   #2
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Mo

You win, that is an awesome piece of art

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Old 05-20-10, 08:05 AM   #3
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That's a beaut!!! It's fun tryingto get the mallard to match up with the other wing parts isn't it? I like it
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Old 05-20-10, 08:23 AM   #4
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Mo,
What new words did you learn?
As usual, beautiful tie.
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Old 05-20-10, 04:58 PM   #5
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Moe, I think RScott got it right-a piece of art. Very fine job!
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Old 05-20-10, 06:17 PM   #6
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So..........when are we going to see a tutorial for this one

Like Chuck said, so how many new words did you learn tying this one.

Great looking tie Mo !!!
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Old 05-20-10, 08:30 PM   #7
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Mo what a nice looking fly.Man Just like RScott said thats a pice of art.
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Old 05-21-10, 12:31 AM   #8
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Appreciate the kind words guys!
LOL, this one has caused me to learn many new words . SS, not sure about the tutorial, I gotta get down to county and apply for a construction permit for this one first . Working with goose shoulder and barred wood duck, plus a palmered hackle, was a new experience for sure. Still, it was a fun tie and I learned a little more about these classic beauties. Glad y'all like it. Thanks!
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Old 05-22-10, 09:51 AM   #9
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Beautiful tie Mo!!! I bet that one will never see any water.
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