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A fly pattern is a precise formula to reproduce an artificial bait used by fly fishermen. Constructed of natural fur and feathers, fly patterns are tied to imitate small aquatic insects, bait fish, and aquatic animals like frogs and tadpoles.

Patterns usually list the colors of fur and feathers used to make legs, tails, and bodies, of the completed fly, and many fly patterns are well known throughout the World, or many hundreds of years old.

Flies can have 30 or 40 seperate animal parts to make complex and colorful imitations that resemble Butterflys or other large insect. Fooling fish by disguising a fish hook is an ancient practice, first documented by the Greeks and Romans.

As insects are both floating on the surface of the water and underneath, these precise material listings will produce the same fly with similar qualities to the original design.

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