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Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:39 pm
by fly_fischa
Thank you all so much for your kind words :D

Hank, I can’t warn u all the time, gotta mix it up occasionally ;)
Glad u didn’t spill ur cuppa this time round :lol:

DD Stefan, it’s funny u mention the bare wrap of rachis and that Willowhead recommended it. I’m pretty sure that’s how I first came acceoss it. Either way when I tied this fly I thought of him when I wrapped that hackle. I miss him as we all do. It’s nice to be reminded of his presence and for me tying this fly did just that and to hear ur comment made me smile fondly...

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:16 am
by daringduffer
W said that when something goes wrong, change your goal and save the fly. That was how he came up with that wrap of rachis. I like it, it looks like a subtle trigger point.

dd

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:47 am
by Theroe
Karsten - what are the tail biots from? And what shade are they dyed?

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:05 am
by letumgo
The biots give this such a graceful profile. Man that’s pretty.

Great stuff, mate.

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:16 pm
by Theroe
Yes -
I really like them with the dark stripe on the edge.....Looks different

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:55 pm
by fly_fischa
Thanks guys :D
Dana the biots are goose biots labelled dark brown, I bought them on a road trip in NZ...

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:21 am
by Theroe
fly_fischa wrote:Thanks guys :D
Dana the biots are goose biots labelled dark brown, I bought them on a road trip in NZ...


Must be a different goose than I’m used to- those are really nice!

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:18 am
by Old Hat
Exquisitely done Karsten.

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:39 pm
by Theroe
fly_fischa wrote:Thank you all so much for your kind words :D

Hank, I can’t warn u all the time, gotta mix it up occasionally ;)
Glad u didn’t spill ur cuppa this time round :lol:

DD Stefan, it’s funny u mention the bare wrap of rachis and that Willowhead recommended it. I’m pretty sure that’s how I first came acceoss it. Either way when I tied this fly I thought of him when I wrapped that hackle. I miss him as we all do. It’s nice to be reminded of his presence and for me tying this fly did just that and to hear ur comment made me smile fondly...


I’m not hijacking here, just a sentimental detour.........speaking of willowhead, a quick memory: quite a few years back, I was driving down Stewart Avenue in Roscoe, headed to get lunch after a long morning of fishing the Beaverkill. Morning olives were on in a big way, fish were cooperating and I had the river to my self! As I neared the where the old diner used to be(Frank Kuttner’s favorite place), a car coming at me in the opposite lane started flashing his lights and waving his arm out the window....”did I just run over someone’s flyrod or do I have a flat” I wondered.... as he pulled near, the driver called out “ Hey man, what cha doin?” It was Mark.... “ Fishing” I replied.....”I’m grabbing lunch then headed back - Cornutas are on thick”. “Well you can’t fish from the truck - follow me” he hurriedly demanded......he backed up, did a u turn, then headed back the direction he came. So I obediently followed, all the while thinking maybe he found a BIG fish somewhere he couldn’t catch. We pulled up to his driveway where he stopped short, got out, and pointed to his driveway: “There” he said, in a demanding, yet pleading sort of way - it was a tree, that fell across the entrance to his driveway!
“Would you help me move it please”?
So I did.
We then spent the afternoon together tying flies, talking, and laughing. I never did make it back to the riverside that afternoon.
And I am glad I did not.

That was the last time we spent together, before Mark passed on to the big river in the sky.....

Dana

Re: Prince nymph my version... Photo heavy sorry :(

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:59 pm
by fly_fischa
Thanks for sharing that sentimental detour Dana. Mark was a real character, definitely one of a kind. I would love to have met him in person... K