Collier's Wet-wire 1870 Coachman

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Collier's Wet-wire 1870 Coachman

Postby ScottP » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:35 am

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Interesting fly from Colorado tyer Dennis Collier.

hook - Orvis 1512 #10
thread - UTC 70 woodduck
bead - 7/64 gold
tail - golden pheasant tippets
body - brassie wire hot orange
thorax - peacock herl
wing - antron white
hackle - hen grizzly


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Re: Collier's Wet-wire 1870 Coachman

Postby letumgo » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:54 am

What a fascinating design. I want to tie and fish this just to see how it behaves in the water. Is the curved profile intended to change the balance of the fly, or simply imply more movement?

Flawlessly executed. Kudos Scott.
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Re: Collier's Wet-wire 1870 Coachman

Postby ScottP » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:02 am

Ray,

Thanks. Like a good attractor, it got my attention. Not sure of the reasoning for using the swimming nymph hook; could be to have it ride chest down as you suggested.

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