Holiday staples

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Holiday staples

Postby Premerger » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:13 pm

We're away 2 January for two trips.
First a back country, wilderness type location then onto Turangi to fish the Tongariro.
Not sure where but am bound to use these flies.

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Hook. Kamasan B170 #14
Thread. Veevus GSP 50 white
Hackle. Collins Greenwell's hen
Rib. UTC black x-small
Tail. Furnace hen
Body. Hare's mask.

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Hook. Grip 12804 #14
Tail. Grizzly cock
Body. Hare's ear
Otherwise, the same.
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby letumgo » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:55 am

Oh wow! Those are magnificent flies. Bound to fish well. Good luck on your trip.
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby Premerger » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:01 am

Unless there's a rise Ray, I fish them behind a beadhead nymph.
If a fish takes the beadhead, I get quite offended!
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby tie2fish » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:19 am

Has all the earmarks of a killer fly, Tim. Nicely done.
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby hankaye » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:50 am

premerger, Howdy;

Tim, beautiful site for first thing in the morning. Keeping my
fingers crossed for you to enjoy a good holiday and also looking
forward to seeing the photos of your adventures.

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Re: Holiday staples

Postby DOUGSDEN » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:49 am

Tim,
Beautiful, beautiful patterns for sure! Isn't it amazing that we as tyers, fishers, and forum members can find such beauty and grace in these simple and deadly patterns such as yours! I mean this as the most sincere compliment Tim that you have taken the shaggy features that we all love and adore to a higher level! Their form is what I find most attractive! I would like to know how you accomplished this!
Enjoy your holiday and definitely report back with pictures and words as soon as you can! I am excited to see the end results of these killers!
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby Premerger » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:21 pm

Hi Doug,
Thanks for your comments and encouragement.
Right now I'm enjoying a fuller look to these flies.
Fish sure do take the thin, slim models but I'm liking the look of these more.
I've been using GSP thread for a while and found it surprisingly pleasant to dub with.
It is extremely smooth and slippery but hares ear or mask adheres well and forms a tight dubbing noodle.

I've tried to follow Jim Leisenring's tying instructions for winding the hackle then bringing the thread back through it, in the opposite direction. They're certainly durable flies.

Much of my time tying this year has been trying to tie half decent dry flies. On our recent trip to the South Island , they got a good going over. My heart has always been with subsurface flies, particularly soft hackles. That's what I'm most looking forward to using.
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby William Anderson » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:46 pm

Staples is a good way to put it. I'd love a row of these in a few sizes. Absolute staples. Beautiful as always.
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Re: Holiday staples

Postby Premerger » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:39 am

Got to use them today William.
All but one fish took these wingless wets. Thank goodness!
Am sure you could whip up rows of these in different sizes AND use separately spun bodies.
I would like to see those.
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