“Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

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“Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by NightWatchman » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:30 pm

“Water Cricket”. Mustad3906b 16
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 am

Great fly, nicely dressed. I tie them in orange and primrose, usually in a 14.
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 am

After watching Rob Smith's YouTube video, I just had to tie a few of Pritt's Water Crickets. I think it's one of the prettiest flies I've ever tried to tie. Have never fished a Water Cricket, but "hopefully" will be able this year!

Bob
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm

Those look great Bob but I would never want to tie up as many as that as
they would undoubtedly keep me up all night !😳
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:12 pm

NightWatchman wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm Those look great Bob but I would never want to tie up as many as that as
they would undoubtedly keep me up all night !😳
Recently, I've decided that when I tie spiders that I'd try to do 12 - 18 of each dressing, figuring by the time I got done, the last few would look pretty decent!

Bob
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 am

Bob, The watercricket with a waxed primrose body is a killer when BWOs are about. I tie them on a Daiichi 1640, size 14. That 2XS shank is just about perfect for a wee blue wing.
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Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:57 pm

You guys have your Water Cricket mojo on with these! Pritt would be very proud and so are we!
Keep it up fellows! This is what makes the forum tick! Great work indeed!
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:47 pm

Thank you Doug.
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