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“Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:30 pm
by NightWatchman
“Water Cricket”. Mustad3906b 16

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 am
by Ron Eagle Elk
Great fly, nicely dressed. I tie them in orange and primrose, usually in a 14.

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 am
by joaniebo
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

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm
by NightWatchman
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 !😳

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:12 pm
by joaniebo
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

Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 am
by Ron Eagle Elk
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.