Wagon Wheel

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Wagon Wheel

Post by nfrechet » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:22 am

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Wagon Wheel

Category - Soft hackle wet fly

Hook - Standard wet fly hook, size 4-8
Thread - Black
Tail - Black hackle fibers long, with a shorter bunch on top
Body - Peacock herl*
Hackle - Black, short, soft collar

*Reinforce peacock herl around the tying thread and wrap over a bed of crazy glue

Perrault's Standard Dictionary of Fishing Flies
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:46 am

Odd name for a fly. No doubt this pattern will be a hunter.
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by Roadkill » Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:41 am

Good looking fly, simple and effective.
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by nfrechet » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:48 pm

letumgo wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:46 am Odd name for a fly. No doubt this pattern will be a hunter.
if you think thats an odd name check out some kelly galloup creations :lol:
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:54 pm

:D ;)
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am

That will hunt. That's probably the best herl body I've ever seen. Lovely fly.
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by Mike62 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:33 pm

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am That will hunt. That's probably the best herl body I've ever seen. Lovely fly.
I know, right? His are so elegant, almost bonsai-like. Mine come out looking like something that would grow off a 1980's hair band drummer.
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Re: Wagon Wheel

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:26 am

Mike62 wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:33 pm
Ron Eagle Elk wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:19 am That will hunt. That's probably the best herl body I've ever seen. Lovely fly.
I know, right? His are so elegant, almost bonsai-like. Mine come out looking like something that would grow off a 1980's hair band drummer.
Dang, Mike, I wish I had a like button to push. I'm still laughing. I've tried doing it the same way Norm does, wrapping the herl around the tying thread, I've tried it in a dubbing loop even. It never looks that good. Norm must buy real high quality herl. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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