Partridge and Orange

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Partridge and Orange

Postby William Anderson » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:01 pm

I don't know if I've ever photographed a straight up P&O. Check this one off the list.

This is Pearsalls Gossamer 6a on a #16 Daiichi 1480. I really like this hook for spiders. It's like the Alec Jackson north country spider hook but without the crystal finish.


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dry
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wet (well, mostly. I soaked it but it looks like the shank started drying before I could fire off a couple shots.)
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wet (soaked the one on the left and dripped the one on the right.)
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Plus a touch of red fox
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Re: Partridge and Orange

Postby Roadkill » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:31 am

Elegant and classic ties!!
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Re: Partridge and Orange

Postby tie2fish » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:49 am

Roadkill wrote:Elegant and classic ties!!


... and the touch of fox is wonderful.
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Re: Partridge and Orange

Postby William Anderson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:40 am

Thanks, fellas. This past year I've been experimenting less and loading boxes with standards. I usually include a fine gold rib on P&O's and half my stash is tied using a more darkly mottled partridge and #19 silk.
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Re: Partridge and Orange

Postby joaniebo » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:57 am

William

Interesting that you mentioned using a gold ribbing on your P&Os. Although the "standard" P&O, P&Y, P&G, etc. all work fine, I'm starting to tie (and fish) more of the old dressings with wire ribbing and a peacock herl thorax or head. More towards the dressings that Sylvester Nemes pictured in some of his books, rather than the original rib-free / thorax-free dressings.

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Re: Partridge and Orange

Postby gingerdun » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:10 am

William,
Getting partridge small enough for those little 16s is a challenge. Even for 14s. Perfection. And your photography is looking great.
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