Allgrouse Red

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

Allgrouse Red

Postby tie2fish » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 am

Since most if not all of the photos that I previously posted using PB are now gone from the forum, I'm going to re-post some of my favorites. The Allgrouse Red is a variation of a Steve Bird pattern, and is constructed completely of various feathers from an English Red Grouse using Pearsall's #14 (claret) Gossamer thread on a Mustad 94840 Size #12 hook.

Image
In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
tie2fish
 
Posts: 4386
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:11 am
Location: Harford County, MD

Re: Allgrouse Red

Postby swellcat » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:22 am

It's meaty—borderline burly in body—yet with notes of refinement.

(Now, let's wait for Steve to come on here and call it "a great bait". 8-) )
User avatar
swellcat
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:37 pm
Location: Cowtown, Texas, US

Re: Allgrouse Red

Postby daringduffer » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:08 pm

Very beaugly!!

dd
daringduffer
 
Posts: 1431
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:11 am

Re: Allgrouse Red

Postby UC Steve » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:02 am

Oow. Now that looks like a great bait, Bill.

Steve
UC Steve
 
Posts: 224
Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:25 pm
Location: Boundary, Washington

Great Bait

Postby swellcat » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:01 pm

Image
User avatar
swellcat
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:37 pm
Location: Cowtown, Texas, US

Re: Great Bait

Postby UC Steve » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:46 pm

swellcat wrote:Image



Yep. Had a team-building group from Tennessee this past summer. Non-flyfishers forced into it (while extremely hung-over each day, for the most part). After two days of dangerous, non-productive flailing & increasing complaints (& it's 100-degrees hot), I'd had enough. On the third day, desperate, I broke out the spinning rods & a couple dozen nightcrawlers. We're gonna fish for walleye. One guy, happy now, threads on a worm, plunks it out there, settles back in his seat, crosses his legs, & sez: "Now this's fishin."
UC Steve
 
Posts: 224
Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:25 pm
Location: Boundary, Washington

Re: Allgrouse Red

Postby Theroe » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:05 pm

That's a beauty, Bill. I just received a pair of red grouse wings( and a pair of waterhen wings as well) which I think I will use to tie some breadcrusts, a la English grouse ....... thanks for the inspiration!!!!
Theroe
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: New York City

Fly Pole and "Bait" and Walleye

Postby swellcat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:01 pm

Image
Sorry, but that's a fly pole (albeit with only four guides and no stripper) with a wooden fighting butt and fly reel. (What manner of garden hackle one opts to dangle therefrom is his bidness.)

The use of the term "bait" to describe an attractive fly is great fun. It's slightly subversive but also seems pretty evolved and post-pretentious; what could be more welcome to find floating in the fly-pole punch bowl?
User avatar
swellcat
 
Posts: 349
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:37 pm
Location: Cowtown, Texas, US

Re: Allgrouse Red

Postby Theroe » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:39 pm

Bill
Fill me in on the body---- is that a twist, or quill? VERY interesting....

Dana
Theroe
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: New York City

Re: Fly Pole and "Bait" and Walleye

Postby UC Steve » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:50 pm

swellcat wrote:Image
Sorry, but that's a fly pole (albeit with only four guides and no stripper) with a wooden fighting butt and fly reel. (What manner of garden hackle one opts to dangle therefrom is his bidness.)

The use of the term "bait" to describe an attractive fly is great fun. It's slightly subversive but also seems pretty evolved and post-pretentious; what could be more welcome to find floating in the fly-pole punch bowl?



Exactly. I probably picked the term up from Harry LeMire & Trey Combs. More common usage back before the popular book & movie I suspect. Makes sense though; & thinking of the fly as such compels a spectrum of presentations & inspired jigglings.

Steve
UC Steve
 
Posts: 224
Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:25 pm
Location: Boundary, Washington

Next

Return to Fly Dressings - Wingless Wets

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests