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Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:40 am
by fly_fischa
I'm embarrassed to say I've never tied a herl head wet before :oops: It seemed like an appropriate pattern to tie on these gorgeous E Hille and company #201 size 14 hooks kindly gifted to me by Dana/Theroe. I absolutely love this iron, I'll have to take a super macro of the barb/business end when I get time, incredible artifact! Thanks so much again Dana, I'm forever in your debt...

I probably should have practiced before tying these on the real deal, razor blades may still come out :roll:

The first tie uses golden plover for the hackle and the second tie golden partridge. I didn't have 6B so used antique gold waxed with cobblers wax.

K

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Re: Spanish needle inspired we†

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:05 am
by Bazzer69
Nothing wrong with this fly, just about perfect in looks and I’m sure it will catch fish by the dozen.

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:09 am
by tie2fish
Incredible workmanship!

Re: Dark-Needle-Inspired Wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 am
by swellcat
There is nowhere to hide at 2000 x 2000 pixels—size 14 looks like a tuna gaff—and there is nothing to hide on these fine flies.

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:31 am
by Roadkill
Two beautiful flies, I love the color combinations. 8-)

I have to tie a few to add to bulging fly boxes. ;)

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:09 pm
by Roadkill
Thanks for the inspiration!!

My variation added some olive dyed Beaver touch dubbing. ;) Can't wait to give them a try this spring.
ImageIMGP1408 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:02 pm
by fly_fischa
Thank u all :D

Will/roadkill glad u tied a few up, I know what u mean re adding more flies to the box. My soft Hackle box is a little out of control atm :oops: I like the effect of the touch dubbed beaver, one of my fav dubbing materials ;)

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 pm
by gingerdun
Gorgeous. Tying & photography.

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:55 pm
by fly_fischa
Thanks Lance. K :D

Re: Dark needle inspired wet

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:06 am
by letumgo
fly_fischa wrote:My soft Hackle box is a little out of control atm :oops:


Karsten- send your soft hackle box over to me. I will sort out the dodgy ones and send back any good ones mixed in. :twisted: ;)

The photos do a fine job capturing the iridescence of the peacock herl. Really captures the natural beauty of this material. Well done.

Bill - The vail of olive beaver dubbing is a nice touch. Lovely fly.