Smoke fly

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Smoke fly

Post by davidriley » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:18 am

Here is an old fly from the Yorkshire Dales.
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Hends BL599 size 14 hook. Uni-thread 8/0 purple underbody with peacock herl over wrapped followed by hackle from the underwing of a coot. Finished off with peacock herl head.

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Re: Smoke fly

Post by letumgo » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:22 am

Outstanding! Both the fly and photo!
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Re: Smoke fly

Post by RickA » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:30 am

What Ray said!
Thats one of my go-to winter midge patterns in a size 20-
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Re: Smoke fly

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:38 am

Oh, Man! That's about the prettiest Smoke fly I've seen in many years. Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous photo as well.
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Re: Smoke fly

Post by BrkTrt » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:48 pm

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Re: Smoke fly

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:08 am

David and Alan,
You guys are killer with this venerable pattern! Absolutely beautiful on both! The Smoke Fly is a very old pattern but it still works just as well today!
Wow! What a way to start the day! Thanks fellows!
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Re: Smoke fly

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:05 am

Very nice ties!!
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Re: Smoke fly

Post by Fishnkilts » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 pm

I'm going to have to tie some of those. Both flies look great.

David, with that background in your photo, that's got to be the fly photo of the year. And the year just started. :D
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Re: Smoke fly

Post by davidriley » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:38 am

Thanks to everyone for your comments. All my photos are taken with my iPhone SE (2020) version.

Fishnkilts wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 pm I'm going to have to tie some of those. Both flies look great.

David, with that background in your photo, that's got to be the fly photo of the year. And the year just started. :D
Thanks. The background is from the cover of, ‘Effective Stillwater Fly Fishing’by Michael Gorman an excellent book.

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