“Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

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“Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by NightWatchman » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:30 pm

“Water Cricket”. Mustad3906b 16
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 am

Great fly, nicely dressed. I tie them in orange and primrose, usually in a 14.
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:58 am

After watching Rob Smith's YouTube video, I just had to tie a few of Pritt's Water Crickets. I think it's one of the prettiest flies I've ever tried to tie. Have never fished a Water Cricket, but "hopefully" will be able this year!

Bob
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by NightWatchman » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm

Those look great Bob but I would never want to tie up as many as that as
they would undoubtedly keep me up all night !😳
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by joaniebo » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:12 pm

NightWatchman wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:59 pm Those look great Bob but I would never want to tie up as many as that as
they would undoubtedly keep me up all night !😳
Recently, I've decided that when I tie spiders that I'd try to do 12 - 18 of each dressing, figuring by the time I got done, the last few would look pretty decent!

Bob
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Re: “Pritt’s Water Cricket” Part 2

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:20 am

Bob, The watercricket with a waxed primrose body is a killer when BWOs are about. I tie them on a Daiichi 1640, size 14. That 2XS shank is just about perfect for a wee blue wing.
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