Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

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Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby Old Hat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:25 pm

I'm currently working on tying examples of Hidy's published patterns. Today I worked on the 3 patterns from the Sports Illustrated Book of Wet Fly Fishing. The Brown Hackle, the Leisenring Spider and the Hare's Ear Fly.

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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby letumgo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:31 pm

Superb specimens. The brown hackle looks like the fly shown in Mark’ FlymphForum art work above (upper left of the screen). Gorgeous fishing flies.
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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby tie2fish » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:01 pm

All superb!
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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby newriverspey » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:53 pm

Amazing! Wonderful ties and what an excellent tribute to Pete Hidy.
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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby Old Hat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 pm

letumgo wrote:Superb specimens. The brown hackle looks like the fly shown in Mark’ FlymphForum art work above (upper left of the screen). Gorgeous fishing flies.


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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby Old Hat » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:15 pm

Thanks guys. Should be a fun exploration.
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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby letumgo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:45 pm

Carl - What hooks are these tyed on? They look like older Mustad Model 3906/size 14’s (wild guess).
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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby ScottP » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:22 am

Beautiful flies; can't wait to see more.

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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby Theroe » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:10 am

Top hook looks like a Mustad 3399D, middle possibly a Mustad 94830 OR a Mustad 3824; bottom a Mustad 3399........
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Re: Hidy's Sports Illustrated Patterns

Postby letumgo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:16 am

Theroe wrote:Top hook looks like a Mustad 3399D, middle possibly a Mustad 94830 OR a Mustad 3824; bottom a Mustad 3399........


Spoken like a person who shares a passion for old hooks... ;) :D

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