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by upstatetrout
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Little Dark Watchet Pritt #19
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Little Dark Watchet Pritt #19

Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 12.
Silk. Pearsalls Gossamer orange #19.
Body. Orange and purple silk dubbed with water rat. I subbed pine squirrel.
Wing. Water hen.
Legs. Coot clipped.
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by upstatetrout
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Fieldfare Bloa.
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Fieldfare Bloa.

[I hit auto adjust on my tablet!

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by upstatetrout
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Fieldfare Bloa.
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Fieldfare Bloa.

It's in the name of the fly and the wing is the correct length.
The legs on the fly are Golden Plover light neck feather.The pattern is hundreds of years old!

Tom
by upstatetrout
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Fly Dressings - Winged Wet Flies
Topic: Fieldfare Bloa.
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Fieldfare Bloa.

From North Country Flies by Pritt . No. 6 the Fieldfare
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by upstatetrout
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: North Country Flies
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: North Country Flies

It is the one Ray!
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by upstatetrout
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Wet Fly Literature and History
Topic: North Country Flies
Replies: 3
Views: 274

North Country Flies

Have wanted this book for a long time. The 1886 printing of North Country Flies by T.E.Pritt.
My very good friend Mike a big Thank you ,and to John who saw it first but let me have it anotherThank you!

Tom
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by upstatetrout
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: Landrail subs.
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Landrail subs.

American Woodcock under covert far different than European wood cock appear to make a suitable substitute for Landrail.Harry Darbee recommended this back in the day.

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by upstatetrout
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: The Thornfly Dun.
Replies: 1
Views: 140

The Thornfly Dun.

No. 49 From T.E. Pritts book. North Country Flies. This fly calls for a Hackle of landrail under covert. As this material is unobtainable I substituted American Woodcock under covert as Harry Darbee called it a sutitble sub. The fly is tied on a Daiichi 1480 size 14 hook with Orange Pearsalls silk b...
by upstatetrout
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Jay bird
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: English Jay bird

letumgo wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:18 am
Is the body seal fur?

That is such a stylish pattern, with nice sweeping lines. You’ve really got a gift with these old patterns Tom.
yes the body is Amber seal and thank you very much!

Tom
by upstatetrout
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Soft Hackle Materials
Topic: English Jay bird
Replies: 18
Views: 954

Re: English Jay bird

The Invicta an early 1800's pattern by Jane's Ogden has a Hackle of English Jay.
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