Spun body nymph

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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by ronr » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:40 pm

I'm with you John... not suggesting anything wrong with anyone's choice. I agree the fish are the true judges. My comment is just curiosity and knowing that the bugs in your neighborhood may differ from mine. I certainly tied different flies when I was fishing the Guadalupe in Texas than I need here in the Crooked River in Oregon. Though, if I were more experienced when I was fishing in Texas waters I may have found that many of the flies I use here, would have worked there. After all, even though I qualify as a certified geezer, I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to fly tying.
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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by letumgo » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:55 pm

John,

Your fly patterns are terrific. Very “buggy” imitations, in the best way.

bearbutt - Do you mind if I save copies of your Polly Rosborough photos (flies and his fishing photo)? I’m a big fan of his flies, so seeing originals is a real treat. By the way, I am convinced that there are several of Polly’s own flies in Pete Hidy’s fly wallet. The next time you see Lance Hidy, take a look at the flies and see if you agree. You may be able to confirm my guess, based on your original set of Polly’s flies.
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Re: Spun body nymph

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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by letumgo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:30 am

Thanks Bill. Good stuff!
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Re: Spun body nymph

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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:14 pm

Bill, that is a nice find.

My used copy of Rosborough's 1988 book arrived today. Very anxious to read it.
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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by Mike62 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:03 pm

That's a great picture of Rosborough; I had never seen that one before. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by Theroe » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm

Thanks for the link Bill-that was awesome. I especially like the wading shoes he is wearing: converse sneakers without laces, tied at the top. Priceless!

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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:02 pm

Theroe wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Thanks for the link Bill-that was awesome. I especially like the wading shoes he is wearing: converse sneakers without laces, tied at the top. Priceless!

Dana
Well, I noticed the hot latex waders we used to wear.

First try at a glued, spun caddis pattern using Polly's method. Not quite there yet for me.
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BTW, he has in his book a hare's ear nymph pattern that doesn't even use hare's ear. :D
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Re: Spun body nymph

Post by Bazzer69 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:19 pm

Polly R was a terrific fly tyer, I know his patterns best for his steelhead flies. His nymphs had a beautiful slim design to them, he certainly didn’t waste material.

Looking at the pictures linked in this thread I feel it’s a great pity that the importance of conservation apparently wasn’t understood during the last century.

Once I’ve got my photography lights sorted I’ll try to replicate and publish one or two of his patterns. This thread is a great homage to him.

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