Beaverpelt Nymph

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Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by ScottP » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:39 pm

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Skip Morris' version of Don Earnest's dragonfly imitation.


hook - Dai Riki 280 #6
underbody - non-tox .025 (optional)
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - pheasant rump
body - beaver (tied thick in a dubbing loop, with guard hairs)
hackle - hen black (sparse and long)


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Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by letumgo » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:13 pm

Superb! They body profile is perfect for a dragonfly imitation.
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Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by William Anderson » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:01 pm

Looks juicy, Scott. I like beaver dubbed for a flymph but ever used it on anything that big. Nice use of that long staple.
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Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by letumgo » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:49 pm

I've been trying to track down a picture of a dragonfly nymph, which I took many years ago. I finally found it.
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Your fly is a perfect imitation of the shape of this stage of the insect.
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Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by crazy4oldcars » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:16 pm

Where? :lol:
When I was a kid, I remember seeing the nymphs swimming and crawling on the retaining wall at a lake. I also remember evacuating the area cause they were scary looking, lol.

Beauty of a fly, Scott. That ought to look a lot like the Fuzzle Bugger when it gets wet. That wonderful teardrop shape in the water.

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Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by FliTrap » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:05 pm

To then this is a Scott P's twist on the Skip Morris' version of Don Earnest's dragonfly imitation of God's great creation? :lol: :? :shock:
Fine job of getting it o the hook! I'm sure its a smidgen better then I'm spinning around here! Grand showing, Mr. Scott P.
Should have no problems getting you a tight line!
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Re: Beaverpelt Nymph

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:53 pm

Scott,
I love what you've done with a beaver pelt! The black hen hackle sets a nice contrast to the tannish gray beaver. I tied some wet flies this past fall with a cream colored body and crowned them with some very dark gray wood duck wing coverts. They were fantastic but at first, I was a bit concerned about the sharp contrast. It worked, the fish loved it, and I know that you will have great success with this great pattern as well! Get them wet right away and report back!
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