Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

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Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by joaniebo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:55 am

I posted this on the "Sparse Grey Matter Forum" but I got a request to also post it here on the "Flymph Forum".

A few pics to enjoy, including some of the Sawyer-tied nymphs sent to me by a friend who knew the Sawyer family
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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by joaniebo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:09 am

In addition, here's a link to see how Frank Sawyer tied his Pheasant Tail Nymph plus his PT dry fly that used a red (brown) hackle tied in with silk thread. Enjoy.

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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by daringduffer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:34 am

Funny. Both Ronnie and Lars-Åke are friends of mine.

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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by ForumGhillie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 am

Bob, thanks for posting here.

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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by Bazzer69 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:07 pm

Thanks for posting. Although I hail from the country once called Great Britain this is the first time I’ve seen a genuine Saywer Nymph. Is there any chance of a close up of his Red PT and the Killer Bug? I’m interested to see the colour of the wire etc he used. He did write a very small book on his upstream nymphing which I once owned but sadly do not any longer. I suspect his source of wire was the lacquered red that was found in small transformers and the like. What strikes me the most about these photos is the fact that they all are pretty “scruffy”. Look at the difference between the top Killer Bug and the bottom one.
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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by joaniebo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:25 pm

Barry

Hope this is a little better.

Bob
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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by Bazzer69 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:31 pm

joaniebo wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:25 pm
Barry

Hope this is a little better.

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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by joaniebo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:35 pm

Barry

If you download the pic and look at it closer, the colors are a lot better and easier to see

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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by letumgo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:09 pm

Thanks Bob, for sharing these treasures. I love seeing the originals. The pics give a good sense of the slender proportions Sawyer tied.
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Re: Frank Sawyer's Nymphs

Post by daringduffer » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:53 pm

Nymphs tied by mrs Margaret Sawyer are still available:

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http://www.flyhookfiller.se/bastsaljare/sawyerpt.html


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http://www.flyhookfiller.se/bastsaljare/sawyergg.html

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http://www.flyhookfiller.se/bastsaljare/sawyerss.html

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http://www.flyhookfiller.se/bastsaljare/sawyerkb.html

They all cost SEK 200 per dozen. It's the same source as my silk reference chart and some of my silk collection.

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