Purple and Hen

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Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:13 pm

Size 18

In about 6 weeks, close to Saint Patrick's Day, give or take a week or two, there will be a midge hatch on some local rivers. At times the hatch is so thick that the shucks look like a major oil slick floating down the river. A dark size 18 midge always produces fish. Sometimes in an epic way. I will also tie this pattern with a mole collar rather than the hen. That method is a tried and true method for me. Larva or Emergers, it doesnt seem to matter at that time.

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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by letumgo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:18 pm

Recipe please...

When you say “dark”, what range of colors do you use? Always purple, or do you also tye these in other colors?

Thank you for sharing another successful pattern. ;)
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:33 pm

Ray, Black and Gray, Black, and Gray and Black.
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These are size 22, which I usually start with.
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The way I use mole makes for such a god awful looking pattern, but I just love it.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 am

Beautiful flies!!
I just have to tie some of the black ones with Mole. 8-) Is that a black wire rib for weight?
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:49 pm

Roadkill wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 am
Beautiful flies!!
I just have to tie some of the black ones with Mole. 8-) Is that a black wire rib for weight?
No, the X-Small UTC wire is just for segmentation. I am sure it adds weight, but not enough for me. Weight is placed elsewhere in my set up.

The little black, mole collared emerger is what I start the day out with. It is a morph of mine that originated as a Roy Palm Biot Emerger. I hated glueing the biot to the hook, on tiny emergers, plus I prefer mole or Ostrich to hackle. That is how this homely little pattern came to be. Since then I add mole to alot of midge larva patterns. In effect making them an emerger.

The Roy Palm Biot Emerger, size 22.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by joaniebo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:16 am

Snipe tails, purple silk and hare's ear thorax.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:13 am

joaniebo wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:16 am
Snipe tails, purple silk and hare's ear thorax.
You do great work. I am afraid those patterns would be too light in color for my application.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by joaniebo » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:16 am

I also thought of using purple Ice dubbing for the thorax.
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by Roadkill » Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:10 pm

Here are some # 20s, I can't wait to fish DUBBN's Mole Midge.
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But now I have to shop for some different XS wire, gray Mole and hooks. ;) :lol: Have you tried a red wire rib?
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Re: Purple and Hen

Post by DUBBN » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:02 pm

Roadkill wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:10 pm
Here are some # 20s, I can't wait to fish DUBBN's Mole Midge.
ImageIMGP9996 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

But now I have to shop for some different XS wire, gray Mole and hooks. ;) :lol: Have you tried a red wire rib?
You need Natural Gray Mole?
I have 1 and a half pelts. I would be happy to split the full pelt.

Let me know quick. I am literally headed home to pack my fly tying equipment as my wife and I are buying and moving to a small house we built. Empty Nesters here.
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