Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)

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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by William Anderson » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:15 pm

Ray, that is really nice. The weather is starting to turn...I have to get to the water.
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by narcodog » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:02 pm

The Killer Bug is a favorite of mine. I have used summer, winter east and west. Veniard's makes a sub of the real stuff, although it's not real close. It's the red fibers that throws everyone off, I think.
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by hankaye » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:05 pm

OK, Ray.

Been a few days ... when ya going to post a photo or 2 of one of those flys WET.

Hopefully, you show a dry one next to it so we may see the color change.

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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by letumgo » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:24 pm

*chuckle* I got home late from work the past couple nights, so lighting has been poor for outdoor photography (I take crappy indoor photos). I will give it a shot tomorrow (watch, it will rain tomorrow...).

The side-by-side (wet/dry) is a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by letumgo » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:39 pm

Side-by-side Wet and Dry flies
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Ruard - You were absolutely right. The fly gets significantly darker when it gets wet. Interestingly, the shade of the fly looks different on different background and different amounts of light (see photos above). The wet body is a warm mottled neutral brown (hows that for a meaningless description). It seem like it would imitate a range of different insects.
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by CreationBear » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:19 pm

Very cool--to my eye, the copper core doesn't darken the thorax much; did you happen to notice anything in natural light? (Though no doubt the weight will be beneficial for getting the fly where it needs to be.) At any rate, it seems like one of those flies that you really need an excuse not to fish... :)
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by hankaye » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:14 pm

Ga-Dang!

That's what I call a science expermint!
I like the way the wet one shows in the bottom pic. TRULY looks like a bug...

How did it dance in the water. You DID bounce it around in the glass to see how it moved didn't ya?
Shucky-darns ... in a previous existance (or even 20 some years ago), I might even want to snack on it!!!
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by Ruard » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:17 am

Good looking flies and very good pictures too appreciate them!!

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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by Ruard » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:55 am

Ray just inspired by this post:

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Hook: TMC 101 # 12
Thread: yellow 14/100
Body: brush redcopper wire with Chadwick 477 dubbing made from 477 thread.
Hackle: Golden plover

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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by hankaye » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:18 am

Ruard;

What does yours look like when wet?

Would you post a few photos doing the comparrison like Ray did?

PLEASE?
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