Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph (tutorial / sbs)

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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by Ruard » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:16 am

hankaye wrote:Ruard;

What does yours look like when wet?

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

PLEASE?
Ok you ask and we make the film: here they are:

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In the water there were some airbubbeles around en in the fly between the hackle and the brushdubbing , so it stayed just in the film. I forced it to go under and for the picture she put all her hair and hackle straight to her body. Is a fly a female????

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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by letumgo » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:47 pm

Oh wow, those are terrific flies, Ruard! The golden plover hackle is a stroke of genius. The color really compliments the body. I love the color of the body when it is wet. The red copper wire is working it's magic...
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by CreationBear » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:12 pm

Wow, that might be the "Excalibur" of softhackled flies right there, though it must be funny feeling, feeding Chadwick's yarn into a coffee grinder! :) At any rate, I doubt either 477 or plover will be on my shopping list in the near future, unfortunately, but you really have me convinced about wire brushes and translucent material.
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by hankaye » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:10 pm

Ruard ... What Ray said times 2 (x2)... :D
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by CreationBear » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:20 am

Ruard-- A question for you: are you wrapping the wire brush back toward the eye in open spirals over a thread-base, or do you wrap the brush from the eye toward the hook bend in "touching turns" (as Davey McPhail would say :) ) and only then come back up toward the eye?
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by Ruard » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:37 pm

CreationBear wrote: it must be funny feeling, feeding Chadwick's yarn into a coffee grinder! :)
it is not so funny if you realise that it is not an original card of 477, it is a substitute of Sprotfish I think.

the golden plover is really a very good investment.

Ray and Hankaye thank you for your nice words.

I wind the dubbing brush from the bend to the eye.


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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by CreationBear » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:42 pm

Ruard-- thanks for elaborating...the search for plover begins! :)
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by Ruard » Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:49 pm

CreationBear wrote:Ruard-- thanks for elaborating...the search for plover begins! :)
Try Cookshill: http://www.cookshill-flytying.co.uk


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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by CreationBear » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:52 pm

Excellent, I think Cookshill was out of plover the last time I looked--definitely want to order at least an English grouse skin from them, as well. :)
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Re: Chadwicks Soft Hackle Nymph

Post by narcodog » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:53 pm

CreationBear wrote:Ruard-- thanks for elaborating...the search for plover begins! :)
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