Birdnest from Doug

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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by Roadkill » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:48 am

IMO what it represents is how you tie it and what it creates for an impression.
ImageIMGP5849 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I tied this for a tan/ginger caddis that I have encountered on many western waters. I think it could also be a suitable dragonfly nymph or even possibly a minnow. The impression it makes on a fish will depend on presentation but I believe it hits many of the triggers for movement, translucency and general imitation or the mimicry Pete described as a quality in the style of flymph dressing.
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by Old Hat » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm

Roadkill wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:48 am
IMO what it represents is how you tie it and what it creates for an impression.
ImageIMGP5849 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I tied this for a tan/ginger caddis that I have encountered on many western waters. I think it could also be a suitable dragonfly nymph or even possibly a minnow. The impression it makes on a fish will depend on presentation but I believe it hits many of the triggers for movement, translucency and general imitation or the mimicry Pete described as a quality in the style of flymph dressing.
Totally agree, I have always fished mine as mayfly nymphs. But I tie them a bit thinner, and I only put the hackle out the sides, not in the 'round. I love any pattern that has so much versatility. That is why I am so attracted to flymphs and other soft hackles designs. I've also tied them as #8 stonefly nymphs for steelhead and trout with good returns.
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by paparex » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:05 pm

I need to slow my reading down. I read “beetlejuice” instead of “beet juice.” I was wondering what dark magic was needed to tie the shrimp.
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by ronr » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:44 pm

Carl, oh my yes. Exactly what I was thinking !glad to know someone with whom I can redfish vicariously. No doubt the reds will eat that in the shallows.
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:18 pm

Bill Lovelace,
Wow! I really like your Birds Nest! The color really catches my eye! Also, your pattern is more "open" and I mean that in a very complimentary way! I can see plainly the body and ribbing thru the hackle and the head (thorax more so) is more defined and a bunch more sparse!
Wonderful work Bill! I like it very much!
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by Roadkill » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 pm

Dougsden,

Not a doubt in my mind that your tie is a marvelous fish catcher as well. For the last 2 days, I had fun discussing the Bird's Nest at the NW Fly Tyer and Flyfishing Expo with both novice tyers and others like me who tied and fished these decades ago.

Bill
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by ronr » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:39 pm

Roadkill wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:47 am
Don't forget to use Opossum!! ;)
https://singlebarbed.com/2007/08/25/birds-nest/

Letumgo...would this be a bump?
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Re: Birdnest from Doug

Post by ronr » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:41 pm

Roadkill wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Ray,

Here is this mornings blend for the Expo.

I used rug yarn, Australian Possum (L) and Hare's Mask (R)...
ImageIMGP5829 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

This is the spectral blend after cutting and mixing in my dedicated dubbing/coffee grinder...
ImageIMGP5830 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

My final Dubbing blend...
ImageIMGP5832 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

This photo from my little point and shoot camera of the finished dubbing doesn't due the spectral coloration justice.
But there are a myriad points of color glinting subtly but dramatically in the fur.

Happy Nest building everyone!!
Ray another...
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