Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by letumgo » Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:31 pm

I was playing around with this pattern some more, adding a colored tail using pheasant tail fibers. This is my favorite variation so far.

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Hairy Carey (Autumn Variation)
Hook - Daiichi Model 2220 (Size 8)
Underbody - 0.025" Lead-free Wire
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Camel)
Tail - Seven or Eight Strands of Pheasant Tail Fibers (Red)
Front and Rear Hackle - Ringneck Pheasant Rump Feathers (Olive)
Body - Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift Wool Yarn (Color #998/"Autumn”)

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Ron - This is tyed with the yarn you sent me. Thanks buddy, this stuff is beautify. The strands contain a range of colors (olive green, red, orange, yellow and a little blue). The colors harmonize well with the dyed pheasant rump and red pheasant tail fibers. Can't wait to fish this pattern. It just looks so fishy!
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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:48 am

Beautiful pattern, Ray. The tail makes a huge difference in it's appearance. Glad you found a use for the yarn. If you need more just let me know, I still have several hundred yards. More than I'll ever use. Waiting eagerly for the next evolution of this fly. In a way, it reminds me of an Irish Lough Mayfly.
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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by Johnno » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:43 pm

That variation is a nice fly. I like the look of that wool......
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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by letumgo » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:34 pm

Got a chance to get out fishing today. I'm happy to report that the Hairy Carey works on steelhead.

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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by Roadkill » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:32 pm

8-) :D Don't forget Dragonfly imitation!
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Post by letumgo » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:59 pm

:D ;)
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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by gingerdun » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:31 am

This SBS tutorial is so easy to follow, Ray. You keep getting better at this. Beautifully done.
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Re: Hairy Carey Tutorial/Pictorial SBS (imitative pattern) - damsel/leech/shrimp/etc.

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:15 pm

Nice, Ray. Our waters have to come into shape before casting a fly upon the waters.
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