Thompson's Moth

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Johnno
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Thompson's Moth

Post by Johnno » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:02 pm

An early new Zealand winged wet, once popular in the South Island. Not often see now, if at all. Body of white chenille or ostrich, hackle of partridge with a wing of hen pheasant. I like to use these old patterns still, if for no other reason to keep them alive.

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Re: Thompson's Moth

Post by letumgo » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:05 pm

Thanks for sharing this older pattern with us John. Where did you learn this pattern? Do you have a good reference book, for the older flies?
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Re: Thompson's Moth

Post by Johnno » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:30 pm

Its actually part of a long running project of mine to collate, collect and record as many of New Zealand's old winged and wingless wets. There are a lot of them recorded here and there all over the place but are now little used and are getting lost in history. I am trying to collect as much information on the old flies as I can and am probably going to write a book about them one day. I have been doing this on and off for around ten years now.
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Re: Thompson's Moth

Post by letumgo » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:59 am

Seriously, please put my name on your list of buyers for the first edition. That is an important book in my opinion, and will be on my "must have" scale.

Thank you for sharing these patterns with us. Feels like a breath of fresh air.
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Re: Thompson's Moth

Post by Premerger » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:49 am

Very nice.
I enjoy seeing these old patterns too.
Thanks for posting.
How hard can it be?
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Re: Thompson's Moth

Post by swellcat » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:58 am

Yes, it's interesting and might likely have applications beyond the Kiwi context.
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