Snowshoe Hare Feet Spruce Moth

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Snowshoe Hare Feet Spruce Moth

Post by WiFlyfisher » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 am

I thought because this pattern I tied has a wing I should not add it to the to "Tying Wingless Wets" forum.

All I used to tie this pattern was snowshoe hare feet, copper wire and rust colored thread. I must confess for the body I cheated ( :D ) and used a dubbing loop, which worked fine with these long hair fibers.

I am anxious to try this out West and observe how well it floats as well as how the trout like it.
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Post by Old Hat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:39 am

Looks good. A bit like the Snowshoe Caddis patterns that are out there. I have to say, I have never fished or tied a pattern to imitate a moth.

I use a dubbing loop 90% of the time for my own flies.
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Re: Snowshoe Hare Feet Spruce Moth

Post by WiFlyfisher » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:51 am

Here is an interesting article about the Western Spruce Moth...

http://bigskyanglers.com/hatch-profile-spruce-moth/
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Post by letumgo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:02 pm

I want a whole row of these in my fly box! Definitely a "fishy" pattern.

I can't wait to hear how this works for you John. It looks like it will fish very well.

I'd be tempted to add a soft hackle collar before adding the wing. A hungarian partridge hackle collar might add just a bit of movement to the fly and imitate legs kicking in the surface film.
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Re: Snowshoe Hare Feet Spruce Moth

Post by WiFlyfisher » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:53 pm

Ray, if I were to add anything it would probably be CDC underneath the snowshoe hare's foot wing. But... I am now in the serious packin' mode. :lol:

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Post by letumgo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:28 pm

Safe travels John. ;)

Time to put all those flies to good use. :D
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Post by Old Hat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:12 pm

I drove across the country 2x in 2016. From Oregon to Florida.

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Re: Snowshoe Hare Feet Spruce Moth

Post by hankaye » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:29 pm

Old/NewHat, Howdy;

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