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Fieldfare Bloah

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:00 pm
by upstatetrout
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The wing on this fly calls for fieldfare rump.I substituted mountain quail rump because of its lovely brownish dun color.The legs are golden plover.The fly is tied on a size 16 Daiichi hook no.1480.

Re: Fieldfare Bloah

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:00 pm
by letumgo
Can you tell us about this fly? Is this a Tummel style pattern? How did you tye in the wing?

Lovely wee wet. It reminds me very much of our friend Donald Nicholson’s flies.

Re: Fieldfare Bloah

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:23 am
by redietz
And I can't imagine fieldfare (a close relative of the American robin) to be legal game anywhere.

Re: Fieldfare Bloah

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:56 am
by upstatetrout
The fly is a North Country pattern taken from T.E. Pritt's book North Country Flies plate no.1 fly no.6.

Re: Fieldfare Bloah

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:38 pm
by wsbailey
The link to an article about the Black Magic fly given by Harry; the author lists another fly called the July Dun. I found it interesting that the author mentioned California quail as a fieldfare substitute. While different, the feather was close enough for the author who used an actual fieldfare feather for his fly.

Re: Fieldfare Bloah

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:00 am
by joaniebo
Here's the TE Pritt dressing for reference:

6. FIELDFARE BLOA.
HOOK – No. 1
WINGS – From the bloa feather on a Fieldfare's rump, or failing that from the Tern,
Bluetail or Jay.
BODY – Yellow silk.
LEGS – From a feather of the Golden Plover.