The Devil Crook

Moderators: William Anderson, letumgo

upstatetrout
Posts: 247
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:47 am
Location: New York

The Devil Crook

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:13 pm

1214181143b~3.jpg
1214181143b~3.jpg (131.71 KiB) Viewed 571 times
"We argue to see who is right but we discuss to see what is right"
User avatar
letumgo
Site Admin
Posts: 10166
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:55 pm
Location: Buffalo, New York
Contact:

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by letumgo » Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:33 pm

Outstanding! Sinfully seductive winged wet... ;)

I would love to watch you tye someday...
Ray (letumgo)----<°))))))><
http://www.flytyingforum.com/index.php? ... er=letumgo

"Casting a fly rod in these tight quarters takes patience (swearing quietly to ones self helps too)."
Hankinsfly
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:00 pm

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by Hankinsfly » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Would you call this Clyde style? It’s beautiful. Also, nice hook. What is the hook?
daringduffer
Posts: 2011
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:11 am

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by daringduffer » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:41 pm

Clever angle of photo, from the fishes point of view. Hook looks like an equivalent of Kamasan B525.

dd
upstatetrout
Posts: 247
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:47 am
Location: New York

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:39 pm

The hook is a Daichii 1480 # 12.
"We argue to see who is right but we discuss to see what is right"
Greenwell
Posts: 305
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:05 pm

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by Greenwell » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:01 pm

35.jpg
35.jpg (86.99 KiB) Viewed 526 times
Here is a fly from the Henry Walbran Cooper collection that Rob Smith has identified as a "Great Brown Deel Crook" or March brown. The photo was taken by my brother and appears on page 16 in Rob's book.
What is interesting with this particular fly is the use of the wing butts to form the hackle or legs. After the wings were tied in the butts were pulled back, tied down, and clipped short to become the legs of the fly. This also accounts for the larger than normal head. It was not an uncommon method but is one rarely seen today.
User avatar
Old Hat
Posts: 3734
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:24 am
Location: Where Deet is a Cologne
Contact:

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by Old Hat » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:12 am

Very nice flyTom. That is very similar to how I tie mine. I like the slender up wing on North country style flies. I usually fold mine 2x. Is that what you did here?

John are you sure those are the wing butts? If they were the wing butts wouldn't the barbules be pointing the opposite direction. Looks more like trimmed hackle or maybe pieces of the wing that spun around and were trimmed short.
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
http://www.oldhatflytying.com
upstatetrout
Posts: 247
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:47 am
Location: New York

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:12 pm

The wing is not folded. It is made from a slip from one quill. I cut a large enough slip and then divide it in half. Then I line up the two quills . One side has the bright side of the feather the other the dull side. No one has ever noticed. I find that this works using most upland game birds. The old timers in the Catskills used this method for all wet flies but I do not like the looks of it when winging with farm birds.



Tom
"We argue to see who is right but we discuss to see what is right"
User avatar
Old Hat
Posts: 3734
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:24 am
Location: Where Deet is a Cologne
Contact:

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by Old Hat » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:33 am

I've done that a lot with center turkey tail on larger flies. For my small spiders I usually take one slip wide enough so when folded in 4th's will have the width I like. I line up the tips, fold it in half, then fold it again. Sometimes I split it, sometimes I don't.
I hate it when I think I'm buying organic vegetables, and when I get home I discover they are just regular donuts.
http://www.oldhatflytying.com
User avatar
tie2fish
Posts: 5090
Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:11 am
Location: Harford County, MD

Re: The Devil Crook

Post by tie2fish » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:09 am

Back before I knew any better about the wings on flies from that time period, I tied the Devil Crook with paired slips from a partridge wing feather ...

Devil Crook II.jpg
Devil Crook II.jpg (49.56 KiB) Viewed 471 times
Some of the same morons who throw their trash around in National parks also vote. That alone would explain the state of American politics. ~ John Gierach, "Still Life with Brook Trout"
Post Reply