JUPITER WET FLY

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JUPITER WET FLY

Post by Variant » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:36 pm

HI All,
This is my first post.I am making the transition from books to the internet.While fishing YNP last year I met a guy swinging wet flies on the Gallitan River and he was doing quite well. The fly he was using was called a Jupiter Mayfly, he stated it is a wingless wet fly/flymph pattern.I have been tying for awhile and never heard of this pattern,maybe a local tie? Does anyone have any information on this pattern if so I would really appreciate it.
Thank you, Lou
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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by letumgo » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:26 pm

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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:27 am

Hey Lou, Welcome aboard. I googled Jupiter wet fly patterns and got a bunch of flies, none of which were called a Jupiter wet fly. I'm thinking maybe a local pattern. Maybe our man in West Yellowstone can chime in if he knows about it.
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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by zen leecher » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:31 pm

I saw an old one (2012) called a Jupiter that had a big swirled bead on the butt. Either Mark L. or a guy called willowhead created it.
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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by Theroe » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:49 pm

Welcome, Variant!!
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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by Variant » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 am

thanks to all of you who have responded to my post and to all a great 4th of July!
lou
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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by Old Hat » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:34 pm

zen leecher wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:31 pm
I saw an old one (2012) called a Jupiter that had a big swirled bead on the butt. Either Mark L. or a guy called willowhead created it.
That sounds like a Willowhead pattern. :D

Welcome Lou. I have spent a lot of time out west, but never heard of that pattern.
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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:41 pm

Lou,

Do you remember the name of the guy who was fishing the Jupiter Mayfly? Perhaps it was Allen McGee. In McGee's book, fly-fishing Soft-Hackles: Nymphs, Emergers and Dry Flies, there is a picture of a fly called Jupiter Mayfly (see page 41). Unfortunately, there is no list of materials. The caption under the picture mentions ultraviolet reflection of Mayfly wings that can be imitated using Gray UV Ice Dub tied as an emerging wing. The fly in the book has "an overall orange coloration"; does that sound familiar?

Allen gave a presentation to our TU Chapter and I purchased a copy of this book. Perhaps I can find an e-mail address for him and ask if he is willing to share the list of materials for this pattern. Does anyone know if he is active on this Forum?

On page 2 of the book, there is a picture from June 2012 at Livingston Manor, NY with some members of the International Brotherhood of the Flymph. After just 6 months on this Forum, I recognize several of the names of people listed in this photo.

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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by hankaye » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:26 pm

FlyFisherMann1955, Howdy;

Allen is a member of the forum. Look through the members list and you can PM or
perhaps find an email address.

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Re: JUPITER WINGLESS WET FLY

Post by Variant » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:01 am

hi Ken,
Thanks for the detailed information.
I have all three of Allen’s books and I met him awhile back at the IFFF in Livingston Montana.I also looked at the photo in the book and it was none of the members.I will contact Allen through his website for the patterns material list.
Thanks again,Lou
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