Greenwells Glory

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Greenwells Glory

Post by upstatetrout » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:50 pm

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This pattern has always intrigued me!

Hook. Daiichi #1480 size 14.
Silk. Pearsalls Gossamer Lt. Yellow #4.
Wing. Starling.
Hackle. Furnace,Coch-y-Bondu.
Body.Lt. Yellow well waxed.
Rib. Fine gold wire.
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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by Bazzer69 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:08 pm

I have great success for a good few years with the down wing wet fly pattern when fished on lakes when the Lake Olive is hatching. I’ve also had good success on moving waters, but I’ve never tied it with the up -wing, time to correct that now I’ve got a nice cape for the hackle and plenty of starling.
Thanks for reminding us of this wonderful pattern.
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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by letumgo » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:21 pm

Beautiful, Tom. You really have a knack for these classics. Kudos.
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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:13 am

Tom, lovely classic fly tying as always.

BUT.. where the heck is the tail???? :lol: :lol:

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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:52 am

John I suppose I could put a tail on it but, what color bead would you suggest! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by daringduffer » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:03 am

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:22 pm

upstatetrout wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:52 am
John I suppose I could put a tail on it but, what color bead would you suggest! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I am partial to coffee brown beads. :)
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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by Theroe » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:28 pm

I think the original dressing by canon Greenwell did not call for a tail - later versions listed by others, an optional "whisk" was added.........
FWIW, for me, sans tail catch better..

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Re: Greenwells Glory

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:15 pm

I agree thanks Dana! Can't pay attention to any body's. opinion from Wissssscccccoonnnnsonnn anyways!!!

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