North Country the Freckled Dun,

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North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by upstatetrout » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 am

Found this in Rob Smiths book The North Country Fly from the list of Willie Whitaker 1901 and thought it would be an interesting tie. I will try it on the Beaverkill this spring.

Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 12.
Silk. Orange Pearsalls Gossamer.
Body. Orange dubbed with watermouse. I used pine squirrel.
Wings. Moorcock slips.
Hackle. Freckled Moorcock.
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by Johnno » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 pm

Great fly!
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:50 pm

If that doesn't catch fish, you're doing something wrong! What a great fishing pattern.

Can you post a picture of the moorcock skin (wing) you used for this fly? I'd like to give these a try.
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by daringduffer » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:05 pm

Absolutely beautiful, perfect to the eye. Who cares about fish?
Wonderful hackle colour. Tom Whiting? Bah!!

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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:18 pm

Very nice, Tom. Knew it was you when I saw the hook. Your a bad influence, as I have laid in a supply of those sweet little hooks myself.

Ray, I'm pretty sure a Moorcock is the same bird as a Red Grouse, at least that's what Google said. It's a personal favorite of mine for tying.
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by redietz » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:06 pm

Ron Eagle Elk wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:18 pm

Ray, I'm pretty sure a Moorcock is the same bird as a Red Grouse, at least that's what Google said.
That's exactly what it is.
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by letumgo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:59 pm

Thanks guys. Fortunately I have a Red Grouse skin. ;) :D
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by Old Hat » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:48 pm

Wonderful!
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Re: North Country the Freckled Dun,

Post by Theroe » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:38 am

upstatetrout wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 am
Found this in Rob Smiths book The North Country Fly from the list of Willie Whitaker 1901 and thought it would be an interesting tie. I will try it on the Beaverkill this spring.

Hook. Daiichi 1480 size 12.
Silk. Orange Pearsalls Gossamer.
Body. Orange dubbed with watermouse. I used pine squirrel.
Wings. Moorcock slips.
Hackle. Freckled Moorcock.

P_20200110_143734.jpg
So, I looked at this thread a couple of times, because I really like the dressing. Mid season, it would work quite well for the March Brown - so I think I’m going to tie up a dozen or so, albeit one size larger...
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