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Adair...

Post by Johnno » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:45 pm

Wet fly hook of choice 10 to 16
Olive thread 16/0
Tail of GP tippets, silver wire rib over grey squirrel body.
CdL hackle under a hen quill wing....
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Re: Adair...

Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:50 pm

Does this pattern have a history John, or is this one of your originals? Is that a natural color wing? Such a cool color.

Old school cool! ;)

BTW - Are you moved into your new place now?
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Re: Adair...

Post by Johnno » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:45 am

It’s one of mine and yup a natural wing. Quick and dirty iPhone pic. I’ll sort out a proper pic in due course.

And yeh in the new place now... which is good...

Happily I can get out and about as I’m essential services so not in lock down like most of the country....

But fishing, hunting, tramping is currently not allowed so confined to tying and running around the block..
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Re: Adair...

Post by Mike62 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:37 pm

That is a fantastic looking tie, absolutely gorgeous.
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Re: Adair...

Post by Premerger » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:03 pm

Nice tie Johnno.
Why did you call it Adair?
How hard can it be?
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Re: Adair...

Post by Johnno » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:16 am

Name of my new street...
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Re: Adair...

Post by hankaye » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:52 am

Premerger, Howdy;

Good to see ya back on the forum Tim.

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Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Agreed. Welcome back Tim. Nice to see you drop by again.
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Re: Adair...

Post by Premerger » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:08 pm

Thank you Ray and Hank.
It's good to see flymphs tied again.
Under Carl's nice Grey grizzly flymph, the photo posted by Lance of Pete Hidy's flymphs shows how bold the soft hackles are. They're long, up to 3X gape distance and there's numerous turns of hackle.
By spiralling the tying thread back through the hackle, I'm in no doubt that as well as being good fish catchers, they're resilient and would still look good returned to the box after active service.
How hard can it be?
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