Couple of flies

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Couple of flies

Post by fishhead » Mon May 16, 2016 3:46 am

Hook: lightning strike nymph/wet size 14
Thread: Uni olive 8/0
Tail/body/wing case: olive dyed pheasant tail, I wonder if the fish can even see a wing case behind the hackle but sometimes I like to add it.
Hackle: brown hen

I didn't use a rib and when I use materials like pheasant tail without a rib, I will add head cement to the thread on the hook before wrapping my body
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Hook: gamakatsu octopus size 8
Thread: UNI white 8/0
Tail and body: turkey tail
Body hackle: brown CDC trimmed
Rib: brown vinyl
Thorax: brown and olive rabbit fur
Hackle: brown hen

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Hook partridge size 16
Thread: hot pink
Body: pink and Orange dub with pearl UTC tinsel
Rib: red vinyl under the tinsel
Thorax: black ostrich herl and a hot pink beast yen a small amount of peacock herl behind the hackle
Hackle: partridge
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Re: Phez, et al.

Post by swellcat » Mon May 16, 2016 6:32 am

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Looks like a very fishable profile right there.
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Re: Couple of flies

Post by redietz » Mon May 16, 2016 7:17 am

fishhead wrote: I didn't use a rib ...
Any particular reason why not?
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Re: Couple of flies

Post by tie2fish » Mon May 16, 2016 2:15 pm

All nice; really like the top one.
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Re: Couple of flies

Post by William Anderson » Mon May 16, 2016 2:48 pm

Right on. That profile in that size would be a killer nymph bumpin around northern PA this week. Beautiful tie.
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Re: Couple of flies

Post by fishhead » Tue May 17, 2016 3:30 pm

Hay Bob,

No real reason for not using a rib. I wanted to keep the fly drab with no flash or sparkle but I could have used a rib that doesn't have any shine. But usally when I want to keep the fly from having any shine to it anywhere I will just do it this way. But really don't have much of a reason.
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Re: Couple of flies

Post by redietz » Wed May 18, 2016 5:09 pm

fishhead wrote:Hay Bob,

No real reason for not using a rib. I wanted to keep the fly drab with no flash or sparkle but I could have used a rib that doesn't have any shine. But usally when I want to keep the fly from having any shine to it anywhere I will just do it this way. But really don't have much of a reason.
I was just wondering if you'd seen something that I haven't. I'll apply cement under herl when I need to, but I find a rib to be much easier -- and you can always use the tag end of the tying thread as a rib if you're concerned about flash.
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Re: Couple of flies

Post by letumgo » Wed May 18, 2016 10:04 pm

Beautiful flies Dan. I am especially fond of the pheasant tail soft hackle nymph.
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