Little Dark Watchet

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Little Dark Watchet

Post by upstatetrout » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:11 am

Tied size 16 hook and jackdaw hackle



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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by tie2fish » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:09 pm

The hackle looks really good from what I can see, especially for jackdaw, but you need to crop the photo some to enlarge the image.
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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by letumgo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:28 pm

Lovely rendition of the dark watchet. Great body work and hackling. That's a keeper!
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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by upstatetrout » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:54 am

Thanks Ray.I am working hard at learning to tie North country flies and aquiring the materials.So far it has been great fun.

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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by Bishthefish1 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:15 am

Hi Tom
I Would be happy to use that for the Iron Blue Duns here in Yorkshire!
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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by upstatetrout » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:26 am

I appreciate that Alistair.

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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by letumgo » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:42 pm

Bishthefish1 wrote:Hi Tom - I Would be happy to use that for the Iron Blue Duns here in Yorkshire! Alistair
I think that is the ultimate compliment! Only thing better, might be the "endorsement" of a trout pulling on the end of your line. :D ;)
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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by tjd » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:04 pm

Tom,

Great looking soft hackled flies!

So much fun to tie and fish them...

Best,

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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:46 pm

Thank you Tim after a long lay off from tying I. am enjoying myself....

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Re: Little Dark Watchet

Post by Bishthefish1 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:54 am

letumgo wrote:
Bishthefish1 wrote:Hi Tom - I Would be happy to use that for the Iron Blue Duns here in Yorkshire! Alistair
I think that is the ultimate compliment! Only thing better, might be the "endorsement" of a trout pulling on the end of your line. :D ;)
You could always send one over for me to try ;) :lol:
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