Waterhen and Bloah

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Re: Waterhen and Bloah

Post by redietz » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:09 pm

tie2fish wrote:Personally, I use natural materials probably 95% of the time in my tying. But, IMO, a fisherman who refuses to integrate anything synthetic simply because it is not natural is not only limiting his range of tying, but also handicapping himself on the water. Just sayin' ...
My sentiments exactly.

The next Waterhen Bloas that I tie (soon now) are going to incorporate some pearl tinsel.
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Re: Waterhen and Bloah

Post by daringduffer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:30 am

As far as I know, the fly is called Pearly Butt Bloa, nobody is trying to call it a Waterhen Bloa. I haven't tied it yet, but I'm aware of it. Many people call a Hare's Ear with a bead just a Hare's Ear - that is something different. If you change the tying you have to change the name, at least add 'Variant'. I am a purist with a twist. (Come to think of it, on some of my Hare's Ears I have substituted the gold tinsel with twisted copper wire but I call them Copper Wire Hare's Ear just to differentiate).

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Re: Waterhen and Bloah

Post by Theroe » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:38 pm

Hmmmmmm
Lots of food for thought here.....
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Re: Waterhen and Blo ha

Post by swellcat » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:18 am

tie2fish wrote:
Just sayin' . . .
You youngsters nowadays employ odd locutions, but let me be the first to welcome you to the water, nonetheless.
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Re: Waterhen and Bloah

Post by hankaye » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:07 am

Howdy All;

The below has caused me some pause
Bazzer69 wrote:
Bishthefish1 wrote:
upstatetrout wrote:I have been informed that a Waterhen and Bloah is good for the Beaverkill.I know this water very well.

Tom

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A well tied Waterhen Bloa is good most places Tom! I have had some nice Grayling over the winter on them here in Yorkshire. I would be happy to put yours on my top dropper :D

A quick tip: if fish are ignoring your fly but taking emergers or spent females, use a Waterhen Bloa with a small pearlescent tag. It has become a modern classic over here.

Alistair
Alistair, please don’t take offense, but a “modern classic” is that a contradiction in terms?
I’m not at all in agreement with adding any kind of synthetic materials to classic soft hackles. If you must ad a tag, why not use flat or oval silver tinsel? But saying it fishes better is usually in the anglers mind, not the fishes.
Barry
so, ... I just typed in a search for "Modern Classic" got the following results;
https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... G3L574Mkmo
Barry, please feel free to pick through the offered results to find a definition that
will feel comfortable to you. It is a well used phrase and pertains to a wide scope
of items.

Or, ... perhaps it would digest better if it was referred to as a "
Modern Twist to a Classic" ??? 'tatoe / 'tatter to me :roll:

hank
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