Bloody William's Other Mate

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Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by joaniebo » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:40 am

Quite awhile back, I saw a pic of this dressing and the name got my attention - "Bloody William's Other Mate", so I had to tie a few. Don't remember if I still have them or fished them, but I got a chuckle when I saw the pic in my computer files.
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Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by letumgo » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:55 am

Those look like a murderous lot! Capital killers, as they used to say.

Thank you for sharing these. I plan to tye some for my spring box.

Question - Do you still have the recipe? I can make out most of the materials from the photo, but a recipe would remove the guesswork.
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Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by daringduffer » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:06 am

I now wait for our own bloody William to comment on this. WA, where are you?

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Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by joaniebo » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:29 am

The dressing for "Bloody William's Other Mate" was taken from pages 16 and 17 from T. Donald Overfield's book: "50 Favourite Wet Flies." Will have to dig out the book and take a couple pics.
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Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:20 am

Bob,
These patterns are exquisite! Very well tied indeed! I have a variation of this pattern on my "corks" on the den wall and differs in that I have no tail but the back one third of the dubbing is a bright red and the whole thing is ribbed with very fine braid (oval tinsel) in silver! Yours look much better than mine....but, that is a given!
As always, impressed with your work (your pleasure!),
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Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by joaniebo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:41 pm

letumgo wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:55 am
Those look like a murderous lot! Capital killers, as they used to say.

Thank you for sharing these. I plan to tye some for my spring box.

Question - Do you still have the recipe? I can make out most of the materials from the photo, but a recipe would remove the guesswork.
My apologies for the delay in posting the requested info....to be honest, I forgot!
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Post by letumgo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:06 pm

Awesome! Thank you for posting the picture and tying sequence. Very much appreciated!

I plan to tye some of these up over the winter. Looks like a deadly pattern.

Thanks Mate! ;)
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Re: Bloody William's Other Mate

Post by joaniebo » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:16 pm

Awhile back, I bought all three books written by T. Donald Overfield....."50 Favourite WtFlies; 50 Favourite Dry Flies; and 50 Favourite Nymphs." Interesting little books that didn't cost too much...but then again, I bought them 7 to 8 years ago and haven't checked on availability or price since then.
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