Irish Infused.

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Irish Infused.

Post by BrkTrt » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:38 am

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Several moths ago I saw a video on Irish Mayflies. It really stuck me and I just had to fool with a few. I have not been able to really test them, warmer weather is on the way. I did fish them a couple of times over the winter and the 4" brookies loved them. I'm sure the next months will find them in a few larger trout.

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Re: Irish Infused.

Post by REE04419 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:11 am

Very nice. I'll be adding a few to my "Maine" fly box as well.
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Post by tie2fish » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:13 am

What loverly little Irish Mays, Alan! It's easy to see why your wild brookies love them. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Irish-Infused

Post by swellcat » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:19 am

They look good.

Badger (black-centered) feathers?
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Re: Irish Infused.

Post by ForumGhillie » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:51 am


I love tying palmered wingless wets and they do work!!

thanks for posting!
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Post by Mike62 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:17 am

Thanks for posting these flies here, Alan; they're gorgeous.
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Re: Irish Infused.

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:49 pm

These Irish Mays are drop dead gorgeous! The words Mega-Flymph" comes to mind. I can just imagine the amount of air or bubbles these hackle fibers will trap. Trout will not be able to refuse them! Brook trout in particular!
Please don't forget to post the results you get with these beauties on the larger members of the stream!
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Re: Irish Infused.

Post by wsbailey » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:32 pm

This is the bible of that style of fly. It includes a really great section of Tommy Hanna’s writing and much of the correspondence he had with Skues. ... style.html
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Re: Irish Infused.

Post by zen leecher » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:24 am

I look at those flies and wonder if they spin the leader up when casting. About 5 years ago when I was buying a fair amount of the very long dry fly saddle hackle I was tying up some bivisibles as my dad fished those before I absconded with his gear. Anyways the long stiff hackle made me think that "anything worth doing is worth doing to excess". I over wound the hackle and put about 3 times as much on. Boy that fly bounced on what ever it landed on. Unfortunately it twisted real bad when casting and really wound the leader up.
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Re: Irish-Infused

Post by BrkTrt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:50 pm

swellcat wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:19 am
They look good.

Badger (black-centered) feathers? Yes they are. Not the best quality but good enough.
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