“Tup’s Indispensbile”

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“Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by NightWatchman » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:20 pm

“Tup’s Indispensable”

Hook. ....... Mustad 3906. Sz 12
Thread. ....... Pearsall’s gossamer primrose
Body. ...... “. “. ,,”
Thorax. ...... Your favorite Tup’s blend
Hackle. ...... Herbert Whiting hen pale watery dun
*** Thanks Variant for the Tup’s blends. They look great***
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by letumgo » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:28 am

One of my longtime favorite patterns. Beautiful.
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by DOUGSDEN » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:35 pm

Dear NW,
Just as Ray said above! You have tied the classic that we all love and you have tied it well! We all have had a moment or two at the vice and on the water with this beauty! You have emerged (this wasn't intentional but it seems to fit!) from this affair with a splendid representation to show for your time well spent!
You do good work! Please keep it up!
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by Variant » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:48 pm

Great looking pattern! Pat.
Keep on tying.

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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by NightWatchman » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:18 pm

Okay so I added a second fly which is now on top and the dressing is exactly the same except the Tup’s blend consists of dyed seal and less hackle.
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by NightWatchman » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:47 pm

Thanks Dougsden. It’s a pattern that always intrigued me but my tying
attempts in the past have not been pretty. I like to tie dries and again
my dry fly attempts of the Tup’s have been wanting. Lou was kind enough
to send along some Tup’s samples and I think things have improved. 🙂
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by DOUGSDEN » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:51 pm

NW,
I like your second posting more! You are right! Things are getting better! I say this from a "less is more" standpoint! I suffered (and am still suffering) from "go ahead and take one more turn of that lovely hackle" thinking which I think is where you are at?? Deliberate restraint is hard to accomplish but it pays big dividends down the road as we can see in the second pic!
That Lou has it going on with the Tups dubbing you used! That stuff looks super! Save every morsel!
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by joaniebo » Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:03 pm

Did these last week with my dubbing blend and a light dun hen hackle.
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by letumgo » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:40 pm

Don’t stop now, I ordered a dozen. :twisted: ;) (jk)

Superb set of flies. As always. ;)
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Re: “Tup’s Indispensbile”

Post by joaniebo » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:14 pm

Ray

Switched to tying a variation of Oliver Edwards' "Yellow Spider". Same as the OE dressing except I'm adding tails.

Bob
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