HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

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HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by Roadkill » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:43 pm

Mosquitos have been in my fly boxes for over 60 years. I mailed off a box of flies today to a friend's 6 year old who caught his first trout all by himself a few weeks ago in our old home waters.

Tying up 10 patterns for him, I included some Grey & Brown Hackle Wet Flies for him also from those days of yore. Thinking about the flies I used back in the 50's & 60's, I decided to add a new Mosquito SH to my boxes...

Hook- Mustad 94840 #14
Thread- UTC 70 Black
Hackle and Tail- Metz Grizzly Hen
Body- Moose Mane coated with Hard as Nails
Thorax-Shrimp Pink Spirit River UV2 Dubbing

ImageRIMG2004 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

I hope to test them in Powder River next week. ;)
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:28 am

Love it! That's a really nice mosquito pattern. Now that I can see again, I'll be adding a few to the box. Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:43 am

I know I've got all the materials to tye these, but locating the moose mane among my many plastic bins will be the challenge.

Challenge accepted! :D ;)
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:25 am

The moose mane goes well with the hackle and the colors all through the fly are pleasing to the eye.
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by ronr » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:35 am

ray... I've got some moose mane to spare... want some?
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by letumgo » Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:35 pm

Ron - Thanks for the offer, but no. I have some already. The trick is finding it amongst my tying supplies. :| :roll:
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:34 am

Ray, usually, when I can't locate a material I make a quick trip to the fly shop. After purchasing the material I was after, plus a half dozen things that just looked cool, I go back to the bench. I sit down, move a cape, and there are three packages of the material I couldn't locate in the first place. Sometimes it's just easier to buy some more, rather than search.
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by Theroe » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:59 am

letumgo wrote: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:35 pm Ron - Thanks for the offer, but no. I have some already. The trick is finding it amongst my tying supplies. :| :roll:
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Ray, I’m sort of shocked that you don’t have it neatly organized somewhere(Jesting of course)😀
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by ronr » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:57 am

Roadkill... does the Crooked have mosquitos...god forbid those trout have seen one...
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Re: HS Mosquito Soft Hackle

Post by Roadkill » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:33 am

ronr,

Oregon's fish learned years ago that the Mosquito pattern was just a disguise for Mayflies. ;)
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