Old Master per Pritt

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Re: Old Master per Pritt

Post by Old Hat » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:35 pm

Great thread. This pattern is a staple in my spider boxes. I have actually been tying some of these up the last couple weeks. I haven't had ash thread for years so use grey silk or dun Griffith's 16/0 and wax it with a dark cobbler's wax. Also, I have found blue eared pheasant or pheasant tail dyed dun as perfectly good subs for the heron. This one is with the Griffith's and dye pheasant tail.
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Re: Old Master per Pritt

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Re: Old Master per Pritt

Post by tie2fish » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:38 pm

:roll: Both outstanding versions. Thanks, Carl and Tom respectively, for adding them to the mix.
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Re: Old Master per Pritt

Post by daringduffer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:47 am

Just ignore the flies for a while and compare the barbs on these hooks. The 'whisker barb' on the Kamasan/Daiichi hook is pretty, pretty small and pretty easy to mash down. Some old hooks are horrifying but beautiful.

A very nice family of flies by the way. Lookalikes but individuals.

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Re: Old Master per Pritt

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:04 am

Old Master with Pearsalls ash thread.
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Re: Old Master per Pritt

Post by William Anderson » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Some brilliant examples of a serious classic. This fly is just so compelling with the subtle shade shifts.

John, I'm not sure where you found that pic but thanks for posting it. My favorite threads are the ones where we pile on several takes of a specific fly for compare and contrast. This is certainly a great example.
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