Nothing Rhymes with Orange

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Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by CreationBear » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:45 pm

I'm starting to have dreams about Pycnopsyche these days, so I hacked out this standard issue flymph last night:
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One thing that is a bit different about it is that I used a technique that Mitch Smith (of eponymous bobbin fame) shows in one of his videos. There, he ties a floss "dubbing loop" at the end of the hook, then captures a length of wire inside it; when he spins it and winds it on, it produces a fancy tag on the salmon fly he's tying. Here, I took a length of Marabou silk floss, separated it the way Ray talks about in his caddis larvae tutorial , and formed a loop with about a third of of the strands. I used some blue wire to get a bit variegation for an abdomen, but I can imagine any number of useful floss/wire color combinations. (FWIW, if you tie with an undivided section of floss, you can come up with a pretty good impression of a cased caddis.)
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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by willowhead » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:48 pm

i love you humble guys...........aint NOTHIN' "standard issue" bout that dressing..........that sucker KILLS!!!!! ;)
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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:12 pm

Wow! What a striking fly. Wonderful stuff...
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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by tie2fish » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:28 pm

Outstanding in all respects.
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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by letumgo » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:17 pm

"The only word in the 20-volume historical Oxford English Dictionary that rhymes with orange is sporange, a very rare alternative form of sporangium (a botanical term for a part of a fern or similar plant)." (Source: http://oxforddictionaries.com/page/wordsrhymeorange)

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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by DUBBN » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:42 pm

Purple? Silver? Fantastic pattern CreationBear!
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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by fflutterffly » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:43 pm

I can almost imagine this underwater, fightin' its way to the surface!, all twitchy and legs going. Beauty.
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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by hankaye » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:06 pm

CreationBear, Howdy;

Just sitting here browsing through the threads.
Came upon this one and my jaw hit the edge of the table ... :o
Don't care what does or doesn't ryhme with what or not...

Great looking Creation!

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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by Soft-hackle » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:13 pm

How about the Orange Melange (meaning a mixture). Sounds good to me-"Oranzgh Melanzgh" . Maurice Chevalier I'm not, but you get the idea.

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Re: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Post by hankaye » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:03 pm

CreationBear, Howdy;

Was so awestruck I forgot to ask if you'd post the recipe for this fly.

hank

Still think it's one of the prettiest things I've ever laid eyes on...
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