Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

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Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Old Hat » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:58 pm

Didn't want to miss the bus on this one. With everyone posting their variations, I had to come up with one. :D I didn't have most of the materials for the original. I need to put them on my list. I tried a few different combinations and will try them all on the water. This just happens to be the one that my gut says "fish it". I went off of Mark's description and with a little creative license....

Hook: Gaelic Supreme Syl Nemes soft hackle #14
Thread: Pearsall's silk, ash
Body: light orange synthetic yarn
Thorax: polar bear underfur caught in dubbing loop
Hackle: very light dun hen with ginger tips
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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Soft-hackle » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:19 pm

Looks good, Carl.

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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Old Hat » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:58 pm

:D Thanks Mark.
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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Mataura mayfly » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:14 pm

Nice work.
How does that synthetic yarn "wet" up? I discovered (by accident) the other night the orange wool (90% wool 10% nylon) I had been using, takes on a whole "new" life when smeared with a dab of Gink. ;)
The Polar Bear is a nice touch, I like the loft it gives the thorax.
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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Old Hat » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:22 pm

The yarn darkens ever so lightly and has a more translucent look. I would equate it with antron. It is very much like a fine antron.
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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by William Anderson » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Carl, the polar bear is a nice touch. I love seeing all these Lil Dorothy's and look forward to a summer of stream reports from everyone putting these to good use.
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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Mataura mayfly » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:01 pm

William Anderson wrote:Carl, the polar bear is a nice touch. I love seeing all these Lil Dorothy's and look forward to a summer of stream reports from everyone putting these to good use.
So do I as we have had a couple of days of huge rain and local waters are blown, there are but five days of the season left- not sure if Lil Dorothy will claim any more NZ brown trout scalps this season. :(
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Re: Lil' Dorothy (Old Hat var.)

Post by Old Hat » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 pm

I like seeing all the Lil' Dorothy's as well.

Maybe we need a pinned Lil' Dorothy thread where we can post variations and "scalps" as Jeff so eloquently put it. ;)
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