Wilted Spinach variant

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by gingerdun » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:35 am

Carl and Bill, these look great. Thanks for contributing new ties to the conversation. Let us know if you have a chance to test this pattern. Seems like it ought to work, but the trout will decide.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by William Anderson » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:19 pm

Fellas, this is as good as it gets. What a cool thread. I'm dying to get to the vise and offer up something myself. Nicely done, all.

Carl....magnificent.

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Carl,

Lovely wee fly.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Kelly L. » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:38 pm

Killer looking flies!
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Smuggler » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:03 pm

Had to get in on this, the tails are a little hard to pick up, sorry for that. Tried to find a suitable surface that wouldn't reflect so much light.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Old Hat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:17 am

Smuggler that looks super. I am having a hard time telling though if you dubbed the head red or if the angle of the picture just makes it seem that way. Great idea if it is so.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Smuggler » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:40 pm

It's a red angora dubbed head.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by William Anderson » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:21 pm

Smuggler wrote:It's a red angora dubbed head.
That's a nice touch and a great looking version.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by tie2fish » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:51 am

As William suggests, the dubbed red head is a vey nice touch. I've noticed that quite a few of the old "classic" American wet flies from the Mary Orvis Marbury era had heads of dubbed red wool.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:49 pm

Well, Folks. The Wilted Spinach Variant that I tie too two nice rainbows and a ........okay the third fish was a whitefish. On the Madison, just upstream from Cabin Creek. Got all three fish landed and released within 45 minutes. Not a bad way to spend a few minutes after dinner.

Newest version, yet to be tested has a body of purple, yes, purple, Ice Dub. Purple has been a very good color this year on the Madison.
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