Wilted Spinach variant

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Old Hat » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:06 pm

Ron Eagle Elk wrote: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.
Wouldn't that be called a prune.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by tie2fish » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:35 pm

Old Hat wrote:
Ron Eagle Elk wrote: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.
Wouldn't that be called a prune.
Or at least Wilted Plum?
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Ruard » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:45 am

After all these variations I thought there could be one of me:

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Hook: Kamasan B174 #12
Thread: Danville 6/0 Rood
Chuck: Kristall Flash Pearl
Body: dubbing brush: red copper wire 0.09 mm. Dubbing: 50% yellow hare, 25% golden olive seal, 25% Rainbow Firestar (thanks Ariel)
Hackle: CDL Hen cape Motteld grey/brown (Thanks Bill)

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by tie2fish » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:59 am

That came out looking really nice, Ruard. Great variation, with a creative mix of techniques and materials.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by gingerdun » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:04 am

Looks good Ruard.
This fly originated in the Pacific Northwest, so we will be interested to hear if it works there.
From what I've read about it, tiers have to experiment with the body and hackle colors (and size?) to adapt to the local bugs. The two constants seem to be krystal loops, and the bright head.
Let us know.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by William Anderson » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:11 pm

Nice example, Ruard, of the wire dubbing brush technique. This is a nice variation.

I got to see Bill's box of wilted spinach flies in a couple sizes. It was a miserable day for catching on the GP, low water temp and very bright sunshine, just didn't make it happen. Bill's flies are always a marvel to see and these wilted softies were nice.

Ruard, I'd love to hear how this works for you in the canal.

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Folks, I can't tie the purple bodied flies fast enough to meet demand. They work great.
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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by Ruard » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:30 pm

You asked for a report of fishing the Wilted Spinach var.

I went out this afternoon fishing urban style with my bike going North of Alkmaar (the town where I live) Caught several little ( less then 8 inch) Rudd. Fished with my splitcane # 5 rod and a green holo spider on the dropper and a Wilted Spinach var on the point. Can anyone explain me the name Wilted Spinach???

Here is a picture of one of the Rudd with my rod (build by Joost)

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by hankaye » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:32 pm

Ruard, Howdy;

Wilted spinach is simply spinach (Spinazie), that has had warm cooking grease
in the Southern United States the preferred grease is from cooked Bacon.
Here is a recipe;
http://whatscookingamerica.net/Salad/Sp ... lsamic.htm

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Re: Wilted Spinach variant

Post by gingerdun » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:00 pm

Ruard wrote:Can anyone explain me the name Wilted Spinach???
Ruard,
The first post in this string contains part of the answer.
...created by John Bartlett, whose wife, according to the web, was cooking wilted spinach at the time he created the fly—hence the name.
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