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Pale Flymph

Post by William Anderson » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:03 pm

This is a fly I pulled from the wallet to try for a better pic. It's a little easier to see than when it was pressed against the felt.

Hook: Daiichi 1530 wet fly hook
Thread: 14/0 Griffiths Brown
Hackle: Creamy hen with a light grayish brown list
Body: Pale olive and natural seals fur mixed with creamy red fox fur, prespun on waxed, white silk.


As mentioned in the thread on productive flies in 2015, I started fishing this more often as the season went along and it served me very well all season. Somedays they are more likely to snatch an emerging light colored fly. This is a good one.

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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by tie2fish » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:06 pm

A beautiful fly; that is some exceptional hackle.
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by Roadkill » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:13 pm

Good looking tie! 8-)
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by chase creek » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:10 pm

I would have to say that is a handsome fly, William. Really like the materials in the body.
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by fishhead » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:26 pm

The body and hackle look they were both produced to make this fly. I would be very happy with this fly
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by newriverspey » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:55 pm

William that is an excellent tie and thanks for sharing!
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by gingerdun » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:40 pm

You have done it again.
And I agree with Bill, that is exceptional hackle.
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by Smuggler » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:10 pm

You've gone "yard" with this one. Absolutely out of the park. Colors, proportions and as stated above; that hackle is beautiful.
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by Old Hat » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:32 pm

Really nice William. I had to purchase some natural seal after seeing this. I hate to say it, but I have grown rather fond of seal in the last couple years.
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Re: Pale Flymph

Post by fly_fischa » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:57 pm

Stunning tie as always mate :) Lovely material considerations and symmetry, as already mentioned the hackle colour and quality is sublime. I'd fish it in a heart beat. I love using seals fur myself and enjoy coming up with my own dubbing blends.
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