Dubbed Dark Watchet

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Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by Old Hat » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:34 pm

Worked on these today. Product of a subtle challenge by Mr. Tengrove. Purple dyed mole dubbed to 1 strand of a split Pearsall's thread then retwisted.

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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by letumgo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:41 pm

What size is the hook? It looks tiny (sub 18).

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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by redietz » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:05 pm

You're already using two strands of thread for the body, essentially a split "orange-purple" thread. Why not just apply the dubbing to one of those two strands before twisting them together? It's the way I do it, and am curious about why anybody would it differently for this particular fly?
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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by Old Hat » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:06 pm

Hook is a #16 Partridge G3AY.
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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by Old Hat » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:11 pm

No, I split the 3 strand orange Pearsall's. That leaves a 1 strand and a 2 strand. I dubbed purple dyed mole onto the 1 strand piece and then re twisted the thread and wrapped it up.

I was talking on another site that by dubbing either the 1 strand or 2 strand how you could adjust the ribbing effect and amount of thread that shows through the body of the fly. I do this with smaller flymphs. Tim had asked if it could be used on a dark watchet. I had mole dyed purple so gave it a go.
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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by tie2fish » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:35 am

Love the effect, Carl. Nicely done.
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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by hankaye » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:47 am

Old/New Hat, Howdy;

Does make a nice looking fly indeed.

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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by William Anderson » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:15 am

Carl, I absolutely dig this technique, especially with such short staple fibers as mole. That is a very compelling little fly. Masterfully done. I've done this with some little pale, mole on primrose blow bodies. The contrast here is really striking. I'm going up have to dye up some mole in purple now.
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Re: Dubbed Dark Watchet

Post by Smuggler » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:25 pm

Wee buddy that is nice. Really nice!
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