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thorax style wet fly

Post by fly_fischa » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:25 am

Quick tie before bed, sz14 got a new medium brown dun hebert miner hen cape, some dun mallard flank and a beautiful Australian possum dubbing in olive, thought I'd incorporate them into this fly.
Rest of the fly is hendricks 0.1mm wire, Olive polish peacock quill using pale olive 18/0 spyder thread.

Not that happy with it but thought I'd share it anyway, probably would have been better off taking the whole fly against a darker background, oh well. Talk about wonky wire work, my eyes aren't what they once were... :?

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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by tie2fish » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:30 am

That's a great design, Karsten. I don't know what size your olive colored mayflies are, but that same pattern tied in a Size #18 or smaller would be very effective where I fish.
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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by letumgo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:00 pm

Yeah. Terrible. Keep practicing, and eventually you will get better at this... :twisted:

JUST KIDDING! (friendly humor) ;) :lol: :D (sorry. i couldn't resist busting on you.)

All kidding aside, what a graceful pattern. Frame-worthy, and yet equally fishable. Brilliant little wee wet fly, mate.
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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by fly_fischa » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:13 pm

tie2fish wrote:That's a great design, Karsten. I don't know what size your olive colored mayflies are, but that same pattern tied in a Size #18 or smaller would be very effective where I fish.
Jee's Size 18 or smaller!!!, talk about throwing down the gauntlet Bill :shock: :lol: ;)
To be honest this was just one of those flies where you sit down at the vise and tie whatever comes to mind trying to incorporate the new toys I recently purchased. But you're spot on in that it would make a half decent BWO if it wasn't sized like a Antonov 225 aircraft :oops:

Well I pulled out some 20's and sat down and tied another, decided to omit the wire rib (call me lazy)... :D

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Post by letumgo » Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:13 am

:lol:

Karsten - Phenomenal. I am in awe. Seriously mad skills my friend.
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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by tie2fish » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:10 am

Now that is a serious BWO pattern! The quill segmentation is plenty -- no wire needed. Simply exquisite, Karsten.
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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by fly_fischa » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:41 am

Thank u Ray and Bill, glad u like this one, it was a fun tie. Think I'm gonna tie a dozen and see how they fish in the coming season. :D
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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by Old Hat » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:43 am

That second one certainly has BWO written all over it. Great pattern. I gave up #20's a long time ago. Eyes are going and I drink too much coffee.
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Re: thorax style wet fly

Post by fly_fischa » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:23 pm

Thanks Carl, "I gave up #20's a long time ago" there I was thinking I was getting old and ya beat me to it :shock: :lol: ;)
To be honest I've never liked the small flies to fish with, our fish are far less selective most of the time and targeting big fish on small irons with light tippet doesn't float my boat. My formula for a long time has been to reach for the largest hook possible and just tie a sparser/smaller fly on a slightly oversized iron. If I have to go below 4x it's not getting tied on 16's and 18's are my small staples in a slightly heavier wire often larger gape hook. :)
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