Isosplymph

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Isosplymph

Post by tie2fish » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:51 am

Back in February 2016, while William and I were fooling around at our respective vises, I concocted a pattern that I only half laughingly called a "splymph" -- the body of a spider and the hackle/head of a flymph. After posting one of these, I learned that the concept was not totally new (what is that doesn't use a synthetic of some kind?), but I don't recall seeing anything just like it in recent times.

Anyhow, while going through some of my fly storage boxes looking for some that need to be refilled, I came across one labelled "Isosplymph" that had three interesting flies in it. I checked back on the forum to confirm that I hadn't posted this pattern previously and decided to share it. The color combination was chosen to suggest an Isonychia (slate drake) mayfly, hence the name.

Hook: Mustad 94842, Size #14
Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer #14, claret
Hackle: Badger hen saddle
Tail: Two very light dun hackle fibers
Body: Two "grey goose" flight feather barbs twisted with thread tag and wound forward in close palmer wraps

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Re: Isosplymph

Post by SenecaLaker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Bill , that is amazing tie. I love how all the materials complement one another. I can think of a few times , that fly would have cracked the code. Thank you for posting.

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Re: Isosplymph

Post by daringduffer » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm

Bloody nice.

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Re: Isosplymph

Post by DOUGSDEN » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:21 pm

Bill,
A very neat concept and an exceptional pattern! Dave is right! The materials and their unique colors do compliment each other well! This has become a hallmark of your tying and I think we all agree that this is a very wonderful thing! You are going to kick some trout butts when you give these a soak!
Great stuff Bill! What else have you discovered or should I say, invented?
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Re: Isosplymph

Post by UC Steve » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:16 am

Good looking ISO, Bill. Realistic color blending when wet, I can imagine. Phonetically difficult for such a wee thing, but very nice nonetheless.

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Re: Isosplymph

Post by letumgo » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:30 am

Bill - My first glimpse of this fly was immediately followed by a desire to fish this fly. It has the look of a "confidence pattern", one sure to catch fish.

What other patterns have you got hidden away? I'd love to see them...

(and pillage your patterns) :twisted: ;)
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Re: Isosplymph

Post by Roadkill » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:30 am

Great looking fly!! 8-)
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Re: Isosplymph

Post by gingerdun » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:05 pm

Bill,
This is exquisite in every way, except maybe phonetically. ;)
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Re: Isosplymph

Post by tie2fish » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks, all, for your positive comments.
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Re: Isosplymph

Post by Theroe » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:01 pm

I’ll tell you what Bill, the more I look at that fly the more I like it. It has a very vintage, fishy look to it.
Soft and wet - the only way....
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