Dean's Black

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Dean's Black

Post by Old Hat » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:33 am

This is a pattern I have tied since reading Sly Nemes books years ago. It is a meaty pattern but seems to fish well for caddis and some terrestrials.

Hackle is partridge dyed dun
Abdomen is peacock ribbed with silver
Thorax is kid mohair dyed black

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Re: Dean's Black

Post by tie2fish » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:42 am

Seems that partridge and peacock herl are common components of many time-tested successful flies. This probably is not coincidence. A very nicely tied fly, Carl, that has "the look".
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Re: Dean's Black

Post by Cheesehead » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 am

I like that pattern! Anything with peacock always seems to do well.

I tied up as couple to test out West with me. ;)
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Re: Dean's Black

Post by Old Hat » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am

I've often wondered what it is about peacock that is so appealing to fish. Is it the movement, the iridescence, the color, or is it just all of above in one package?

Partridge, I'm pretty sure is the contrasting mottling that stands it apart form most of the other hackle.
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Re: Dean's Black

Post by letumgo » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:51 am

Carl - What make/model hook is this tyed on? Is that a limerick bend?

Very nice fishing fly, btw.
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Re: Dean's Black

Post by redietz » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Old Hat wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
I've often wondered what it is about peacock that is so appealing to fish. Is it the movement, the iridescence, the color, or is it just all of above in one package?
I also believe that it traps air bubbles.

Whatever it is, it's certainly one of those miracle materials (of which there are very few.)
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Re: Dean's Black

Post by Old Hat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 am

Ray, it is on the Mustad S82. Replaced the 3906B. 3x heavy, 2x long.
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Re: Dean's Black

Post by letumgo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:06 pm

Thanks Carl.
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