Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

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Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by tie2fish » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:52 am

Part of the effort by Edmonds and Lee in Brook and River Trouting to consolidate the number of fly patterns a fisherman needs to carry, No. 13a is proposed for use as either a Dark Watchet or an Iron Blue Dun.

Hook: 0 or 00 (approximately #15 to #17 on modern scale), best shorter than the #16 Mustad 94840 I've used
Tying Thread: Pearsall's Gossamer #6a, light orange
"Wings": Hackled with dark smoky blue feather from a Jackdaw's throat
Body: Orange (#6a) and Purple (#8) twisted together and dubbed vary sparingly with Mole's fur and wound on the body so that the orange and purple show in alternate bands
Head: Orange tying silk

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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by narcodog » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:13 am

Nice, Bill.
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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:26 am

Very nicely done Bill
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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by William Anderson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm

Jackdaw is such an interesting hackle. The thinner fibers and high mobility of these make them seem so delicate. It's aways fun to see a fly that looks like it should be moving even while in the vise. Nice representation of the original.
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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm

Really nice, Bill. That is the first time I have seen that tied by someone on a forum.

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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by narcodog » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:09 pm

ForumGillie wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Really nice, Bill. That is the first time I have seen that tied by someone on a forum.

John
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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by ForumGhillie » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:35 pm

narcodog wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:09 pm
ForumGillie wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Really nice, Bill. That is the first time I have seen that tied by someone on a forum.

John
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You have great knowledge about tying soft hackles so it would great to see you share it.

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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:37 pm

I’ve tied it in the last Fly swop, I think! But i didn’t have Jackdaw so I think I must try to locate some.
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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by tie2fish » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:00 am

Bazzer69 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:37 pm
I’ve tied it in the last Fly swop, I think! But i didn’t have Jackdaw so I think I must try to locate some.
Find a shop that carries Veniard products -- they package jackdaw scalps.
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Re: Edmonds & Lee No. 13a

Post by DOUGSDEN » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 pm

Unbelievably wonderful Bill! Your work is unique and special and a real treat to behold! I am really drawn to the body of this pattern! I dunno how you do it!
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