Pete Hidy Appreciation

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Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by Old Hat » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm

Chose to mount some of the Hidy flymphs I've tied up this year into Magnetic Card holders. These are for baseball cards and such. The thick #180 works great. I used x-small glue dots to hold the flies securely. I finished up with 4 sets and caught myself admiring not the flies themselves but the way Hidy used color in these 12 patterns from "Famous Flies and Their Originators", 1972. There are some specific dubbing mixes in this bunch. Seen together you can really appreciate the intricate thought from Hidy that went into the dubbing mixes and how they interact with the thread and hackle color to form some beautiful emerging mimics of specific insects. When you look at them separately it is difficult to appreciate the pattern selection.
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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by upstatetrout » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:20 pm

Have to admit this is an exceptional piece of work.

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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by hankaye » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:20 pm

Old /New Hat, Howdy;

Carl, what a truly beautiful arraignment of fabulous Flymphs. 8-) , Really.

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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by Roadkill » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:15 pm

8-) 8-)

Quite a treasure, well done on all counts!!
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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by SenecaLaker » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:16 pm

Very cool!!
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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 pm

Excellent work, Carl. I'd have to tie 500 flies to get 12 of that quality. I am totally stealing your idea though. Do you have a good source or did you just Amazon it?
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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by tie2fish » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:33 am

Masterpiece of our genre.
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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by daringduffer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:17 am

Old Hat wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Seen together you can really appreciate the intricate thought from Hidy that went into the dubbing mixes and how they interact with the thread and hackle color to form some beautiful emerging mimics of specific insects. When you look at them separately it is difficult to appreciate the pattern selection.
Right on the money as some of you use to express it. This is beautiful and educational. Thank you very much for this post.

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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by letumgo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:53 am

On a scale of one to ten, this set is an eleven...

Seeing them all together like this is a real treat.
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Re: Pete Hidy Appreciation

Post by dj1212 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm

Beautiful! Wondering what is the fly at the bottom right?
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