Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

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Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:34 pm

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Partridge Tups Jinglers
Hook - Daiichi Model 1740 / Size 12 (Turned Up Eye wet nymph hook - 2X-Heavy)
Thread - 8/0 UNI-Thread (Light Cahill)
Collar Hackle - Hungarian Partridge (* whatever color you want/have on hand)
Thorax Hackle - Hebert Miner Wet Fly Hackle (Hen Neck / Natural Medium Grey Dun)
Tag/Rib - Fine Gold Wire
Body - Dry Fly Beaver Dubbing ("Sulphur Yellow" on the rear half and "Pink Fox" on the front half)
Head - Tying thread coated in SHHAN clear nail polish

(*) It is amazing how much the color of the partridge hackle has on the final appearance of the fly. I tyed some of these with natural partridge (grey phase), as some with natural brown phase and some using dyed blue dun. The finished flies looked quite different, even though the bodies and the thorax hackle are exactly the same.

I highly recommend giving this a try and throwing a few of these in your fly box. Looks like a nice tups variation.

Basis Construction:
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Wrapping the body hackle"
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Couple finished flies (blue dun towards the back and natural grey partrige towards the front)
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by SenecaLaker » Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:30 pm

Good stuff ray, many thanks for posting. The images show some beautifully tied flies.

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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by Fishnkilts » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:19 pm

Those are fantastic! I see what you mean about how the hackle color has on the appearance of the fly.

Very well done. I never have been good at putting colors together like that.
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by Old Hat » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:38 am

Very cool. I like the jingler idea but I haven't fished it much. I have a friend back in Oregon (Jerry Criss) who fishes a "dry" built the same way but with very short dry hackle in the thorax so the fly sits lower in the water. It is a great fly on a small spring creek with difficult fish. Here is one he tied up for me to compare.
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by letumgo » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:53 pm

Dang that’s a pretty fly. I gotta give these a try. Thanks Carl.
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by Mike62 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:18 pm

I really like those flies, Ray; so well done.

...and this idea of using small dry fly hackle in the thorax is one I absolutely intend to try. Thanks for the inspiration, gentlemen.
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by Roadkill » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:41 pm

Here is Jerry Criss tying the same Soft Hackle Dry that Carl posted above during the 2015 IFFF International Fly Fishing Fair in Bend, OR.

ImageB0100696 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Jerry's Expo fly from my digital notebook...
ImageB0100693 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

Here is Old Hat tying his magic at the same Show...
ImageB0100690 by William Lovelace, on Flickr

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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by letumgo » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:12 am

Bill - Thank you for sharing the photos of Jerry and Carl. I will definitely add some of these flies to my fly box for spring.
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by ronr » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:08 am

Boy I'm sure did miss doing the show this year... I regret not having met Carl at that show in 2015... That may have been the year I met Roadkill.... Cris's fly is a winner too...and Ray I'm working on your Jinglers...
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Re: Tups Jinglers - Different Shades of Partridge

Post by daringduffer » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:04 pm

I enjoy listening to Jerry Criss when he is tying at Weekly Fly...

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