The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

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The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by upstatetrout » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:48 pm

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Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:27 am

What a clean, neat dressing. Love it. Is that a 200R hook?
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Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by upstatetrout » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:03 pm

Thank you Ron!

That hook is a Partridge Grey Shadow Emerger GRS 12ST size 18 but to me it seems more like a 16.

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Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by FlyFisherMann1955 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:28 pm

Tom,

He has the same pattern listed on page 122 in his book, Wet-Fly Tying and Fishing. He should
have had you tie the fly and take the picture he used in the book!

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Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by Fishnkilts » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:32 pm

Fantastic looking fly!

I have really enjoyed tying and fishing with Partridge hooks. I think I'll try this pattern on a Partridge Patriot Series hook. I believe they have one similar to the hook you used.
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Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by letumgo » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:20 am

Immaculate dressing. Well done.

I was guessing the hook size was a 14, by the detail in the photo. I was surprised to read this is a size 18 hook. The long curved shank is deceiving.
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Re: The Needle Brown from a Handbook of North Country Trout Flies by Roger Fogg.

Post by Variant » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:18 am

IMHO W.S. Roger Fogg’s book titled THE ART OF THE WET FLY is also a wealth of information.In the book Fogg gives us many other classic patterns and methods to fish them.
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